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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
James Lick High School is a public school located in San Jose, CA. It has 1,137 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.
Address
57 N. White Rd.
San Jose, CA 95127
Telephone
(408) 347-4400
Website

James Lick High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1040
89 responses
Average ACT
22
23 responses
AP Enrollment
29%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$90,303
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,689
National
$949
Median Home Value
$658,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.21 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • No school days
    25%
  • Rallys
    25%
  • Prom
    15%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • Senior ditch day
    9%
  • Holiday events
    6%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,137
Free or Reduced Lunch
76%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,174
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.1%
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$11,360/ year
National
$12,239
72%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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James Lick High School is a welcoming and safe school for all students. Teachers and staff here are all great, always working hard in improving a student's academic skills, creating a safe space, and connecting with students the best they could. Clubs here are very diverse and vary in many ways, from community service, to political movements, to physical and health, to cultural based clubs and much more! The sports are all the best in their own way, improving, creating a bond, and making memories all throughout the way. The coaches here at James Lick are wonderful, always working on improving players, creating bonds, and much more. James Lick is flexible with always having events on campus, running from small event like games and music on Fridays, important ones like acceptance week, to big ones like rallies and dances. All events always allow students to have fun and create memories. James Lick all in all is a great school.
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I really enjoyed my four years here at James Lick I felt very prepared for college and now that I am in college so far it has been a very nice transition. I was so scared but with how my teachers have taught me I am more than ready to continue on with college life. I have been in a club called LSU and I also loved it. Not only has it helped me show commitment to outside school activities but it has brought our Latinx family closer. We had events to share our culture to our students, family, and community of Alum Rock. I will never forget my time here at James Lick and will continue to come back to check up on my favorite teachers and thank them for being able to strengthen my academic skills and just catch up. I hope to have an amazing career to help and give back to students at James Lick if they want to pursue college or already have a career in mind and don’t necessarily need college for it.
James Lick has potential in establishing an efficient academic system, since the teachers there have the motivation to maximize the students'effort in every single class. However, many students are not challenging each other, so the college readiness is lacking within this high school. Though, there is determination in these students and they are willing to take advantage of many opportunities that are presented to them. It would be a great privilege if the school would happen to establish programs that will expose students to different majors and work fields . In addition, the cross country and track and field team at James Lick have a strong foundation in performance in the team culture. Once I took a step into the environment, I felt like I was part of a family. James Lick overall is not a downgraded school at all. With the right resources and opportunities that this school can receive, James Lick will foster greatly.