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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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We encourage all parent/guardians to have their own School Loop account.  Each student will have their students account as well.

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 in October 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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Congrats Ms. Corda, our very own Teacher of the Year!

Helana Corda, 6th Grade Language Arts/Social Studies teacher at James Lick, was recognized on May 9th at the SF Giants game as one of five recipients of the Mayor's Teacher of the Year award. We are so proud of you, Ms. Corda! See story on the San Francisco Education Fund blog.

James Lick Band at SFUSD Arts Festival

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

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 Clipper ...more

Calendar of Events

Today: 9/26/16
3:40 PM Yearbook Club



Dear students,


Please take this survey only when asked to by your teacher. The purpose of this survey is to help SFUSD support and provide the activities, programs and services that you are most interested in.

All your responses will remain anonymous.


When asked to begin the survey, please click on the link below to choose your language. Once you open the survey webpage, please read the instructions carefully before you begin.


If you do not want to take the survey online, please let your teacher know, and you will have the option to complete a paper version if you wish.




Thank you for your time and for contributing your voice to this process!


If you have any questions, please contact Devin Corrigan at 415-355-7764 or corrigand@sfusd.edu.

Dear Parents,
You may have recently received a text message  " SFUSD alerts. Reply Y to confirm, HELP for info. Msg&data rates may apply.  Msg freq varies.schoolmessenger.com/txt" from the number 67587.
This is an official opt-in message from SFUSD via SchoolMessenger, our mass notification system for sending out phone calls, emails and text messages.
You have received this message because your mobile phone number was recently updated in our student information system.
We understand this message is alarming and not clear. Unfortunately, we do not have any control over the way this message gets sent out from SchoolMessenger. 
We do encourage you to reply "Y" to this invitation to receive text messages from SFUSD, as it makes for much faster communication, which is crucial in the event of an emergency.
SchoolMessenger does not share any of your information, and you will not receive texts from any third parties.

Check it out!  Announcing a FREE AFTER SCHOOL Workshop every Thursday for 10 weeks from 3:45 to 5:15 in room 236 starting on September 29th.  


It's the RETURN of the Pacific Singers and Actors Workshop sponsored by Theatre Arts teacher, Mr. C!


Interested in preparing for the AUDITIONS for the spring musical? 


Want to challenge yourself creatively in a loving and supportive environment?


Ever wanted to act and sing and learn from the pros?


Come join Mr. C in room 236 along with Curt Branom (King Louie of Beach Blanket Babylon), Kristen Clayton (Star of Teatro Zinzani) and Nicole Folland (Star of American Opera Houses).


MUST PRE-REGISTER by signing up with Mr. C.  


Once you are signed up, you must commit to the full ten week program - no drop ins allowed.


We will culminate our program with a recital open to the public in early December.


Shop at Amazon?

Support our school and PTSA when shopping! Use this link to select JLMS as your designated charity on Amazon Smile and we earn a percentage of the purchase price. Thanks for supporting the Bulldogs!


See more ways to raise money for JLMS while shopping!

Uniform Policy | Informe sobre la Poliza de Uniforme

Thank you for your input! Over 450 responded to the survey and we are officially announcing we will KEEP our uniform policy for next year. Remember, school starts on August 15th and students will be expected to be in white collared shirts (or black t-shirts with James Lick MS logo) and black bottoms.




Gracias por su opinion. Uvo mas de 450 encuestados y se declara oficialmente que vamos a MANTENER nuestra poliza de uniforme el proximo año escolar. Recuerde que la escuela empieza el 15 de agosto y esperamos ver a los niños en su camisa blanca con cuello (o la camiseta negra con logo escolar Lick) y pantalones / fondo negro.

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.

Bulldog expectations

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