#1 High School in CA and #1 in San Francisco County

Lowell High School

1101 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, CA 94132

How Good is Lowell High School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A- Learning Enviroment
A+ School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

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.

Source: CA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
AP/IB Participation Excellent
SAT/ACT Participation Excellent

Learning Enviroment

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-.

Students : Teacher
CA Avg. 23
Uncertified Teachers
CA Avg. 2%
New Teachers
CA Avg. 12%
Learning Enviroment Grade A-
Student–Teacher Ratio Poor
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Certifications Very Good
Teacher Experience Very Good


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.

Safety Grade A+
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Excellent


An overview of the student body of Lowell High School is included below. A school’s demographics are not used when determining its score.

Students w/ Disablities
CA Avg. 10%
Free Lunch
CA Avg. 45%
Econ. Disadvantaged
CA Avg. 54%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 2,720
Minority Students 2,270
Diversity Index 41
Students with Disablities 110
Economically Disadvantaged 38%
Limited English Proficiency 2%
Gifted Students 64%


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.

Compare Nearby Schools

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

Lowell High School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students are at Lowell High School? 2720
  • Is Lowell High School a good school? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Lowell High School in? The school is located in San Francisco County.
  • How can I contact Lowell High School? The school's number is (415) 759-2730.
  • Where is Lowell High School? 1101 Eucalyptus Dr, San Francisco, California 94132

How we rate schools?

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.

Nearby Schools
Lincoln (Abraham) High School
2162 24th Ave San Francisco, CA 94116
S.F. County Special Education
3045 Santiago St San Francisco, CA 94116
S.F. County Court Woodside Learning Center
375 Woodside Ave W1 San Francisco, CA 94127
Asawa (Ruth) Sf School of the Arts a Public School
555 Portola Dr San Francisco, CA 94131
The Academy - San Francisco at Atmcateer
555 Portola Dr San Francisco, CA 94131