Best High School in California#40
|Rating||10 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||San Francisco Unified|
|Location||1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94132
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.
The Lowell High student body is primarily Asian Pacific with a smaller White population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.3%||8|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.6%||17|
|Two or more races||7.4%||200|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California8th
Rating10 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|
|Boys||85% to 89%*||85% to 89%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||91%||94%|
|Black||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|Hispanic||55% to 59%*||75% to 79%*|
|Multiracial||50% or more*||50% or more*|
|White||80% to 84%*||95% or more*|
|With Disabilites||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1271
The average SAT score for Lowell High students in 2016 was 1271.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate50%
AP Pass Rank in California16th
AP Pass Rate Rating10 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||3%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||4%|
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1101 Eucalyptus Dr.
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Unified
San Francisco, CA