If you're a parent of a child resisting the move to a new school, have them read this: I cried the day my parents told me I would be leaving Gatewood for Lafayette, and reacted similarly when they made me move from Lafayette to Lowell. It's a big deal to switch schools, and it's especially hard when
... Read more you have to leave all of your friends behind. But you will find when you get to Lowell that you make friends very quickly, and that you can still hold on to your friends from your old school. I was a student at Lowell from third through fifth grade, and those three years were academically the best years of my life so far. I also met most of my closest friends at Lowell, and it was a recent conversation with those friends about our love for this school that inspired me to find it on this website and write a review. I had some of the best teachers that I've ever had, certainly the best curricula, and, perhaps most importantly, became a part of the incredible Lowell community. If you are considering Lowell, don't consider any longer. Of course, for some people it won't be a good fit. But most families find in Lowell a social and academic experience that is worth taking a risk for. Read less
Posted by a other on 01/21/12
Lowell has one of the most dedicated parent, teacher and student communities that I have seen.
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Posted by a parent on 11/03/10
I LOVE LOWELL ELEMENTARY! I attended this school from 2nd grade through 5th grade and they were the best years of my life. All the teachers are outstanding and the curriculum is engaging. Lowell supports an 'out of the box' thinking style and the teachers altered their teaching methods to fit the
... Read more classes' needs. I felt that Lowell helped me grow as a person and become a stronger individual. I also believe that the faculty sets each and every student up for a successful life. I am now attending a prestigious private school and am maintaining straight A's. Read less
Posted by a student on 05/04/09
Our daughter has attended Lowell since first grade and has thrived. The teachers are truly engaged and there is a strong community of parents. The facility could definitely use an overhaul, but I am okay with the top priority being the quality of the education. I do wish there was a better language
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Posted by a parent on 10/11/08
Lowell is not as good as it sounds. There are a lots of problems underneath. One of the biggest problem is 'one size for all' for those 'gifted children'. I transferred my child to another school and he's really got a huge progress in both academic and in positive thinking.
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Posted by a parent on 04/26/07
K-5 program for Seattle's accelerated placement program. Solid academically, though there is an undeniable range in the quality of the faculty. Heavy parent involvement. Diversity not as extensive as we would have liked; however, we do very much appreciate the inclusion of and opportunities for student
... Read more engagement with students in a couple of special education classrooms. If you and your student do not get hung up on the 'gifted' label, Lowell can provide a very good experience both academically and socially. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/26/06
School draws from two populations, highly academically gifted and special education, and the kids get along great. The parents are quite involved (although they have the same or more excuses as parents everywhere). Even parents working 60 hours a week show up at the school to help. The teachers are
... Read more experienced and motivated, and the possibilities when teaching motivated students are endless. With full-time art, P.E. and music teachers, there is a good balance. We have no regrets about sending our child to Lowell (although she didn't start until 3rd grade). Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/22/06
We're half-way thru kindergarten, and Lafayette seems great for most kids. My son's teacher offers a rigorous academic program (most kids learn to read in her class). Parent involvement is excellent. Private onsite supplemental activities (Spanish, Mandarin, science) are available as well as afterschool
... Read more chess club and jumproping. Academic fit in the classroom was not good for my son (who tests in the profoundly gifted range), and staff and administration have been accomodating of our homeschooling in the mornings to replace the academic curriculum. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/13/06
My daughter attended Lowell in grades 2 through 5 and she loved it there. The academics were challenging, but not overwhelming. The teachers were willing to work with us to help my daughter learn in the best way. The school staff was friendly. The level of enthusiasm from parents was great, and the principal
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Posted by a parent on 01/04/06
Lowell has been a great experience for our daughter. She entered the APP program at Lowell in first grade and has had nothing but excellent teachers throughout. The former principal was a real advocate for the APP program and well liked by both students, staff and parents. The current principal has
... Read more not shown these same characteristics and I am a little concerned at the direction the program is taking under her leadership. Read less
* 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.
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AP classes are college-level classes offered at the high school level. Once a student completes an AP class and passes a final comprehensive examination conducted by the College Board, the student earns college credit for the course. AP classes are specific and not to be confused with other higher-level classes such as honors classes.
"Extended day" programs where the school day is extended before and after school to accommodate working parents. These programs should not be confused with common after school clubs or athletic activities.
Gifted and Talented
A school system may identify 10% to 15% or more of its student population as gifted and talented. A brief description of each area of giftedness or talent as defined by the Office of Gifted and Talented:
general intellectual ability or talent - high intelligence test score (usually two standard deviations above the mean), and high levels of vocabulary, memory, abstract work knowledge and abstract reasoning;
specific academic aptitude or talent in one area such as mathematics or language arts;
creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
Vocational and/or technical courses offered within a comprehensive school, usually a senior high school.
Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
Seattle schools — Lowell Elementary School is located at 1058 E Mercer St, Seattle WA 98102. 1058 E Mercer St is in the 98102 ZIP code in Seattle, WA The school district for Lowell Elementary School is the Seattle Public Schools. Lowell Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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