Best Public or Charter Elementary School

These Public or Charter Elementary Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Cherrywood Elementary School. Putting strong emphasis on parental involvement, it has a Mandarin Immersion program, and before and after school programs. San Jose.

Silver: Sherman Oaks Dual Immersion. San Jose.

Bronze: Willow Glen Elementary. San Jose.


Gold: Orion Alternative Elementary. Students in the school’s dual language immersion program attain fluency in communication, reading and writing in both Mandarin and English. Redwood City.

Silver: North Star Academy. Redwood City.

Bronze: San Carlos Charter. San Carlos.

San Francisco and Marin

Gold: Lafayette Elementary School. This neighborhood school in the Outer Richmond area stresses academic excellence for its diverse student population. San Francisco.

Silver: New School of San Francisco. San Francisco.

Bronze: Thomas Edison Charter Academy. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: Sycamore Valley Elementary. The goal of this California Distinguished and Gold Ribbon School is to promote lifelong learning. Danville.

Silver: Country Club Elementary. San Ramon.

Bronze: Coyote Creek Elementary. San Ramon.

Bronze: Rancho Romero Elementary. Alamo.