Ramsey Magnet School of Science

Big School -> Bigger Heart

Quick Links

Now Accepting Applications for 2014-15 

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014-15 school year at Ramsey Magnet School of Science.  The current Open Application Window is for any incoming kindergarten – 5th grade student not currently enrolled at Ramsey. This application window runs from June 9, 2014 to August 15, 2014. Please note:  Even if you live in the Ramsey attendance zone, enrollment is not guaranteed unless you are currently enrolled at Ramsey.  Be sure to fill out an application in the earliest “Window” possible to increase your child’s chances of securing a spot. 

 Applications may be downloaded from the Ramsey website (see link below). To be considered during this application window, please e-mail your completed application to Theresa at tsymbal@cdaschools.org, fax them to 208-769-0747, or drop them by the Ramsey office August 13-15 between the hours of 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Download application

Applicants will be accepted based on available openings. If there are more applicants than space available, there will be a lottery process. Within 15 days of the close of the enrollment period, families will be notified of the status of their application.  

Application process explained

Please note: There will be three consecutive windows to ensure reaching our student population capacity and provide a waiting list of students in each grade level:

~  Window #1 begins February 10 – April 11, 2014

~  Window #2 is April 14 – June 6, 2014

~  Window #3 is June 9 – August 15, 2014 (or the last Friday prior to district-wide registration date)

Ramsey is proud to be one of two schools in the district to institute a uniform policy. This process could not have been completed without the help of staff, parents and administration. Please click on the links below for more information.

Summer Online Registration
Once again this summer the Coeur d’Alene School District will offer online registration for the 2014-2015 school year. Last year parents found this to be easy, fast and convenient. Online registration will begin on Monday, July 14. If you already have a “User Name and Password” set up in Skyward Family Access, then you are ready to register when the window opens. If you do not have the “User Name and Password” set up, then e-mail Theresa at tsymbal@cdaschools.org or attend the all-school registration on August 14 from 12-6:00 p.m. New students to our district and kindergarteners cannot register online. Even if your child is moving to the "next level" (e.g. elementary to middle school to high school), you can still register online.
Ramsey - 2013 National Title 1 Distinguished School

National Title I Distinguished Schools  

In January 2014, the National Title I Association announced Ramsey Magnet School of Science was named a National Title I Distinguished School by the Idaho State Department of Education. Ramsey Magnet School of Science is one of 67 schools throughout the United States being nationally recognized for exceptional student achievement in 2013.


The National Title I Distinguished Schools Program publicly recognizes qualifying Title I schools for the outstanding academic achievements of their students.  It highlights the efforts of schools across the country making significant improvements for their students. The program has been in place since 1996, highlighting the success of hundreds of schools in one of two categories:


Category 1: Exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years (Ramsey's category)

Category 2: Closing the achievement gap between students


Title I is the cornerstone of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. It is the largest federally funded pre-college education program in the United States and provides funding to school districts across the country to aid in the education of economically disadvantaged students.


The National Title I Association implemented the National Title I Distinguished Schools Program to highlight selected schools that have successfully used their Title I federal funds to improve the education for economically disadvantaged students. More information about all National Title I Distinguished Schools is available on the National Title I Association website: www.titlei.org.

Ramsey Earns 2013 Idaho Distinguished Schools Award

Ramsey Award
On Thursday, October 17, 2013, representatives from the Ramsey staff traveled to Lewiston for the October meeting of the Idaho State Board of Education.  The State Board of Education presented the team with the Idaho Distinguished School Award for 2013.  Ramsey is one of only seven schools in the entire State to earn this honor in 2013. This award is given by the State Board of Education to schools who meet the following criteria:
  • Achieve a Four or Five Star rating for at least two out of the last three years.
  • Meet the Annual Measureable Objectives (AMOs) in all subjects for overall students and all ESEA subgroups.
  • Be among the top 5 percent of schools in all students’ proficiency.
  • Be among the top 10 percent of schools in the proficiency gaps between the highest and lowest achieving subgroups and between the at-risk and not at-risk subgroups.

We are proud of the hard work and partnership between our students, staff and parents. Way to go, team!

For more detailed information about Ramsey’s performance on last year’s assessments, go to the following School Report Card link on the Idaho State Department website: 

State Department Website

Ramsey Magnet School of Science is a School-wide Title One School. We are proud to have the following at our school:

  • 23 highly qualified teachers in grades 1-5.
  • Specialists in Art, Music, PE, Special Education, Speech/Language Title One, and Advanced Learning.
  • Full time principal and vice-principal
  • Full time guidance counselor
  • Part time school psychologist
  • Full time media specialist
  • Intervention specialist
  • Highly qualified Title One assistants, math and reading remediation teachers and special education para-professionals.

At Ramsey, we have:

  • A 32-computer lab with Smartboard Display, computers available for every classroom, and a mobile computer lab with 16 laptops, all with internet access.
  • A fully equipped science lab
  • Excellent library with many Accelerated Reader books
  • Many science-related events and experiences including:  school-wide science vocabulary, mini-science days, two science fairs, before and after school science clubs, robotic teams, Mars Rover competitive teams, three 9-week hands-on science lab kits for each classroom, science exploratory for grades 1-3, outdoor habitat and school garden, science-related assemblies and field trips, summer science camp, and much more!
  • Extra-curricular events and activities such as cross country, fall and spring book fairs, D.A.S.H. (after-school classes), Junior Achievement, Run for Fun, Fall Family Fun Night, etc.

Our motto at

Ramsey Magnet School of Science


Big School... Bigger Heart!

 Nondiscrimination Notice
The Coeur d’Alene School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability in any educational programs or activities receiving federal financial assistance or in employment practices. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Inquiries regarding compliance with this nondiscrimination policy may be directed to the Director of Special Services or Director of Human Resources at the District Administrative Center, 1400 N. Northwood Center Ct., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83814-2472, (208) 664-8241.

Current Events
Summer Gardening at Ramsey
Ramsey is so proud of our 3rd – 5th grade Student Council members. This spring they chose to plant a garden to grow and harvest food for the local Food Banks.  As you gardeners know, this will be an ongoing project through the summer. Please join us on Wednesday nights beginning June 18th at 6:00 p.m. to help maintain our garden, harvest food, and deliver produce to local Food Banks. Thank you!
Ramsey Meet and Greet
 Ramsey’s annual “Meet and Greet” will be held on Wednesday, August 27th from 4-6 p.m.  This is a quick “stop in” for parents and students. Students will have an opportunity to say hello to their 2014-15 teacher and drop off school supplies before the first day of school.  A more formal “Open House” will be held on September 18th- - mark your calendars!