Welcome to Ruder Elementary

Welcome to Ruder Elementary.  We are located at 1500 12th Avenue West in Columbia Falls, Montana.  Ruder Elementary’s enrollment is approximately 475 students in grades kindergarten through fifth.  

At Ruder Elementary, we are committed to providing a safe, positive, and rich learning environment for our students.   We strive to reach each student's individual, academic and emotional needs through a variety of research based programs. We promote excellence and believe every child CAN learn when given a caring environment and teachers who believe in their ability to succeed. 

Please FAX record requests to 406-892-6563.  Thank you!

School Hours: 8:25-3:25 except Wednesday which is 8:25-2:25

Accessibility & Nondiscrimination

The District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its websites for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities.  All pages on the District's website will conform to the W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents.

Under District developed 
administrative procedures, students, parents, and members of the public may present a complaint regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 related to the accessibility of any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District or third-party vendors and open sources. 

What's Happening

Parent Notification Update - October 3, 2017
Dear Members of the School District Six Community: As a follow-up to my previous communications, I wanted to provide you with an update on where we stand with our investigation and the security of our systems. Since we first announced...
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As you may be aware, the Columbia Falls School District has been cooperating with law enforcement’s investigation of a cyber-security incident. The District takes this matter very seriously and assures parents and students that ...
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