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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 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

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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: 8/24/16



7th/8th graders & staff: Did you miss out on ordering/purchasing your yearbook last year?  Ms. Ho, in the office, has about 20 copies leftover and a very good price for you!  $10- cash only.  First come, first serve


We will have pre-orders in October- December.  Extras will not be ordered this year so we save on our cost of the books.


Help spread the word to all middle and high school students in the San Francisco Unified School District. ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS for students to perform live on stage at the iconic CURRAN THEATRE and work with Tony Award Winning producer Carole Shorenstein Hays. This project will be directed by Keith Carames, former Technical Theatre Chair and Main Stage Musical Director (Ruth Asawa SF School of the Arts), current Theatre Arts teacher at James Lick Middle School and acting instructor at The American Conservatory Theater Young Conservatory.


Auditions are Saturday August 27th


Students must prepare a song from any musical and should bring sheet music or sing a cappella. Must register online for a one-hour time slot at http://bit.ly/2arhIdn.


This special performance will help allow students to create a brand new musical revue that will be performed on the newly renovated stage of the Curran Theatre and will celebrate the talented youth of our city.



The one-night only event will take place on Monday, November 14th and will celebrate the arts in the community through the voices of the students who have made the arts in San Francisco an integral part of their lives. The night will consist of performances from leading community performing arts education programs including but not limited to the San Francisco Boys and Girls Choir, the SF Ballet trainee program, SF Youth Jazz, SF Arts Education Project, Arch Bishop Riordan High School and will feature students from throughout SFUSD. 


Students will rehearse on Saturdays only from September 3rd through the performance date on November 14th.


If students audition and are needed for a call-back, they will be notified by 5:00 PM on Sunday August 28th.  Call-backs are Monday August 29th from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.


See the poster for more details and break a leg everyone.


We are looking forward to working with the beautiful and talented students of the San Francisco Unified School District.  




Students need to bring $4 for the school planner.  If your family needs financial support please let the counselor or homeroom teacher know.


Emergency card need to be returned.  We really want your updated information just incase something happens at school,  like they fall down and break a tooth-- we think you would want to know, right?


Shop at Amazon.com?

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!


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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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