We are so excited to begin a new school year here at Ramsey! We have seen many eager students around the community all summer long . . . it's time to get back in the swing of things! Please mark your calendars-the first day of school will be Tuesday, September 2nd. The first bell will ring at 8:55 a.m. and the tardy bell will ring at 9:00 a.m. If you have a kindergartener, AM class will go from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., and P.M class will go from 12:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Please remember that there will not be midday bussing for the first few weeks of school for kindergarten. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year! We hope to see you all at the annual "Meet and Greet" on August 27th from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.!
Ramsey - 2013 National Title 1 Distinguished School
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 AwardOn 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!
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.