Lowell Elementary

Summary:

Lowell Elementary is a high-performing public elementary school in Long Beach, California, serving 570 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school consistently outperforms the Long Beach Unified School District and the state of California in academic assessments, ranking in the top 15% of California elementary schools.

Lowell Elementary's academic excellence is evident across all grade levels and student subgroups. In the 2022-2023 school year, the school had significantly higher percentages of students proficient or better in Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics compared to nearby schools like Bryant Elementary, Willard Elementary, and Olivia Nieto Herrera Elementary. Lowell Elementary's diverse student population, with a racial makeup that includes 48.95% white, 28.6% Hispanic, and 6.84% Asian students, also performs exceptionally well across different subgroups.

While Lowell Elementary has seen an increase in chronic absenteeism rates in recent years, the school still performs better than the state average. Additionally, Lowell Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students from low socioeconomic backgrounds, with only 21.75% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch, compared to the nearby schools that have rates ranging from 55% to 75%. Lowell Elementary's consistent high performance, earning a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger for several school years, is a testament to the school's effective teaching practices and strong leadership.


Detail:

Public K-5

 5201 E. BRd.way
       Long Beach, CA  90803-1803


(562) 433-6757

District: Long Beach Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
721st of 5,868 California Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,471 Help


Students who attend Lowell Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Rogers Middle
High:    Wilson High

Student/teacher ratio:  25.5 Help
Number of students:  570

Racial breakdown:

White:
48.9%
Hispanic:
28.6%
Two or more races:
10.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Lowell Elementary ranks better than 87.7% of elementary schools in California. It also ranks 7th among 53 ranked elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 89.83. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (48.9%), Hispanic (28.6%), two or more races (10.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Lowell Elementary is 25.5. 31 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Lowell Elementary is $8,471. 30 elementary schools in the Long Beach Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Lowell Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Lowell Elementary 721st of 5868 California public elementary schools. (See Lowell Elementary in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Long Beach Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Long Beach Unified 649th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Lowell Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 95.22 225th 4809 95.3%
2005 94.98 222nd 4822 95.4%
2006 95.67 173rd 4818 96.4%
2007 96.56 128th 5113 97.5%
2008 91.08 422nd 5113 91.7%
2009 95.98 108th 5193 97.9%
2010 94.21 185th 5314 96.5%
2011 93.84 191st 5377 96.4%
2012 90.31 405th 5390 92.5%
2013 94.16 168th 5530 97.0%
2015 93.59 408th 5611 92.7%
2016 92.49 471st 5614 91.6%
2017 95.58 290th 5692 94.9%
2018 93.77 393rd 5662 93.1%
2019 94.17 357th 5789 93.8%
2021 93.89 103rd 1417 92.7%
2022 86.00 896th 5883 84.8%
2023 89.83 714th 5848 87.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.07 46th 339 86.4%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 61.36 618th 2416 74.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.97 531st 5084 89.6%
2019 91.65 246th 5173 95.2%
2022 57.90 1801st 5264 65.8%
2023 75.81 952nd 5355 82.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 93.65 313th 5413 94.2%
2019 96.32 141st 5492 97.4%
2021 92.02 122nd 1267 90.4%
2022 82.91 972nd 5635 82.8%
2023 91.09 551st 5595 90.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.96 177th 2128 91.7%
2019 93.83 109th 2585 95.8%
2022 73.40 383rd 2227 82.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.20 436th 5431 92.0%
2019 88.24 681st 5510 87.6%
2021 93.38 94th 1272 92.6%
2022 86.07 819th 5663 85.5%
2023 85.19 853rd 5627 84.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.90 279th 4830 94.2%
2019 90.63 278th 4963 94.4%
2022 85.52 525th 5084 89.7%
2023 90.39 334th 5079 93.4%
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Rank History for White students at Lowell Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.67 192nd 2737 93.0%
2019 86.29 212th 2834 92.5%
2022 75.87 594th 2726 78.2%
2023 79.02 474th 2659 82.2%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

Lowell Elementary Test Scores
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Data source: California Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Open Quote I'd recommend Lowell to other parents. It is in a safe neighborhood, and the educators and education of are of high standard. Close Quote


by a citizen
Monday, March 11, 2019

Open Quote I attended Lowell in 2008-2010, and it was the best elementary school I attended in Long Beach. My opinion being formulated, having attended 4 other elementary schools in Long Beach. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 11, 2014

Open Quote Parents are snobs and school only cares about numbers, not the students themselves. We pulled our child out of this school and he is excelling at a school that is less focused on the numbers. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Lowell Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 547 60 55 45 2 n/a n/a 0 709
1989 554 49 52 66 3 n/a n/a 0 724
1990 508 52 50 65 5 n/a n/a 0 680
1991 423 51 50 69 4 n/a n/a 0 597
1992 364 76 80 130 3 n/a n/a 0 653
1993 340 93 97 123 5 n/a n/a 0 658
1994 324 87 82 118 6 n/a n/a 0 617
1995 328 83 97 126 9 n/a n/a 0 643
1996 328 83 97 126 9 n/a n/a 0 643
1997 360 70 99 111 4 n/a n/a 0 644
1998 424 49 88 92 6 n/a n/a 0 659
1999 432 45 84 96 4 n/a n/a 0 661
2000 416 56 77 89 5 n/a n/a 0 643
2001 465 47 56 88 4 n/a n/a 0 660
2002 485 28 44 72 2 n/a n/a 1 632
2003 485 28 44 72 2 n/a n/a 1 632
2004 515 31 34 64 1 n/a n/a 1 646
2005 498 24 32 69 2 n/a n/a 2 627
2006 527 28 28 81 1 n/a n/a 0 665
2007 522 22 39 73 1 n/a n/a 3 660
2008 506 29 38 76 2 n/a n/a 0 651
2009 504 28 44 67 2 3 15 0 663
2010 510 35 52 80 2 4 24 0 707
2011 528 38 54 89 0 5 28 0 742
2012 510 44 43 95 2 5 45 0 744
2013 502 40 49 116 2 3 43 0 755
2014 488 28 46 127 2 4 54 0 749
2015 473 27 40 138 2 6 65 0 751
2016 458 21 46 147 2 6 67 0 747
2017 446 17 41 158 3 4 75 0 744
2018 407 16 43 149 3 2 72 0 692
2019 387 17 28 138 4 2 80 0 656
2020 355 15 27 129 4 3 78 0 611
2021 314 19 31 128 4 2 60 0 558
2022 279 19 32 144 5 2 52 1 534
2023 279 24 39 163 2 1 61 1 570

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Lowell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 709 25.0 28.3 n/a
1989 724 27.0 26.8 n/a
1990 680 26.0 26.1 n/a
1991 597 24.0 24.8 n/a
1992 653 24.4 26.7 32.5
1993 658 23.2 28.4 34.5
1994 617 26.3 23.5 34.8
1995 643 24.0 26.8 34.4
1996 643 24.0 26.8 34.4
1997 644 27.0 23.9 33.4
1998 659 27.0 24.4 22.9
1999 661 31.0 21.3 24.2
2000 643 31.5 20.4 23.2
2001 660 33.4 19.8 21.2
2002 632 33.4 18.9 11.4
2003 632 33.4 18.9 11.4
2004 646 32.0 20.2 9.9
2005 627 31.9 19.7 9.1
2006 665 32.8 20.3 8.7
2007 660 33.3 19.8 7
2008 651 37.2 17.5 8.9
2009 663 33.3 17.9 7.7
2010 707 37.0 19.1 8.5
2011 742 n/a n/a 12.4
2012 744 29.0 25.6 n/a
2013 755 27.0 27.9 13.1
2014 749 27.5 27.2 11.7
2015 751 27.0 27.8 12.5
2016 747 27.0 27.6 13.3
2017 744 25.0 29.7 15.3
2018 692 25.5 27.1 16
2019 656 25.0 26.2 17.2
2020 611 n/a n/a 15.7
2021 558 21.4 26.0 14.9
2022 534 22.8 23.3 19.7
2023 570 22.3 25.5 21.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Lowell Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 709 25.0 28.3 n/a
1989 724 27.0 26.8 n/a
1990 680 26.0 26.1 n/a
1991 597 24.0 24.8 n/a
1992 653 24.4 26.7 32.5
1993 658 23.2 28.4 34.5
1994 617 26.3 23.5 34.8
1995 643 24.0 26.8 34.4
1996 643 24.0 26.8 34.4
1997 644 27.0 23.9 33.4
1998 659 27.0 24.4 22.9
1999 661 31.0 21.3 24.2
2000 643 31.5 20.4 23.2
2001 660 33.4 19.8 21.2
2002 632 33.4 18.9 11.4
2003 632 33.4 18.9 11.4
2004 646 32.0 20.2 9.9
2005 627 31.9 19.7 9.1
2006 665 32.8 20.3 8.7
2007 660 33.3 19.8 7
2008 651 37.2 17.5 8.9
2009 663 33.3 17.9 7.7
2010 707 37.0 19.1 8.5
2011 742 n/a n/a 12.4
2012 744 29.0 25.6 n/a
2013 755 27.0 27.9 13.1
2014 749 27.5 27.2 11.7
2015 751 27.0 27.8 12.5
2016 747 27.0 27.6 13.3
2017 744 25.0 29.7 15.3
2018 692 25.5 27.1 16
2019 656 25.0 26.2 17.2
2020 611 n/a n/a 15.7
2021 558 21.4 26.0 14.9
2022 534 22.8 23.3 19.7
2023 570 22.3 25.5 21.8

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Immunization Rates

Lowell Elementary

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YearCompletely ImmunizedReligious ExemptionMedical ExemptionConditionalPolioHepatitis BVaricellaDTPMMR
201280.0%6.0%0.0%14.0%82.0%87.0%89.0%88.0%80.0%
201383.0%9.0%0.0%9.0%88.0%90.0%91.0%91.0%87.0%
201466.0%11.0%1.0%22.0%71.0%81.0%84.0%85.0%77.0%
201546.0%10.0%0.0%44.0%71.0%85.0%85.0%75.0%74.0%
201697.0%2.0%0.0%2.0%97.0%97.0%98.0%98.0%98.0%
201798.0%0.0%0.0%2.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201895.0%0.0%1.0%2.0%≥99.0%97.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%≥99.0%
201996.0%3.0%0.0%96.0%97.0%≥99.0%97.0%97.0%
202096.3%0.9%0.0%98.2%

Data source: California Department of Public Health
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Lowell Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,471

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Lowell Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 357th of 5789 Elementary schoolsRanks 714th of 5848 Elementary schools
 6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lowell Elementary)81.379.2
 2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)55.647.6
 8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)48.543
 5.6%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Lowell Elementary)84.482.9
 1.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)59.647.1
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (California)50.245.1
 5.1%
4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lowell Elementary)85.571.6
 13.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)5445.6
 8.3%
   4th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.543.7
 5.7%
4th Grade Mathematics (Lowell Elementary)74.167.9
 6.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)52.540.6
 11.9%
   4th Grade Mathematics (California)44.940.8
 4.1%
5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Lowell Elementary)81.674.4
 7.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Long Beach Unified)56.851.7
 5.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.746.7
 5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Lowell Elementary)71.252.4
 18.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Long Beach Unified)4734.6
 12.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (California)3833.4
 4.6%
5th Grade Science (Lowell Elementary)56.848.8
 8%
   5th Grade Science (Long Beach Unified)30.530.1
 0.4%
   5th Grade Science (California)31.731.9
 0.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students656570
 13.1%
African American1724
 41.2%
American Indian42
 50%
Asian2839
 39.3%
Hispanic138163
 18.1%
Pacific Islander21
 50%
White387279
 27.9%
Two or More Races8061
 23.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.2%21.8%
 4.5%


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Lowell Elementary ranks 721st of 5868 California elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 570 students attended Lowell Elementary.

Students who attend Lowell Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Rogers Middle
High : Wilson High

Students at Lowell Elementary are 49% White, 29% Hispanic, 11% Two or more races, 7% Asian, 4% African American.


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