These Public or Charter Middle Schools were voted the Bay Area’s 2022 Best of the Best by Bay Area Parent readers. Read the full list of winners here.
Gold: Willow Glen Middle School. With the goal of preparing students to be thinkers, leaders and creators, this school offers a wide variety of math classes, high school level language courses, music classes, speech and debate and more. San Jose. wgms.sjusd.org.
Silver: Union Middle School. San Jose. unionms.unionsd.org.
Bronze: Raymond J. Fisher Middle School. Los Gatos. rjfisher.lgusd.org.
Gold: Tierra Linda Middle School. The focus is on school culture and climate by building a safe, respectful environment where students are encouraged to take risks, collaborate and become responsible citizens. San Carlos. tierralinda.scsdk8.org.
Silver: Kennedy Middle School. Redwood City. kennedy.rcsdk8.net.
Silver: North Star Academy. Redwood City. northstar.rcsdk8.net.
Bronze: San Carlos Charter. San Carlos. sancarloscharter.org.
San Francisco and Marin
Gold: Herbert Hoover Middle School. Parents send their kids to this school for its language immersion, special education and general education programs. San Francisco. sfusd.edu/school/herbert-hoover-middle-school.
Silver: Gateway Middle School. San Francisco. gatewaypublicschools.org/gms.
Bronze: Roosevelt Middle School. San Francisco. sfusd.edu/school/roosevelt-middle-school.
Gold: Pine Valley Middle School. This school has been recognized as both a California Gold Ribbon and California Distinguished School.San Ramon. pvms.schoolloop.com.
Silver: Charlotte Wood Middle School. Danville. cwms.schoolloop.com.
Silver: Piedmont Middle School. Piedmont. piedmont.k12.ca.us/pms.
Bronze: Yu Ming Charter School. Oakland. yumingschool.org.