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Lowell Schedule/Calendar Essentials

School Event Calendar, Bell Schedule and District Academic Calendar

More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

    2880
  • Principal

    • Dacotah Swett
  • Assistant Principal

    • Isaac Alcantar
    • Orlando Beltran
    • Joe Dominguez
    • Holly Giles
  • Hours

    Mo: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
    Tu - Fr: 7:50 am-3:30 pm

    The school building opens at 7:00 am and non-supervised students and clubs should clear the building by 5:00 pm.

    Library hours: Monday 9:50am - 5pm, Tuesday to Thursday 7am - 5pm, Friday 7am - 4pm

  • School Tour

    School Tour Information & Reservations (link)

    In addition to School Tours, another opportunity to visit the school, find out about programs, meet some teachers is   8th Grade Night scheduled for Thursday, October 3, 2019. More information (link) 

    Note: Lowell does not offer a student shadowing program.

  • Uniforms Policy

    All students wear PE uniforms for physical education classes.
  • Neighborhood

    Lakeshore
  • Transportation

    Muni lines within a 10-minute walk of Lowell: 18 - 46th Avenue, 23 - Monterey, 28 - 19th Avenue, 57 - Parkmerced, K - Ingleside, M - Oceanview.
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

    697
Overview
  • About Lowell High School

    Founded in 1856 in San Francisco, Lowell High School is the oldest public high school west of the Mississippi. It is ranked as one of the highest performing public high schools in California, and has been recognized 4 times as a National Blue Ribbon School, 8 times as a California Distinguished School, and one time as a Gold Ribbon School. Lowell has been consistently ranked #1 in the Western Region for the number of Advanced Placement Exams given.

    Admission to Lowell is competitive and merit-based, serving students from throughout the city who demonstrate academic excellence and are motivated to pursue a rigorous college preparatory program. In addition, Lowell offers 100 active clubs and service organizations and a comprehensive athletic program, with 32 teams playing 27 sports. Our elective program boasts the largest Visual and Performing Arts Department in the city and a World Language Department of eight languages. All students have equal access to all classes, as well as academic and personal support through its Wellness, Peer Resources and CSF Tutoring Programs.

    The curriculum is sequential to ensure high academic achievement, aligned with common core curriculum standards, graduation requirements, and A-G subject requirements for CSU/UC Admissions. Our commitment at Lowell is to prepare students for their next step in life. We develop opportunities for all stakeholders to participate in a meaningful way. Lowell's PTSA and Alumni are a vital part in maintaining Lowell's excellence.

Programs
  • After School Programs

    From 3:50-5:00 p.m., Peer Resources, Wellness, and CSF tutoring are offered to students, as well as close to 100 clubs are open to all students to join.
  • Language Programs

    • French World Language
    • Hebrew World Language
    • Italian World Language
    • Japanese World Language
    • Korean World Language
    • Latin World Language
    • Mandarin World Language
    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Access - Adult Transition Services
    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe with autism focus
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Academic counseling
    • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
    • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
    • Honors classes
    • Internships available
    • Project-based learning
    • Student portfolios
    • Tutoring in school
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Performing arts
    • Media arts
    • Orchestra
    • Visual arts
    • Jazz
    • Band
    • Ceramics
    • Choir
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Guitar
    Art, band, ceramics, choir, drama, orchestra, piano lab
  • Athletics

    • Badminton
    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field
    • Tennis
    • Swimming
    • Spirit Squad
    • Softball
    • Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Golf
    • Football
    • Fencing
    • Cross country
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling
  • Student Support Programs

    • Peer resources
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Advisory
    • Health and wellness center
    • Counselor
  • College Counseling

    • 100% College Prep
    • Academic counseling
    • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
    • College and/or career counseling
    • College and/or career fair
    • College application workshops
    • College tours and visits
    • Personal statement workshops
    • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
    • uAspire
School Data
  • 2018-2019 Lowell HS School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
  • 2017-2018 School Accountability Score Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information about each public school.
  • 2018-2020 Balanced Score Card

    A two-year plan each school creates with families, students and community members that details the school's goals and priorities.
  • 2018-2019 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
Contact Info
  • Address

    1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA, 94132
  • Phone Number

    415-759-2730
  • Fax Number

    415-759-2742
  • Email

    sch697@sfusd.edu

Lowell High School

Grades 9-12

1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132

Get directions

7:50 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.