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Established: 1963 

Mascot: Gators School Colors: Green & White
Student Population: 1080 Teaching Staff: 50 Support Staff: 23
Academic Performance Index (API): 805 Statewide Rank: 7 Similar School Rank: 9
Demographics: White 27%; Hispanic 54%; Afro-American 8%; Two/More Races 8%
Free and Reduced Lunch: 53%
Matthew Gage Middle School is a true reflection of the greater community of the City of Riverside.  Our students come from the wealthiest and poorest areas of Riverside, but all share the common bond of the ìGage Familyî.   From our teachers and support staff to the students and families, we are committed to the spirit of pursuing excellence in all that we do.  This pride is translated into a staff that focuses on the whole child, students who are motivated and challenged to achieve and parents who give of their time and effort to support Gage.  Our history of pulling together has resulted in a school whose reputation of delivering a quality education is earned each day and whose heritage of excellence is established over years of proven performance.
Gage Facts and Highlights 
Gage was named a 2011 California Distinguished School!
Gage students continue to demonstrate yearly improvement on the California Standards Test (CST), surpassing the 800 API mark for the first time.
Over 25% of the 1080 Gage students are members of the Honor Society with a GPA of 3.5 or higher.
Gage's Science Olympiad Team is the four-time defending Regional Champions and has advanced to the State competitions the past five years.
The Gage Math Counts team has finished in the top-four places in the County Competition the past six years. The Gators took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in the Charles Dickens Writing Contest.
Our teaching staff collaborates in a Professional Learning Community, sharing instructional strategies, developing curriculum and evaluating student assessments.  Our teachers continue to touch the future.
Gage's performing arts (band, orchestra and choir) continue to compete, winning a variety of awards.  A comprehensive visual arts program is part of our curriculum.
Gage is the magnet school for the stringed orchestra program.
Gage offers Spanish, French, Woodshop, AVID and GATE Science courses.
Our athletic teams in volleyball, basketball and track year in, and year out, consistently place at the top of the standings in the Annual RUSD Tournaments. 
A quality education is tailored to each of our students who are proud to be called Gage Gators!