Lowell High School (Massachusetts)

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Lowell High School
Lowell High School with walkways over rail tracks; Lowell, MA; 2011-08-20.JPG
50 Father Morissette Boulevard

School districtLowell Public Schools
SuperintendentDr. Joel Boyd
HeadmasterMarianne E. Busteed
Teaching staff213.88 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment3,154 (2017–18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.75[1]
Athletics conferenceMerrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
NicknameRed Raider

Lowell High School is a single-campus public high school located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. The school is a part of Lowell Public Schools.


Lowell, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1826 and Lowell High School opened shortly after in 1831. One of its earliest homes was a small brick building on Middlesex Street owned by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company.[3] Lowell's public schools were integrated and African American Caroline Van Vronker was a student at Lowell High School in 1843, at a time when every public high school in Massachusetts and the United States was segregated.[4]

In 1840, the high school moved into a new building located between Kirk Street and Anne Street along the Merrimack Canal. Over the next 100 years, the school campus expanded.[5] The oldest extant building replaced the 1840s building in 1893.[6] In 1922, a large new building was built along Kirk Street and in the 1980s another building was built on the opposite side of the Merrimack Canal with connecting walkways over the canal. There are now three major buildings with one limited to the Freshman Academy. Current enrollment is over 3000 students.

Lowell High School Clock, a gift from three classes, is frequently used as a symbol of the school (2007).

The mascot of Lowell High School is the Red Raider and the school colors are maroon & gray.

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  1. ^ a b c "Lowell High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  2. ^ http://profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/sat.aspx
  3. ^ Lowell School Committee Report, Lowell, MA. 1832
  4. ^ Mayor Elisha Huntington, Report to Boston School Committee. Lowell, MA. 1846
  5. ^ Lowell School Committee Report, Lowell, MA. 1841
  6. ^ http://libweb.uml.edu/clh/Exhibit/AntislaveryTour.pdf

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