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8th Grade Contract

The 8th  Grade contract expectations are:

  • Fewer than three Fs for the semester
  • Fewer than four Us for the semester
  • Fewer than five Minor Infraction Referrals for the semester
  • No suspensions
  • Lots of good citizenship and classroom effort
  • All library books, textbooks, and other school property returned in good condition by end of 2nd semester

Eighth graders in good standing have the opportunity to attend:

  • Field Trips
  • Halloween Dance
  • Winter ball
  • Possible camping trip
  • Ashland Trip opportunity
  • Washington D.C. Trip opportunity
  • 8th grade dance
  • Lake Anza Picnic & Swim day
  • Promotion Activities and Ceremony

Class of 2017 Promotion Ceremony

Our eligible 8th graders will walk across the stage at Everett MS on Tuesday, May 23 at 5pm.   Watch for more information on tickets and details. 

8th Grade

High School Search

The 8th grade counseling team and staff will help students and parents navigate the high school application process.


  • Make sure SFUSD district office has your correct address so they can mail you the high school application. Application can also be picked up at the district office or downloaded here.
  • Start the search for high schools now. What are you options? 

SFUSD High Schools

Charter High Schools

SF Private Schools

Acceptance letters have arrived!  Dates to Remember:

March 21-24 & April 3-21, 2017

Registration at school sites.  Due to a delay in sending out assignment letters, the deadline for registration has been extended by a week to April 21.

March 27-31, 2017

Spring Break.

April 21, 2017 (Updated)

Deadline to Register at School Sites.  Deadline for Amended Forms, Appeals & Late Applications for Round (2).

May 12, 2017

Round (2) notifications mailed.  If a new assignment is received, it will replace the current school assignment.  There is no option to keep previous assignment.

May 15-24, 2017

Registration at school sites for Round 2


For more information, visit SFUSD's Enrollment Page.

8th Grade Promotion Awards

Scholarship Award
This award goes to those students who have maintained a perfect 4.0 throughout their three years at James Lick.

James Lick Award
This award is for students who have shown outstanding service, achievement or improvement.

Mike Martin Award
This award goes to a boy who has shown outstanding improvement in attitude, goals, achievement and interpersonal relationships.

Bertha Horton Award
This award goes to a student who belongs to at least two school organizations, holds a leadership role in one organization, achieves academic excellence, and displays superior dedication to service at James Lick. This student has a commitment to seeing that jobs get done. Service beyond James Lick can also be recognized.

Officer Randy Williams Award
This award goes to a student who demonstrates the following qualities: he or she is a friend to all students regardless of cultural background, exhibits good school spirit, values brother and sisterhood, and makes a positive contribution/service to the school.

Ray Ponce Award
This award is for a student who has shown a positive attitude, strong class participation, uniform and attendance.

Gladys Carter Award
This award goes to a girl who has shown the most overall improvement.

Edward Dwight Burns Book Lover’s Award
The Edward Dwight Burns Book Lover’s Award is for students who have exhibited a passionate love of reading. Our beloved Burns believed in the power of great literature to inspire people and to bring communities together. We hope that the recipients of this award will continue Burns’ efforts in exploring, recommending, and discussing great novels.

San Francisco Award
This award goes to a student who is outstanding in every way. He or she is nominated on the basis of scholarship, leadership, courage, service, companionship, and character.

Class of 2017


Class of 2016

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