Lowell High School

More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Joe Dominguez
  • Assistant Principal

    • Isaac Alcantar
    • Darrell Daniels
    • Kahlila Mae Liverpool
    • Carrie Maloney
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:40 am-4:00 pm
    We: 8:40 am-2:25 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:40 am-4:00 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

    Tours occurred prior to the start of the current academic year.  There are no tour opportunities currently available.

  • Uniforms Policy

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

  • 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

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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 Program 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

    • Architecture
    • Band
    • Ceramics
    • Choir
    • Coding
    • Dance
    • Drama
    • Guitar
    • Jazz
    • Orchestra
    • Performing arts
    • Photography
    • Theater tech
    • Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA)
    • Visual arts
    Architecture, art, band, ceramics, choir, drama, guitar, jazz, orchestra, performing arts, piano lab, theater tech, visual arts
  • Athletics

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

    • Advisory
    • Counselor
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Peer resources
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Culinary Pathway
  • 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

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 24%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
Contact Info
  • Address

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

  • Fax Number

  • Email


Lowell High School

Grades 9-12

1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132

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7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.