Lowell Elementary is a school that I would not have dreamed of giving "5 stars" to before the current principal came to her position. Lowell benefits from dedicated unflinching unafraid of change staff teachers and principal. Unlike a previous poster I do not find the academics lackluster . . . unless one holds standardized test scores in high esteem. Let's be clear Lowell School is diverse in more than one sense of the word - socio-economically racial/ethnically geographically (in terms of birth countries of students and parent) and liguistically (i.e. language spoken in the home). And yet the community of students parents and teachers come together in a supportive way that keeps the best interests of students in the forefront. After feeling chagrined that my daughter didn't get into the local dual immersion charter school we are not even applying for this year b/c I cannot imagine a better environment for my daughter to learn than Lowell School.
Lowell Elementary School is a public elementary school in Madison. The principal of Lowell Elementary School is John Burkholder and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. 365 children attend Lowell Elementary School and identify as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 14% of the Lowell Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 52% of the 365 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lowell Elementary School is 11:1. Holy Cross Lutheran School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.3%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||52%||49%|
|Limited English proficiency||14%||18%|
This is a terrific school in a fantastic community. The school is very diverse and terrifically integrated. The kids seem to not only get along with one another but really encourage and respect one another. These are often things missing from larger public schools. The principal has done a terrific job fostering a "community of friends". The academics are somewhat lack luster but I think the teachers do a great job challenging the students with the resources and funding they are given. Overall very happy with our experience!
My school works hard involving our children in the community and getting the community engaged in their education.
There is a new principal since the previous review who's very responsive to parent & staff input. Staff are much more satisfied and many efforts have been made to improve the atmosphere.
The leadership of the principal is lacking. There has been a huge staff turnover. School district has not responded to parent complaints.