Ruby-Wise Beliefs:

  1. Ruby-Wise promotes a safe school climate that encourages activities that foster responsibility, self discipline, compassion, respect, and honesty.
  2. Ruby-Wise firmly believes that the development of the entire child is important.
  3. Ruby-Wise stresses the importance of a cooperative partnership between: students, faculty, family, school and community.
  4. Ruby-Wise believes that a solid education is based on the basic skills that encompass: critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, and analytical thinking.

Ruby Wise Elementary School was established at the present site in 1943, housing first through ninth grades. In 1980, the student population was changed to kindergarten through fifth grades only. The first pre-kindergarten class was formed in 1997. Today Ruby-Wise house grades Pre-Kindergarten thru 6th grade.

Ruby Wise offers modern classroom facilities. Students enjoy a gymnasium and Olympic swimming pool, where public swimming lessons are offered during the summer months. The school grounds also include two baseball fields for student and community activities. The newly completed addition of six classrooms & the renovation of the administrative area give the campus an updated appearance. A wireless computer lab & classroom computers enhance the variety of educational experiences offered.

Complimenting the strong academic programs at Ruby Wise are various extracurricular activities, such as Junior Beta Club, 4-H Club, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Annual Social Studies Fair, Drug Quiz Bowl, Sixth Grade Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer, and Swimming Teams & Cheerleaders, Accelerated Reader Activities, grade level programs and several Field Days.

Community involvement is an ever growing asset to Ruby-Wise. A very active Parent-Teacher Organization raises enthusiasm and much needed funds for the school. The Ruby-Kolin Volunteer Fire department provides instruction in fire safety and support for various activities. Students enjoy the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program presented by a local police officer. A Rapides Foundation Grant provides for extensive teacher training in technology & creative instructional methods. Parent volunteers and area businesses also provide assistance in a wide variety of activities.