Teacher and student celebrate 8th grade promotion

Our Results

GMS was founded in 2011 in recognition of how crucial the middle school years are to developing the skills, habits and mindsets that lead to success in high school and beyond. For more than a decade now, we’ve been preparing students academically, socially, and emotionally to meet the challenges of their futures, wherever their journey takes them.

Over 60%

of GMS students choose to continue on to Gateway High

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In 2017, Gateway Middle and High were two of only three schools in San Francisco to receive a Gold Ribbon Schools award

10 years

the average tenure of a Gateway teacher (3.5x the national average for similar schools)

Student-Centered Partnerships

  • Gateway Middle School was the first middle school selected to join the Innovative Schools network created by Facing History and Ourselves. 
  • Gateway Middle School was the first public school to partner with Inneract Project to offer video game design courses during the school day for middle school students.  
  • Gateway Middle School partners with San Francisco's Exploratorium and the Silicon Valley Math Initiative to support teacher professional development in math and science.
  • Gateway Middle School partners with a variety of organizations to support enriching arts and STEM programs for our students, including Girls Who Code, Movemeant, Generation Citizen, and the YMCA.

I want my students to know that I care about them. I hope they remember that I made them feel positive about themselves, because that’s what sticks with you.”

Janale Rhodes
6th Grade Humanities and Learning Seminar Teacher

I remember when I was in the 6th-grade orientation that I was very nervous about 6th grade and middle school in general. My WEB leaders helped me lose that nervousness, and feel comfortable going into middle school."

GMS Alum

Every day is different, my job is to show up, be present for the students and staff, and see where the day takes me. But there’s always something exciting happening, and there’s always something that makes me laugh.”

Diana Vaquerano
Family & Student Liaison

Learn More

Find out more about our approach to learning and our unique school community by visiting the Gateway Public Schools main site.

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