Thanks to the Lowell National Historical Park for the reminder that on this day December 1, 1831, Lowell High opened its doors. As a former member of the faculty, I proudly salute Lowell High School for One-Hundred and Eighty-Three years of service and dedication to the students of Lowell – and at one time students from the surrounding towns. Learn more about Lowell High School here at the Center for Lowell History. A story about the recent restoration and re-dedication of the iconic Lowell High clock was posted here on this blog just the other day by Dick Howe.
Happy Birthday Lowell High!
Did you know? Lowell High School opened its doors on December 1st, 1831 and was the first co-ed public High School in the United States. Originally located on Middlesex Street by the Hamilton Manufacturing Company, the school has since moved to Kirk Street by the Merrimack Canal and has been a center for learning for many young men and women from all over the world. Lowell High School was also racially integrated as early as 1843 and remains one of the most ethnically diverse High School’s in the country with over 20 languages spoken in its halls. Here’s a shout out to all Lowell High School staff, students, alum.