Located in San Francisco, California, Lowell High School, is a San Francisco County school. Serving grades 9-12, the school has 2720 students and a student–teacher ratio of 22 students per teacher.
This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Lowell High School scores are significantly above average. Of high schools, Lowell High School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.
To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Grades for safety, academics and learning environment are calculated with these data. The overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.
For high schools, a number of factors, including standardized test scores, SAT participation and AP/IB enrollment are used to calculate a school’s academics score. Lowell High School earned a grade of A+ for academics. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in California.
To evaluate the learning environment at a school we inspect many factors like teacher certifications, experience and chronic absenteeism. Lowell High School performs above average compared to other California high schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A-.
Suspension and physical altercation rates are used to calculate a school’s safety grade. Lowell High School earned a grade of A+ for safety. For this measure, this school is significantly above average when compared to other high schools in California.
An overview of the student body of Lowell High School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.
A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.
Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.
Listed below are high schools close to Lowell High School. The School Review's grade for each school is shown for easy comparison. For a full list of San Francisco schools, go to the San Francisco, California schools page.
|School||Overall Grade||Academic Results||Learning Enviroment||School Safety|
|1||Lincoln (Abraham) High School||A-||A||B||A+|
|2||S.F. County Special Education||N/A||N/A||A+||A+|
|3||S.F. County Court Woodside Learning Center||N/A||N/A||A+||N/A|
|4||Asawa (Ruth) Sf School of the Arts a Public School||N/A||N/A||A-||A|
|5||The Academy - San Francisco at Atmcateer||N/A||N/A||C-||B|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
We rank high schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of high schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics using indicators of college readiness and likelihood of future college enrollment. These measures include the percent of students enrolled in at least one Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate course and the percent of students taking the SAT or ACT. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, and chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.