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Celebrating our 85+ year legacy

The James Lick Middle School community works passionately to provide all students the relevant experiences necessary to fully develop their true selves and to prepare them academically and socially for whatever challenges lay ahead.  JLMS students use their strengths, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to become successful agents of change within their diverse communities.

ParentVUE (for parents) and StudentVUE (for students) can be used to view grades, assignments, attendance, and teacher contact information.  See Family Liaison Osvaldo Ortiz for more information.

Instructional Hours

Regular Day
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Entry bell rings at 8:25 am

Early Release Monday
8:30 am – 2:01 pm
Entry bell rings at 8:25 am

Daily Schedule

Breakfast is available at no cost every morning in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:25am.

All grades have the 5th period lunch.

Sixth period includes Reading Zone time.

Regular Day

Entry Bell

8:25 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am

1˚ period

8:49 am - 9:35 am

2˚ period

9:39 am - 10:25 am

3˚ period

10:29 am - 11:15 am

4˚ period

11:19 am - 12:05 pm

5˚ period Lunch

12:05 pm - 12:47 pm

6˚ period

12:51 pm - 1:50 pm

7˚ period

1:54 pm - 2:40 pm

8˚ period

2:44 pm - 3:30 pm

Early Release Monday

Entry Bell

8:25 am


8:30 am - 8:45 am

1˚ period

8:49 am - 9:23 am

2˚ period

9:27 am - 10:01 am

3˚ period

10:05 am - 10:39 am

4˚ period

10:43 am - 11:17 pm

5˚ period Lunch

11:17 pm - 11:54 pm

6˚ period

11:58 am - 12:45 pm

7˚ period

12:49 pm - 1:23 pm

8˚ period

1:27 pm - 2:01 pm

School Tours - Tuesdays at 9am

Parents and students are welcome to tour our school starting at the end of October through December 2018.  No appointment is necessary.  Tours are held 9 am - 10 am on Tuesdays.  Please arrive on time. 

Student Drop-Off

Please drop your students off in the white zones.  All students and parents should cross the street using crosswalks.  There are crossing guards on Clipper St. @ Noe St. and on Castro St. @25th.  Students can only enter the lower yard through the Clipper St. gate, including to get to the cafeteria for breakfast.  The front doors open at 8:25am when the entry bell rings. 

SFPD and SFDPT will issue tickets to vehicles:

  • parked in the white drop-off-only zones.
  • double parked around the school.

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

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Artsmart Recital

On Wednesday, January 30,  6-7pm, students in JLMS's ArtSmart program will be sharing their vocal selections.  This free winter recital is an important part of their artistic education.  Many have never performed in front of a live audience and so your assistance is requested  If you can invest one hour of time to support these students, you will not be sorry, and they will remember your support for a long, long time.

Spring Musical auditions

Auditions for this year's spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, are Wednesday, January 23, 4-7pm in the auditorium.  Sign-ups are outside Mr. Carames' classroom (236).  No experience required.  Students must prepare a 60 second portion of any song from the musical and sing while accompanied by the pianist.  At the audition, students will also learn a song from the show and sing as an ensemble.  The callback list will be posted on Thursday, January 24.  Callbacks are Friday, January 25, 4-8pm in the auditorium.  Students selected for callbacks will read from the script and act out scenes.  The cast list will be posted on Monday, January 28.  Cast members will be expected to attend a MANDATORY rehearsal on Monday, January 28, 4-7pm in the auditorium.  

Intramural Soccer

JLMS is starting its first ever INTRAMURAL SOCCER LEAGUE.  Boys and girls are invited to participate and there are no minimum grade requirements.  For more info, students should see Mr. Ortiz or Mr. Alvarado or visit the lunchtime table.

Yearbook Cover Contest

Calling all aspiring artists!  The yearbook club is looking for a cover for this year’s book.  It must have the school name and school year on it.  See the bulletin board outside Ms. Loughran’s room (208) or ask Mr. Nate, our visual art teacher, for more info.  Deadline for entry is February 21st.

Want to Be in the 2019 Carnaval SF Grand Parade?

Loco Bloco will be holding its full-contingent rehearsals for the 2019 CARNAVAL SF GRAND PARADE at JLMS on Saturdays in April and May.  All students and community members ages 3-24 are invited to participate!  To learn more, plan to attend an orientation meeting and resource fair on Saturday, March 23, 11-2pm, at the school. 


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This week’s Teacher of the Week is Computer Science teacher and Yearbook advisor, Ms. Loughran. Students say she “teaches in a fun way,” “helps with work” and “is nice to the class.”  Our staff member of the week is eighth grade counselor, Ms. Patel, who worked last week to get our Lowell essays written and help out with eighth grade reclassification.  Thank you, Ms. Loughran and Ms. Patel, for all you do for our JLMS Family!

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Support our school and PTSA by using this link every time you shop on Amazon.  Just select JLMS as your designated charity and the school will earn a percentage of the purchase price.  Thanks for supporting the Bulldogs!  See more ways to raise money for JLMS while shopping!

2018-2019 Yearbooks

The JLMS yearbook is a memory book commemorating the school year for all grade levels.  It features student portraits, homerooms, team sports, clubs, VAPA, field trips, special events, original student artwork, and much more!!  Purchase a 2018-2019 yearbook here.  The school’s passcode is 1013829887083312.  2018-2019 Yearbook Price:  $23.50 (softcover) or $30.45 (hardcover).  Includes two free custom pages for the option of adding personal memories & photos.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or the Executive Director of the Office of Equity, Ruth Diep, at (415) 355-7334 or  A copy of SFUSD’s uniform complaint policy is available upon request. (Spanish and Chinese.)