Best Public or Charter Elementary School

These Public or Charter Elementary Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2023 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.

Silicon Valley

Gold: Charter School of Morgan Hill. This school uses project-based learning, strong family involvement and community interaction to develop lifelong learners prepared to be successful and innovative participants in the global community. Morgan Hill.

Silver: Cherrywood Elementary School. 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: Farallone View Elementary. Montara.

Bronze: San Carlos Charter. San Carlos.

 San Francisco/Marin

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

Silver: Alvarado Elementary School. San Francisco.

Silver: Miraloma Elementary School. San Francisco.

Bronze: New School of San Francisco. San Francisco.

Bronze: Sutro Elementary School. San Francisco.

East Bay

Gold: Sycamore Valley Elementary. This school strives to instill lifelong learning and promote critical thinking skills. Danville.         

Silver: Neil Armstrong Elementary School. San Ramon.

Bronze: Green Valley Elementary. Danville.

Bronze: John Baldwin Elementary. Danville.




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