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A Proven History: 100 Years of Educational Excellence

Founded in 1916, Ruth N. Upson Elementary School is celebrated for its long history of well-rounded curriculum and supportive, compassionate teachers. Along with reading, math, and science, students have the unique opportunity to participate daily in fun and engaging electives, arts and PE. There is no other school quite like Upson.

Children crowd around their teacher for a picture at Ruth N. Upson Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL

A School That Feels Like Family

Take comfort knowing your child is in a caring environment with teachers who understand that each child is unique and teach to each child’s strength. Children master each lesson and grow in a safe, loving environment.

Teachers hold one another accountable and work together to make learning a magical experience for children. Communication is a high priority for the leadership who are always available to parents looking for guidance and answers.

Children gather in a cafeteria to watch a chorus sing on a stage.

Murray Hill’s Hidden Gem

Just like its central location in the charming neighborhood of Murray Hill, Ruth N. Upson serves as the center of community life for children. It boasts a diverse student body with equally diverse extracurricular activities: yoga, coding, dance, and safety patrol.

Teacher holding a sign to help students learn to read.

Your Child is Our Legacy

Ruth N. Upson continues to live up to its foundation as Murray Hill’s premier community school. Its namesake left an incredible legacy after serving as the school’s principal for 32 years, and that same devotion and commitment to the students’ lives on today.

students sitting in a circle doing yoga with an instructors at Ruth Upson Elementary School in Jacksonville, FL

Extracurricular Activities and Special Programs

  • Cathedral Arts Project
  • Extended Day
  • Flag Raising
  • Gardening Club
  • Green State
  • Music Department
  • Safety Patrol
  • Teachers of Tomorrow
  • Coding Club
  • Run Happy Club

“Ruth Upson Elementary is the heart of the Murray Hill community and we can’t wait for you and your student to join our family!-Principal Faith Roberts-Graham

Every Student. Every Day.

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