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Students constructing a robot at Willie Brown Middle School

Brown Jr., Willie L. Middle School

School code number: 858
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: 8:10 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (M, T, W) and 1:30 p.m. (Th, F); The building will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily with adult supervision.

2055 Silver Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94124
Neighborhood: Bayview
Phone: 415-642-8901
Fax: 415-641-1120
School Loop: wbms-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Charleston Brown

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Discover This School

At Willie L. Brown Jr. Middle School, students learn to use project-based STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) practices to develop the foundational skills and beliefs needed to successfully major in STEM degrees and pursue STEM careers. Students use technology as a tool to explore their identities, expand their possibilities, and be of service to others. Ultimately, students will become advocates of social justice and learn to protect and expand the rights of humanity. Our brand new, state-of-the-art campus has the only middle school science laboratory in San Francisco public schools, and is outfitted with a premier wireless infrastructure to support student devices. This facility is the platform for our STEM-focused curriculum, where your student will spend their time with hands-on and relevant learning tasks integrating science, technology, math and engineering in classwork. WBMS has an Athletic Department with teams for baseball, softball, boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, and girls and boys track. As a new school, students who attend WBMS for all three years will have their pick of any San Francisco public high school, excluding Lowell High School and School of the Arts. The “golden ticket" incentive for WBMS students is scheduled to expire with the 2019-2020 graduating class.

This school is fed by:

Carver ES, Drew ES, Malcolm X ES, Harte ES

Willie Brown Middle School is open to all citywide applications. Students from Carver, Drew, Malcolm X and Bret Harte as well as all students living in the 94124 zip code have a priority to WBMS. For more information on middle school tie-breakers, visit the Apply for Middle School page.

School Tours

8:30 a.m. Mondays

Uniforms

None

Afterschool programs

The Explore! Afterschool Extended Learning Program is free for all WBMS students, and is available Monday-Friday from the end of school day until 6:40 p.m. (6 p.m. Wednesdays) at the WBMS Beacon Center. Students participate in enrichment activities, including Engineering, Cooking, Science Club, Girls Group, and more.

Special Education Programs

  • Designated instructional services
  • Resource specialist program

Language Programs

  • Spanish
Introduction to Spanish (Secondary World Language)

Student Support Programs

Personalized learning plans for students will ensure academic remediation and acceleration as determined by student, teacher and parent. The campus houses a stand alone Health and Wellness Center for students to receive medical, dental, vision, and behavioral health services.

Athletics

WBMS offers teams for baseball, softball, boys soccer, girls soccer, boys basketball, girls basketball, girls volleyball, and boys and girls track. The state-of-the-art gym and basketball court, sponsored by the Golden State Warriors, support the new and rich athletic program at WBMS.

Arts and Enrichment

Arts electives include band, orchestra, percussion, art, and more. The new building features a two-story choir and band room, ceramics kiln and art room, and springboard stage for performances in the multipurpose room. Digital arts also are infused into academic curriculum.

School Day Academic Enrichment

Students learn in project-based and STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) classes with pathways for Robotics, Science and Computer Science. Classes along those pathways include Mechanical Engineering, Automatation and Robotics, Competitive Robotics, Energy and Earth Systems, Reproduction and Genetics, Physics and Engineering, App Developer, Programming and Web Design, and many more.

Pathways/Academies

Computer Science, Robotics, and Science

College Counseling/Support Programs

Students receive college and career readiness counseling, including 30 minutes a week of college prep advisory.