Ruby-wise Elementary School

  • Ruby-wise Elementary School serves 378 students in grades PK-6.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the LA average of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 5% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 55%.
  • Ruby-wise Elementary School operates within the Rapides Parish School District.

School Overview

  • The student population of 378 students has declined by 16% over five years.
  • The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Awards Honored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades Offered Grades PK-6
Total Students 378 students
Ruby-wise Elementary School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Ruby-wise Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Ruby-wise Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Ruby-wise Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.10 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 15:1 16:1
Ruby-wise Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
n/a
2%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Asian Students (2010-2014)
Hispanic
2%
6%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Black Students (2003-2015)
Black
3%
44%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Black Students (1991-2015)
White
95%
45%
Ruby-wise Elementary School White Students (1991-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Ruby-wise Elementary School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Ruby-wise Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown LA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.10 0.35
Ruby-wise Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
47%
58%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Ruby-wise Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • Rapides Parish School District's student population of 23,669 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $10,183 in this district is less than the state average of $15,711. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $10,165 is less than the state average of $15,475. The district spending/student has grown by 10% over four years.
School District Name Rapides Parish School District
Number of Schools
Managed
48
4
Number of Students Managed 23,669 1,685
Rapides Parish School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $245 MM $27 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $245 MM $26 MM
Rapides Parish School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $10,183 $15,711
Rapides Parish School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $10,165 $15,475
Rapides Parish School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, LA Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  12/17/2016
I ATTENDED RUBY WISE IN 1957. It IS BY FAR THE BEST SCHOOL I EVER ATTENDED. I WASN'THE POPULAR BUT THIS ONE TEACHER TOOK ME UNDER HER WINGS AND THEN I LOVED SCHOOL. I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO SEE IF THIS TEACHER IS STILL LIVING. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO FIND OUT ANYTHING ABOUT HER, IF ANY OF YOU COULD CHECK ON THE SCHOOL RECORDS I WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE IT. HER NAME IS RUTH O'NEAL.THANK YOU
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5  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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