Ralph Downs Elementary

Welcome to Ralph Downs Elementary


Susan Illgen, Ralph Downs Elementary Principal

In her ten years at Putnam City, Mrs. Illgen has served as an Assistant Principal covering four different Putnam City Schools. She also served in Putnam City as an Instructional Coach covering two Putnam City Schools.  Mrs. Illgen holds the prestigious title of Oklahoma Teacher of the Year 2004-2005.  She holds a Master of Education Administration. 

Andrea Unruh - Ralph Downs Teacher of the Year


A little about me: I have a Bachelor of Science in Education and am the proud product of the University of Central Oklahoma. This is my 9th year teaching and my 9th year here at Ralph Downs! I have taught 1st, 4th, and 5th, but 4th has been my favorite. I have been married for 11 years to my wonderful husband, Ryan. We are blessed with 2 beautiful children, Zoey and Micah, and 1 sweet Corgi puppy named Piper. I love spending time with family, and on the weekends, we love to get together and have family game nights.

School News

If you missed the Pre-K lottery, you are still be eligible for any remaining open seat at your child’s school or another site, if available.  Open enrollment for any remaining and available seats will begin May 23rd at the District Enrollment Office located at 5604 NW 41st St.       

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