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Reader's Choice Favorite Middle School

2020 Beacon Media Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

Home of the Spartans Mural

Spartan Mural

Front of school daytime
Painted Spartan Logo
Arial shot of the school with students in the shape of a heart
Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

Beacon Media 2020 Readers' Choice Favorite Public Middle School

Front steps of school
Spartan Logo painted
ERP Honor Roll graphic

About First Avenue Middle School

The First Avenue Middle School community continually develops the distinctive characteristics of the “First Avenue Experience”: an ability to meet rigorous academic standards through the design of high quality work, a passion to learn, an ability and willingness to think creatively to solve the challenges of the 21st century, a strong sense of identity and voice, and a highly developed sense of personal and social responsibility and leadership fostered by real-world applications.
We’re proud to be named an #ERPHonorRoll school, which recognizes high-performing, achievement gap-closing schools across the nation. The Educational Results Partnership Honor Roll, sponsored by CBEE, is the only school recognition program the state using student achievement outcomes as the criteria. The Honor Roll is a valuable resource for all schools to identify successful peers and learn about best practices that are improving student achievement. For more info on @edresults and the ERP Honor Roll program, visit: .

First Avenue Middle School News

Class schedule for March 16-19, 2021

Monday, March 15 is a district holiday. There is a special block schedule ONLY for 4 day school weeks. Please note that there will be NO advisory class on those 4 days.
NEW 4 day school week schedule

Online Book Fair starts March 1

Our online Spring book fair starts on Monday, 3/1 through Sunday, 3/14! Check out the latest books, graphic novels, cooking and craft books and more! We also have Teachers' Wish Lists, where you can donate books and help build your classroom libraries. All purchases will help benefit our school. The attached flyer will give you the instructions on how to get started! Happy Shopping! If you have questions, please email Mrs. Noda at
book fair flyer

Meet award winning author Rebecca Stead!

Arcadia Middle School Libraries are excited to announce a Virtual Meet the Author visit with Rebecca Stead, a Newbery Award-Winning author! Join us on Wednesday, 3/10, at 3:00 pm for a Q & A with the New York Times bestselling author of When You Reach Me, Liar & Spy and Goodbye Stranger. Students interested in reading one or more of Rebecca Stead's books can borrow the books from our library or Arcadia Public library. Email Mrs. Noda at for more information and to RSVP for the event! Click the link below to see a summary of Ms. Stead's books.
Meet author Rebecca Stead


Our Purpose:
To challenge and inspire students to make a positive and profound impact on their world.