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About This School

Lowrie Elementary School is a public middle school in Elgin. The principal of Lowrie Elementary School is Kelly Obrien. 403 students go to Lowrie Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 38% of the Lowrie Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 403 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 85% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lowrie Elementary School is 20:1. St Laurence School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 82% 44%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 7%
Multiracial 3% %
White, non-Hispanic 10% 38%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Asian 0.5% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85% 47%
Limited English proficiency 38% 20%
Economically disadvantaged 71% 43%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Lowrie has its ups & downs. My kids are in an emotionally safe place - the kids are generally ALL nice to each other. The teachers are also great teachers. The downside is that with being in an economically disadvantaged neighborhood there are a disproportionate number of students who lag behind. As a result all time has to been spent on basics with little or no time left for extras like science and social studies. 80% of the population is hispanic & very uninvolved with the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a substitute teacher I've never had a negative experience at Lowrie. Staff is prepared and helpful parents are attentive and aware of all students and the building is older but maintenance keeps it in the best shape they can.

  • (4 years ago)

    Awesome staff continued dedication even with dwindling resources and greater expectations

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is too focused on children that cannot speak English. It needs to serve all students equally. I think my children should be taught Spanish.

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