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Ramsey Middle

1 West 49th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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Grades: 6-8
Principal: Paul Marietta
Enrollment: 399
Hours: 9:10am - 3:40pm
Phone: 612.668.4040
Fax: 612.668.4050
Email: paul.marietta@mpls.k12.mn.us
Website: rms.mpls.k12.mn.us

WE OFFER: Rigorous Study in Language Arts, Science, Math and Social Studies • 1:1 iPad Initiative • Band, Orchestra and Visual Arts • Multimedia Studies • Physical Education • Music Exploration • Spanish and Arabic • Student Leadership Opportunities • Special Education, Autism Program and Student Support Classes • Parent Involvement: PTA, Site Council and Volunteer Opportunities


  • Inquiry-based curriculum: Through exposure to important and relevant content anchored in academic standards, students develop and explore questions that lead them to solve real-world problems
  • Project-based curriculum: Students create projects or products that represent their understanding of challenging content and provide solutions to relevant, real-world problems; Ramsey offers a project-based intersession between semesters
  • Integration across academic disciplines: Students study challenging, real-world problems through integration of two or more content disciplines
  • Delivering a challenging curriculum using arts and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) provides a unique window for students to gain content knowledge, solve problems through the creative design process and build critical skills
  • Through the use of simulated global challenges, students utilize the engineering design process, scientific inquiry and mathematical skills (STEM skills) to solve problems
  • Our arts integration specialist collaborates with classroom teachers identifying core content learning targets that could be taught and enhanced through visual, spatial, kinesthetic and creative exploration; arts integration lessons periodically take place during the core content classes and are designed to access students' prior knowledge in that subject area while promoting creativity, individual expression and interdisciplinary connections
  • Social-emotional support includes a daily advisory with the Circle of Power and Respect, teaching pathways to self-control, explicit social skills instruction through the Second Step curriculum, and fostering a culture of trust among students and adults.

MIDDLE SCHOOL: Strong grade-level interdisciplinary teams comprised of math, humanities, language A, science teachers and a dean work together to support the needs of our adolescent learners. Elective and advisory teachers work closely with the team to coordinate work and address student concerns. Parents receive grade reports four times a year and many teachers also provide weekly feedback through student planners. Parents may access student grades on the Parent Portal, which is just one more way we increase communication between home and school. Parent involvement is a priority.

EXTENDED-DAY ACTIVITIES: Minneapolis Kids child care with middle school programming; academic support programs; student council; Girls in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS); Guys in Science and Engineering (GISE); middle school athletics (volleyball, flag football, boys and girls basketball, baseball and softball)

What we look like
Student Race School District
Native American 2% 4%
African American 22% 35%
Asian American 3% 6%
Hispanic American 16% 20%
White American 57% 34%

Students School District
Receive ELL Services 15% 26%
Qualify for free or reduced lunch 34% 65%
Receive Special Education Services 14% 14%

School Summary
All Minneapolis Public Schools (K-8)
  • Middle Schools
Academic Opportunities
  • Accelerated Math
  • Arts
  • English Language Learner Program
  • Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Media Arts
  • Physical Education
  • Support Math
  • Visual Arts
  • World Languages
After-school Activities
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Jazz Band
  • School newspaper
  • Sports
Before and After School Care
  • Minneapolis Kids
Extra-curricular Activities
  • Band/Instrumental Music
  • Choir
  • Dance
  • Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS)
  • Music
  • Science Fair
  • Student Council
  • Theatre/Performing Arts
  • Middle School Sports
World Languages
  • Arabic
  • Spanish
Family and Student Support
  • Home Visits
  • Individual Learning Plans
  • Family Fun/Learning Nights
  • Parent Community Collaborative Council
  • Site Council
  • Student Leadership
School Information
  • Computer Lab(s)
  • Internet Connection in Every Classroom
  • Responsive Classroom
  • Promethean Boards in Every Classroom
  • Audio Enhancement System