Artist rendering of the 3 story elementary school building surrounded by trees

Ruby Bridges Elementary

We built a brand new elementary school! The new K-5 elementary school is located on Maltby Road, close to Little Bear Creek Road. The school serves approximately 500 students.


Quick Facts

  • Budget: $80 million
  • Funded by: 2018 Bond
  • Est. Completion: Fall 2020
  • Architect: Dykeman Architecture
  • Contractor: Cornerstone GCI


  • Approximately 76,000 square feet
  • 34 classrooms
  • Fully inclusive playground
  • Turf playfield

Sustainable Features

Ruby Bridges has a number of sustainable features that were included in the building design to support the District’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint.

  • Use of geothermal wells and ground source heat pumps as both heating and cooling source
  • Material reuse – trees grown onsite were used in building elements like window seats, benches and column wraps
  • Enhanced building envelope – through efficient insulation and windows for temperature control, as well as reduced energy costs
  • Electrical plug load management with sweeping shut-off to save energy
  • Use of stormwater detention to manage stormwater runoff
  • Low flow plumbing fixtures to save water usage
  • Large Onsite Septic System (LOSS) reduces water use


The attendance area for Ruby Bridges Elementary includes addresses that were previously assigned to Canyon Creek, Fernwood, and Kokanee.

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Cathi Davis most recently served as co-principal at Kokanee Elementary. She led Kokanee for nearly seven years and fostered a safe, caring, and inclusive environment in a building of nearly 800 students.



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