Columbia Falls Ruder Elementary


1550 12th Avenue West Columbia Falls, MT 59912
Phone: 406-892-6570
Fax: 406-892-6563

Our School

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

Our Mission

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.

What's Happening?



Parents and Staff,

On Wednesday, April 29, the Columbia Falls Board of Trustees voted to continue to provide online education and not to re-open schools for the remainder of the school year. Please understand that this was a very difficult decision and not made without serious consideration. Ultimately the safety of our students and staff weighed heavily into the final decision.

Our hope is that by doing what we are doing for the remainder of the school year we will be able to have a more substantial start to the new school year starting in August.

Thank You, Steve Bradshaw
Columbia Falls School District



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