James Logan High School
|James Logan High School|
|1800 H Street
Union City, California, 94587
|School district||New Haven Unified School District|
|Grades||9 - 12|
|Enrollment||approximately 4,000 students |
|Campus size||64 acres (260,000 m2)|
|Color(s)||Red, White, Black|
|Athletics conference||Mission Valley Athletic League|
|Mascot||Jimmy the Colt|
|Newspaper||The James Logan Courier|
|Phone||510 - 471 - 2520|
James Logan High School is a public secondary school in the New Haven Unified School District. Logan High School is the only public high school in the City of Union City.James Logan High School, most often referred to as just "Logan" by citizens.
James Logan High School is the largest high school in Northern California and has an enrollment of about 4,000 students serving all of Union City and parts of Hayward.(ranging from grades 9-12). Logan's ethnic demographics for the previous year consisted of 5% Pacific Islander, 23% Asian, 20% Filipino, 30% Hispanic, 10% African American, 10% White and 3% Other.
The original campus was established in the fall of 1959, built for 1,200 students which was later expanded to 3,000 in 1980 and 4,000 in 1992 as more students from neighboring cities attended the school. In 1992, a two square block property west of H Street, saved for a flower shop, was acquired through eminent domain and added to the campus (which was dubbed the "Logan annex"). The school in 1959 consisted of one long single story building which is still used today .There are currently 152 classrooms , 599-seat performing arts theater, baseball/softball stadiums, tennis complex and basketball court 3,000-seat pavilion gymnasium with dance studio, swim complex and a 4,050-seat football stadium. The campus is divided into three 'houses', each house administrated by a separate staff and office.The school has Principal and a Vice to oversee each house.  Students at the school speak 27 different languages. Approximately 30% of the students are recent immigrants from over 60 different countries.
Logan High School has been recognized by a number of academic awards. In 1994 and 1998, it was recognized as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education. It was one of the first high schools in the nation to be awarded the national award for Excellence in Education. Logan was recognized in 1983 and 1987 as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.
Speech and Debate
The James Logan High School Speech and Debate (“Forensics”) team was founded by Tommie Lindsey Jr. in 1984. Since then, Mr. Lindsey has become one of the top coaches in the nation, and The James Logan High School Forensics program has been recognized by Oprah, Jim Lehrer, and CBS 5 News for its excellence. Despite private and prominent public schools’ success in the activity, James Logan has put the diverse community of Union City on the national map for forensics competition excellence. As of 2011, James Logan has consecutively won the School of Excellence Award since its inception into the National Forensics League (NFL). In addition to participating in national competition, the James Logan team attends league-level tournaments and the state tournament. The team also hosts a tournament every year during the M.L.K. Jr. holiday. 
Band and Color Guard
The Marching Band and Color Guard at James Logan High School has won two WSMBC (Westerns States Marching Band Conference) championships (1997, 1999) and ten Western Band Association championships (2000–2002, 2004–2010). James logan held a seven year win streak. The band and color guard performed at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China. James Logan World guard participates in WGI (Winter Guard International) and has won ten consecutive gold medals (1998–2007). They took a year off in 2008 to perform with the band in the Beijing Olympics. They returned to WGI the following year (2009) to achieve second place, and then reclaimed the gold medal in Scholastic World in 2010.
- Stephen Abas, 2004 Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling
- Otis Amey, former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers
- Edison Chen, Hong Kong Canadian film actor, musician, producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer
- Vicky Guerrero, American professional wrestling personality, signed to WWE
- Aaron Ledesma, Major League Baseball infielder for New York Mets, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Baltimore Orioles, and Colorado Rockies
- SuChin Pak, MTV News reporter
- Danielle Reyes, contestant, CBS's Big Brother 3 (2002) & Big Brother 7: All-Stars (2006)
- Nate Robinson, Chicago Bulls player (moved to Seattle before senior year)
- David Shaw (American football), Head Coach of Stanford Cardinal football
- Donnie Spragan, linebacker for the Miami Dolphins
- Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer songwriter, producer, musician, actor and entrepreneur
- Kelli White, track and field athlete involved in the BALCO scandal
- Roy Williams, NFL safety for the Cincinnati Bengals
- Dejon Gomes, Defensive Back for the Washington Redskins
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- ethnic demographics 2012-13
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- New Performing Arts Center Debuts, James Logan Courier, 30 March 2010
- About James Logan High School, PBS, 2002
- "Distinguished School Awards - Alameda County". State of California - Department of Education. Retrieved 2006-04-18.[dead link]
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- "Blue Ribbon Schools Program: Schools Recognized 1982-1983 through 1999-2002". U.S. Department of Education. Retrieved 2006-04-19.
- "Winter Guard International Scholastic World Color Guard Champions". Winter Guard International. Retrieved 2010-01-03.