Lowell High School in San Francisco, CA - Niche

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Lowell High School is a public school in San Francisco, California. It has 2,648 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 95% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 634 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
(415) 759-2730

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3.7 from 634 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school definitely challenges to manage your time as well as contributing your best efforts to your work. However at times, the homework load is overwhelming that it may seem strange to one when they have no homework to do. Most important thing is not to stress as that worsens your mental state and affect your thinking skills. AND THERE IS NO SLEEP!
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's a really big school so you don't really get to know everyone, but it's also good that there isn't really any bullying because everyone is very accepting.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Can be tough but requires drive.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Although Lowell was stressful in many ways, the school community is what helped me get through the four years of high school. Students and teachers were both encouraging and supportive.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at this school has been great because I really like the teachers that I have had so far and the fact that there is an active community within the school. Some people tend to complain, but that is only because some people tend to take on more work with all the AP classes that are offered. If I could do it all over again, I would choose this school because it has definitely given me a glimpse into what college will be like and I have made many friends here.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 Abraham Lincoln High 1 mi. 2,010
3.33 Balboa High School 2 mi. 1,336
3.66 Westmoor High School 3 mi. 1,714
3.66 George Washington High 3 mi. 1,946
3.33 El Camino High School 5 mi. 1,442

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 41%
Female 58%

Student Diversity

Lowell High School United States Abraham Lincoln High Balboa High School El Camino High School George Washington High Westmoor High School
Asian 64.0% 4.8% 63.0% 53.0% 27.0% 68.0% 63.0%
White 14.0% 51.0% 5.0% 6.0% 8.0% 7.0% 4.0%
Multiracial 9.0% 2.8% 6.0% 4.0% 24.0% 4.0% 10.0%
Hispanic 9.0% 25.0% 16.0% 25.0% 36.0% 12.0% 18.0%
African American 2.0% 15.0% 6.0% 6.0% 2.0% 5.0% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 25.8%
Grade 10 24.4%
Grade 11 24.5%
Grade 12 25.3%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 80 responses

  • 65% Yes
  • 30% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 20% Prepares you for college
  • 19% Safe
  • 13% A lot of Sports and Club Activities
  • 10% Friendly
  • 10% Opportunities
  • 10% Intelligent
  • 6% Helpful
  • 6% Freedom
  • 4% Teachers will go out of their way to help kids.
  • 2% Provide motivation to be competitive.

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 31% Very competitive
  • 24% School starts too early
  • 22% Work
  • 15% Stressful
  • 5% Really old textbooks

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 57 responses

  • 35% Almost everyone is motivated to do their best
  • 33% Lowell is very grade oriented
  • 25% A lot of smart people
  • 7% People are very accepting of others

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 60% Challenging
  • 20% Stressful
  • 15% Stimulating
  • 5% What is sleep?

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 57 responses

  • 32% Be prepared to be challenged and stretched
  • 32% Expect work! but don't let that scare you
  • 19% Learn to manage your time.
  • 12% It's only has hard as you make it be.
  • 5% Don't be afraid of taking chances.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 4% I love everything about this school.
  • 87% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 7% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 2% I hate everything about this school.