The San Francisco Board of Education voted 5-2 for an equity audit led by community leaders and to use the regular admissions process for SFUSD comprehensive high schools for future admissions to Lowell High School.
Along with a reputation for academic excellence, Lowell High School has a history of charges of racism.
How many people go into private schools due to SFUSD school lottery? How many more will now opt out of SFUSD with the proposed demolition of one of this nation’s best academic high schools (Lowell)? How many taxpayers and voters feel alienated by the reductionist thinking of the “school names change commission?”
Frustrations over a San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) decision to change the admissions policy at Lowell High School in response to the COVID-19 pandemic boiled over at a recent virual school board meeting, as long-simmering racial issues took center stage.
The San Francisco Board of Education approved a change to the admissions criteria of Lowell High School for one year (school year 2021-22). The one-year admissions change is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and a lack of existing criteria used in previous years to admit students.
… we are concerned the district is undertaking a misguided and costly distraction by proposing to rename at least 45 elementary, middle and high schools.
The schools that are on the list include: Abraham Lincoln High School; James Russell Lowell High School; Herbert Hoover Middle School; Lawton Elementary School; Dianne Feinstein Elementary School; Thomas Jefferson Elementary School; Francis Scott Key Elementary School; Commodore Sloat Elementary School; Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School; Ulloa Elementary School and Noriega Early Education School.
Katherine Fu and Amy Sullivan, two juniors at Lowell High School, are partnering with Happy Moose Juice to provide better hygiene and nutrition to San Francisco’s homeless population during COVID-19.
The the Sunset District and its soccer community lost a champion on April 19 when legendary soccer coach Ernst (Ernie) Feibusch died at age 95.
The SF School Board voted unanimously in December to rename a conference room at Lowell High School in honor of Lisa Clay, a long-time president of the Lowell Alumni Association. It will be called the Lisa Clay Parent Conference Room.
Emil DeAndreis teaches English at the College of San Mateo during the day, coaches
baseball at Lowell High School in the afternoon, and is a published author by night.