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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.

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School Instructional Hours
8:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Bell rings at 8:25AM
(Monday through Friday
except Wednedsays)

Wednesdays Only
10:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Bell rings at 9:55AM

School Office Hours
8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

(Monday through Friday)

School Tours
Mondays at 9 AM
No appointment needed
November - December

School Tours

Welcome to the 2016-17 School Year "Tour Season!" At James Lick, we conduct school tours every Monday, beginning the first week in November and conclude in January before the first round of applications are due. We welcome you and your child to participate. Meet in the office area by 9am as the tours begin shortly after that hour. You can expect to be on the tour for about one hour. No appointment is needed, simply show up and be prepared to participate. We encourage you to have your questions ready as the final part of the tour is a Q&A session with the principal. We look forward to seeing you here!

Bell Schedule

Breakfast                   8:00 – 8:25

8th Grade Regular Day

Entry Bell



8:30  ----    8:45

8:48  ----    9:38

9:41  ----  10:30

10:33  ----  11:22


11:25  ----  12:00


12:03  ----  12:52

12:57  ----    1:46

1:49    ----    2:38

2:41    ----    3:30

6th/7th Grade    Regular Day

Entry Bell



8:30  ----    8:45

8:48  ----    9:38

9:41  ----  10:30

10:33  ----  11:22

11:25  ----  12:15


12:18  ----  12:52

12:57  ----    1:46

1:49    ----    2:38

2:41    ----    3:30

Late Start Wednesday Schedule








/8th Lunch


5°/6th/7th Lunch





School Meals

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

Quick Links

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Folio Books Fundraiser

Congrats to Joe S. for his spelling prowess!

Joe S at spelling beeSeventh-grader Joe S. made James Lick MS proud last weekend by being one of only two students from the SF Unified School District to make it to the final round of the CBS Bay Area Local Spelling Bee.

The competition was broadcast live on Saturday, March 19 on KBCW-TV and a recording is available online. Watch Joe in the first round by clicking on the image to the right, selecting the Round 1 video, and forwarding to the 27:50 point.

Joe made it through 7 rounds, which is a huge accomplishment. Great job, Joe!

JLMS 2016 Science Fair

Construction Update

We want to thank our neighbors and school community for your patience as we undergo the major renovations to our school this year. Please click on the attached document for a detailed update on the progress of our project.


James Lick_Community Outreach_04-11-16.pdf


Construction Update

Construction Pictures

New School Text Line is Here! Sign up Today!

Want to stay informed about all of the top happenings at James Lick Middle School? Sign up for our new School Text Line. It's quick and easy to do. Simply text @JLMS to 818-732-4732! Once signed up, you can instantly receive updates, news, and/or alerts from the school via text message. Refer to the attached instructions in the "news" section of this page for more details.

Nueva Linea de Texto ha Llegado! Enscribase Hoy!
¿Quieres estar informado sobre todos los datos de James Lick Middle School? Regístrate en nuestra nueva línea de texto . Es rápido y fácil de hacer. Simplemente haga text @JLMS a 818-732-4732! Cuando este registrado, usted inmediatamente puede recibir actualizaciones, noticias, y/o alertas de la escuela a través de mensaje de texto. Vea las instrucciones con mas detalles bajo la seccion de noticias atravez de esta pagina.

Be Safe!

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

Bulldog Expectations in the Classroom

Keep Hands and Feet to Yourself
Sit in Your Assigned Seat

Listen Politely

Speak Respectfully

Always Clean Up After Yourself

Be on Time
Bring Your Materials

Follow Directions


Help Others

Use Respectful Language to Solve Problems
Work Collaboratively

Calendar of Events

Today: 5/3/16
10:00 PM 7th Grade CA State Testing Week



Dear James Lick Families,


Please take a moment to complete the family satisfaction survey by clicking on the link below.  The survey is completely anonymous and will help us gather important information to better serve our families here on site.


Thank you.




Queridas Familias de James Lick,


Por favor tome un momento para completar la encuesta familiar. Simple presione el sitio de internet adjunto en azul.  La encuesta es completamente anónimo y nos ayuda entender como mejor servir nuestra comunidad.





Dear Families,
Please read the attached letter / notice we sent home today. It is in regards to our pilot of a non-uniform environment for the remainder of the school year. 
Thank you for reading and have a great weekend!
Mr. Q
Queridas Familias,
Por favor lean la carta incluida en este mensaje que fue la noticia en que mandamos a casa hoy. El tema es sobre nuestra prueba de no utilizar uniformes para el resto de este año escolar.
Gracias por leer y que pase buen fin de semana!
Sr. Q

May 3 - 1st advanced band performance:

The band will perform at the SFUSD Arts Festival! For this year's festival, the advanced band will perform at the Asian Art Museum in Samsung Hall at 1:55pm. The set will end by 2:20pm at the latest so do make arrangements to be on time or you might miss this short performance. This is a big field trip for the band and loading the buses in front of JLMS may require some extra help from chaperones. Please let me know if you can help by chaperoning this event! Meeting time for chaperones for this event is 12pm in the JLMS band room. 


May 13 - 2nd advanced band performance:

This performance is part of Noche en el Zocalo, and will occur on the lower yard at JLMS, somwhere between 6 - 8pm! Call time in the band room for advanced band members is 5:30pm. This is a big night for JLMS, and there will be food, dancing, music, and other acts!


Please support the JLMS Band as they finish the year with these two major performances. Both of these performances are treated as assessments for 1st and 6th period band classes, so parents please encourage success with students, and be there to support them!




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Support our school and PTSA when shopping at Amazon.com. Simply click on this link to be directed to the Amazon website. Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to our school! It's that easy!


Social Media

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on Twitter



Our Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) helps organize and support our staff and students, build community, and raise the money to make it all happen—and we need YOUR help to succeed. Please let us know how you'll help!


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.  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.