Chemawa Middle School

at 8830 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, 92503 United States

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Chemawa Middle School
8830 Magnolia Ave
Riverside , CA 92503
United States
Contact Phone
P: (951) 352-8244


Chemawa is proud of its Professional Learning Community where teachers and staff join together to build learning bridges and connect with students, parents and the local community on a daily basis. Led by Principal Raúl Ayala, Chemawa Middle School is one of seven middle schools in the Riverside Unified School District. It is located on 20.5 acres bordering Magnolia Avenue in the southwest end of the city of Riverside. Chemawa is an Indian word which means Happy Home and it is just that to over 1100 seventh and eighth grade students. Built in 1928, Chemawa first opened as a junior high school that served three grade levels which included seventh through ninth grade. The school was redesigned as a middle school in 1973 and updated to meet new structural building requirements. Then in 2006, several buildings on campus were again refurbished and a brand new 700 wing added. Chemawa Middle School has deep historical roots within the local Riverside community. Many children attending Chemawa today are second or even third generation Chemawa students. Several staff members attended Chemawa as students. Because the local community is quite diverse and rich in culture, Chemawa has been able to forge many wonderful traditions and nurture a strong community identity over the years. Chemawa is proud that local businesses partner with our school on an ongoing basis in support of the social and academic success of all our students.

Opening time

  • Mondays: 19:00- 15:30
  • Tuesdays: 19:00- 15:30
  • Wednesdays: 19:00- 15:30
  • Thursdays: 19:00- 15:30
  • Fridays: 19:00- 15:30

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We will be having an electronic device training tomorrow at 4:30-5:30 in our Library. Parents and students must attend the mandatory training in order to receive your electronic device. After you have completed your training you will pick up your electronic device. Also starting tomorrow we will have electronic device training in our library from 2:30 -3:00 for parents and students. No appointment is needed. Please arrive at either training on time and together. Thank you.

Published on 2014-08-27 03:26:28 GMT

Tuesday, July 29th there will be Laser Tag **for teens** 4:00 - 6:00 at the Casa Blanca Library. Call the library for more details: Casa Blanca Branch 2985 Madison St., Riverside, CA 92504 (951) 826-2120

Published on 2014-07-21 16:00:02 GMT

This Thursday, July 17th at the Arlington Library there will be a game truck **for teens** from 1:00 - 3:00. Call the library for more details Arlington Branch Public Library 9556 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, CA 92503 (951) 826-2291

Published on 2014-07-14 23:31:32 GMT

Cougars: All Library books, Textbooks and Devices are due. If you haven't already turned in your books, laptops or iPads please bring them tomorrow. We will be available to students before and after school as well as during both lunches.

Published on 2014-06-02 16:59:51 GMT

Cougar Family, Don't forget to come out and see our Chemawa Spring Band Concert. Tonight at 6:00 in the Gym. See you there.

Published on 2014-05-29 14:54:23 GMT

Chemawa Cougars; Today the library started to collect student issued textbooks and computers. Please check with your history teacher to see what day you are scheduled to turn your device/textbooks in.

Published on 2014-05-28 16:42:24 GMT

I hope everyone had a fun and restful Spring Break. School will resume tomorrow Monday, April 7th. See you there! :)

Published on 2014-04-06 18:32:04 GMT

Reminder: There is no school tomorrow March, 28th. as well as next week March 31st - April 4th is Spring Break. I hope everyone enjoys their break.

Published on 2014-03-27 21:02:24 GMT

Thank you to all of our incoming families that came to our Cougar Pride Night. We saw great talent from our Choir, Band and Dance Team. I hope everyone was able to visit the information booths.

Published on 2014-03-27 02:28:32 GMT

Cougars, next week is Spirit Week! Monday 3/17- MissMatch Day Tuesday 3/18- Pajama Day Wednesday 3/19- College Sports or College Gear Day Thursday 3/20- Sticker or Stamp Day Friday 3/21- School Spirit Day (Chemawa colors - orange and blue or wear your groups shirt- WEB, ASB, BAND or AVID)