School Details

Amelia Earhart Middle School

20202 Aptos Street, Riverside, CA 92508
(951) 697-5700
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-8 1043 students 22 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Riverside Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Amelia Earhart Middle School is a public middle school in Riverside. The principal of Amelia Earhart Middle School is Sean Curtin and can be contacted at scurtin@rusd.k12.ca.us. 1,043 children attend Amelia Earhart Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 3% of the Amelia Earhart Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 34% of the 1,043 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Amelia Earhart Middle School is 22:1. Frank Augustus Miller Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 7% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 44% 30%
Hispanic 32% 54%
Multiracial 3% %
Filipino 2% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 11% 9%
Unspecified 1% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% %
Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34% 57%
Limited English proficiency 3% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school was TERRIBLE! The teachers are absolutely inconsiderate! They have no sense of common decency!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am currently a student at Amelia Earhart Middle School and I enjoy learning in such a great open enviroment. All of my teachers are excellent! I improved my grades when I started coming to Earhart. The afterschool program is also spectacular! Students can finish their homework and go home without doing it last minute. In conclusion Amelia Earhart Middle School provides a wonderful learning experience enviroment!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    My son told me that he watched 12+ full length Hollywood movies/year during his classes at Earhart. The vast majority of these movies were not even arguably educational. For example he watched Toy Story 3 (twice) and Avatar (about 4 times). By the time we got around to seeing Avatar as a family he knew all of the lines. We complained about the movies to the to the principal who acted shocked and said that he would do something to fix the problem. Of course a few months later our son was watching another movie in class -- while the principal laughed with the teacher in the back of the room. Also avoid Mr. Little. At the "back to school" night Mr. Little informed the parents that he doesn't require the students to do science fair projects because "most of them wouldn't do good projects anyway." As it turned out he hardly assigned any homework...and based at least one test on a Hollywood movie. Honestly a teacher is supposed to challenge his students -- not abdicate his responsibility to teach because he assumes that the majority of the students will turn in mediocre work. Some teachers are excellent though Mrs. Brooks Mrs. Stearns and Mrs. May come to mind.

  • (4 years ago)

    I strongly URGE every parent to take a moment to read this! I have personal knowledge that PE Coach Augustine Vega has a history of molestating young girls. I know this because I was one of them many years ago at the age of 14. I received a call from thr Riverside DA's office asking me to testify against him again a few years ago as he had done it again. Myself and a couple of others have alerted the Principal Vice Principal and Superintendant of this fact yet nothing has been done. Please verify for yourself with the Riverside County District Attorney's office or Valley View High School staff under the direction of previous principal Joe Palomino. I do not wish for another young child's life self esteem youth and trust to be damaged by his actions. As a parent myself now I cannot merely keep quiet and wait to get another call asking for me to testify against him yet again. We must protect our children...even at the cost of the great PE program he helped initiate which is the reason I suspect no action has been taken. Please verify for yourself and then act upon these facts.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would consider Earhart a great learning environment for all students due to the high expectations as well as embedded support for the students. As far as the staff the teachers at Earhart genuinely like teaching and have great energy and motivation to be the best school overall.

  • (5 years ago)

    I would consider Earhart a great learning environment for all students due to the high expectations as well as embedded support for the students. As far as the staff the teachers at Earhart genuinely like teaching and have great energy and motivation to be the best school overall.

  • (5 years ago)

    amelia earhart is a very good school to attend. my favorite teachers are mr. morri and mrs. baker-brooks. they are awesomee!!!! D

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school great parent participation great teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    Amelia Earhart Middle School is probably the best middle school in Southern California. Honestly I have never met better teachers in my life. Mrs. Coover and Mr. Jensen were two of my favorite teachers there. Others were Mr. Morris Mr. George Mrs. Brown Mrs. Gusman Mrs. Maclaughlin the list goes on for miles. Once in History class I actually watched Glory which taught me much about the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the Civil War. Overall I would say this school is extremely underrated and deserves more respect and praise.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been very disappointed with the administration of this school. My children have endured bullies and unfair treatment since Judi Paredes left.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love amelia earhart. I'm currently a seventh grader there and i love all my teachers which are Mrs. Jones(math) Mrs. Stearns(history & l.A.) Mrs. Prewitt especially (science) Mr. Siefken (p.E) Mrs. Brodeur(explore) and Mr. Luchsinger (director of tha play i'm in). Its a little more strict here now but i dont really care. Earhart is my second home. Remember this once a hawk always a hawk !

  • (6 years ago)

    I did not particulary like this school for my kid. Tested it for the full 2 years. Statistics show public school does well up until the 6th grade then starts taking a drop in California. This school is no exception. They learn history by watching Hollywood Movies! Unbeleivable but true. Every Tuesday they finish at noon otherwise 1 55 PM. Very little homework. Dress code includes allowance of mini skirts and plenty of suggestive clothing. I don't rank the teachers and Principals to be exceptional. They are part of the system that allows all these things. Field trips are non-educational i.e. Water Parks.

  • (7 years ago)

    Earhart middle school was the first time i had been at a public school and although some of the aspects of the cirrucular activities were challenging it was a rewarding and fun experiance. The teachers are great i believe in order to teach a student you should know the student and the staff is very good at getting to know thier students well. During my school year there was a huge lose of one of our students and a great friend the school was great at bringin in counslers to help us all through this rough time. A great school great staff and a rewarding experisance some of the best two years of my life

  • (8 years ago)

    Earhart MS merits the highest rating of 5+. The teachers are exceptional & without the support staff Earhart would not be regarded as the most outstanding middle school in the district.As a parent of three Earhart 'boys' I think that the outstanding teaching staff has given my kids the one-on-one guidance that has allowed them to be better students & to have the confidence in themselves that will definitely be instrumental in high school. Each year Earhart continues to make strides in our educational system which sets higher bench marks for others to pursue.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Amelia Earhart Middle School is the greatest! I want to thank my great teachers Miss Brawner Mrs.Rodriguez Mr.Seifken Mrs.Brodeur For 2 classes Mrs.Wright and last but not least Mr.Luchsinger. All of theses teachers are in order.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers are fantastic! The students are very well behaved. The principal is new this year I really like her. Great after school program at no cost. Many free field trips and enrichment activities. Private school education at a public school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an amazing school with great teachers who have unique and effective methods of teaching and a wonderful campus that I truly love. My time here has been 2 of the best years of my life.

  • (10 years ago)

    Good curriculum and good teacher student ratio

  • (11 years ago)

    If your child is doing well in school then this school is great. My son had some challenges and was shuffled around. He wasn't given tests to find out what areas were problematic for him. Teachers and school staff poorly communicated with us had problems getting return phone calls and if a return call was made it went to the wrong household. I suggest more attention to the kids that need more help whether it's educational or personal.

  • (11 years ago)

    overall earhart is fine with one exception. i do not feel that english is taught properly. i am referring to writing more than anything else. sentence structure is almost entirely neglected. essays are given back and are permitted to be corrected after the teacher has shown what is incorrect. does that really teach something? if someone told me to add a comma and i do i learn however should i now get an improved grade for doing so? i think not. this gives a student a false sense of thinking he is achieving because he may have gone from a b or c to an a. when doing an assignment the grade should be what is turned in the first time.

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