Lowell High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,718
Best High School in California
#40
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District San Francisco Unified
Type Public
 Phone (415)759-2730
 Location 1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
Charter School No

Lowell High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 40th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Lowell High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White14.2%386
Black2.2%61
Hispanic10.4%284
Asian Pacific64.8%1,762
Native American Indian0.3%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.6%17
Two or more races7.4%200

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 26.6%

28.2% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Lowell High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 338th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman672
Sophomore691
Junior646
Senior709
Total2,718

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
88%
Rank in California
8th
Rating
10 out of 10

Students at Lowell High scored an average 88% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 1.6% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls85%94%
Boys85% to 89%*85% to 89%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander91%94%
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic55% to 59%*75% to 79%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
White80% to 84%*95% or more*
With Disabilitesless than 50%*less than 50%*
Limited Englishsuppressed*suppressed*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1271

The average SAT score for Lowell High students in 2016 was 1271.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
50%
AP Pass Rank in California
16th
AP Pass Rate Rating
10 out of 10

Lowell High offers 27 AP courses. 50 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Lowell High had 1,328 taking AP exams with a 1,274 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 98% percentile and significantly above the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 96% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 50% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 16%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 17%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 46%
AP Courses Offered 27

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate3%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate4%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.3%8
Boys0.4%4
Girls0.4%4

Location

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

10 out of 10 1

District

San Francisco Unified
San Francisco, CA