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 

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

New Student Registration Information

Packets for new student registration for the 2014-2015 school year will be available beginning Tuesday, January 21, 2014. Click here for more information.  If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact our attendance/enrollment clerk, Nancy Kull.

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Principal's Message

Dear Lowell Families,

The last several weeks have been filled with state and national-level awards and accolades. As the proud principal of 762 Lowell sea stars, 29 classroom teachers, dozens of staff members, hundreds of families and the greater Lowell community, it just feels tremendous when others recognize and validate our collective dedication to our school. In my humble opinion, the essence of words such as “great”, “legacy”, and “world-class” tend to be inflated due to overuse.  Nothing could be farther from the truth when it comes to our beloved Lowell Elementary School. What we all have known (going back for several generations for many families and community members) to be true about our school – expert teachers, hardworking students, collaborative families and a community that has embraced us since we opened our doors nearly 90 years ago – has also been validated by people from outside our immediate community. For example…

Lowell Is a United States Department of Education Green Ribbon Award Winner!
This last Earth Day, April 22nd, Lowell was selected as one of 39 public schools in the nation to receive the United States Department of Education’s National Green Ribbon Award. This tremendous recognition really does go to the core of who we are as a school, as we work together tirelessly to make our campus, community and planet a better place for everyone. During the announcement from Washington, D.C., Lowell was among a small handful of schools that was specifically recognized by a representative of the Obama administration for our exemplary efforts to teach our children how to be good stewards of our Earth. Of course, this would not be possible without the close relationship we value and develop each day between teachers, staff, families, students and our community. My hat is off to our teachers, PTA and our multiple award-winning Green Team for weaving this work into the academic fabric of our school and making learning more rigorous and relevant for all of our students!

We are Truly “Distinguished” in so Many Ways
For the first time since 2008, Lowell has once again earned recognition by the California Department of Education for being an official Distinguished School! This award is bestowed upon only the top tier of schools in our state. Not only was the selection committee impressed by our written application, the validation team that visited our school was literally left speechless by the exemplary signature practices we have all worked hard to implement. The rigorous validation process spanned a full day, complete with members of the Los Angeles County Office of Education interviewing separate panels of staff members, students, families and administrators, and visiting our classrooms. In their words, what stood out most to them about Lowell is that we are truly a community of dedicated, tireless supporters of providing a remarkably distinguished academic program for all 762 of our students. I could not agree more!

Here’s to continuing our exemplary, distinguished partnership to provide all of our students with a world-class education, every day.

With Continued Gratitude,

Sam Platis
Principal, Lowell Elementary School


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