School Details

Lowell

810 North 13th St, Tacoma, WA 98403
(253) 571-7200
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 439 students 20 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

82%
55%
65%
82%
65%
73%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
54%
63%
85%
64%
73%
81%
55%
62%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
58%
63%
90%
70%
73%
86%
53%
67%

Washington Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Tacoma School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lowell is a public elementary school in Tacoma. The principal of Lowell is Robert Dahl. 439 children attend Lowell and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 15% of the 439 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lowell is 20:1. Annie Wright Schools is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Cantonese
  • French
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 73% 44%
Hispanic 7% 16%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 17%
Asian 4% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 10%
Multiracial 11% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.9% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15% 44%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My son started at Lowell in 5th grade. We moved from Queen Anne in Seattle where he attended a very good school. Lowell is head and shoulders above the school my son used to attend. The teachers and staff at Lowell are involved engaged educated and I have never before experienced this level of parent and student support. Truly I am grateful to have my son in Lowell. It is a fantastic school and the teachers and staff are wonderful.

  • (3 years ago)

    Lowell has a fantastic group of teachers and the principle is OUTSTANDING! The staff is very passionate about their jobs and it shows. The kids are happy and the overall vibe is very good there!

  • (4 years ago)

    Lowell has excellent leadership and staff. The high level of parental involvement makes Lowell a very nurturing place.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lowell is an outstanding school with a superior PTA. We have two children at Lowell after having been in other school districts in WA and out of state. Lowell is by far the most nurturing supportive environment with an excellent curriculum and fantastic teachers. The PTA works diligently to provide programs and opportunities for the students/school that would otherwise not be in place.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lowell is fantastic. This year the school added an afterschool program which changes every six weeks. The first session included Geography Ball Room Dancing Math Club and Photography. This is a great addition to the already in scholl enrichment that our children receive. The staff is great and is very supportive. Our kids we have two at the school are getting a great education provided by fantastic teachers and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    Lowell is a great school with tremendous teacher and staff support. Our kids have been there for 8 years and we stll have four more years until our youngest graduates. We love the great support from teachers and staff. We love the involvement that parents provide. It is a great elementary school to have your children attend.

  • (11 years ago)

    Lowell is a fantastic school and very supportive of both working and full time parents. My daughter has been there k thru 4th grade and will be in 5th grade next year. She could not have gotten better education at private school

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