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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

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school starts august 15, 2016

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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

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

Calendar of Events

Today: 7/24/16



Dear Families of James Lick MS,


Thank you to all who participated in our Uniform Policy survey. Your input was greatly appreciated. The purpose of this letter is to officially notify all families that we will KEEP our uniform policy in effect for the 2016-17 school year. We had nearly 450 respondents for our survey and the information gathered was helpful in making this decision.


In the spirit of transparency, I’d like to let you know of the results of the survey. They are listed below:


  • Respondents in favor of keeping our uniform policy as it stands = 58%
    • Respondents in favor of keeping our uniform policy but changing the color = 5% (these were included in the overall 58% above since they were in favor of having a uniform policy)
  • Respondents in favor of eliminating the uniform policy = 29%
  • Respondents in a neutral position = 12%


Again, we appreciate your continued support in helping us maintain a safe learning environment and look forward to seeing our students in uniform next school year. Keep in mind, the uniform is a white collard top (polo style) or black t-shirt with JLMS Logo and black bottoms.


Thank you,




Estimadas familias de James Lick MS,

¡Gracias a todos los que participaron en nuestra encuesta sobre la Política de Uniforme. Su aportación fue muy apreciado. El propósito de esta carta es para notificar oficialmente a todas las familias que mantendremos nuestra política de uniforme en vigor durante el año escolar 2016-17. Tuvimos cerca de 450 encuestados de la encuesta y la información recopilada fue muy útil en la toma de esta decisión.

En aras de la transparencia, me gustaría dejar saber los resultados de la encuesta. Se enumeran a continuación:

-   Los encuestados en favor de mantener nuestra política uniforme en su forma actual = 58%
         -    Los encuestados en favor de mantener nuestra política uniforme pero cambiando el color = 5% (éstos se incluyeron en

el conjunto por encima de 58% desde que estaban en favor de tener una política uniforme)
-   Los encuestados en favor de la eliminación de la política de uniformes = 29%
-   Los encuestados en una posición neutral = 12%

Una vez más, apreciamos su apoyo en mantener un ambiente de aprendizaje seguro y esperamos ver a nuestros estudiantes en uniforme el próximo año escolar. Tenga en cuenta, el uniforme es una tapa blanca con cuello (estilo polo) o camiseta negra con el logo de JLMS y pantalón/fondo negro.



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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.

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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