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Our MissionTop of Page

To provide a safe, caring learning environment where students achieve the academic, personal, and social development required to pursue post-secondary education, compete in a changing job market, and participate in a multicultural, democratic society.

Tradition of AP at James LickTop of Page

The 2018 - 2019 school year continues to offer a variety of AP courses to our students.  This year we had 100% of the our 2017 - 2018 AP teachers return as 2018-2019 AP teachers.  Looking towards 2019 - 2020, we plan to introduce AP Computer Science Principles and AP Environmental Science to our course offerings!   
Complete list of 2018 - 2019 AP courses at James Lick:
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Computer Science A
  • AP English Language and Composition
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Studio Art: 2-D Design
  • AP U.S. Government and Politics
  • AP United States History
  • AP World History
For more AP related information or questions, please reach out to our Associate Principal of Educational Development, Mr. Barocio.

Mr. Porter's Newsletter - Week of 5/28Top of Page

 This is the weekly newsletter from Mr. Porter. Highlights include the end of the year staff meeting on 5/31, graduation on 5/29, and finals. 

Attention: Future CometsTop of Page

Are you interested in getting a head start on earning high school credits?


We will be offering Summer Bridge for our incoming 9th graders!

June 17 - July 19.

Click the following link to sign up!


Fall 2018 Principal's SurveyTop of Page

Hi Comets,
I take your feedback personally because I am dedicated to improving my job performance as the Principal of James Lick High School. The results of the survey are in two forms: 1) general data and 2) open responses.
My goal is to respond to both.
-Mr. Porter

Click here to open the PDF of the survey results.

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Stanford FAST at James LickTop of Page

Star Athlete Camrien!Top of Page

Congratulations to our Comet Camrien!
Camrien represented James Lick and San Jose at the All-American game in Texas!
This is the back of our studentThis is our student posing in his football uniform. The uniform reads "Team West."

Go Comets!Top of Page

Come on out and support our athletes as they play here and away each week. For more info, visit:


Principal's MessageTop of Page

Dear Families,

It is both an honor and a privilege to personally welcome back our returning students and to open our doors and arms to the class of 2022. This is a special moment for me, as I have taken over the position of Principal at James Lick High School. Since 1999, I have served as a proud Comet in many different roles and from day 1 it has felt like home. 

AnnouncementsTop of Page

CalendarTop of Page

  • 2016-2017 James Lick High School Calendar

ParentSquareTop of Page

Keep in touch with us and get all of the latest news and updates sent right to your phone and email by joining ParentSquare! Click the image below to open a PDF with instructions.
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CanvasTop of Page

Starting this year, James Lick is using Canvas for all grades and projects. Click below to download the instructions to check and see how your student is doing!
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