John Adams Middle School (JAMS) is one of three middle schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. The school is located on a 16-acre campus just south of Santa Monica College. JAMS features a diverse student body and offers an equally eclectic educational experience. The school encourages students to reach their potential not just academically, but also socially, physically and emotionally. As part of its effort to promote good character, JAMS emphasizes respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship.