Students enrolled 1043
School leader Sean Curtin
Transportation options Yes
District Riverside Unified School District
After school Yes

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20202 Aptos Street
Riverside, CA 92508

(951) 697-5700
(951) 328-7580
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4 stars
Based on 23 ratings

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September 16, 2013
This school was TERRIBLE! The teachers are absolutely inconsiderate! They have no sense of common decency!

- submitted by a community member
January 20, 2012
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!!!

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
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.

- submitted by a teacher
April 12, 2010
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.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating November 19, 2009
amelia earhart is a very good school to attend. my favorite teachers are mr. morri and mrs. baker-brooks. they are awesomee!!!!:D

- submitted by a student
no rating October 03, 2009
Great school, great parent participation, great teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
I have been very disappointed with the administration of this school. My children have endured bullies, and unfair treatment since Judi Paredes left.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2009
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 !

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2008
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

- submitted by a student
June 06, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
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.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2006
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.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
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.

- submitted by a former student
July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2005
Good curriculum and good teacher student ratio

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
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.

- submitted by a parent
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Amelia Earhart Middle School
20202 Aptos Street, Riverside, CA  92508
(951) 697-5700
Last modified Amelia Earhart Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amelia Earhart Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top