School Details

Lowell Senior High School

11700 Vergennes St, Lowell, MI 49331
(616) 987-2900

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1172 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade




Michigan Merit Examination (MME)

In 2011-2012 Michigan used the Michigan Merit Examination (MME) to assess students in grade 11 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. The MME is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2011
  • Lowell Area Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lowell Senior High School is a public high school in Lowell Township. The principal of Lowell Senior High School is Mrs. Amy Pallo, whose e-mail is 1,172 students attend Lowell Senior High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the 1,172 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Lowell Senior High School is 20:1. Unity Alternative School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 93% 96%
Hispanic 3% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 2%
Asian 0.6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.5%
Hawaiian 0.3% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28% 24%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm a current student at Lowell and I'd have to say that the experience has not been pleasurable. The school is more focused on its football and wrestling teams than the student body as a whole and it seems that many students are treated favorably over others (particularly athletes). There are a few caring dedicated staff members but I am dumbfounded as to why men and women who seem to dislike children so much devote their lives to educating them. The students are very clique-y and nothing is really done that would feasibly end bullying or harassment. Even teachers and administrators seem to favor the popular kids! It's frustrating being a student here and I would definitely switch if I could but I do not have school of choice. I've expressed my concerns to school officials and yet nothing has been done to help make this school a little bit easier to attend. Every day is basically a living nightmare; and between cold teachers and cruel classmates it's hard to catch a break. My advice to any parents reading? Take your kids elsewhere. Prevent them from having a high school experience like mine

  • (2 years ago)

    I graduated from Lowell High School in 2007 and I can honestly say that I was one of the most prepared students in my freshman classes at the University of Michigan (study habits writing style reading comprehension and analysis). There are still teachers I regularly keep up with especially the AP instructors. Of course with all schools there are a few teachers that seem to be just getting by but all in all I had a wonderful experience at Lowell High School. I also highly recommend the extracurricular activities and athletic teams at Lowell - my experiences in the classroom were rounded out by participation in student council basketball and track/cross country. The one downside of the whole district is the lack of diversity in the student population - I was a bit overwhelmed with the diversity in Ann Arbor when I first arrived! (But I am glad to report that feeling did not last for long!)

  • (3 years ago)

    The phone number listed is wrong - the phone number to the Lowell High School Main Office should be (616) 987-2900.

  • (3 years ago)

    We've given this school over a year now and I think it safe to say that we would not recommend this school to anyone. The kids are extremely clicky the athletics are very political the staff is not flexible or accommodating and the budget cuts- well its pretty ridiculous when you can't even have one light on after dark. You can't get anyone to answer a phone after 1 45 and ANYONE can get in the school and go anywhere without being questioned (how safe is that?). Teachers are hit or miss.

  • (5 years ago)

    Overall I have been extremely pleased with Lowell High School. My daughter has had excellent teachers and a wonderful time participating in the theatrical performances. The kids I have met are friendly and respectful; the kind of kids a mom would want her daughter to spend time with. The district has a nurturing small town attitude. I would highly recommend this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Lowell is an excelent school i attend LHS and i love my teachers and i enjoy all the clubs and after school activities like the dance team and cheerleading and WLHS radio color guard and winterguard!

  • (7 years ago)

    Lowell is the best school i have ever attended. i enjoy all the clubs and organizations like the WLHS radio station and marching band and the football games. this place is awesome. i love it.i never want to switch!!

  • (8 years ago)

    The Freshman teachers are absolutely wonderful. Some not all of the upper grade teachers make you wonder why they are there. They are unfriendly grouchy and give you the impression they are just there to collect a paycheck. Also the school does not enforce the dresscode especially at their dances. I've seen girls who look like they belong out on a street corner. Dirty dancing is also tolerated.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a Student at LHS and honestly I love it here. You hear people talking about how much they hate lowell and want to leave but why?! It is such a great school district! The teachers are awsome! I want my children to go to lowell.

  • (9 years ago)

    Lowell has a great well rounded system.Everthing from academics sports theater extracurricular activities. The teachers are second to none as well as awsome community involvment from most everyone. I wouldn't have my children go anywhere else. Lowell is a great school and community

  • (9 years ago)

    I'm a Student at LHS and the teaching staff is built on some of the best teachers I think I will ever have. The office staff is extremely helpful also. Besides having a great football program Lowell has one of the lowest dropout rates in Michigan. Also some of the highest scores on the Meap.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is one of the best schools in the area. Great teacher to student interaction. Great academic oppurtunities for students. Great Staff at the high school. Good environment for learning. This school also has the BEST football program the area has ever seen. No school can compete but this is not the only thing that drives the school. Great environment teachers programs clubs personalities towards other people and everyone there likes to get envolved! Go to school here and you won't be dissapointed.

  • (9 years ago)

    This district is trying to boost enrollment by building their football team not improving anything else.

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