Ruder Elementary



Ruder Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Ruder Elementary Students by Grade
PK 1
K 78
1 69
2 81
3 75
4 66
5 81
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Ruder Elementary is a public elementary school located in Columbia Falls, MT in the Columbia Falls Elementary School District. It enrolls 451 students in grades 1st through 12th. Ruder Elementary is the 30th largest public school in Montana and the 26,352nd largest nationally. It has 16.2 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 451
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16.2:1
Full Time Teachers: 27.8
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 26,352nd out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Montana: 30th out of 425
Student/Teacher Rank in Montana: 346th out of 424
Full Time Teacher Rank in Montana: 31st out of 424

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Ruder Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 248
(55%)
750
(53%)
 Female 203
(45%)
654
(47%)

Ruder Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 400
(89%)
1,241
(88%)
 Two or More 27
(6%)
68
(5%)
 Hispanic 15
(3%)
53
(4%)
 American Indian 8
(2%)
31
(2%)
 Asian 1
(0%)
9
(1%)
 Black 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)

Ruder Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 223
(49%)
629
(45%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 176
(39%)
597
(43%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 52
(12%)
178
(13%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 342 ranked schools in Montana, Ruder Elementary is ranked 27th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Ruder Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (50.6%) is slightly higher than the state average of 46.2%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Ruder Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 479
2006 490
2007 465
2008 448
2009 431
2010 434
2011 425
2012 451

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 19
2006 18.6
2007 17.9
2008 17.1
2009 17.1
2010 17
2011 15.3
2012 16.2

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.38204592901879
2006 0.33673469387755
2007 0.44086021505376
2008 0.35044642857143
2009 0.44083526682135
2010 0.47926267281106
2011 0.45647058823529
2012 0.50554323725055

Compare Ruder Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,339.2% 13.4:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
1,620.0% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 46.2%
 
This School 50.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 

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Ruder Elementary
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Public PK - 05 451 16.2:1  
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Public PK - 04 440 17:1 10 miles
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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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