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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.

Schools Closed for Remainder of School YearTop of Page

JLHS COVID-19 WebsiteTop of Page

Click here to visit the James Lick High School COVID-19 website.


Haga clic aquí para ir al sitio de James Lick para información sobre COVID-19.

We will be posting updates to that website as well useful links during this time.
This is our Comet C logo.
April 1, 2020
Dear East Side Community,
Attached is the updated FAQ for school closures and a letter from all Santa Clara County Superintendents. School campuses will remain closed for the rest of the year. However, distance learning will still be implemented with fidelity.
Thank you for your immense support and flexibility. Though our school buildings are not open for classes, the school year is not over. We are committed to working with our staff, parents and the community to continually improve upon our distance learning process. We are also working on acceptable ways that we can celebrate the end of the year. We will provide more information as updates become available. 
Stay safe and be well.
Chris D. Funk

Lunch Served Monday-FridayTop of Page



  • Bagged lunches will be provided daily from 12N until 1PM at the Flag Pole for anyone 18 or younger.

  • For the week of April 13 - April 17, lunch will be served from 11:30AM - 1:30PM.

  • Spring Break has been moved until the end of the year, shortening our year from June 5 to May 28. 

COVID-19 FAQsTop of Page

ESUHSD Frequently Asked Questions - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Updated April 1, 2020   

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Distance Learning PlanTop of Page

Hi Comets!

Click on the image to open the PDF of our Distance Learning Plan and Schedule.

This is the image and link that opens the Distance Learning Plan beginning on March 31. Click the image to open the PDF.
This is the image and link for the PDF explaining the Distance Learning Plan and Schedule for closures relating to COVID-19 in Spanish. Este es el imagen para el link que abre el PDF explicando el plan de aprendizaje de distancia.

Stay safe.

Interested in Summer School?Top of Page

For incoming 9th graders interested in summer school, please click the following link:

The tentative dates are: June 22 through July 24.

For current James Lick High School students, please click the following link:

The tentative dates for grades 10 through 12 are: June 11 through July 15.

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 Studio Art: Drawing
  • 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.

2019-2020 Bell ScheduleTop of Page

Hi Comets,
Click the image below to open the PDF version of the 2019-2020 bell schedule.
Welcome back!
This is a copy of the 2019-2020 bell schedule.

Forms for 2019-2020Top of Page

Hi Comets,
Here are the links to the forms we will need. Bring these forms completed. We will collect them at the schedule pick-up:

Emergency Contact Information

Principal's MessageTop of Page

This is a photograph of Mr. Marco Menendez.
As the new Principal of James Lick High School, it is my honor to offer you a warm welcome and give you some important information to help you and your family prepare for the new school year. Our school prides itself in being the first high school established in the East Side Union High School District while also embracing a bright vision of the future by being one of the only New Tech schools in Silicon Valley. We make every effort to prepare our students to be the next generation of leaders that will make the world a better place. At James Lick, every member of our community including our staff, teachers, administration, parents, and students collaborate to make the school the best it can be. We welcome you as another value member of this community!
Como nuevo director de James Lick High School, es un honor para mí darle una cálida bienvenida y darle información importante para ayudarle a usted y a su familia a prepararse para el nuevo año escolar. Nuestra escuela se enorgullece de ser la primera escuela secundaria establecida en el East Side Union High School District, al mismo tiempo que abraza una visión brillante del futuro al ser una de las únicas escuelas de Nueva Tecnología en Silicon Valley. Hacemos todo lo posible para preparar a nuestros estudiantes para que sean la próxima generación de líderes que harán del mundo un lugar mejor. En James Lick, todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad, incluido nuestro personal, maestros, administración, padres y estudiantes, colaboran para que la escuela sea lo mejor posible. ¡Le damos la bienvenida como otro miembro de valor de esta comunidad!
Mr. Marco Menéndez, Principal

Go Comets!Top of Page

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


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.
This is the PDF copy of the ParentSquare information sheet. 

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!
This is the image from the PDF of the Canvas information. Click to download the PDF.