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 about 600 students and their families. One of our biggest assets is our diverse student population. Over the past six years, we have made consistent gains in student achievement with a 140+ 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.
Our school-wide mission statement articulates our commitment to support students’ development of leadership skills so they can make a positive impact on their local and global communities. At each grade level, students have the opportunity to make a positive impact through special projects. We also offer leadership opportunities through programs such as Student Council, Youth Outreach Workers, Safe School Ambassadors, Peer Resources (including peer education and peer mediation) and the James Lick Garden.