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Our Story

Cherry Avenue Middle School is a California Distinguished school that serves students in grades six through eight in the tight-knit community of Tulare, California.

Our first priority at Cherry Avenue is to encourage the educational facet of your child’s life in a safe and friendly atmosphere.

We realize that middle school is one of the most important stages in a child’s educational life, as it raises the bar from elementary school and serves as a preparatory time for high school. We aim to do this in a way that is both fun and challenging for our students.


At Cherry Avenue, we offer the following:

  • Fully credentialed faculty
  • Band and choir programs
  • Elective classes such as wood shop and small engine classes, art, computer, graphic design, agriculture, art, and  "Pinterest" math
  • Athletics
  • ESL
  • An honors program in math and language arts
  • AVID schoolwide
We understand that school isn’t only about core classes but is rather about creating a schedule of stimulating courses and activities to build a lifetime love of learning. As you can see, Cherry Avenue Middle School is committed to making these years successful for your child. We look forward to welcoming you into the Cherry Avenue Middle School family.
 A Word From the Principal
First of all, I would like to welcome everyone back to school! We made it through the street construction and avoided too many hassles. I am impressed with Bill Nelson Construction for making it possible for us to start school while being able to access the parking lot. They were out working in the twenty-nine consecutive days of 100+ degree heat all summer long in order to make that happen. Thank you guys! 
As far as classes, cafeteria, breaks, and having almost 500 students gather every day, it has been pretty smooth. We appreciate your patience with schedule changes, our students' cooperation with teachers and with one another, and with all of the potential confusion that can occur in a new school year! Thank you all! 
We thank you for trusting your most valuable and loved people-your kids- to be with us every day. We want to help make their middle school years full of learning, positive memories, and fun! I encourage you to contact your teachers and/or the administration if we can be of help in any way.
May this year be great for all of us!
Mr. Anderson
Fast Facts
Grades: 6 - 8
Mascot: Bulldogs
School Colors: Red, gold, black
Students: 500
Regular Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.