Ruby-wise Elementary School

Ruby-wise Elementary School serves 400 students in grades PK - 6.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the LA average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 54%.
Ruby-wise Elementary School operates within the Rapides Parish School District.

School Overview

The student population of 400 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 25 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 400 students
Ruby-wise Elementary School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Ruby-wise Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Ruby-wise Elementary School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Ruby-wise Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.12 is less than the state average of 0.35. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (LA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 16:1
Ruby-wise Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2014)
Asian
1%
2%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Asian Students (2010-2014)
Hispanic
1%
5%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Black Students (2004-2014)
Black
4%
44%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Black Students (1990-2014)
White
94%
46%
Ruby-wise Elementary School White Students (1990-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.12 0.35
Ruby-wise Elementary School Diversity Score (1987-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
40%
60%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
11%
7%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Rapides Parish School District's student population of 24,099 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The revenue/student of $9,904 in this district is less than the state average of $13,503. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $9,291 is less than the state average of $14,322. The district spending/student has declined by 11% over four years.
School District Name Rapides Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
50
5
Number of Students Managed 24,099 2,019
Rapides Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $235 MM $30 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $221 MM $31 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $9,904 $13,503
Rapides Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $9,291 $14,322
Rapides Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Peabody Magnet High School (9.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Arthur F. Smith Middle Magnet School (9.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Poland Junior High School (5.7 miles away)
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5.0  7/27/2012
We love this school. Small,but the teachers are great!! They love their students. This is the only public school I would allow my children to go to.
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