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9-12
Public district
Union City, CA
Students enrolled: 4,133
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1800 H Street
Union City, CA 94587

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(510) 471-2520
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June 01, 2015
The school has way to many students for the teachers to keep up with, my daughter attended here for only 9th grade and it was very bad, the teachers don't teach anything, all the students just spend time on the computers and the teachers don't seem to care to teach. I had to move my daughter before it was too late, her college career was at risk if she stayed at this school. So if you have a 9th grade student going in to stohpmore year please don't leave them at this school because stohpmore year is one of the most important years yet!

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2014
Great school to go to plenty of ethnicities to mingle with and to learn from. Enjoyed the varieties of activities and sports. The school is big helps to give you a college feel. Parks near by and places to eat after school and the teachers are really understanding and caring.

- submitted by a community member

August 11, 2013
I need to research schools for my children. we are thinking about relocating to arizona or northern california.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2013
Great big school with good teachers and activities. If you want to excel in academics and performing arts or sports you will find the right group of student like you.

- submitted by a student

July 19, 2013
JLHS is the best high school ever!!! I went here 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades!!! (All high school grades...) I graduated here in 1998... My son is enjoying it! He says its the best high school ever!!! He is in basketball and he currently going into his junior year!!! But there is just one thing... He says that there has been a lot of fights at Logan and he says that it should stop... In my high school years there weren't fights and bullies... I love Logan and always will!!! Logan has been such a great school!!! GO COLTS!!!

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2013
I am an alumni of JLHS! I couldn't have asked for a better academic, athletic & social experience. This school has so many different cultures, and the school acknowledges and supports each culture. Educating students and helping to open their minds and be sensitive about other students and their cultures. Teachers care about their students and want their students to succeed.

- submitted by a student

December 05, 2012
I am an alumni of this high school. Logan is a mixed bag - a shopping mall school of sorts. The sheer size of the student body is what makes this school what it is. Naturally, kids who do not have an academic drive will find others who are like-minded and will not do well in school. However, those who do care about their education and wish to succeed will find teachers, a plethora of programs, and other students who are more than willing to help. The test scores mostly reflect the majority of students who do not care about their education, so it doesn't mean that the resources for those who do care don't exist. And honestly speaking, gang fights and security problems can only involve students who wish themselves to be involved. I currently attend a well-known public university and know many friends who have graduated from James Logan who have entered UC's. There are even a few from my graduating class who now attend Harvard, Brown, and Stanford.

- submitted by a community member

July 20, 2012
I currently attend JLHS and I'd have to say that it is an excellent school. The school has so many classes to offer students that most high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area don't have. They have great sports teams and if you have a child looking for a scholarship for a sport in college James Logan is one of the few schools that get's scouts from Universities. There are many clubs to join, many electives, and ROP classes that give you experience to prepare you for the classes you will take to gain the career you want to achieve. The teachers here are ones that will do what they can to help the students so long as the students show that they are willing to improve their grades or understandings on the subject. There is a program that runs through Freshman and Sophomore called ICL that has selected classes that can give your students a helping hand into getting a scholarship to a CSU or UC. There is a variety of food to eat for lunch and fit for your nutritional needs. For safety reasons they have a police officer on duty and multiple security guards to make sure students aren't cutting or doing drugs.I promise you that there is not a better school with all that JLHS has to offer

- submitted by a student

September 01, 2011
My Son is also a freshmen at this School and fell lonely in School. Could you please help him to join you?

- submitted by a parent

March 24, 2010
The school is a big disappointment. Me and my husband are always in the office to check on our two students grades and make sure they are on track. We request meetings with the counselors and they are never available to meet and when they do meet with us they don t know who our children are and are not very organized. The school is unable to handle the number of children attending the class sizes are 40+ students per class the teachers and students are unhappy about that. My children play sports and the sports programs use to be better the coaches are not very good and don t put in quality time and effort with the kids. The principle is new and doesn t seem like she is off to a good start of being able to handle a school of this size, she needs to surround herself with a better and more dedicated staff in order to turn this school around. I am seriously thinking of putting my kids in another school next year.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2010
I am a sophomore in Logan as of now. My honest opinion of James Logan is that the education is... Adequate. They do focus on extracurricular activities more than education. I just dislike how students take education for granted and decide that getting a 2.0 is satisfactory. Logan should enforce education. Also they should really stop accepting students from Oakland, it's too far of a commute and expanding Logan's population dramatically. As a effect, students don't get as much attention as they should because of large classroom sizes.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2009
I am a freshman at Logan this year. Logan has alot to offer. We have excellent sports teams, best forinsics team, best band and colorguard, and a great new drama department opening in december. Although I personally don't like most of the students because of their attitudes towards school, the ones who do care are very succesful at Logan. I would reccomend if you decide to enroll your child into Logan that you get them involved in some type of extra curriculer activity, it helps them get accustumed and meet new people faster. It also keeps me focused by doing sports.

- submitted by a student

October 06, 2009
I am a parent of sophomore this year. At beginning of last year my child transferred from a small school of 500 students to Logan of 4,500 students so we were concerned. However, Logan has made many efforts since last year to install 20 security cameras which are operative by Oct.09. Even though last year we had a call home due to a gang incident, it is all dependent on the parents , their children ,school and staff to take precautionary measures and report unusual activities. Also I heard from my child that even though the security guard checks the ID's, some students can get off the campus easily. Academically, Logan has much room to improve in their curriculum. Most of the teachers do care and would spend extra hours to help the students, however, there are a few that are just there to make their time. Athletics is an A+

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2009
This school is very unorganized and very overcrowded. School starts too late, so school ends late. Some teachers are very willing to help you, most don't even care. Definitely not a school you would want to go if you are transferring because no one will help you. I dislike this school and hope to move in the near future.

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2008
logan is a good school, its better than how it was a few years ago.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2008
I personally dont think Logan is that great of a school. It seens as if teachers make a big fuss over athletes but any other student they see as a whole not as individuals. Students are often categorized and it's understandible to a certain degree. The athletics department is great and there are over 50 clubs. Most teachers seem like they are only there to do their job and be done. There are few who really do care for thier students. As for the new security mesures, the advisors have gone too far. Fights are going to happen. Peolpe can still get off campus if they wanted because the so called security guards are too friendly. The whole showing an i.d. thing is crazy. I think the next thing they will try to do is scan our id and if we miss alot of school they will say we cant graduate.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2008
The school makes a great effort to make the students, staff and campus a lot safer. Their security mesures may seem drastic but it was just what logan needed to become more appreciative of their campus. The community also now sees the school as being safer and more focused. The students appreciate the school for their efforts of protecting us and for giving Logan students to be have even more pride for their school. !GO COLTS!

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2008
Logan offers an amazing variety of opportunities to students, more than any school I've seen. Despite the size, my student has found it easy to connect with most of his teachers, and explore many of his varied interests.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2008
This school is great and some people think there are too many problems, but that is not the fault of the school. The school is great it's just that certain students don't know when to get serious and when to joke around, myself included.

- submitted by a student

November 10, 2007
Anyone who attends this fabulous school, as I did once upon a time, is very fortunate to have a school that has so much diversity not only in the curriculum but as well as the staff and students. The campus is incredible,nearby city college students are envious of the amenities this school has and what it continues to construct!I have yet to see a duplicate, its really set apart from other schools(an arena w/turf field,2 theatres,Olympic-size pool,2 indoor b-ball courts and a set of 20 outside,softball+baseball+soccer fields,on-campus 7-11 store,just to name a few). Guaranteed that any kid that walks out of James Logan, regardless of what becomes of him/her, transforms and/or flourishes into a well-rounded individual.Not to mention that their unbelievable band has been invited to the Summer Olympics in China and will be performing!

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2007
Logan is one of the best public schools in the Nation. For the student body, to be the size of a jr. college, security handle itself. Now this is a High school with just a little over 1000 kids. Logan has not had that issue and yet they have over 4000 students. Great school, with great programs to teach students what to expect at the next level, whether it be school or work

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2007
Great speech and debate program. School can be daunting but students just need to get involved in an activity and the school becomes smaller.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2006
Too many students which contributes to a lot of problems on campus because it is difficult to monitor the students. And it is difficult for students to become involved in sports because of the number of students at his school unless you are an outstanding athlete. Should have built a second school years ago!

- submitted by a parent

March 05, 2006
I think some of the best thing about this school is the track and field program, the speech and debate program, and the band and colorguard program.

- submitted by a student

September 03, 2005
I think that Logan is doing a better job this academic year in trying to deal with the extremely large student body. They have incresed the administrative staff by dividing the school from 4 to 6 houses, therefore increasing the staff/student ratio.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2005
I went to School here and now my son goes here, its still a good high school.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2005
Great school- it offers a lot to their students.

- submitted by a parent

April 25, 2005
I am a former student of James Logan High School. This is a extremely large school therefore I think teacher/student contact becomes very minimal. It values extracurricular activites more than it values the academics of students.

- submitted by a student

January 31, 2005
I would like to thank the House 3 Principal for her assistance with a recent situation involving my child. Her professional manner and expressed concern were greatly appreciated. Logan has a very high enrollment. It is a challenge for students to find their 'spot' in the sun. It does however offer a multitude of ways for students to excel, make their mark or have fun. The challenge is helping them to do this in a way that is positive for themselves as well as for their parents.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
This school was the biggest part of my life, and my favorite school.As we all know the 'Colts, rule'. James Logan has imparted tools, resourse that any student needs to be of quality in today's society. James Logan that you for giving me a chance to soar, and become who I am today. Thanks to the staff of James Logan High.

- submitted by a student
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June 01, 2004
If you are a good student then you will do fine at Logan. My kids race became an issue, which was a surprise to me, they are white. My son is graduating third in his class and has been admitted into UC Berkeley. My daughter is having a ball in her first year, she is very active in water sports. Like in any school, there are wonderful teachers at Logan. Take honor classes, it makes a difference.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2004
I recently removed my daughter from Logan in the middle of her Sophmore year. I could no longer tolerate the violence. There are always 1-2 police officers on campus, yet the school is always out of control! It's over populated, yet they continue to accept students from Oakland/Hayward. Students don't respect the teachers and the teachers don't respect the students. The dress code is 'not' enforced and profanity is heard regularly. They don't accurately record attendance and are reluctant to correct mistakes. The office staff act as though you're a nuisance. No respect, morals or values are practiced at Logan, stay clear of this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2003
i have attended 2 public high schools prior to attending james logan high school. I am so very proud to be an alumni of this school. I have learned so much from the wonderful staff and teachers. The teachers are the best in the world! I especially recommend your child to take transpersonal psychology with Jerry McCullough!

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
James Logan is a 'full-service' institution which offers students ever conceivable learning opportunity known to modern education. Their Forensics program has a national reputation.

- submitted by a parent

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James Logan High School
1800 H Street, Union City, CA  94587
(510) 471-2520
Last modified James Logan High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Logan High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 65 reviews. Top