Welcome to Ramsey Middle School

Ramsey Middle School is an innovative, academically challenging environment that empowers each learner to explore possibilities, act with integrity, and create positive change within one's community and the world.

Walking and Biking to School

Minneapolis Public Schools needs your input: What ideas do you have to make it safe, fun, and easy for students to walk and bike? Please take this short survey on what the city, the schools, and the community can do to improve walking and biking for our students.

Rename Ramsey Update

Our February 28 Community Voices: “What should be the name of our school?” event is fast approaching. Our list of possible new names for Ramsey Middle School has been reduced to five finalists, which will be discussed that evening. For more information, see the event invitation. Click the headline for a complete update on the Rename Ramsey campaign.

MPS to Hold Community Meetings for Immigrant and Refugee Families

MPS is committed to being a safe haven for everyone. We know that recent current events have raised questions for some immigrant and refugee families. We want to lend support wherever possible. Together with our community partners, we’re hosting two upcoming meetings to answer questions and connect families with resources both in our schools and in the community. Meetings will be held on Wednesday, March 1 at South High School from 6:30 - 8:30 pm, and Saturday, March 4 at Davis Service Center, 2 - 4:30 pm.

Dress Code

Principal Rathke has been discussing the dress code with students, staff, and other interested parties. If you’d like to give feedback on the current student dress code, please take the dress code survey.

Upcoming MCA Testing Dates

MCA testing will take place from March to May, as follows:

March 13-17: 7th grade reading
March 20-24: 8th grade reading
March 27-30: 6th grade reading
April 17-21: 7th grade math
April 24-28: 8th grade math
May 1-5: 6th grade math
May 9-10: 8th grade science


Arabic Night Thursday, 2/23

Please joing us for Arabic Night at Ramsey Middle School on February 23 from 5 to 7 pm. Lyndale, Ramsey and Washburn students and parents/guardians are all invited for a fun night. The event will take place in the cafeteria at Ramsey. Those attending will enjoy Mediterranean food, Arabic music and dance, and will learn about the Arabic language how to write one’s name and greet others in Arabic. Come and have fun. Click here for an event flyer.

“Into the Woods” at Washburn

Washburn's Spotlight Musical "Into the Woods" opens Thursday, February 23 at 7:30 pm. Opening night is "pay what you can night" or join us for the fundraising event "Pasta Dinner & Show" where $15 gets you a delicious pasta dinner and a ticket to the show (only $5 for students!). For more information on ticket prices, showtimes, and to purchase tickets online, click the headline.

Ramsey Rendezvous 2017

Are you looking to fill your social calendar with some unique and fun outings? Hang with friends and meet new ones? We have the perfect opportunity for you… Ramsey Rendezvous! Selected Ramsey Rendezvous tickets for 2017 parties are now available. See the Ramsey PTA website for details and ticket information for these fun upcoming events!

What’s a Ramsey Rendezvous, you ask? You may already know them as Great Gatherings, Adventures, or FUNdraisers from your elementary school. But for those uninitiated, Ramsey Rendezvous are social gatherings that Ramsey parents host in their homes and elsewhere. All proceeds help support and enhance Ramsey activities. Events range in price and activities in order to appeal to varied interests. Have a great party idea and willing to host or co-host? Please contact Beth Gyllstrom at

Third Annual Ramsey-Washburn Battle of the Bands

Calling all bands...The 3rd Annual Ramsey-Washburn Battle of the Bands is coming soon: Sunday, April 23, from 3 to 6 pm, at The Junction. For families new to Ramsey, this event features Ramsey and Washburn student and staff bands, facing off for bragging rights (and an amazing traveling guitar trophy beautified by our own Ms. Cedarleaf-Dahl). Bands can sign up here. This is a first come, first booked, sign-up process. Please make sure to review the guidelines and enter all needed information. May the best band win!