School Loop Guide
School Instructional Hours
Breakfast 8:00 – 8:25
8th Grade Regular Day
6th/7th Grade Regular Day
Late Start Wednesday Schedule
Welcome to James Lick Middle School | Bienvenidos a JLMS
On behalf of everyone at James Lick Middle School, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our homepage and welcome you to visiting our school! As the "school touring" season begins, we would like to provide you with some information about who we are and what we do.
JLMS is a comprehensive middle school in the San Francisco Unified School District serving students in 6th through 8th grade, nestled in beautiful Noe Valley. We offer a wide variety of programs such as general education, Spanish immersion and special education (mild/moderate strand). Our school currently serves about 590 students and our demographics are 74% Latino, 15% Caucasian, 6% African-American and 5% other (various Asian and non-Asian backgrounds). We are also a Title I school and have about 74% of our students on free or reduced lunch. Approximately 35% of our students are also identified as English Language Learners and they participate in explicit, English Language Development classes throughout the day.
Our school contains an 8 period day, very unique from other schools, and because of this, our students typically have 2 elective classes on a daily basis. Physical Education is provided on a daily basis too and students participate in both team type sporting activities and individual health and wellness activities. Our gymnasium is equipped with various aerobic workout machines and our PE staff provides a rigorous program that incorporates the use of those machines regularly. Students in our 6th grade have an opportunity to participate in varied Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) programs on a 12 week rotational cycle, while 7th grade students participate in a semester long program and 8th grade is a year long commitment. Our VAPA department is comprised of 4 teachers, offering Art, Dance, Drama and Music/Band. We also offer other academic elective classes such as STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics), AVID and coming soon, Coding. Students identified as English Language Learners are required to take an English Language Development (ELD) class in lieu of one elective. Students in our Spanish immersion program take Spanish Language Arts, Spanish Social Studies and are required to take English Language Arts, taking the place of one elective class. Students in our Special Education program participate in varied programs that meet the requirements listed on their IEP. We offer two models at JLMS, a self-contained model for students requiring a more intensive academic approach and we have a co-teaching model where students participate in a less restrictive environment where they receive support in a general education class with the support of their special education teacher. New to Lick this year is a Newcomer Pathway for our students who recently arrived in the country (2 years or less). Those students participate in a self-contained setting where the primary focus is learning English through the lens of the core materials.
We are fortunate to have a full-time librarian who supports both our students and faculty with literacy and technology needs. Our instructional coach provides ongoing support to all of our teaching staff in all areas of teaching. We also have our after-school program Jamestown that provides both academic and enrichment programs for our students from 3:45pm to 6:30pm daily. Many Community Based Organizations (CBO's) provide varied support services for our students, families and staff throughout the year as well. As you begin to tour the many schools in San Francisco, we hope this information provides you with some details and highlights of what James Lick Middle School has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on the tours!
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school. Tours begin Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at 9am. No reservation required.
De parte de todos aquí en James Lick Middle School, nos gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para darle las gracias por visitar nuestra página web y dar la bienvenida a visitar nuestra escuela! Al empezar la temporada de giras escolares, nos gustaría ofrecerle alguna información acerca de quien somos y lo que hacemos.
We have a rich tradition of delivering a strong academic curriculum to our diverse student population. We involve our students in meaningful school experiences that promote the joy of learning while addressing students' individual needs.
Our library is dedicated in the memory of E. Dwight Burns who passed away in October 12, 2013.
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The safety of our community is very important. Please drop off and pick up your child in front of the school on Noe Street in the white zone or on 25th Street near the yard gate. Drop off on ...more
JLMS Calendar of Events
Important Update Information / Actualizacion Importante
Dear James Lick Families,
Attached you will find important update information about our school and our move into the bungalows in the upper yard.
A copy of this information was sent home on Wednesday with your child.
Please take the time ... Continue
Common Sense Media presents "Internet Websites: Truth & Lies"--a workshop for parents
Join us on Thursday, January 15, 2015 and learn to judge the trustworthiness and usefulness of websites. This workshop will run from 6-8pm and is located at Marina Middle School (3500 Fillmore). Dinner and childcare provided. For... Continue
FREE Family Fun Nights around Tech--come learn with your middle school student!
Family Fun Nights begin in January 2015! Produce a video or music track (January 21), learn the basics of coding (January 28), or create a wearable, electronic piece(January 29)--all with your middle school student! See the attached fl... Continue
Students will eat in the cafeteria during meal periods. Students may either bring their meal from home or purchase lunch (or free for free and reduced student qualifiers). Microwaves are available ...more
All students and parents should use the crosswalks when crossing the street. Be aware of traffic around the school. Students should be dropped off at the white zone on Noe Street. There are crossing guards at Clipper and Noe as well as Castro and 25th Street. Please DO NOT drop off on Clipper Street- it is a very busy street. Cars parked in the white zone on Noe Street will be ticketed by SF DPT as this is a drop off only zone.
Tip: there is less traffic around the school at 8:15 am vs 8:25 am.