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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.

School Colors
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.

Appointment of New Willow Glen Middle School Principal

New Principal Paul Slayton.pdf
In Spanish: Nuevo Director - Paul Slayton

Dear Ram Families,
The first day of school is August 13, 2014
The Summer Mailer has information details about upcoming schedule pick up, PE clothes, the campus uniform policy and please check out the new bell schedule.  Please click below and review.

2014-2015 SUPPLY LIST
Click 2014-15 School Supply List.pdf to download and print list.

2014-2015 WEB Day

August 11th 8:30-1:00.
WEB logo
WEB day is for ALL incoming 6th grade Rams and will be filled with fun, prizes, food and activities.
Contact WEB Coordinator Katharine Norton, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), if you have any questions or see detailed information here : WEB

Just a few spots available…
Music, Drama, Dance, and Art Camp for K-8, July 21-25. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Willow Glen Performing Arts Boosters, who have assembled an experienced team to serve, lead, and inspire campers. $175—$150 if you mention this event!

8th GradePromotion Ceremony photos by Lifetouch Information

Below is a link to order portraits taken by Lifetouch at the promotion ceremony.  If you have any questions regarding their portraits,  please contact Lifetouch’s customer service department 1-800-505-9496 or email their customer service department .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lifetouch homepage

Check out what our students are doing

More detailed information on current activities see Student Activities

See all information under Students Link Ups (Student Link Ups )

Local Control Accountability Plan

All SJUSD stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), which describes the district’s vision for students, annual goals and the actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals.  The LCAP will be reviewed at the following district-level parent meetings:

District Advisory Committee (DAC)
Monday, May 5 from 6:00-8:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 337

District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC)
Monday, May 19 from 5:00-8:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 129

In addition, the Board of Education will conduct a public hearing at its regularly scheduled meeting:

Board of Education Meeting
Thursday, June 12 at 6:00pm and Thursday, June 29 at 6:00pm
District Office, 855 Lenzen Ave
Room 129

Plan de Rendición de Cuentas de Control Local
Invitamos cordialmente a los miembros de todos los sectores del Distrito para que participen en el proceso de revisión y comentarios del Plan de Rendición de Cuentas de Control Local (LCAP, por sus siglas en inglés), el cual describe la visión del Distrito para los estudiantes, las metas anuales y las medidas que tomará el Distrito a fin de lograr que se realice dicha visión y que se cumplan las metas.  El plan LCAP se analizará en las siguientes juntas para padres a nivel del Distrito:

Comité de Asesoría del Distrito (DAC)
El miércoles, 14 de mayo de 6:00 a 8:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 337

Comité del Distrito de Asesoría para Estudiantes Aprendiendo Inglés (DELAC)
El lunes, 19 de mayo de 5:00 a 8:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 129

Además, nuestra Mesa Directiva llevará a cabo una audiencia pública en su junta programada en la fecha siguiente:

Junta de la Mesa Directiva
El jueves, 12 de junio a las 6:00pm
Oficinas centrales del Distrito, 855 Lenzen Ave
Salón 129


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.
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.


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.

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