Details overview

School leader Teresa Shipp
District San Francisco Unified School District
Transportation options Yes
Summer program Yes


Basic school information

Dress code Dress code

Academic focus and philosophy

Instructional / curriculum models used Standards-based
Gifted / High performing


including: Library
Facilities Computer lab
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Emotional behavioral disabilities
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Intensive - school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of the population

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Students by group

  This school
English learners 26%
Female 49%
N/A 51%
Male 51%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 81%
Source: See notes


Extended care / Extended programs After
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered Yes

After school program

Program name AACE Educational Services -- Denman Middle School
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
End time 5:30 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? No
Is there a fee for the program? No

After school program

Program name James Denman Middle School Afterschool Program (ExCEL 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
End time 6:40 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? 6
Is there a fee for the program? Yes

Summer program

Program name ExCEL Summer Program
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. Contact the school for details.
Phone number 415-406-1290


including: PE instructor
Staff Librarian / media specialist
Assistant principal
Art teacher
PE instructor
Special education coordinator


Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students
Transportation options (misc.) MUNI, BART


Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014