Best Public or Charter Middle School

Silicon Valley

Gold: Escuela Popular. The school’s goals are to develop bilingual, biliterate, bi-cultural students who are fully prepared to continue onto higher education and pursue their goals. 467 North White Road (DL Academy), 408-275-7190; 149 North White Road (high school academies), 408-275-7191.

Silver: Union Middle School. 2130 Los Gatos-Almaden Road, San Jose. 408-371-0366.

Bronze: Willow Glen Middle School. 2105 Cottle Ave., San Jose. 408-535-6277.


Gold: San Carlos Charter Learning Center. This is a progressive K-8 school that emphasizes project-based learning and interdisciplinary units. 750 Dartmouth Ave., San Carlos. 650-508-7343.

Silver: North Star Academy. 400 Duane St., Redwood City. 650-482-5973.

Bronze: Pescadero Middle School. 350 Butano Cutoff, Pescadero. 650-879-0274.

East Bay

Gold: Martinez Junior High School. A comprehensive middle school with about 900 students in grades six through eight. 1600 Court St., Martinez.

Silver: Creekside Middle School. 19722 Center St., Castro Valley. 510-247-0665.

Bronze: William Mendenhall Middle School. 1701 El Padro Drive, Livermore. 925-606-4731.

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