Iver C. Ranum Middle School
"Preparing future leaders, learners and thinkers for a global community."
At Ranum Middle School, home of the Knights, we empower students to excel through their levels as they demonstrate proficiency. Students who advance through the levels have an opportunity to leave Ranum with high school credits. We offer a variety of applied core classes including orchestra and band, choir, art, drama, stagecraft, piano, guitar, physical education, technology, Genius Hour, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and four varieties of STEM.
We strongly value Social-Emotional Learning. Upon entering, students are grouped in small Knighthood Families where they develop relationships with a teacher and others in the group throughout their three years here, so that together these students can learn to navigate education at the middle school level. Additionally, students receive direct instruction through our Connections classes in self-managing, being an effective participator, teamwork, reflective practices and being future-minded. Our students also have multiple opportunities to demonstrate leadership through Where Everybody Belongs (WEB), Student Council and Youth Education and Safety in Schools (YESS).
Iver C. Ranum Middle School is a public middle school in Westminster Public Schools. The school began in 1961 as Iver C. Ranum High School, named in honor of Iver Ranum, Superintendent of Adams County School District 50 from 1950 to 1975. The last class of Ranum High School graduated on May 8, 2010. The high school has been replaced by the newly built Westminster High School, 6933 Raleigh Street, Westminster, Colorado.
The following year Clear Lake Middle School moved its site operations to Ranum, where they continue as Iver C. Ranum Middle School, home of the Knights. The new school colors are purple and black with a hint of yellow to meld the Clear Lake Cougars of yellow and black with the new Ranum Knights mascot. The legacy of Iver Ranum continues to serve a diverse population of District 50 youth. Years of tradition live on in the history of the school and the children of past high school graduates, who now attend the middle school.
Iver C. Ranum Middle School invites parents, guardians and community members to visit us to enjoy our many school events.