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June Jordan School for Equity

School code number: 757
Grade level: 9-12
Hours: 8:15 a.m. - MF 3:30 p.m.; TWTh 2:30 p.m.

325 La Grande Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
Neighborhood: Excelsior
Phone: 415-452-4922
Fax: 415-452-4927
Principal: Nichalous Archibald

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Are you an independent thinker who wants to build the skills necessary to succeed in college and life? June Jordan prepares a diverse group of urban youth to be: Community members who show respect, integrity, courage, and humility; Agents of change in their school, their neighborhoods, and the world; and Intellectuals with the skills necessary to succeed in college and life.

June Jordan School for Equity was explicitly designed as a school for equity and social justice. It was founded through a community organizing effort by a group of teachers, parents, and youth, with the goal of providing better educational options for students who were not being served well in traditional schools. The group aimed to be a part of a social justice movement to provide a high-quality education to all youth in the city—not just those from certain neighborhoods or backgrounds. Social justice and equity are reflected in the key design features of the school, which we are moving toward fully implementing a safe, personalized learning environment with a sense of belonging. We offer a small overall school size since the school is a Small School by Design. We support mental and physical health support for students through our Wellness Center. .

June Jordan School for Equity believes that active, in-depth learning leads to both joy and high achievement. We have a performance assessment system which describes what we want students to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Our performance assessment system includes what we call Masterpieces, which are a graduation requirement, as well as Portfolios, which are a requirement to move from the Junior Institute (9th/10th grade program) to the Senior Institute (11th/12th grade program). Both Masterpieces and Portfolios are rooted in classroom work, help drive classroom instruction, and include a final committee presentation and defense. Each Masterpiece/Portfolio task is scored on a rubric with six criteria, which we call our Habits of Mind. These Habits embody the cross-cutting skill areas which we believe will enable students to perform well and succeed.

At June Jordan School for Equity, we believe that teachers are most accountable for results when they have promised those results to families they know and care about, and thus do not want to disappoint. This relationship-based accountability not only requires a different kind of school, it also requires re-thinking of traditional school district systems and structures. Rather than relying on high-level state and district officials to determine whether our school is doing well, and enforcing higher performance when necessary, we believe the pyramid should be flipped on its head, with parents and students as the ultimate arbiters of a school's success.

School Tours

Open for tours most days. Please call to make an appt in advance.


Appropriate dress required.

School Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Afterschool supper

Afterschool programs

June Jordan School for Equity ExCEL Program

Special Education Programs

  • Mild/moderate
  • Moderate/severe with autism focus

Language Programs

  • Spanish World Language

Student Support Programs

  • Access to nurse
  • Advisory
  • Counselor
  • Mentoring
  • Family liaison
  • Health and wellness center
  • On-site nurse
  • Peer resources
  • Social worker


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Spirit squad
  • Track and field
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts Enrichment

  • Ceramics
  • Cooking or home economics
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Gardening
  • Guitar
  • Media arts
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
  • Other
Visiting professional artists. Past courses: visual arts, media arts (film, digital photography) and performing arts (dance, acrobatic arts, drums, guitar, and keyboard)

School Day Academic Enrichment

  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes
  • Career Technical Education (CTE) Academies
  • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
  • College classes on-site
  • Credit recovery
  • Individual learning plans
  • Interdisciplinary studies
  • Internships available
  • Project-based learning
  • Service learning
  • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
  • Student portfolios
  • Tutoring in school
  • Work experience education

College Technical Education (CTE) Academies

  • Architecture and Natural Resources
  • Arts
  • Media and Entertainment
  • Business and Finance
  • Building and Construction Trades
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Engineering and Agriculture
  • Health Science and Medical Technology
  • Hospitality
  • Travel and Tourism
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Marketing
  • Sales and Services
  • Transportation

College Counseling/Support Programs

  • 100% College Prep
  • Academic counseling
  • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
  • College and/or career counseling
  • College and/or career fair
  • College application workshops
  • College tours and visits
  • Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC)
  • Personal statement workshops
  • SF College Access Center
  • uAspire
  • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
  • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
  • Plan of Action for Challenging Times (PACT)
  • Job readiness programs