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Denman (James) Middle School

Public | 4-8 | 567 students

 
 
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Posted March 14, 2011

James Denman is a great school! Their teachers are great and educate you fairly well. I began in 6th grade with a 7th grade reading level and ended with a 10th grade reading level. The best part of the school is their Band/Orchestra. The class has lots of spirit and the teacher is hilarious! Those are the memories I'll remember the most. It's also a very diverse school with friendly people. The counselors are understanding and open to talk most of the time. The best part is that the school has many clubs for students to join. I joined about 3-4 clubs and it was a blast! You meet new people and you become a bigger part of the community. Speaking of community, they have a garden next to the school where students are able to work with plants to beautify the community. The only con would be PE. I didn't feel very worked out because they provided us with a lot of free time. Otherwise, I would rate this school a 9/10.


Posted November 21, 2010

This schools teachers cannot teach. I have one of my students in a Ms. Stenacks class and he doesn't learn anything because he saids all Ms. Stenack does is make these useless activities that don't teach. Many of the other James Denman teachers are useless and can't teach. This school is a disappointment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

man james denman middle school is the bessst bestt besssst middle school i ever chose! the best three years of my life in currently an 8th grader going to jdms. and i keep losing my mind about graduating. it makes me wanna cry when i hear graduate because i really love this school and its a good place to meet friends.and when you go here you wont regret because you have good sports teams! and fun field trips like to the giants games and sixs flag but for 8th graders and ahve a greaat time! choose denman! it rocks ima miss denman thats why im going to balboa to be close :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2010

The school has great fun and caring teachers, although most students do more playing around than working. JDMS has math honor class for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and has proven to be a pretty good tracks and baseball teams. It also has orchestra, volleyball, and basketball teams. I would rate it 6/10
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2010

james denman is the best school my daughter has chosen she loves it and its a very awesome school. she loves it so much since the first time she saw it. i recommed you to chose james denman. she currently about to graduate and says sad for her to leave . she met awesome friends and now she hates to leave it a very good school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2010

I recommend your child to go to JDMS. JDMS is a wonderful school.They have Gread Math and Language Arts classes. My son in 6th had a 5th grade reading level now as a 8th grader he has a 9thgrade reading level. JDMS has the 2 best science teachers and they were voted best by SFUSD.They have a great Band and Orchestra program also. Parents dont want there students to go to JDMS beacause they say there many kids who may influence there child to be bad.Well not really true.I say other middle schools children are worst than Denman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

james denman is an awesome school. every day i have fun here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 15, 2009

This school gives students a chance for people who came from other countries.But it all depends on who you make friends with and how much your willing to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2008

To be honest, I've only attended this school for 6 weeks. It wasn't even school, it was beacon. But I'm surprised Denman is only rated 5/10! Denman is a great school! If anything it at least is a 11/10, emphasizes on the 'at least' part! The people are so nice and considerate. You literally make a new friend everyday. The teachers are just plain fantastic. I mean you can actually talk to them about stuff, not just school poopy. I would have given my right leg to have wen't to Denman. I'm really looking forward to going again this year as a High School Helper. GO DEMONS! :)


Posted November 22, 2008

A somewhat hidden gem in the Excelsior District, James Denman Middle School has been a good experience for my two children these past few years. The student population reflects the rich diversity of a very family-centered region of the city, and therefore possesses much opportunity for parents to build relationships and work together. There are excellent teachers at Denman, in particular, the math and science departments. Both my kids are also involved in the music program (clarinet and cello) and they love their teacher. I recommend this school to those who want their children to have dedicated teachers in a culturally diverse setting. Lastly, we are grateful for our new principal, Ms. Phung, who has vision for strengthening a sense of community necessary to foster a climate where students are highly motivated to learn. - Craig Wong
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

James Denman is a great school, great teacher.Everyday my son was so excited to go to school. I am happy that we picked this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2008

James Denman is a great school. The teachers have an exciting approach to teaching the students and my son has benefited from that quality. I beleive he will well prepared to enter high school. The new principal is engaged and excited about what can fruther be accomplished for the students and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

james Denman is a great school! Great teachers & they teach very well. I am happy to be a student here at Denman. GO DENMAN DEMONS! (:
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2008

Denman is a great middle school! The staff are awesome and they really connect to us! Everyone makes great friends and always make new ones almost everyday. Everyone is hardworking in school! The activities are fun and free! Go Denman!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2005

Excellent school, dedicated staff, committed and positive student body..students are from diverse backgrounds who interact well with one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

This school is definitely one of the cleanest, well kept middle schools in San Francisco! They have some very good teachers and probably one of the more diverse groups of students (good mix of many nationalities) which is very important to me. My daughter is in her third/last year at Denman and she loves it! ** A very good choice **
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

I think if this scholl was a free-dress school, it would even be better.
—Submitted by a former student


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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


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The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

170 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

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In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

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Females49%
Males45%
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Asian67%
Filipino59%
Hispanic or Latino34%
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Economically disadvantaged47%
Non-economically disadvantaged52%
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Students with no reported disability48%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only59%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented81%
Parent education - not a high school graduate44%
Parent education - high school graduate36%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state44%

Math

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Females38%
Males34%
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Asian63%
Filipino48%
Hispanic or Latino19%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
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Students with no reported disability37%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only45%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented77%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)35%
Parent education - college graduate66%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state30%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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English Language Arts

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Asian65%
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Math

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Males34%
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English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented80%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
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Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

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Non-economically disadvantaged17%
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English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only16%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented35%
Parent education - not a high school graduate21%
Parent education - high school graduate23%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)12%
Parent education - college graduate21%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state12%

English Language Arts

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Females49%
Males28%
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Asian63%
Filipino42%
Hispanic or Latino23%
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Non-economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability39%
English learner0%
Fluent-English proficient and English only48%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented84%
Parent education - not a high school graduate27%
Parent education - high school graduate31%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate53%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state38%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

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Geometry

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students37%
Females44%
Males31%
African American40%
Asian56%
Filipino43%
Hispanic or Latino26%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Non-economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability40%
English learner7%
Fluent-English proficient and English only46%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduate31%
Parent education - high school graduate28%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)50%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Science

All Students55%
Females60%
Males49%
African American46%
Asian85%
Filipino65%
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner22%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state48%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 47% 11%
Hispanic 35% 51%
Black 10% 7%
White 4% 27%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Han Ngoc Phung
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 585-8402

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Transportation options
  • MUNI, BART

AACE Educational Services -- Denman Middle School (after school program)

About the program
  • At AACE Educational Services, experienced tutors provide small group tutoring to thirty students in a classroom setting to help youth develop academic skills. They also offer presentations and field trips to help participants learn about college and careers.
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
End time
  • 5:30 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • No
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Website

James Denman Middle School Afterschool Program (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • Urban Services YMCA provides afterschool programs that focus on academic standards, high level creative enrichment, and healthy lifestyles.SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that afterschool academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Urban Services YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:40 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-9
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Each program has an academic, enrichment and physical activity component. The programs are based on a youth development model and include project based learning activities. The summer programs are operated by community based organizations that are contracted by SFUSD to provide the services based on grants to the school from California Department of Education. Each organization has a site specific enrollment process. Priority enrollment goes to the students from the school site. Students from other SFUSD schools are eligible to apply though in many of the elementary schools there is more demand than available slots. Funding changes year to year and program offerings change.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
Operated by
  • OMI Beacon/Urban YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Phone number
  • (415) 406-1290

Summer program 2

About the program
  • Sixth Grade Step Up Program Program will provide a one week orientation to middle school program for incoming 6th graders
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • SFUSD
Dates offered
  • June 3, 2013 - June 7, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6
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241 Oneida Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
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Phone: (415) 469-4535

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