June Jordan School for Equity

More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

    275
  • Principal

    • Nichalous Archibald
  • Assistant Principal

    • Amanda Chui
  • Hours

    Mo - Tu: 8:15 am-3:15 pm
    We: 8:15 am-2:00 pm
    Th - Fr: 8:15 am-3:15 pm
  • School Tour

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

  • Uniforms Policy

    Appropriate dress required.
  • Neighborhood

    Excelsior
  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch, After School Supper
  • School Code

    757
Overview
  • About June Jordan School for Equity

    June Jordan School for Equity was explicitly designed as a school rooted in equity and social justice. It was founded through a community organizing effort by a group of teachers, parents, and youth.  The goal of June Jordan was to provide a better educational experience for students who were not being appropriately served in traditional schools. As a school for social justice, we are committed to serving working-class, communities of color (Latinx, Pilipinx, Black and Pacific Islander). The mission of June Jordan is not just to prepare students for college, but also to prepare our graduates to be agents of positive change in the world. Over the course of 4 years, we work to prepare young people in three key areas: Community, Social Justice & Independent Thinkers!

    Social Justice: We stand against oppression, both internal and external. We see ourselves as part of the past, present and future movements for justice in our communities and our world. 

    Community: We live in Respect, Integrity, Courage and Humility.

    Independent Thinkers: We develop ourselves as intellectuals with the skills we need to succeed. 

    Our Values

    June Jordan has 4 values which form the foundation of our work as a school for social justice.. We believe these ethical principles are equally as important as academic preparation. Those core values spell R.I.C.H. - Respect, Integrity, Courage & Humility. 

    At June Jordan, we have a performance assessment system called YPAR (Youth Participatory Action Research) which describes what we want students to know and be able to do by the time they graduate. Our performance assessment system is a graduation requirement. YPAR is rooted in classroom work and drives our intention around instruction. During their senior year, students present their project to a committee of which includes a final committee presentation and defense to community stakeholders. 

    To build community, we focus on establishing meaningful relationships with students and families. This relationship-based accountability requires a different kind of approach, it also requires re-thinking traditional school systems and structures. Rather than relying on high-level state and district officials to determine whether our school is doing well, we believe the pyramid should be flipped on its head, with parents and students as the ultimate voice of our school's success.

     

Programs
  • After School Programs

    June Jordan School for Equity ExCEL Program
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
    • Separate class - Moderate/severe
  • 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
  • Arts Enrichment

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

    • Volleyball
    • Track and Field
    • Spirit Squad
    • Soccer
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Wrestling
  • Student Support Programs

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

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

    • 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)
    • Job readiness programs
    • Personal statement workshops
    • SF College Access Center
    • SFUSD Plan Ahead curriculum
    • uAspire
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data
Contact Info
  • Address

    325 La Grande Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94112
  • Phone Number

    415-452-4922
  • Fax Number

    415-452-4927
  • Website

June Jordan School for Equity

Grades 9-12

325 La Grande Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112

Get directions

8:15 a.m. - MTThF 3:15 p.m.; W 2:00 p.m.