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6-8
Public
Arcadia, CA
Students enrolled: 799

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301 South First Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006

(626) 821-8362
(626) 446-1660
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April 03, 2014
My school is best at everything so I don't think there are no need to change our school. Except you are throwing trashes everywhere. And if you want to attend a great middle school, just come to First Avenue Middle School!! I am telling you. First Avenue has a lot of good teachers and you will see a lot of good friends around there. There are a lot of creative class rooms and many field trips and many fun things to do everyday. But it just not good that you only have to go there 3 years. I want to go there like forever. That's how much I like that school!! For me, that class was #1!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 12, 2012
My elder daughter graduated from FA and my younger daughter could 't wait to go there. FA has one of the best music programs in the country. The teachers are nice and caring. There are lots of electives and activities. If your child is attending FA, don't forget enroll him or her with Mr. D's band or orchestra!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
This place has an excellent teaching and music programs. Also, this place has many electives. Keep the good work going, FA!

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2011
I don't know how anyone could be unhappy at First Avenue. I will be graduating in two days and have attended that school for all three years and I have not had a single day where I felt ignored or unhappy. The students are friendly and sociable, the teachers are awesome and ALWAYS willing to help if you don't understand something. Our marching band is one of the best and defeats even high schools i competition. Overall, it's a great school and I would definitely recommend it. Go FA!!

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2010
This school is not good. My child used to go there, and let me tell you, he was very unhappy. The teacher ignores the children, the principal is okay, and the parent involvement.....anyways this is a bad school!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2010
this school is AWESOME!! we have so many electives compared to other schools! great field trips, great teachers, great students! the music program is THE best in our district, with a rock band and award wining marching band and orchestra. GO FA!!

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2010
This school is simply the best school around! The teachers are amazing.. the music program is awesome and lets not forget the academics which are great! Overall, I love this school and I am sad this is my last year here at FA. Go Spartans!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 05, 2010
I love this school I am so happy to be here, there is so much to choose from and I get many great electives. p.s GO BAND!!!

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November 21, 2009
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November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2009
my experience in first ave middle school is amazing; i had so many choices that i get to choose. i was very happy.

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March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
I love this school its my school and i love it!it has amazing teachers,peer Tudors,nice lunches, electives like wood shop,home ect, music, art,and drama this school is the best! In 6th u get one elective in 7th and 8th you get 2 electives.

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December 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 20, 2008
I love First Ave. I don't regret choosing to come here. If you ask any eighth grader, they're dying to stay because it's one special middle school. Awesome extra-curricular classes !

- submitted by a student
no rating August 26, 2008
Excellent School, I am so happy to have my kids in First Ave. School. Keep it up.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
This school is awesome! It offers so many extra curricular activities to students! The student leadership is outstanding compared to the other Arcadia schools. The music teacher is excellent and he's very clear. The school is the best!

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May 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
this school is the best! we have high scores and tons of after school activities (yearbook, basketball, student council, band, rock band, drill and flag team, small team, colorguard, etc). The teachers are always willing to help too! everyone is great!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 01, 2008
i love this school. the best one ever

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December 01, 2007
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July 24, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
Good at academic, too much students over 180 on 7 grade. It was very difficulty to make a appointment with teacher.

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December 15, 2005
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March 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 22, 2004
This school is great. The teachers provide all the care for the students that the students require. The teachers are clever and funny, which keeps them from being dry and dull. However, there seems to be a lack of activities that students can participate in outside of school after it is done. That lack probably amounts for the great amount of traffic that occurs after school is out. What First Avenue needs would probably be some kind of an afterschool program that will supervise students and provide necessary resources for them.

- submitted by a student
January 14, 2004
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First Avenue Middle School
301 South First Avenue, Arcadia, CA  91006
(626) 821-8362
Last modified First Avenue Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
First Avenue Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top