Lowell School District

155 Merrimack Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Lowell School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 13,991 students in Lowell School District. This district's average testing ranking is 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Massachusetts.
Public Schools in Lowell School District have an average math proficiency score of 21% (versus the Massachusetts public school average of 37%), and reading proficiency score of 29% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Massachusetts public school average of 44% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MA)
# Schools
27 Schools
1,847 Schools
# Students
13,991 Students
911,529 Students
# Teachers
1,081 Teachers
76,212 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
13:1

District Rank

Lowell School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 395 school districts in Massachusetts (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 80% has increased from 79% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MA)
Overall District Rank
#348 out of 395 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Lowell  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20%
37%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Lowell  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Lowell  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
80%
87%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Lowell  School District and public school graduation rate of MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.73
0.63
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,055 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
3,849 Students
65,787 Students
% Asian Students
27%
7%
# Hispanic Students
5,268 Students
210,601 Students
% Hispanic Students
38%
23%
# Black Students
1,075 Students
84,956 Students
% Black Students
8%
10%
# White Students
3,204 Students
507,258 Students
% White Students
23%
56%
# Hawaiian Students
5 Students
788 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
576 Students
39,090 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
532
27,714
# Students in K Grade:
1,080
62,374
# Students in 1st Grade:
1,130
62,602
# Students in 2nd Grade:
1,096
64,073
# Students in 3rd Grade:
1,217
65,481
# Students in 4th Grade:
1,099
65,789
# Students in 5th Grade:
1,113
66,972
# Students in 6th Grade:
1,110
67,110
# Students in 7th Grade:
1,207
69,038
# Students in 8th Grade:
1,206
71,463
# Students in 9th Grade:
948
75,727
# Students in 10th Grade:
774
71,088
# Students in 11th Grade:
669
69,758
# Students in 12th Grade:
786
70,661
# Ungraded Students:
24
1,679

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $19,697 in this school district is less than the state median of $23,971. The school district revenue/student has grown by 14% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $23,516 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MA)
Total Revenue
$276 MM
$21,850 MM
This chart display total revenue of Lowell  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$329 MM
$22,544 MM
This chart display total spending of Lowell  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,697
$23,971
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Lowell  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$23,516
$24,732
This chart display average spending per public school student in Lowell  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Lowell School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
The Career Academy
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
125 Smith Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 970-3318
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
Rank: #22.
Lowell High School
Math: 40% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
50 Father Morrissette Boulevar
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-8900
Grades: 9-12
| 3,056 students
Rank: #33.
Dr Gertrude Bailey
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
175 Campbell Drive
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-7644
Grades: PK-4
| 456 students
Rank: #44.
Pyne Arts
Math: 30% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
145 Boylston Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-7639
Grades: PK-8
| 453 students
Rank: #55.
James S Daley Middle School
Math: 38% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Fleming Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-8981
Grades: 5-8
| 649 students
Rank: #66.
Pawtucketville Memorial
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
425 West Meadow Road
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 937-7667
Grades: PK-4
| 454 students
Rank: #77.
Charles W Morey
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
130 Pine Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-7662
Grades: PK-4
| 473 students
Rank: #88.
Charlotte M Murkland Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Adams Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 937-2826
Grades: PK-4
| 453 students
Rank: #99.
Dr An Wang School
Math: 22% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
365 West Meadow Road
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 937-7683
Grades: 5-8
| 665 students
Rank: #1010.
Washington
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
795 Wilder Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-7635
Grades: PK-4
| 246 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
Abraham Lincoln
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Chelmsford Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-2846
Grades: PK-4
| 484 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
John J Shaughnessy
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1158 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-7657
Grades: PK-4
| 461 students
Rank: #11 - 1311. - 13.
S Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
570 Beacon Street
Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 937-2838
Grades: PK-4
| 479 students
Rank: #1414.
Peter W Reilly
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
115 Douglas Road
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-7652
Grades: PK-4
| 456 students
Rank: #1515.
B.f. Butler Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 22%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1140 Gorham Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-8973
Grades: 5-8
| 515 students
Rank: #1616.
Joseph Mcavinnue
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
131 Mammoth Road
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 937-2871
Grades: PK-4
| 444 students
Rank: #1717.
Laura Lee Therapeutic Day School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
235 Powell Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 937-7655
Grades: 3-8
| 17 students
Rank: #1818.
Kathryn P. Stoklosa Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
560 Broadway Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 275-6330
Grades: 5-8
| 646 students
Rank: #1919.
James Sullivan Middle School
Math: 11% | Reading: 23%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
150 Draper Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-8993
Grades: 5-8
| 644 students
Rank: #2020.
Moody Elementary School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
158 Rogers Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 937-7673
Grades: PK-4
| 241 students
Rank: #2121.
Rogers Stem Academy
Math: 10% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
43 Highland Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 674-4331
Grades: K-8
| 865 students
Rank: #2222.
Bartlett Community Partnership
Math: 10% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
79 Wannalancit Street
Lowell, MA 01854
(978) 937-8968
Grades: PK-8
| 462 students
Rank: #2323.
Greenhalge
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
149 Ennell Street
Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 937-7670
Grades: PK-4
| 465 students
Rank: #2424.
Dr. Janice Adie Day School
Special Education School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
60 Carlisle Street
Lowell, MA 01851
(978) 674-2405
Grades: PK-12
| 52 students
Rank: #2525.
Henry J Robinson Middle School
Math: 6% | Reading: 14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
110 June Street
Lowell, MA 01850
(978) 937-8974
Grades: 5-8
| 635 students
21 Carter Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 446-7000
Grades: PK
| 84 students
Rank: n/an/a
58 Sycamore Street
Lowell, MA 01852
(978) 970-5467
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Lowell School District?
Lowell School District manages 27 public schools serving 13,991 students.
What is the rank of Lowell School District?
Lowell School District is ranked #349 out of 395 school districts in Massachusetts (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Massachusetts school districts for: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Lowell School District?
38% of Lowell School District students are Hispanic, 27% of students are Asian, 23% of students are White, 8% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Lowell School District?
Lowell School District has a student/teacher ratio of 13:1, which is higher than the Massachusetts state average of 12:1.
What is Lowell School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $23,516 is less than the state median of $24,732. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 27 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 13,991 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 77%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 80% (Btm 50% in MA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 28% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MA Dept. of Education

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