Welcome to your future.
Here, you decide who you want to be, where you want to go, and how you’re going to get there. If you dream it, we will give you the tools to accomplish it.
Here, we know that each one of us is unique.
We come from different places.
We have different ideas.
Different learning styles.
And that’s what brings us together.
This is a place where our diversity is embraced, and our differences unite us.
Technology connects us.
Creativity inspires us.
And our hands-on approach to learning empowers us.
This is a community of thinkers.
Of socially conscious citizens.
This is Greater Lowell Technical High School.
Here, your future is limitless.
Greater Lowell Technical High School commits to ensure students’ readiness for career, college, and citizenship in the 21st century. We challenge and support students as they realize their individual potential for personal and professional success.
Greater Lowell Technical High School is proud of its enthusiastic and diverse student body. There are approximately 2,200 high school students at GLTHS, making it one of the largest technical high schools in Massachusetts. Students come with a variety of cultural backgrounds; some speak a language other than English.
Students come to GLTHS from four communities: the city of Lowell, which sends approximately 80 percent of our students; Dracut, with about 15 percent, and the remainder from suburban Tyngsborough and Dunstable. Most enter the school as ninth-graders, although some come in their sophomore year.
There are some students who come with a clear idea of a career goal; most, however, decide upon a specialty after going through our career exploratory program. Because the school is large, there are many opportunities for career choices, academic classes, and extracurricular activities.
Although GLTHS is large, it is also a friendly school. Students get to know one another through smaller groups in classes and technical programs, and the long list of sports, clubs, and activities.