Brian J. Martin
Crimson Red & Gray
| Salah E. Khelfaoui, Ph.D.|
Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC)
50 Father Morissette Blvd, Lowell, MA 01852, USA
Lowell Public Schools, Lowell School District
Lowell High School is a single-campus public high school located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts. The school is a part of Lowell Public Schools. Lowell High's current enrollment is 4,019 students, making it the second largest high school in the state, behind only Brockton and also one of the largest high schools by enrollment in the country.
Lowell High School (Massachusetts) Wikipedia
Lowell, Massachusetts was incorporated as a town in 1826 and Lowell High School opened shortly after in 1831. One of its earliest homes was a small brick building on Middlesex Street owned by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company. From their inception, Lowell's public schools were integrated. African American Caroline Van Vronker was a student at Lowell High School in 1843, at a time when every public high school in Massachusetts and the United States was segregated. In 1840, the high school moved into a new building located between Kirk Street and Anne Street along the Merrimack Canal.
Over the next 100 years, the school campus expanded. The oldest extant building replaced the 1840s building in 1893. In 1922, a large new building was built along Kirk Street and in the 1980s another building was built on the opposite side of the Merrimack Canal with connecting walkways over the canal. There are now three major buildings with one limited to the Freshman Academy. Current enrollment is over 3000 students.
The mascot of Lowell High School is the Red Raider and the school colors are Red & Gray.
A symbol of high academic achievement at Lowell High School is the Carney Medal. Each year, the top three male and top three female students of the graduating class are presented with this medal. The award was established in 1859 by James G. Carney, a successful businessman and banker.
Lowell High School is a member of the Merrimack Valley Conference.
Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, indoor track & field, lacrosse, ski & snowboard, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling; while women's teams include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, field hockey, gymnastics, indoor track & field, lacrosse, ski & snowboard, soccer, swimming, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.Charles Herbert Allen (1865) - Politician: Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts
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