Teachers, staff, students, parents and the community work in partnership to create life-long learners who are responsible, productive citizens.


Lowell Elementary School's mission is to ensure the personal and intellectual success of all students by having high expectations, a commitment to excellence, and a comprehensive school program, confirming the belief that all students can learn and lead responsible, satisfying lives.


  • Challenged, engaged, and respectful students
  • Safe, clean, and welcoming campus
  • Friendly, positive, and nuturing school climate 

Character Ed.


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Lowell Principles

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Lowell News

Free Workshop Exploring Aspects of Bullying
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Tips on Preventing the Spread of Germs, Colds and Flu
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 10/10/14

Our Plans in Case of Future Hot Weather (Nuestros planes en futuros casos de clima caluroso)
Posted by: Superintendent Steinhauser
Published: 9/26/14

Important Information For Students Who Ride Long Beach Transit (InformaciĆ³n Importante Para Los Estudiantes Que Viajan En Long Beach Transit)
Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 6/6/14

Did You Know That The Lowell PTA...

…generously provides over $15,200 ($20 per student) for all of our kids to attend standards-based field trips which helps to increase relevance, rigor and get kids excited about learning?  THANK YOU PTA!

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Principal's Message

Dear Lowell Families,


As we enter our second month of school, our students, teachers, staff and families are in typical Lowell form – working together to bring a world-class education to all 762 Lowell sea stars.  Here are some highlights that you may have heard from your child/ren at the end of their learning day…


P.E. Implementing Character-Focused, Research-Based “Sports for All”

Our PTA-funded credentialed physical education program is helping to support and increase our school-wide wellness program.  “Sports for All” is a natural way to incorporate physical activity in a way that also explicitly focuses on developing character.  Both during P.E. instruction for classrooms, as well as during a significant portion of lunch recess, Sports for All is an inclusive program that is non-competitive, cooperative, yet motivating for students of all physical ability levels.


Character Assemblies

This year we began with grade level assemblies to both explicitly teach students our shared expectations for maintaining a safe, friendly, and secure campus, as well as our collective focus on character.  Each assembly was led by staff members in our auditorium, with the objective of building on our school’s outstanding track-record of maintaining a physically, socially and emotionally safe learning environment for everyone.  In the future, students will take an active leadership role of helping to present at our character assemblies.  At Lowell Elementary, today and every day, Character Counts, and our families play an extremely important role in modeling and reinforcing our Six Pillars of Character – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Fairness, and Citizenship. 


Traffic Safety – A Non-Negotiable Expectation For Our School

Nothing is more important than working together – students, teachers, staff and families – to help maintain safety at Lowell.  Our school ‘s programs, including Valet Drop Off (on Monrovia Avenue), written reminders, Car Free Fridays/Weeks, adult supervision, traffic cones and partnering with our city’s traffic patrol officers are all aimed at two things – helping kids return home at the end of the day healthy and safely, as well as being good neighbors in our community. We need to continue to work together to make sure that we… Never park in red curb zones, never drop off students in the middle of the street, never speed in our neighborhood, and never compromise the safety of our students with unsafe driving habits.  Our active partnership with the LBPD, the city’s traffic division, our city council representatives, and our school safety officers, along with your commitment to traffic safety is essential.  The LBPD is also actively monitoring the area to support our school’s traffic safety efforts.  While the morning can be a busy time of day, please leave home with plenty of time so that we never have to compromise the safety of anyone. 


PTA Fundraiser – “Feel the Love (BagsJ)”

Stylish, hip, chic, and environmentally friendly, Love Bags will be sold starting on October 1st.  These limited edition reusable bags are perfect for everything from a trip to the market, to a day at the beach!  Available for purchase by everyone at every grade level (and even online!) funds will go directly to supporting the tremendous 5th grade activities that our PTA funds each year.  Starting October 1st, either find a 5th grader to order your bags, or visit  LoveReusableBags.com and enter our school code 29LLESF14 at check out.  Bags will arrive well ahead of the Holiday Season!  Enjoy, and feel the “Love”J


With Gratitude,


Sam Platis, Principal

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Today: 10/25/14
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