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Vintage 1950s San Francisco junior high & high school report cards from one of Jerry Garcia’s old classmates

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Vintage 1950s San Francisco junior high & high school report cards from one of Jerry Garcia's old classmates

Young Jerry Garcia - high school ageCheck 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 report card: Grade 8 – Fall, 1955

Denman Junior High School in San Francisco: English, Social Studies, Health, Math, Science, Mechanical Drawing

Denman Junior High School report card Grade 8 - Fall, 1955


Denman Junior High School report card: Grade 9 – Spring, 1956

San Francisco’s Denman Junior High School: English, Social Studies, Physical Education, Math, Mechanical Drawing, Science

Denman Junior High School San Francisco report card Grade 9 - Spring, 1956

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Denman Junior High School report card: Grade 9 – Fall, 1956

Denman Junior High School in San Francisco: English, Social Studies, Physical Education, Math (Algebra), Science, Latin

Denman Junior High School report card Grade 9 - Fall, 1956


Balboa High School report card: Grade 10 – Spring, 1957

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

Balboa High School report card Grade 10 - Spring, 1957


Balboa High School report card: Grade 11 – Fall, 1958

Junior year at San Francisco’s Balboa High School: English III, Advanced Algebra II, US History II, Lunch, Physics I, German II, Tennis

Balboa High School report card Grade 11 - Fall, 1958


Balboa High School report card: Grade 12 – Fall, 1959

Senior year at Balboa High School in San Francisco: Chemistry II, Senior Problems, Math Analysis, Civics, Lunch, German IV, Gym

Balboa High School report card Grade 12 - Fall, 1959

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