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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 1,416

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57 North White Road
San Jose, CA 95127

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(408) 347-4400
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May 22, 2015
James Lick High is Great, They started a New Technology program this school year with the in coming freshman and it seems to have gone well. There is always the first year of a new program that some kinks need to be worked out . Mrs.Daugherty is the principal and she is very hands on with what goes on campus, she knows all the students. Mrs.Blanco another principal she is always visible around campus. James Lick High School gets a bad rap because of the past and all the problems that former students have made. All the Teachers care about the students and want them to succeed. The Baseball & Football coaches are awesome as well. I'm glad my son is attending James Lick and look forward to next school year.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2013
This school has improved a lot for the past years, BUT its API went down last year and MAY even go down this year due to CAHSEE non-passing and lower proficiency rates in both ELA and Mathematics. Teachers have improved, students have better outlook in education and admin tried their best to maintain rigorous curriculum. BUT, James Lick need to TELL the world of its good works on students, like the one accepted in Stanford last year (there was not even a mention of this in the school newspaper), how he focused to learn and excel in what he does; the student who was awarded for his art work and will be in the White House for the ceremony; students who have done extra-ordinary accomplishments in sports, etc; the East Side Teacher of the year is from James Lick this year and others. As if NO ONE is doing great things at this school. Leaders have to APPRECIATE and BE PROUD of the school's accomplishments!

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2011
lalalalallallallalasnigsd79wqfdhbsa78ycg idiots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!magical ponies i go to this school cuz i be heeeeeeeelllllllla smarts! Brahn i love china town it is my fav place in the world peace out

- submitted by a teacher

August 24, 2010
If you took out all of the gangster kids that attend this school, it would be great!

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2010
James Lick is far better of a school than I could have imagined. Many people give it a bad rep but it really is a fantastic place to learn. The teachers are all sincere and determined to help your child suceed. The new principal Vanderzee is a joy and brings a fresh attitude to a school that wasnt doing too good beforehand.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 22, 2009
James lick is a good school because is small and teacher and parents now what the student are doing

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2009
It focuses mainly on every single student and help each individual get on the right track for college.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 15, 2009
everything about the principal is great. they only things that should be done is to expel the small amount of gangsters that are left and add more classes that are WORTH it like AP Statistics, AP Computer Science, AP Psychology, French, Italian, Forensic Science, German, Algebra 3 AP, Macroeconomics, and a good marching band or Concert Band.

- submitted by a parent

July 09, 2009
James Lick has improved so much in recent years due to their Principal Vandersee and other fine staff. I think their teachers are engaged and really care about the students. After major drug trouble at Independence and Piedmont Hills, my son ended up at James Lick as a last choice. As it turns out, It couldn't have been a better choice.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2008
James Lick has been a wreck in the past, but now with all of the Renaissance Academy of Arts, Science, and Social justice students, it will surely improve.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2006
James Lick is better than you may think. The teachers are dedicated to the students and do give homework. They even correct the homework with advice and comments included. I chose to send my sons there instead of another school. I will choose James Lick for my other children as well. As a parent, I'm part of the team that educates my children.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2006
James Lick is not that great of a school. But if you have a chance of enrolling your kid in a better school the you better do it. It is probably one of the worst school is San Jose. The academics wasnt all that great either. My child barely got any homework at all. I automatically removed my kid from this school. The bottom line is this school isnt that good. There are many schools around san jose that a 5 times better that James Lick.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2005
The teachers and administration continue to make a significant effort to identify student needs and determine methods to address these. The 'small school' atmosphere lends itself to a greater sense of unity among the students and faculty. The completion of the current sports facility upgrade (a major undertaking) should add a sense of pride to the entire James Lick High School community!

- submitted by a student

September 06, 2005
I love it! the teachers are great and really love the kids. Most of them teach our kids not because of money, but because they love them and want to see them succeed.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2005
I have two children, one of which graduated from Lick in June. My child was in honors and advance placement classes and maintained as 3.5 GPA, while participating in afterschool sports. My remaining child is a Junior this year and loves every minute at Lick. The new administration team is wonderful and caring. They are attentive to each and every students needs, along with the teachers needs and desires. Music and Art are important to our school and the students strive to excel to their highest ability. There is nothing negative I can say about James Lick. Come see for yourself and stop listening to outsiders. James Lick High School is truly a 'Diamond in the Ruff'.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2005
The school needs help funding wise and academic-wise. The teachers have great hearts but the school suffers from students who come in with a defeatist attitude.

- submitted by a teacher

August 26, 2003
James Lick may not be the greatest High School overall, but I learned a lot from its smart teachers.

- submitted by a student

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James Lick High School
57 North White Road, San Jose, CA  95127
(408) 347-4400
Last modified James Lick High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Lick High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top