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James Lick Middle School is nestled in the heart of Noe Valley, a beautiful neighborhood in San Francisco. We are a mid-sized school, serving over 600 students and families. One of our biggest assets is our diverse student population, including about 65% Latino, 15% African-American, and 12% White. Over the past five years, we have made great gains in terms of student achievement which include about a 130 point gain in state-wide test scores. We attribute these gains largely to the involvement of families and the highly collaborative work of a very dedicated staff.
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  • 2nd UPDATE Potential changes to your child’s schedule depending on their program~  *3 long-term English Language learner classrooms will be collapsed due to many students being reclassified. *We are thrilled to introduce a new elective/enrichment course, which will be Intro/beginning Spanish as a World Language course. This course will be available as part of our rotating elective wheel. Our first group will be selected based on a lottery system and interest. We are trying to serve all grade levels, but potentially may have to limit the class to 6th and 7th grade only.
    Posted Dec 20, 2014, 5:38 AM by Vincent Leddy
  • UPDATE   December 16, 2014 The first phase of the construction move is currently underway.  Teachers/classrooms in transition are as follows- Ms. Corda, Ms. Morrallos, Ms. Heidi, Mr. Alvarado/Mr.O, Mr. Carames, Ms. Dicharry, Mr. Longnecker, Ms. Keller and both the Main Office and the Counseling Offices. Last day of classes is Friday, December 19th and classes will resume on Monday, January 5th. We need 5 to 6 parent volunteers upon our return, to help guide and direct students to bungalows in the upper yard, and also help teachers with the transition into their new space.
    Posted Dec 20, 2014, 5:34 AM by Vincent Leddy
  • General PTSA meeting Our next meeting will be February 11th, 2015. Please join us and meet other parents and teachers. The two meetings following this meeting are tentatively planned for March 11th and April 8th.
    Posted Dec 9, 2014, 5:46 PM by Vincent Leddy
  • Upcoming Events Our general PTSA meeting is around the corner. We meet Wednesday October 8th  in the cafeteria at 6 PM to discuss our proposed budget for the next school year. At 7 PM we will shift gears to hear a presentation about the school remodeling that is about to start in November. Come out and join us for some food and a lot of valuable information on Wednesday October the 8th at 6 PM. We will serve pizza from Paxti! Thank you Paxti’s Pizza for generously donating our dinner!
    Posted Oct 7, 2014, 10:26 AM by Vincent Leddy
  • Construction about to start at school We are starting to prepare for ADA mandated construction at James Lick Middle School. Come to the general PTSA meeting to learn more details and ask questions. The SFUSD will send out a team to answer any questions we might have on Wednesday October 8th at 7 PM (following the general PTSA meeting)
    Posted Oct 3, 2014, 9:18 AM by Vincent Leddy
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Shout Outs

James Lick Middles School PTSA is grateful for the generosity of our community supporters, especially:

Bernie's coffee shop 
Bernie’s Coffee Shop on 24th Street (Bernie is a JLMS alumna and she makes a fine cup o’ joe!)

Circle Bank on 24th street

Fima Photography on Castro at 25th