Best Public or Charter Middle School

These Public or Charter Middle Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2019 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: August Boeger Middle School. Students enjoy a lot of choice in extracurricular activities at this community school. 1944 Flint Ave., San Jose. 408-223-3770.

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

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


Gold: Herbert Hoover Middle School. 2290 14th Ave., San Francisco. 415-759-2783.

Silver: Mission Preparatory. 1050 York St., San Francisco. 415-508-9626.

Bronze: Roosevelt Middle School. 460 Arguello Blvd., San Francisco. 415-750-8446.


Gold: Central Middle School. This sixth through eighth-grade school offers a wide range of elective classes and enrichment opportunities. Students focus on the 5 Cs (citizenship, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication), as well as project-based learning. 757 Cedar St., San Carlos. 650-508-7321.

Silver: San Carlos Charter Learning Center. 750 Dartmouth Ave., San Carlos. 650-508-7343.

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

East Bay

Gold: Martinez Junior High School. A comprehensive middle school with about 900 students in grades six through eight. 1600 Court St., Martinez. 925-335-5820.

Silver: Charlotte Wood Middle School. 600 El Capitan Drive, Danville. 925-855-4400.

Bronze: Pine Valley Middle School. 3000 Pine Valley Road, San Ramon. 925-479-7700.

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