LOWELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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625 S 7TH ST
SAN JOSE, CA 95112
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Phone: 408-535-6243
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Preschool - 5th Grade
  • District: San Jose Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 57.1
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 25
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5296
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 30
  • Principal: Ms Melitta Nerhood
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (10 ratings)
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    School Reviews (11 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-29
    "I sent my child to this school reluctantly. It is in a terrible neighborhood, and is not our neighborhood school, but is the only SJUSD elementary school with the special ed program my child needed. We found the school to be a very large daycare center. Teachers are uninspired, the former principal could not connect with the largely Spanish-speaking parent population, there are no enrichment activities except a mariachi band, and the few parents who do try to make it a better learning environment are fighting an uphill battle. Typical SJUSD urban elementary school. Poor peer influences, low parent involvement, tired teachers, non-responsive administration."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-09-10
    "I was very leery to send my son to this school. However, I have found that it has an amazing teaching staff and outstanding principle. They have changed this school into a positive learning environment and created a community of school spirit that you don't find in other schools. The staff works VERY hard and because of the low socioeconomic status of the neighborhood, the school is helped out by the community. The staff has worked so hard and the State has taken notice, with Lowell winning The Title 1 Academic Achievement Award 2 years in a row, and also the title of California Distinguished School for the past 2 years. They have raised their API score to 820! That is fantastic for a school where the majority of the families are non-english speaking or ESL. When you are at this school, you feel like the district took only the best teachers and placed them here. They give their heart and soul to this school and these kids. But above all, it is the principle here who has provided the leadership that wins her many accolades among Lowell families and teachers."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-04-07
    "I love this school!! It is amazing & it has won Title I Academic Achievement Award TWO years in a row! All I can say is that it has great teachers and a great principal and co-principal! I HIGHLY recommend it!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-08-20
    "Teachers are great! Very experienced. Principal is a real treasure! But! this year they combined 1st & 2nd graders, and now there are more than 30 students in the class! Is that because 2nd graders are not smart, or 1st graders are cyberchildren? And if you want to volunteer, you will have to face bureaucracy, like filling papers, finger printing. I understand it is for a security of our children, and there should be some limitations and checks, but not fingerprinting! Poor teacher. With 30 and more students she would need some assistance, most parents are too lasy to take care of their own child's education, not to mention volunteering at school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-04-03
    "This school has changed for the best in the past couple of years...The teachers are very helpful when it comes to us (parents) know if our child/ren are having any difficulty getting through class...I'm so glad to hear when I get home that my child is excited about what reading level she's in & makes the effort to get more words to help out the school in being THE BEST."
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