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Check out some of the vintage report cards of a family friend — clearly an excellent student — who grew up in San Francisco’s Outer Mission district during the fifties.
The ’50s vintage report cards list classes, grades, citizenship, absences and tardy times, and are from two schools: Denman Junior High and Balboa High.
Those two school’s classrooms also had another student around the same time who went on to become world-famous: musician Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. (Young Jerry is shown at right.)
So no, they’re not Jerry Garcia’s old school report cards, but are from someone who knew him… and who remembers young Jerry as a quiet kid who taught other students how to play guitar.
Regardless of your musical preferences, these are some fun little pieces of the past.
Denman Junior High School in San Francisco: English, Social Studies, Health, Math, Science, Mechanical Drawing
San Francisco’s Denman Junior High School: English, Social Studies, Physical Education, Math, Mechanical Drawing, Science
Denman Junior High School in San Francisco: English, Social Studies, Physical Education, Math (Algebra), Science, Latin
Vintage report cards for sophomore year at Balboa High School in San Francisco: English III, PE, Sophomore Goals, Lunch, Latin II, Biology I, Geometry I
Junior year at San Francisco’s Balboa High School: English III, Advanced Algebra II, US History II, Lunch, Physics I, German II, Tennis
Senior year at Balboa High School in San Francisco: Chemistry II, Senior Problems, Math Analysis, Civics, Lunch, German IV, Gym
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