Award Year: 2014

Windemere Ranch Middle School

11611 East Branch Parkway
San Ramon, CA, 94582-1502

(925) 479-7400

Mr. David M. Bolin, Principal at time of Nomination

San Ramon Valley Unified

School Website


All students will learn at high levels and will become responsible, productive citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 10%
  • Hispanic: 5%
  • Asian: 79%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Windemere Ranch Middle School leadership students

Windemere Ranch Middle School leadership students

Windemere Ranch Middle School, home of the Falcons, is located in San Ramon, California. As a school community, we are committed to our mission statement: "All students will learn at high levels and become responsible, productive citizens." We work together to provide our students with a rigorous, comprehensive, college-preparatory curriculum that is focused on developing critical thinking skills, integrating technology, and addressing the needs of all learners so they may achieve at increasingly higher levels each year. A wide selection of elective courses, character education activities and community/family events round out the educational experience for our students. Academic Prep (AP) and Zeros Are Preventable (ZAP) are two innovative programs developed by the Windemere Ranch staff with input from both students and parents. The main objectives are: (1) improve academic performance, (2) increase student responsibility, and (3) alleviate student stress. AP and ZAP form a support system that continues to result in a reduction of failing grades, improved study habits, increased student confidence, greater focus on learning, and a healthier school environment. Since opening in 2005, Windemere has seen continued growth in our Academic Performance Index. Our most recent score (986) distinguished us as the top middle school in our state where we share this honor with two other middle schools. In 2009 and 2013, Windemere Ranch was recognized as a California Distinguished School for our high student achievement, innovative support programs, and overall school climate. We are very proud of our students and the learning community that we have created.