Ruth N. Upson Elementary School provides a variety of educational and recreational programs to develop the academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of students in pre-kindergarten through grade five. The school offers classes in art and physical education. It provides extended day care programs. Ruth N. Upson Elementary School maintains a parent-teacher association. The school is governed by Duval County Public Schools, which operates several high, middle, elementary, alternative, charter and juvenile justice schools. The school district offers educational, recreational and athletic programs for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Its schools provide various sports activities, including soccer, basketball, football and volleyball.