SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

School Guide

For buyers with children, or those who plan to grow their family,

finding a home near a great school is an important factor.

BAY AREA SCHOOLS

San Francisco

Oakland/Alameda

Palo Alto

Alameda Co.

Contra Costa Co.

San Mateo Co.

San Francisco Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 1 (API Score: 925+)

  1. Alice Fong Yu Elementary School (955)
  2. Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila (934)
  3. Clarendon Alternative Elementary School (956)
  4. John Yehall Chin Elementary School (997)
  5. Lawton Elementary School (932)
  6. Lowell High School (948)
  7. Robert Louis Stevenson Elementary School (934)
  8. Sherman Elementary School (932)
  9. Sunset Elementary School (925)
  10. Ulloa Elementary School (932)

 

Rank: 2 (API Score: 900–924)

  1. Claire Lilienthal Elementary School (921)
  2. Commodore Sloat Elementary School (901)
  3. George Peabody Elementary School (905)
  4. Grattan Elementary School (917)
  5. Jefferson Elementary School (924)
  6. Lafayette Elementary School (913)
  7. McKinley Elementary School (900)
  8. Sutro Elementary School (906)
  9. West Portal Elementary School (914)
  10. Yick Wo Elementary School (908)

 

Rank: 3 (API Score: 850–899)

  1. A.P. Gianni Middle School (883)
  2. Alamo Elementary School (898)
  3. Dianne Feinstein Elementary School (892)
  4. Francis Scott Key Elementary School (889)
  5. Gordon J. Lau Elementary School (852)
  6. Jose Ortega Elementary School (857)
  7. Miralmoa Elementary School (898)
  8. Presidio Middle School (892)
  9. Roosevelet Middle School (875)
  10. Ruth Asawa S.F. School of the Arts: SOTA (852)

 

Rank: 3 (API Score: 800–849)

  1. Aptos Middle School (818)
  2. Creative Arts Charter School (844)
  3. Fairmount Elementary School (820)
  4. Frank McCoppin Elementary School (841)
  5. Garfield Elementary School (829)
  6. Gateway Middle School (819)
  7. George R. Moscone Elementary School (822)
  8. Guadalupe Elementary School (804)
  9. Harvey Milk Civil Rights Elementary School (828)
  10. Herbert Hoover Middle School (817)
  11. Jean Parker Elementary School (830)
  12. Kipp Bayview Academy (838)
  13. Marina Middle School (804)
  14. Monroe Elementary School (806)
  15. Redding Elementary School (834)
  16. Sheridan Elementary School (803)
  17. Spring Valley Elementary School (844)
  18. Starr King Elementary School (812)
  19. Visitacion Valley Elementary School (801)

San Francisco Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 4 (API Score: 750–799)

  1. Abraham Lincoln High School (778)
  2. Balboa High School (759)
  3. Bessie Carmichael School (783)
  4. Edison Charter Academy (795)
  5. Daniel Webster Elementary School (754)
  6. Galileo High School (758)
  7. George Washington High School (774)
  8. George Washington Carver Elementary School (755)
  9. Hillcrest Elementary School (756)
  10. James Lick Middle School (751)
  11. Juniperro Serra Elementary School (752)
  12. Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School (771)
  13. Longfellow Elementary School (793)
  14. Marhsall Elementary School (783)
  15. Paul Revere Elementary School (772)
  16. Raoul Wallenberg Traditional High School (799)
  17. Rosa Parks Elementary School (799)

 

Rank: 5 (API Score: 400–749)

  1. Bret Harte Elementary School (648)
  2. Bryant Elementary School (703)
  3. Buena Vista / Horace Mann K-8 School (748)
  4. Cesar Chavez Elementary School (690)
  5. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy (665)
  6. Chinese Education Center (578)
  7. City Arts and Tech High School (711)
  8. Cleveland Elementary School (708)
  9. El Dorado Elementary School (688)
  10. Everett Middle School (728)
  11. Francisco Middle School (732)
  12. Gateway High School (745)
  13. Glen Park Elementary School (720)
  14. Independence High School (529)
  15. International Studies Academy (603)
  16. James Denman Middle School (732)
  17. John Muir Elementary School (731)
  18. John O'Connell High School (657)
  19. June Jordan School for Equity (547)
  20. Leadership High School (646)
  21. Leonard R. Flynn Elementary School (694)
  22. Malcolm X Academy (711)
  23. Martin Luther King Jr. Academic Middle School (695)
  24. Mission Education Center (401)
  25. Mission High School (641)
  26. Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School (731)
  27. San Francisco Community Alternative School (747)
  28. San Francisco Flex Academy (733)
  29. S.F. International High School (498)
  30. San Francisco Public Montessori (732)
  31. Sanchez Elementary School (744)
  32. Tenderloin Community (709)
  33. Thurgood Marshall High School (644)
  34. Visitacion Valley Middle School (613)
  35. William L. Cobb Elementary School (726)

Oakland & Alameda Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 1 (API Score: 925+)

  1. Alameda Science and Technology Institute (925)
  2. Amelia Earhart Elementary School (956) [Alameda]
  3. American Indian Public Charter School I (971)
  4. American Indian Public Charter School II (942)
  5. American Indian Public High School (927)
  6. Bay Farm School (933) [Alameda]
  7. Chabot Elementary School (938)
  8. Crocker Highlands Elementary School (950)
  9. Edison Elementary School (948) [Alameda]
  10. Hillcrest Elementary School (958)
  11. Lincoln Elementary School (931)
  12. Montclair Elementary School (954)
  13. Oakland Charter High School (938)
  14. Peralta Elementary School (942)
  15. Thornhill Elementary School (946)
  16. Yu Ming Charter School (944)

 

Rank: 2 (API Score: 900–924)

  1. Cleveland Elementary School (918)
  2. Frank Otis Elementary School (913) [Alameda]
  3. Franklin Elementary School (902) [Alameda]
  4. Joaquin Miller Elementary School (908)
  5. Kipp Bridge Charter School (905)
  6. Lincoln Middle School (904) [Alameda]

 

Rank: 3 (API Score: 850–899)

  1. Conservatory of Vocal/Instrumental Arts (873)
  2. Glenview Elementary School (872)
  3. Kaiser Elementary School (856)
  4. North Oakland Community Charter (891)
  5. Parker Elementary School (852)
  6. Redwood Heights Elementary School (854)
  7. William G. Paden Elementary School (851) [Alameda]

 

Rank: 3 (API Score: 800–849)

  1. The Academy of Alameda (808)
  2. Achieve Academy (833)
  3. Alameda Community Learning Center (869)
  4. Alameda High School (819) [Alameda]
  5. Aspire Berkeley Maynard Academy (833)
  6. Aspire Eres Academy (833)
  7. Aspire Lionel Wilson College Preparatory Academy (807)
  8. Bella Vista Elementary School (813)
  9. Carl B. Munck Elementary School (801)
  10. Donald D. Lum Elementary School (876) [Alameda]
  11. Franklin Elementary School (814) [Oakland]
  12. Greenleaf Elementary School (818)
  13. Henry Haight Elementary School (854) [Alameda]
  14. Manzanita Seed (801)
  15. Nea Community Learning Center (838) [Alameda]
  16. Oakland School for the Arts (837)
  17. Piedmont Avenue Elementary School (810)
  18. Ruby Bridges Elementary School (808) [Alameda]
  19. Sequoia Elementary School (828)
  20. Think College Now (849)

 

Oakland & Alameda Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 4 (API Score: 750–799)

  1. Acorn Woodland Elementary School (798)
  2. Ascend (757)
  3. Aspire Monarch Academy (761)
  4. Burckhalter Elementary School (769)
  5. East Oakland Leadership Academy (779)
  6. Edna Brewer Middle School (773)
  7. Encinal High School (797)
  8. Esperanza Elementary School (777)
  9. Grass Valley Elementary School (769)
  10. Howard Elementary School (777)
  11. International Community (757)
  12. La Esquelita Elementary School (794)
  13. Laurel Elementary School (798)
  14. Lighthouse Community Charter School (796)
  15. Lighthouse Community Charter High School (799)
  16. Maya Lin School (793)
  17. Monterra Middle School (789)
  18. Oakland Military Institute, College Preparatory (770)
  19. Will C. Wood Middle School (786)
  20. Urban Promise Academy (768)

 

Rank: 5 (API Score: 400–749)

  1. Allendale Elementary School (663)
  2. Alliance Academy (627)
  3. Arise High School (533)
  4. Aspire Golden State College Preparatory Academy (676)
  5. Aspire Millsmont Academy (732)
  6. Bay Area Technology (710)
  7. Bret Harte Middle School (666)
  8. Bridges Academy (678)
  9. Brookfield Elementary School (687)
  10. Castlemont High School (509)
  11. Claremont Middle School (713)
  12. Coliseum College Preparatory Academy (665)
  13. Community School for Creative Education (660)
  14. Community United Elementary School (700)
  15. Cox Academy (743)
  16. East Oakland Pride Elementary School (668)
  17. Elmhurst Community Preparatory School (686)
  18. Emerson Elementary School (696)
  19. Emery Secondary School (625)
  20. Encompass Academy Elementary School (746)
  21. Envision Academy for Arts & Technology (669)
  22. Ernestine C. Reems Academy of Technology & Art (712)
  23. Fred T. Korematsu Discovery Academy (743)
  24. Frick Middle School (621)
  25. Fruitvale Elementary School (703)
  26. Futures Elementary School (588)
  27. Garfield Elementary School (720)
  28. Global Family (697)
  29. Hoover Elementary School (705)
  30. Horace Mann Elementary School (739)
  31. Lafayette Elementary School (605)
  32. Lazear Charter Academy (748)
  33. Learning Without Limits (713)
  34. Life Academy (676)
  35. LPS Oakland R&D Campus (734)
  36. Madison Pakr Academy TK-5 (667)
  37. Madison Park Academy 6-12 (701)
  38. Manzanita Community School (693)
  39. Markham Elementary School (749)
  40. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School (651)
  41. McClymonds High School (513)
  42. Melrose Leadership Academy (667)
  43. Metwest High School (664)
  44. New Highland Academy (676)
  45. Oakland High School (634)
  46. Oakland International High School (374)
  47. Oakland Technical High School (737)
  48. Oakland Unity High School (735)
  49. Preparatory Literary Acad. of Cultural Excellence (658)
  50. Ralph J. Bunche High School (572)
  51. Reach Academy (628)
  52. Rise Community (555)
  53. Roosevelt Middle School (679)
  54. Roots International Academy (652)
  55. Rudsdale Continuation School (515)
  56. Sankofa Academy (728)
  57. Skyline High School (639)
  58. United For Success Academy (632)
  59. Urban Montessori Charter School (676)
  60. Vincent Academy (727)
  61. West Oakland Middle School (575)
  62. Westlake Middle School (647)
  63. World Academy (740)
  64. 100 Black Men of the Bay Area Community School (633)

Palo Alto Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 1 (API Score: 925+)

  1. Addison Elementary School (947)
  2. David Starr Jordan Middle School (934)
  3. Duveneck Elementary School (956)
  4. El Carmelo Elementary School (944)
  5. Fairmeadow Elementary School (953)
  6. Herbert Hoover Elementary School (987)
  7. Juana Briones Elementary School (941)
  8. Ohlone Elementary School (946)
  9. Palo Verde Elementary School (961)
  10. Terman Middle School (968)
  11. Walter Hays Elementary School (934)

Palo Alto Schools, ranked by API Score

Rank: 2 (API Score: 900–924)

  1. Henry M. Gunn High School (917)
  2. Palo Alto High School (905)

 

Rank: 3 (API Score: 850–899)

  1. Barron Park Elementary School (870)

Alameda County Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Alabany, CA

  1. Albany Middle School
  2. Cornell Elementary School
  3. Marin Elementary School

 

Berkeley, CA

  1. Oxford Elementary School

 

Castro Valley, CA

  1. Independent Elementary School
  2. Jensen Ranch Elementary School
  3. Palomares Elementary School

 

Dublin, CA

  1. Dublin Elementary School
  2. Dublin High School
  3. James Dougherty Elementary School
  4. John Green Elementary School

 

Fremont, CA

  1. Ardenwood Elementary School
  2. Forest Park Elementary School
  3. Fred W. Weibel Elementary School
  4. Irvington High School
  5. James Leitch Elementary School
  6. John Gomes Elementary School
  7. John M. Horner Junior High School
  8. Joshua Chadbourne Elementary School
  9. Mission San Jose Elementary School
  10. Mission San Jose High School
  11. Mission Valley Elementary School
  12. Parkmont Elementary School
  13. Warm Springs Elementary School
  14. William Hopkins Junior High School

Alameda County Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Livermore, CA

  1. Emma C. Smith Elementary School

 

Piedmont, CA

  1. Beach Elementary School
  2. Havens Elementary School
  3. Piedmont High School
  4. Piedmont Middle School
  5. Wildwood Elementary School

 

Pleasanton, CA

  1. Armador Valley High School
  2. Fairlands Elementary School
  3. Foothill High School
  4. Harvest Park Middle School
  5. Henry P. Mohr Elementary School
  6. Phoebe A. Hearst Elementary School
  7. Pleasanton Middle School
  8. Thomas S. Hart Middle School
  9. Vintage Hills Elementary School
  10. Walnut Grove Elementary School

 

Sunol, CA

  1. Sunol Glen Elementary School

Contra Costa Co. Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Alamo, CA

  1. Alamo Elementary School
  2. Rancho Romero Elementary School
  3. Stone Valley Middle School

 

Clayton, CA

  1. Mt. Diablo Elementary School

 

Concord, CA

  1. Monte Gardens Elementary School

 

Danville, CA

  1. Charlotte Woods Middle School
  2. Creekside Elementary School
  3. Diablo Vista Elementary School
  4. Greenbrook Elementary School
  5. John Baldwin Elementary School
  6. Los Cerros Middle School
  7. Montair Elementary School
  8. Monte Vista High School
  9. San Ramon Valley High School
  10. Sycamore Valley Elementary School
  11. Tassajara Hills Elementary School
  12. Vista Grande Elementary School

 

El Cerrito, CA

  1. Madera Elementary School

 

Kensington, CA

  1. Kensington Elementary School

 

Lafayette, CA

  1. Arclanes High School
  2. Burton Valley Elementary School
  3. Happy Valley Elementary School
  4. Lafayette Elementary School
  5. M.H. Stanley Middle School
  6. Springhill Elementary School

 

Martinez, CA

  1. Morello Park Elementary School

 

Moraga, CA

  1. Campolindo High School
  2. Camino Pablo Elementary School
  3. Donald L. Rheem Elementary School
  4. Joaquin Moraga Intermediate School
  5. Los Perales Elementary School

Contra Costa Co. Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Orinda, CA

  1. Miramonte High School
  2. Del Rey Elementary School
  3. Glorietta Elementary School
  4. Orinda Intermediate School
  5. Sleepy Hollow Elementary School
  6. Wagner Ranch Elementary School

 

Pleasant Hill, CA

  1. Sequoia Elementary School
  2. Strandwood Elementary School

 

San Ramon, CA

  1. Bollinger Canyon Elementary School
  2. California High School
  3. Coyote Creek Elementary School
  4. Dougherty Valley High School
  5. Gale Ranch Middle School
  6. Golden View Elementary School
  7. Hidden Hills Elementary School
  8. Iron Horse Middle School
  9. Live Oak Elementary School
  10. Montevideo Elementary School
  11. Neil A. Armstrong Elementary School
  12. Pine Valley Middle School
  13. Quail Run Elementary School
  14. Walt Disney Elementary School
  15. Windemere Ranch Middle School

 

Walnut Creek, CA

  1. Las Lomas High School
  2. Valle Verde Elementary School
  3. Walnut Acres Elementary School
  4. Indian Valley Elementary School
  5. Parkmead Elementary School
  6. Walnut Creek Intermediate School
  7. Walnut Heights Elementary School

 

Contra Costa Co. Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Atherton, CA

  1. Las Lomitas Elementary School
  2. Encinal Elementary School

 

Belmont, CA

  1. Central Elementary School
  2. Ralston Intermediate School
  3. Carlmont High School

 

Brisbane, CA

  1. Franklin Elementary School

 

Daly City, CA

  1. Marjorie H. Tobias Elementary School

 

Foster City, CA

  1. Bowditch Middle School
  2. Brewer Island Elementary School
  3. Foster City Elementary School

 

Half Moon Bay, CA

  1. Kings Mountain School

 

Hillsborough, CA

  1. Crocker Middle School
  2. North Hillsborough
  3. South Hillsborough
  4. West Hollsborough

Contra Costa Co. Schools with API Score 900+, by City

Menlo Park, CA

  1. La Entrada Middle School
  2. Hillview Middle School
  3. Oak Knoll Elementary School

 

Millbrae, CA

  1. Taylor Middle School

 

Portola Valley, CA

  1. Corte Madera
  2. Ormondale Elementary School

 

San Carlos, CA

  1. Arundel Elementary School
  2. Heather Elementary School
  3. Tierra Linda Middle School
  4. White Oaks

 

San Mateo, CA

  1. Baywood Elementary School

 

Woodside, CA

  1. Woodside Elementary School

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

 

For buyers with children, or those who plan to grow their family, finding a home near a great school, or within a specific school district is an important factor. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the best public and private schools, not just in California, but the entire nation.

 

San Francisco Unified School District even has specialized high schools like San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA), International Studies Academy, and San Francisco International High School. The San Francisco Unified School District also features language immersion programs and schools, like the Chinese Immersion School at DeAvila.

 

Below is a list of the top schools in San Francisco and other communities, ranked by API Score. Private Schools are not included in API rankings. You can request information on the Bay Area's many Private Schools from a JODI Group real estate agent.

SF Unified School District

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, educating over 57,000 students at 160 institutions each year. Established in 1851, SFUSD was California's first school district. With no designated school boundaries, SFUSD uses an intra-district school choice system and requires parents and students to submit a school selection application.

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