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All San Jose Unified School District Students are inspired and prepared to succeed in a global society.
Mission Statement
San Jose Unified School District’s mission is to eliminate the opportunity gap and provide every student with the finest 21st century education.

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Red and Gold


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Formerly Edwin Markham Middle School

Willow Glen Middle School, built in 1950, was formerly called Edwin Markham Middle School, named after famous poet Edwin Markham (1852-1940).  Markham taught literature in El Dorado County until 1879, when he became Education Superintendent of the County.  Markham attended an early college in Vacaville, CA, where he studied literature, and eventually completed his classical courses in 1873 in Santa Rosa, CA.  At the time of his death, he’d amassed a huge personal library of 15,000+ volumes. Edwin’s correspondents included Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ambrose Bierce, Jack London, Carl Sandburg and Amy Lowell.  Five schools in California were named in honor of Edwin Markham, one of which was our middle school.


Welcome to Willow Glen Middle School!

Willow Glen Middle School focuses on academic excellence and college readiness for all students by providing a strong academic curriculum supported by core instructional teams at each grade level. Electives include art, band, choir, computer technology, drama, journalism, leadership, robotics, speech, solar energy science, French, Spanish, and yearbook. Advanced math and foreign language courses are offered, as are support courses in reading and math. Additional academic support and student activities are also provided through the After-School All-Stars program. A wide variety of sports are popular after school in conjunction with the Eastside Athletic League, SJUSD Basketball League and the After-School Think Together Group.

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  • Students with “0” Period will attend their “0” Period classes all week.
  • 6th Grade after school tutoring will be closed on Wednesday through Friday.(Dec 17-19)
  • After school Homework Center will be closed Wednesday through Friday. (Dec 17-19) Willow Glen Middle School will be on Minimum Day Schedule on December 17,18, & 19 MinDays



    Hello parents and students of Willow Glen Middle School, Follow us on Twitter at @wgmiddle. Updates, news and notifications for everyone. Thanks Rams. Have a great evening.


    The WGMS Vex Robotics Program is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 School Year!

    The WGMS Vex Robotics Program is for 6th through 8th grade students interested in joining an educational, challenging and competitive robotics team designed to increase students’ awareness and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  After generous initial funding from PTA, WGMS has joined the VEX IQ Challenge where students design and build robots using the VEX IQ robotics platform. Teams have the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of robotics through the design and execution of building the robot, controlling the robot, basic programming, design notebooks, and the STEM research project. Applications for spots on this year’s teams are now being accepted.  This program will be popular, and is very dependent on parent involvement and volunteer support, especially parent coaches.  The total number of spots available for students will be based on the number of parent coaches who volunteer to run the teams next year.  The Robotics Program is available to students who are able to meet the attached participation requirements. Thanks Rams!  Please join us for robotics this year.​

    Paul Slayton Principal



    WGMS Students decorate Christmas tree for San Jose’s Christmas in the Park. Christmas tree

    2014-2015 YEARBOOKS

    Start thinking about ordering your yearbooks today. Yearbooks will be priced at just $40.00 until October 26, 2014, and then the price will be $42.00. Personalize your books with your name for just an additional $5.00 and get 4 icons free.
    Order your yearbooks at:  Jostens


    As of October 11, 2013 the portal is now self-serve.  Parents and students will need to add additional security preferences when registering a new account or logging into an existing account.
    Security preferences are another layer of protection for your account and will allow you to reset your password should you ever need to.  Users can log in up to three times before these settings will be required.
    If you have questions, please call the school and ask for Katherine M.
    Log onto Parent Portal here:  Campus Parent Portal Access


    Make sure you check out (Student Link Ups )for log on access to English magazines and news sources from your classes.


    2014 - 15 WGMS Uniform Policy.pdf
    CLICK HERE: Uniform/Dress Code

    Uniform Donations are Appreciated
    All students are encouraged to donate outgrown uniform items in room D104. Clean items only, not torn or stained items, please.

    Family News

    2014-2015 instructional calendar.pdf

    2015-2016 instructional calendar.pdf