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.
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. csmh.org.
Silver: Cherrywood Elementary School. San Jose. cherrywood.berryessa.k12.ca.us/#.
Bronze: Willow Glen Elementary. San Jose. wge.sjusd.org.
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. orion.rcsdk8.net.
Silver: Farallone View Elementary. Montara. faralloneview.cabrillo.k12.ca.us.
Bronze: San Carlos Charter. San Carlos. sancarloscharter.org.
Gold: Lafayette Elementary School. This neighborhood school in the Outer Richmond stresses academic excellence for its diverse student population. San Francisco. sfusd.edu/school/lafayette-elementary-school.
Silver: Alvarado Elementary School. San Francisco. sfusd.edu/school/alvarado-elementary-school.
Silver: Miraloma Elementary School. San Francisco. miralomasf.com.
Bronze: New School of San Francisco. San Francisco. newschoolsf.org.
Bronze: Sutro Elementary School. San Francisco. sfusd.edu/school/sutro-elementary-school.
Gold: Sycamore Valley Elementary. This school strives to instill lifelong learning and promote critical thinking skills. Danville. syes.srvusd.net.
Silver: Neil Armstrong Elementary School. San Ramon. naes.srvusd.net.
Bronze: Green Valley Elementary. Danville. gves.srvusd.net.
Bronze: John Baldwin Elementary. Danville. Jbes.srvusd.net.