Lowell High School Overview

2014 Academic Indicators
National Rank
College Readiness Index
Academic Performance Index
Student/Teacher Ratio
  • 09–12 Grades
  • 2,632 Students
  • 123 Teachers

Lowell High School

Phone: (415) 759-2730

District: San Francisco Unified School District


Lowell High School offers a rigorous curriculum focused on honors-level and Advanced Placement courses, including chemistry, calculus and economics. Lowell High School also offers a variety of foreign languages, and its athletic teams claim more city championships than any other public high school in San Francisco. Distinguished Lowell alumni include two Nobel Prize winners and famed gorilla researcher Dian Fossey.

Rankings / Awards

This details how this school compares with others based on U.S. News ranking criteria.

Medal Awarded Gold
National Rank
State Rank

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Students / Teachers

These counts and percentages of students and teachers are from data reported by schools to the government.

Total Enrollment 2,632
Total Minority Enrollment (% of total) 85%
Total Economically Disadvantaged (% of total) 40%
Full-Time Teachers 123

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Test Scores

U.S. News calculates these values based on student performance on state exit exams and internationally available exams on college-level coursework (AP®/IB exams).

Academic Performance Index Evaluation Achieves CA goal
College Readiness Index 87.7

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School Data

School profile information is based on government data.

Grades Served 09 – 12
Setting Large City
Charter School No
Magnet School No
Receives Title I Funding Yes


This information relates to high schools run by this school's state operating agency. Many districts contain only one high school.

Total Schools 24
Total Students 18,141
Academic Performance Index Evaluation Does not achieve CA goal
College Readiness (district average) 39.8

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Nearby Schools

Lowell High School is 1 of 24 schools in the San Francisco Unified School District.

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