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2024 Best Charter Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #2 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Summit Public School - Shasta Campus

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    DALY CITY, CA,

    9-12,

    84 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says At Summit Shasta, I've learned how to be independent in achieving my academic goals, while receiving great help from attentive teachers as needed. Additionally, the school culture is heavily....

    Read 84 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 459,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

  2. #2 Best Charter Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    The New School of San Francisco

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    K-7,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is our second year at New School and we cannot recommend highly enough. Amazing staff, caring and engaged teachers, thoughtful and curiosity-based curriculum, diverse and closely-knit student....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 391,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  3. #3 Best Charter Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Bullis Charter School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    LOS ALTOS, CA,

    K-8,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle school student says Bullis prioritizes learning over busy work and teaches us to apply our learning through project-based learning (PBL). Instead of just memorizing formulas in math class, we are given real situations in which we have to apply our mathematical knowledge and critical thinking skills. In science, instead of just...For example, in our 8th-grade science unit on Newton's laws of motion, we designed bumpers for mini bumper cars and held a class competition to test our designs. Afterward, we analyzed why certain...Bullis also doesn't assign mountains of busywork; homework is very light, and only when necessary for learning. My friends at Egan and Blach are far more stressed — despite learning the same material....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  4. #5 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Clayton Valley Charter High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    CONCORD, CA,

    9-12,

    209 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says This school is not the best around, but it does its job. My teachers were great, but I hear about many terrible teachers and how many do not even want to teach or give more work than their coworkers!....

    Read 209 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 2,346,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 26 to 1,

  5. #7 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    KIPP San Jose Collegiate

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    9-12,

    165 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Though this school is in the part of San Jose that has the highest crime and poverty rates and is quite literally located on the parking lot of another school, Kipp San Jose Collegiate offers so much....

    Read 165 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 536,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

  6. #8 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Gateway High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA,

    9-12,

    132 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I've been around Gateway for over a decade since my older sibling attended both the middle school and the high school. I followed their footsteps, and am now a junior at Gateway High. The community....

    Read 132 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 500,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  7. #10 Best Charter High Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    AIMS College Prep High School

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    OAKLAND, CA,

    9-12,

    212 Niche users give it an average review of 3.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says I've been at AIMS since 5th grade and I've noticed that this school hasn't changed much on their school spirit. 95% of the time people would come into school in their school colored uniform this is....

    Read 212 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 446,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  8. #8 Best Charter Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Ross Valley Charter

    Public School,

    FAIRFAX, CA,

    K-5,

    5 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I love this school! I don’t hear a lot of parents say that about their public school, but most parents will say that about RVC. The faculty and staff care so much about kids. Many teachers at private....

    Read 5 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 210,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

  9. #9 Best Charter Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    San Carlos Charter

    Public School,

    SAN CARLOS, CA,

    K-8,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3 stars.

    Featured Review: Middle School Student says Charter is a very good school with lots of group projects and involvement. They have lots of special activities and programs for children with learning difficulties. Parents are super involved and...My one problem though, is that in the new campus made of shipping containers, whenever there is motion on the top floor, it makes a really loud sound on the bottom floor. This becomes a real....

    Read 2 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Students: 370,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 22 to 1,

  10. #11 Best Charter Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Discovery Charter School - Falcon

    Blue checkmark.

    Public School,

    SAN JOSE, CA,

    K-8,

    7 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We are incredibly fortunate to be part of the DCS Falcon community. This institution has created a truly remarkable learning experience.The emphasis on parent participation is a game-changer. It fosters a deep sense of involvement & connection with our children's education. Parents are a child's first teachers. By involving us in the...The focus on individualized & holistic development ensures that each child's unique needs are met. They thrive academically and socially with the support of the staff.The school's philosophy is rooted in Positive Discipline which cultivates a sense of belonging within our children & family. Moreover, Discovery Charter instills values of community, responsibility,...Lastly, they are cultivating a LOVE of learning by developing their intrinsic motivation. We are so glad we found this wonderful school & highly recommend enrollment.Proud Parents,Shelley & Darren McGee.

    Read 7 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A minus,

    Students: 541,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 23 to 1,

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