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Amelia Earhart Middle School

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Posted September 16, 2013

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


Posted 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!!!


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted October 3, 2009

Great school, great parent participation, great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted February 7, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted June 6, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted May 20, 2005

Good curriculum and good teacher student ratio
—Submitted by a parent


Posted 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


Posted 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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896

Change from
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

9 / 10


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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

462 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

380 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

485 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
79%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
15%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

511 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

494 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
87%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students97%
Females98%
Males94%
African Americann/a
Asian94%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino100%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented98%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate96%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate95%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students78%
Females79%
Males76%
African American68%
Asian85%
Filipino91%
Hispanic or Latino72%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability79%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate70%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students67%
Females68%
Males66%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner33%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate69%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students64%
Females65%
Males62%
African American66%
Asian79%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability63%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only64%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate70%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females82%
Males78%
African American85%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino70%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Non-economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students16%
Females13%
Males19%
African American8%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino18%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Non-economically disadvantaged16%
Students with disability7%
Students with no reported disability25%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only17%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)13%
Parent education - college graduate14%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate9%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students88%
Females92%
Males81%
African American92%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino79%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Non-economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)81%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate91%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students69%
Females71%
Males69%
African American80%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner17%
Fluent-English proficient and English only71%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented93%
Parent education - not a high school graduate33%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)60%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students88%
Females88%
Males89%
African American87%
Asian92%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino85%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability53%
Students with no reported disability92%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented99%
Parent education - not a high school graduate91%
Parent education - high school graduate92%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate92%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate96%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


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.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 44%
Hispanic 32%
Black 11%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
English language learners 3%N/AN/A

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 6%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Sean Curtin
Fax number
  • (951) 328-7580

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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20202 Aptos Street
Riverside, CA 92508
Phone: (951) 697-5700

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