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2024 Best Public Elementary Schools in the San Francisco Bay Area

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  1. #11 Best Public Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Addison Elementary School

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    Palo Alto Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have been at Addison for three years now, and it is really a special place. The community strength of the community and the broad parental involvement at the school really set it apart. There are a variety of lunchtime activities (run by volunteers) including: Lego cart, dance, gaming (ie. board games), and math, and a plethora of after school activities available to families. The school puts social and emotional learning at the center of so much of what they do, and project cornerstone, a dedicated program supported by parents really contributes to that.Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are also core to Addison’s ethos, and they even have a DEI rubric through which new opportunities are viewed and vetted. The school’s principal and staff are top notch. The staff is seasoned, empathetic, highly involved, and always available. The teachers are all outstanding the the diversity of tenure at the school....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 332,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

  2. #12 Best Public Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Palo Verde Elementary School

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    Palo Alto Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says I have a 3rd grader at this school. The teachers are caring, well-prepared, and dedicated. The students are eager to learn. The parents are friendly and involved. The staff is dedicated and....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 369,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

  3. #15 Best Public 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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 391,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  4. #16 Best Public Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Walter Hays Elementary School

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    Palo Alto Unified School District, CA,

    K-5,

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

    Featured Review: Parent says We have been a part of the school community since Kindergarten. We started with a shy and timid boy who has truly flourished here and credit our Principal and teachers for this. The Principal is... This school is a gem. It may not have the most up to date facilities, but the teachers are incredibly warm, empathetic, focused on equitable education and really try to meet each child where they...Student life and community are also very inclusive. We have a strong PTA that hosts school wide events that are truly memorable. You realize how great the school is when each student you meet seem...We have spectra art, counselors, maker space stem interests, after school programs, PA Junior Museum and the best PE teacher on the planet..

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 269,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

  5. #19 Best Public Elementary Schools in San Francisco Bay Area.

    Bullis Charter School

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    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....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,067,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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