James Denman Middle School

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  • School Type

    Middle School, 6-8
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Lisa Jovick-Berrueta
  • Assistant Principal

    • Hossien Koch
    • Tessa Lajoie
    • Jennifer Ujiie
  • Hours

    Mo: 9:00 am-3:29 pm
    Tu: 9:00 am-3:27 pm
    We: 9:30 am-1:21 pm
    Th - Fr: 9:00 am-3:29 pm

    Monday, Thursday Friday - periods 1-7

    Tuesday - Block Schedule - periods 1, 3, 4, 6

    Wednesday- Block Schedule, Early Release 1:21 - periods 2 & 7 plus Advisory

    Lunch - 11:52-12:32 (M, Th, Fri); 11:51-12:31 (Tu, Wed)

    Bell Schedule 2019-2020

    Early Release -  

    September 25, December 4, February 12 (Wednesdays)  - 12:50


    James Denman Middle School

    Parent Teacher Conference Week

    Fall 2019

    November 18th  – November 22nd 

    1st     9:00-9:48

    2nd    9:52-10:37

    3rd   10:41-11:26

    4th   11:30-12:15

    Lunch   12:15-12:50

    6th   12:54-1:41

    7th     1:45-2:30

    *No Advisory during PTC week


  • School Tour

    Tuesdays at 9:30am from November to January. Call to schedule tour.

  • Uniforms Policy

    SFUSD dress code
  • This School Is Fed By

  • Neighborhood

    Outer Mission
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

  • About James Denman Middle School

    Our vision for James Denman Middle School is that all members of our learning community will be literate, motivated, respectful, and independent thinkers. We commit to creating a safe, non-competitive environment in classrooms—getting to know individual students—their families, skills, and talents. Our experienced teachers demonstrate, encourage, and expect respect in the classroom. They challenge each student to work hard and learn from others.

    We believe that a joyful learner is one who is challenged just enough to feel like he/she has accomplished something real. The concept of a joyful learner needs to be applied not only to the students, but to the staff and the parent community as well. We aim for adventure in learning. James Denman is building partnerships with community members in bringing in choir and music production programs like digital music making and connecting it to mathematics. We are also focusing on character development through giving our students leadership opportunities. Student government is active with more than 20 participants. They work on improving student climate, bringing equity into their school, and improving the school's environment. Our school community is active in our own service projects—such as improving our school environment; creating bulletin board themes and murals; gardens, and recycling/composting. Our school community welcomes and supports active parent participation through a variety of involvement opportunities.


    Our mission is to provide each student with an equal opportunity to succeed by promoting intellectual growth, creativity, self-discipline, cultural, and linguistic sensitivity, democratic responsibility, economic competence, and physical and mental health so that each student can achieve his or her maximum potential

    Our Vision at James Denman Middle School is to ensure that every student will be prepared for high school, will understand the A-G requirements for universities, and will be prepared to engage in the academic technological world.  Our students will have the confidence, competence and information needed to make positive choices for their future and will have demonstrated strength and competence in all areas needed for full participation in the 21st century economic, political, cultural, and intellectual life of our nation and global society.  In addition to academic competency, these areas include multilingual and cross-cultural competency; technological literacy; communication skills; aesthetic sensibility; critical and creative thinking, reasoning, and solution-seeking; social, environmental and civic responsibility; and strength of character.

    Our Guiding Principles:

    • I take actions and make decisions that move us closer to our vision of student success.
    • I nurture positive relationships and connections in service of student success.
    • I inspire and support innovation to end racism, classism, and language bias.
    • I contribute to creating a system that supports our principles, goals and objectives.
  • After School Programs

    ExCEL program: no cost, Mon-Fri from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. Call 415-292-3027 for more information. 
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate with autism focus
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
    • Separate class - Social-emotional/behavioral enhanced classroom (SOAR)
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Academic counseling
    • College tours and visits
    • Computer carts
    • Leadership class
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology or computer lab
    • Technology teacher
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Band
    • Coding
    • Media arts
    • Orchestra
    • Visual arts
    We offer a variety of electives including media arts, visual arts, band and orchestra.
  • Athletics

    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field
    • Softball
    • Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Flag football
  • Student Support Programs

    • Student adviser
    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Mentoring
    • Health and wellness center
    • Family liaison
    • Counselor
    • College planning
    • AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination)
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  • Address

    241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
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James Denman Middle School

Grades 6-8

241 Oneida Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

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MTThF 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., W 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.