Minnie Ruffin Elementary

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The mission of Minnie Ruffin Elementary School is to educate each child to his/her ever-increasing maximum academic and social levels.


Welcome to Minnie Ruffin Elementary School!

The faculty and staff at Minnie Ruffin Elementary School are committed to excellence. We believe that all children should be accepted into the educational program as they are and that all students should be provided with a climate conducive to learning. We offer opportunities as well as activities for learning experiences; and these learning experiences should promote behavioral development, which will affect continued satisfactory adjustments to life.

We believe that all students, within the limits of their capacity, should obtain an education and develop emotionally, morally, socially, and physically so that they may become increasingly able to cope with life's problems.

All teachers believe in the importance of working to the best of their abilities at all times to implement the school's program. They also believe that their students should be taught to think and do for themselves in their homes and/or work environment.

The total staff of the school believes that teaching is a joyful service in which all members strive to keep an open mind for all that is good in education. We further believe in adapting to and accepting change for the better.

We recognize the fact that parents and the community should be involved with the total development of the child's education. Therefore, it is necessary for the school to have full cooperation from the community and parents in order to ascertain the educational goals for the child.

Mrs. Jennett J. Hunter

Ms. Lartorre M. Davis 
 Instructional Facilitator


One Vision, One Mission, One Community, One District

Every Child, Every Day

It is my pleasure to share with you News and Notes for Parents.  We here at Minnie Ruffin Elementary School, see our parents as a valuable resource in the educational process. Each of you has been tasked with deciding between virtual/distant or traditional (face-to-face) learning. Regardless of your choice, we honor our district’s commitment to teaching “our” children while many of you are simultaneously working and juggling other obligations. We realize that steering through the various on-line teaching technology/programs, COVID-19, and learning the many facets of the curriculum can be overwhelming.

 Know one thing, We ARE HERE FOR YOU! We have devoted teachers who spend hours planning and creating classroom activities to engage students in learning.  Every child is welcomed, connected, and part of the neighborhood we call Minnie Ruffin. Furthermore, we encourage each student to grow to his or her academic potential.

We encourage our parents to visit our teachers’ websites and take advantage of the many resources available for parents. Our public relations team is actively engaged in keeping parents up to date with events at our school. We are asking parents to join Remind for the latest updates. Minnie Ruffin’s Website and Class Dojo serves as a vital resource for teacher-parent communication.  Class Dojo will also feature “Bragging Rights”. We will showcase our students' and teachers’ accomplishments.

We appreciate you and are thankful that you entrusted your children to the Minnie Ruffin Team.  As principal, I enthusiastically invite each parent to share your concerns, give input regarding improvement (s), and share positive moments/memories. Please let us know how you would like to become more actively involved in the educational process at Minnie Ruffin Elementary as we continue to strive to carry on the legacy of a Hallmark of Excellence- Every Child, Every Day.


Jennett Johnson-Hunter, Principal

Parent Reminders 2022

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Congratulations Reginae Blanche!

Fourth-grader Reginae Blanche can now add "holiday card designer" to her resume.

The Minnie Ruffin Elementary student was selected to design the annual holiday card for the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, which will be sent to Gov. John Bel Edwards, Louisiana legislators, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, and folks all the way in Washington, D.C., this December.

It is the first time a student from Monroe City Schools was selected.

"It's a really big deal," said Heather Cushman, the teacher union's communications director. "We take it seriously, and we're really excited to have a student from Monroe City represent us."

Minnie Ruffin Elementary student Reginae Blanche is flanked Wednesday by (from left) Monroe Federation of Teachers President Sandie Lollie, school Principal Jeannette Hunter, teacher Kasha McCarty and Louisiana Federation of Teachers Communications Director Heather Cushman.


It is my honor and pleasure as Principal to introduce Minnie Ruffin's Teacher of the Year, Student of the Year Finalists, and Student of the Year

For ALL Minnie Ruffin Elementary School COVID-19 Concerns - Contact Principal Hunter to discuss how to proceed. 


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