JS is a low-level programming language, as are most web programming langauges.
Any language that by itself that can perform the 4 basic calculator functions can be considered a programming language. Scripting languages are low-level prog. languages.
I am a big VB fan, and a big Pascal fan. Both nice and easy, and for lack of a better term, BASIC.
What many seem to forget is that low level does not just regard as more code, less english. Low-level is a double meaning term. Low level also refers to power of a language, in which it is application languages which are high level.
Languages of low level in its other rerence included COBOL.