Top 10 Best San Francisco Public Middle Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 33 public middle schools serving 16,101 students in San Francisco, CA.
The top ranked public middle schools in San Francisco, CA are Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary School, Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School and Lawton Alternative Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
San Francisco, CA public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public middle school average of 31%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 46% statewide average). Middle schools in San Francisco have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of California public middle schools.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public middle school average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Middle Schools in San Francisco, CA (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3630 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 749-3516
Grades: K-8
| 645 students
Rank: #22.
Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1541 12th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2764
Grades: K-8
| 586 students
Rank: #33.
Lawton Alternative Elementary School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1570 31st Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2832
Grades: K-8
| 597 students
Rank: #44.
Giannini (A.p.) Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3151 Ortega St.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 759-2770
Grades: 6-8
| 1,178 students
Rank: #55.
Presidio Middle School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
450 30th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8435
Grades: 6-8
| 987 students
Rank: #66.
The New School Of San Francisco
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
940 Filbert St
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 401-6063
Grades: K-7
| 391 students
Rank: #77.
Roosevelt Middle School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
460 Arguello Blvd.
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 750-8446
Grades: 6-8
| 670 students
Rank: #88.
Creative Arts Charter
Charter School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1601 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3509
Grades: K-8
| 435 students
Rank: #99.
Hoover (Herbert) Middle School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2290 14th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2783
Grades: 6-8
| 934 students
Rank: #1010.
Aptos Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
105 Aptos Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 469-4520
Grades: 6-8
| 855 students
Rank: #1111.
Rooftop Elementary School
(Math: 47% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
443 Burnett Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94131
(415) 695-5692
Grades: K-8
| 539 students
Rank: #1212.
S.f. County Opportunity (Hilltop)
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1325 Florida St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 695-5606
Grades: 6-12
| 91 students
Rank: #1313.
Marina Middle School
(Math: 39% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3500 Fillmore St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
(415) 749-3495
Grades: 6-8
| 684 students
Rank: #1414.
Mission Preparatory
Charter School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1050 York St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 508-9626
Grades: K-8
| 467 students
Rank: #1515.
Gateway Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 30% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1512 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 922-1001
Grades: 6-8
| 296 students
Rank: #1616.
San Francisco Community Alternative
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
125 Excelsior Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4739
Grades: K-8
| 280 students
Rank: #1717.
S.f. County Civic Center Secondary
Alternative School
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
727 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 241-3000
Grades: 6-12
| 36 students
Rank: #1818.
Denman (James) Middle School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 38%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
241 Oneida Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4535
Grades: 6-8
| 794 students
Rank: #1919.
Kipp San Francisco Bay Academy
Charter School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 35%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1430 Scott St. Third Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 440-4306
Grades: 5-8
| 310 students
Rank: #2020.
Francisco Middle School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2190 Powell St.
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 291-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 548 students
Rank: #2121.
King Jr. (Martin Luther) Academic Middle School
(Math: 23% | Reading: 36%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
350 Girard St.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 330-1500
Grades: 6-8
| 400 students
Rank: #2222.
Brown Jr. (Willie L) Middle School
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2055 Silver Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 642-8901
Grades: 6-8
| 196 students
Rank: #2323.
Buena Vista/ Horace Mann K-8
(Math: 21% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3351 23rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5881
Grades: K-8
| 591 students
Rank: #2424.
Thomas Edison Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3531 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 970-3330
Grades: K-8
| 641 students
Rank: #2525.
Kipp Bayview Academy
Charter School
(Math: 15% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1060 Key Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 467-2522
Grades: 5-8
| 258 students
Rank: #2626.
Visitacion Valley Middle School
(Math: 9% | Reading: 28%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1971 Visitacion Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94134
(415) 469-4590
Grades: 6-8
| 347 students
Rank: #2727.
Lick (James) Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 24%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1220 Noe St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 695-5675
Grades: 6-8
| 424 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Carmichael (Bessie)/fec
(Math: 11% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
375 Seventh St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 355-6916
Grades: K-8
| 575 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Everett Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
450 Church St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 241-6344
Grades: 6-8
| 598 students
Rank: #3030.
Revere (Paul) Elementary School
(Math: 7% | Reading: 12%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
555 Tompkins Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5656
Grades: K-8
| 438 students
Rank: #3131.
S.f. International High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: ≤10%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
655 Deharo St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5781
Grades: 8-12
| 293 students
Rank: n/an/a
S.f. County Court Woodside Learning Center
Alternative School
375 Woodside Ave. W1
San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 753-7792
Grades: 6-12
| 3 students
Rank: n/an/a
S.f. County Special Education
Special Education School
3045 Santiago St.
San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 759-2222
Grades: K-12
| 14 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
2641 25th St
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-5875
Grades: K-5
| 393 students
735 24th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8464
Grades: K-5
| 421 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 841-2200
Grades: 9-12
| 288 students
1195 Hudson St.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 695-5390
Grades: 7-9
| 164 students
3531 22nd St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
(415) 970-3330
Grades: K-8
| 734 students
655 Deharo St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5905
Grades: 6-8
| 135 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 469-4547
Grades: 6-8
| 192 students
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 141 students
1 Moreland Dr.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 354 students
70 Oak Grove
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 734-3310
Grades: 9-12
| 3,203 students
50 Phelan Ave., Sci Hall Room
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 452-5768
Grades: 9-12
| 133 students
1601 Turk St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 749-3509
Grades: K-5
| 96 students
655 De Haro St.
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 695-5866
Grades: 9-12
| 126 students
2601 Mission St 9th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94110
(415) 695-0669
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
651 Eighth St. Bldg. 229 Treas
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 397-8957
Grades: 9-12
| 34 students
325 La Grande Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94112
(415) 469-4580
Grades: 6-8
| 251 students
1195 Hudson Ave
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 550-5920
Grades: 9-12
| 123 students
1350 Seventh Ave
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 242-2601
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
948 Hollister Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94124
(415) 657-0277
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
1350 7th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 762-8800
Grades: 6-12
| 82 students
727 Golden Gate Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 241-6320
Grades: K-5
| 227 students
Us Naval Station
San Francisco, CA 94130
(415) 291-7928
Grades: K-5
| 98 students
1351 Haight St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 241-6325
Grades: K-5
| 294 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public middle schools in San Francisco, CA?
The top ranked public middle schools in San Francisco, CA include Lilienthal (Claire) Elementary School, Yu (Alice Fong) Elementary School and Lawton Alternative Elementary School.
How many public middle schools are located in San Francisco, CA?
33 public middle schools are located in San Francisco, CA.
What is the racial composition of students in San Francisco, CA?
San Francisco, CA public middle schools minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the California public middle schools average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

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