Lowell Area Schools
Lowell Area Schools
Strong Schools, Strong Communities
Within the district boundaries of Lowell Area Schools are four elementary schools serving families north or south of the city of Lowell, and inside city limits. Our Middle School and High School are known for high academic standards and innovative programs. In addition, Unity High School offers a personalized alternative setting for grades 9-12. The Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Center provides science instruction and trails within a natural setting.
Lowell Area Schools, in the spirit of high expectations, ensures all students will master essential skills, empowering them to become lifelong learners and contributing, responsible members of our global community
We offer career and technical coursework through the Kent Career Tech Center and a variety of course offerings at our high school campus. In addition, our district provides career exploration opportunities for all students.
Academics and Beyond
Strong academics are the basis for all of K-12 learning beginning with literacy, mathematics, science and social studies. In addition to these areas, we engage students with a wide range of courses including Agri-Science and Vocational Education programs, fourteen AP programs, and more than 100 other course offerings which allows our students to individualize their pathway to success.
Support for Students
We work hard to support students so they succeed, including hiring the best staff to assist them. In addition, we provide reading and math intervention staff to support our students in the core areas. The district also has hired general education social workers and counselors to support our most at-risk students.
Early childhood is a crucial time in children's lives, a time when they engage in the world around them and learn all the basics they'll use in school and beyond. Our Great Start Readiness Preschool programs help children prepare for school success. In addition, Lowell Area Schools offers a quality preschool experience at Curiosity Corner which gives children a head start to being successful in school. Curiosity Corner offers programs for children 2 1/2 through 5 years old.
How Lowell is using the funds generated from the enhancement millage:
- Purchasing mobile technology such as Chrome books and iPads so students can investigate, create and communicate new material throughout their course work.
- Hire new staff to maintain smaller class size
- Hire new staff to support students struggling in reading
- Hire social worker and counselor to support at-risk students
- Expand instructional technology professional development
- Expanded literacy professional development
- Technology network upgrades
Enhancement millage dollars
Lowell has received the following enhancement millage dollars
- 2017-18 amount received - $821,858.44
- 2018-19 amount received - $862,469.62
- 2019-20 amount received - $894,364.58
- 2020-21 amount expected - $912,414.42
Lowell Area Schools, in the spirit of high expectations, ensures all students will master essential skills,empowering them to become life long learners and contributing, responsible members of our global community.
About Our District
In our growing community and surrounding rural areas, Lowell Area Schools (LAS), located 18 miles east of Grand Rapids, offers educational opportunities where every student is guided and encouraged to reach his or her full potential. High expectations are established for all students, whose number totals just under 4000, such as having 95% of our general education students achieving at grade level or beyond in reading and math. Research-based practices and data analysis, along with a strong focus on staff development, are used to enhance instruction and student achievement.
From our preschool programs through our Freshman Center courses and senior internships, LAS offers opportunities for all students to learn and excel at their own ability levels. Students are our priority!
Within our district's boundaries are four elementary schools which are situated to serve families living north or south of the city of Lowell, as well as within the city limits. Our Lowell Middle School and Lowell High School are known for high academic standards and innovative programs. In addition, Unity High School offers a personalized alternative setting for grades 9-12. The Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Center provides science instruction and trails within a natural setting.