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About This School

James Logan High School is a public high school in Union City. The principal of James Logan High School is Amy McNamara and can be contacted at amcnamara@nhusd.k12.ca.us. 4,150 students attend James Logan High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Pacific Islander; and Asian. 15% of the James Logan High School students have "limited English proficiency." 39% of the 4,150 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James Logan High School is 21:1. Union City Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
Pacific Islander 5% 4%
Asian 43% 21%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4% 12855%
Hispanic 31% 29%
Unspecified 3% 7%
Filipino 20% 19%
Multiracial 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 31%
Limited English proficiency 15% 25%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    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.

  • (11 months ago)

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

  • (11 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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

  • (2 years ago)

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

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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+

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    logan is a good school its better than how it was a few years ago.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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!

  • (6 years ago)

    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

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