Spirit Week:

This is our final spirit week of the school year. The activities are below:

Monday - Dress as your favorite character

Tuesday - Grunge vs. Preppy

Wednesday- Let’s go back to the 2000’s

Thursday - Dress like a celebrity

Friday - Let’s dive into summer

Spring Spirit Week Flyer- May 16-May 20.pdf 

Awards Night:

Our 2nd semester Awards Night is this Wednesday, May 18 at 5:30 PM. Letters were mailed home last week to parents of students who are being recognized. If you did not get a letter but would like to know if your child is being recognized, please call Central at (951) 788-7282.

Upcoming Minimum Days:

We will have 2 minimum days next week and all students get out at 12:35 PM on Monday (except for 8th graders on the field trip which will return at 2:30pm), May 23 and Tuesday, May 24.

Last Day for 7th Grade:

7th graders’ last day of school is Tuesday, May 24

Upcoming 8th grade Events:

Dance on Friday, May 20 from 2:30-4:30 PM in the center quad

Field trip to Drop Zone on Monday, May 23 from 8:00-2:30 



ASB Officer Election for 2022-2023 School Year

ASB Body-at-Large Application 2022-2023 School Year


The last day of tutoring before and after school  for this school year is Friday, May 13.


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Central’s Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Monica Taylor!

Mrs. Taylor has been an enthusiastic and inspiring member of the Central staff since 2015 and she consistently goes above and beyond to meet the needs of the students she teaches. She is the advisor for our Robotics team and she is a staunch advocate for inspiring girls to participate in the STEM fields. Mrs. Taylor embodies all that we want to see in a teacher and it is with pride that we announce her as Central’s 2022 Teacher of the Year!


Central's Classified Employee of the Year

Congratulations, Amanda Cisneros

Ms. Cisneros is an Intensive Behavior Instructional Assistant who serves Central in many ways. We're grateful that she comes to work each day with the dedication and determination to make sure that the students with whom she works get the support they need to be successful. Thank you, Ms. Cisneros!



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PrimeTime 2021-22

PRIMETime Registration for the 2021/22 school year is now open. There are limited spots for PRIMETime so please complete the registration form as soon as possible. Mr. Yanez will send a confirmation email to let you know if your child is accepted into the program. If you have any questions or concerns you may contact Mr. Yanez via email at 

Central Middle School

4795 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
Phone 951-788-7282

Central Prime Time

Shani Dahl
ext 51100

Sean Browning
ext 51102
Assistant Principal

Nicole Johnson
ext 51135
8th Grade Counselor

Fred Baxa
ext 51014
7th Grade Counselor

Michelle Clayton
ext 51012
MTSS Counselor

Leticia Lopez
ext 51113
SAP Counselor

Office Staff
Sofia Montenegro
ext 51101

Principal Secretary

Sue Martin
ext 51103

Assistant Principal Secretary

Roxanne Flores
ext 51141
Attendance Assistant

Marla Croft
ext 51147

Lisa Jimenez
ext 51126
Health Assistant

Scot Porter
ext 51116
Instructional Technology Specialist

Nicolas Yanez
ext 51032
PrimeTime Supervisor

Elana Whitehurst
ext 51117
Library Media Assistant

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