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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Lowell News

Supporting Students Under a New System
A number of efforts are under way to support students under a new and improved accountability system for schools. Learn more in this newsletter for parents:

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Posted by: Public Information Office
Published: 2/27/15

Parent Survey
The Long Beach Unified School District is conducting a survey of all parents regarding the culture and climate of local schools. 

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Published: 2/17/15

Did You Know That The Lowell ...

…has received additional funding to increase parent involvement and has started a research-based pilot program called "VIPS Tutors?"  This amazing group provides systematic tutoring for students who benefit from additional opportunities to develop critical literacy skills.

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Principal's Message

Dear Lowell Families,


Have you ever wondered about the lasting impact that our work together will have on the future of our school and community?  All of us, in our collective roles as parents, caregivers, teachers, staff members and community partners work tirelessly to help make Lowell a truly special place for kids to thrive and reach their full potential.  Not only do our teachers implement a high-quality educational program to develop our students' academic, social and emotional skills, our families help to ensure that the learning does not stop when our kids leave our doors at the end of the day.


Sometimes, I think we (myself included) get so busy with our day-to-day routine, making sure that our kids are nurtured and provided with the tools necessary to be successful in life, that we forget to look beyond today and consider the long-term impact that our efforts have on our children.  A look at the picture below helps to remind us of the long-term impact we have on our students.  In the picture, taken at nearby Recreation Park, a large group of dedicated individuals gathered for a group photo.  These dedicated individuals comprised the Lowell PTA, a mere five years after our school had opened. 


Circling back to my opening question ("what is our lasting impact?"), 84 years after this picture was taken, our PTA, comprised of teachers, families and community members who have the same determination to work tirelessly for our students, is still thriving.  Not only did that PTA group of 1931 set a strong foundation, they allowed future generations to stand on their shoulders so that our students can reach for the highest stars.  I am confident that the work we all do -- teachers, families, staff members and community members -- for our children will have a similar lasting, positive effect on our children and community.  When we work together, selflessly for the benefit of all students, we leave a legacy that will remain far beyond our time at Lowell. 


With continued collaboration, dedication and perseverance, one day over 80 years from now, the families, students and staff of our school will look back at a picture or other artifact and feel the same gratitude and appreciation that we all feel for those who have come before us at Lowell Elementary School.


With Gratitude,

Sam Platis


Principal, Lowell Elementary School

The Lowell PTA Picnic at Recreation Park, June 19, 1931

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