Visitacion Valley Middle School

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More about this school

  • A little VVMS/ Big Viz history and then some:

    Visitacion Valley Middle School was ready to serve the Visitacion Valley community in 1971, constructed on San Franciscan land that once belonged to the Native American people called the Ohlone. 

    Currently known locally to some as Viz Valley, this culturally diverse neighborhood is part pastoral, part residential, and part commercial, nestled amongst 6 parks of the Visitacion Valley Greenway, as well as 313 acres that makeup John McLaren Park. The Valley is a village. 

    Big Viz is fed into by Guadalupe, Cleveland, El Dorado, and Visitacion Valley Elementary (little Viz) schools. VVMS had been repainted and made completely accessible to the physical needs of all people by 2005. In 2007, Visitacion Valley Middle School adopted the Quiet Time program, which engaged staff and students in Transcendental Meditation as a daily routine under the principalship of James Dierke, who was NASSP National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2008.  In 2009, with the partnership of the First Tee Foundation, Big Viz was the first school to have its own golfing facility and program. Stymied by the pandemic, this opportunity will begin anew this school year, along with the rejuvenation of our garden program. VVMS is also the home of an immense population of native choral frogs! 

    Under the leadership of Joe Truss, 2015-2016 saw the transformation of the entire building to create new classrooms and spaces for various programs, including a spacious wellness center, recording studio, and library. Through two Innovation Awards in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018, environments and routines that support accelerated reading comprehension/interest, science learning, and mathematical learning were established.  Salesforce also has been part of the important transformations and innovations in technologies and spaces in our school.  

    Between 2017-2019 school years, with the support of the New Tech Network, VVMS transitioned from the 50-minute period schedule to block scheduling, Project Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning (for math), allowing for more adult collaboration time, deeper student learning, and student intervention classes- as well as an investment in culturally responsive teaching via Zaretta Hammond and restorative practices. 

    Plans this year are to focus on a sense of belonging at VVMS, through the formation of a formal student council and more self-driven student learning. We are truly about our 3 priorities- Love, Literacy, and Liberation for ALL students. Pay us a visit and watch this space!


  • Before School Programs

    Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 9:25 am; the Program is offered for free.; Saturday Field Trips and Summer Programs
  • After School Programs

    Real Options for City Kids (R.O.C.K.) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 2:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.; the Program is offered for free.; Saturday Field Trips and Summer Programs
  • Language Programs

    • Newcomer Program - all languages
    All languages
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist Program Services
    • Separate class - Mild/moderate
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • Academic counseling
    • College tours and visits
    • Computer carts
    • English literacy interventionist
    • Internships available
    • Leadership class
    • Outdoor education program
    • Project-based learning
    • Rosetta Stone (foreign language instruction)
    • Spanish literacy interventionist
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Technology or computer lab
    • Technology teacher
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Band
    • Cooking or home economics
    • Guitar
    • Media arts
    • Performing arts
    • Theater
    • Visual arts
    Modern Band (music) with contemporary instruments, Visuals Arts, Ethnic Studies, Computer Science, Dramatic Arts, and Spanish!
  • Athletics

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

    • After-school tutorials
    • College planning
    • Counselor
    • Family liaison
    • Health and wellness center
    • Mentoring
    • On-site nurse
    • Peer resources
    • Social worker
    • Speech pathologist
  • College Counseling

    • Academic counseling
    • College tours and visits
School Data

Application Data

General education entry grade seats per application: 100%
  • School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

    School Accountability Report Cards (SARCs) are required by state law and are intended to provide families with important information.

  • School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.

  • Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.

  • School Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA)

    School communities gather twice a year to review data and previous actions in order to intentionally plan for the coming months. The School Plan for Student Achievement is the template on which this review and stakeholder engagement process is codified.

Contact Info
  • Address

    1971 Visitacion Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94134
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Visitacion Valley Middle School
1971 Visitacion Avenue, San Francisco, 94134
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Mo - Tu: 9:30 am-4:00 pm
We: 9:30 am-2:15 pm
Th - Fr: 9:30 am-4:00 pm