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Lick (James) MS

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.

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 (all grades)

12:05 pm - 12:47 pm

6˚ period (including Reading Zone)

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 (all grades)

11:17 pm - 11:54 pm

6˚ period (including Reading Zone)

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.

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VAPA Showcase

The VAPA Fall Showcase is this Friday, December 14, 2018, at 6pm in the JLMS auditorium.  Students from all grade levels currently taking band, dance, theatre arts, or visual arts classes will be presenting work from this semester.  There will be food, drinks, and Bulldog gear available for sale starting at 5pm.


The Student Council is selling holiday grams!  For $1.00 each or three for $2.00, students can buy a holiday gram that will include a special message and will be sent with a treat to that special person on the last day of school before the holiday break.  

Helping others

Mrs. Loughran’s homeroom is collecting new games (e.g., Uno, checkers, chess, Trivial Pursuit) for Paradise Intermediate School, which burned down in the most recent fires.  Please bring any donations to room 208 by Friday, Dec. 14.

The Raza Club is collecting items to make “We Care” packages to be distributed to the homeless.  For each new and unopened item donated (e.g., toothpaste, shampoo, socks, lotion, granola bars, gum), students will receive a raffle ticket for a pair of movie tickets.  There will be more than one winner!  All items will be packaged and distributed on Wednesday, Dec. 19.

All homerooms have barrels for the JLMS Food Drive.  Students are encouraged to bring canned or dry goods to their homeroom classroom.  The goal is to fill up the barrels before the end of January to help those in need.  


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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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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!

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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).
  • Comes with two free custom pages for the option of adding personal memories & photos.
  • Discounts are available through November 2018 -- purchase early and save!
  • 15% Discount- September
  • 10% Discount- October
  • 5% Discount- November

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.)