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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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Spring Musical

Get your tickets NOW to the spring musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" before we sell out:!  Shows will run the evenings of Thursday, 4/11, Friday, 4/12 and Saturday, 4/13 at 7pm and the afternoon of Sat, 4/13 @ 2pm.  See you there!  

James Lick's Got Talent! 

Now is the time to shine in front of past, present & future JLMS students & families at our community anniversary celebration on April 27th!  Stop by Ms. Miller’s desk in the main office to sign up for an audition & go to info mtg at lunch on Wednesday, March 20.  All Talents Welcome!

Nuestra Comunidad, Nuestra Escuela

Celebrating Over 86 Years of Diversity at James Lick Middle School

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, from 12-4pm, James Lick Middle School is holding a community anniversary celebration!  There will be delicious food for sale, children's games/activities and raffle, checking in with old friends and browsing old yearbooks in the Alumni Center, a talent showcase with our current students and some of our outstanding alumni, the unveiling of our new tile installation, created by students, highlighting each of the first 85 years of James Lick, and a brand new mural, also created by students, and the the naming of our gym for a beloved former PE teacher, part of the JLMS community for over 50 years, Ray Ponce.  Mark your calendar now, you won't want to miss it, and share the information with your friends, family and other JLMS alumni (Bulldogs, Pirates and Skippers) that you know!

Carnaval 2019

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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Eat @ Tacolicious every Monday in April

The PTSA is partnering with the generous Tacolicious every Monday in April.  Eat at the Valencia location (or even take out) & 15% of their proceeds on those Mondays will go toward supporting vital JLMS programming)!


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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.)