Lowell High School


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  • School Type

    High School (9-13)
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Jan Bautista
  • Assistant Principal(s)

    • Isaac Alcantar
    • Matthew McDonell
    • Chris Lanier
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

    The school building opens at 8:00 am and non-supervised students and clubs should clear the building by 4:30 pm.

    Library hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm; Wednesday 8am - 2:30pm

  • School Tour

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

    Sign up for a school tour at sfusd.edu/tours.

  • 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

    View menus at sfusd.edu/menus.

  • School Code

  • 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.


    Lowell High School’s mission is to encourage the individuals who attend to contribute their skills, creativity, and intellect to benefit both themselves and the wider community of which they are a part.


    Underlying Lowell’s philosophy of education is the resolve that the young people of San Francisco continue to enjoy their traditional option of attending a college preparatory public high school. The emphasis requires an instructional program that promotes sound intellectual and aesthetic values while providing opportunities for self- discipline and individual decision-making. Lowell endeavors to create a just and equitable society where individual responsibilities are clearly defined and personal rights guaranteed. It endorses the concept of an integrated school where cultural and social diversity enrich the lives of all students.

    Lowell's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results (ESLRs)

    • Scholars

      • Build on acquired knowledge across the curriculum
      • Master the academic and participatory skills necessary for success
      • Explore real world connections to the curriculum
    • Creative and Critical Thinkers

      • Apply higher-order thinking skills to address issues across the curriculum
      • Develop models to aid in understanding complex problems
      • Evaluate the validity and credibility of claims, data, and sources
    • Effective Communicators

      • Listen actively, read analytically and critically, speak and write clearly and confidently
      • Use digital, print, and artistic media proficiently and with integrity
      • Interact with social media responsibly and constructively
    • Self-Directed Learners

      • Establish priorities and use time efficiently
      • Advocate for their educational experience and success
      • Practice habits of positive mental, physical, and social health
      • Act with honesty and integrity
    • Positive and Productive Citizens

      • Contribute time, energy, and talent to improve the quality of life locally and globally
      • Help promote an equitable and just society
      • Engage respectfully and civilly with people of varying backgrounds and perspectives
  • After School Programs

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

Contact Info
  • Address

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

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Lowell High School
1101 Eucalyptus Drive, San Francisco, 94132
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Mo - Fr: 8:00 am-4:30 pm