John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School

To participate in the John Rurah INSPIRE planning process, contact Eli Pousson at (410) 396-5173 or or Matthew DeSantis at (410) 396-5622 or

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SImple oblique aerial map with a 5-minute walking distance (marked with a red dashed line) and 10-minute walking distance (marked with an orange dashed line) around an orange marker for a school.

Plan updates

  • The Planning Commission adopted the final INSPIRE Plan on on June 8, 2023. Read the plan.
  • As of fall 2022, Department of Planning staff are working to revise and finalize the INSPIRE plan for adoption by the Baltimore City Planning Commission in late 2022 or early 2023. Take a look at our recent presentations to the Greektown Neighborhood Association from October 2022 and January 2023.
  • A draft INSPIRE Recommendation Report was published in November 2019 as an English version and Spanish versionPresentation materials from the November 20, 2019 meeting sharing the draft report are also available in English and Spanish.

Find out where John Ruhrah is in the 21st Century Schools process here.

Plan materials

Recommendation report

Maps and data

Presentations and notes

The “Listen” phase of INSPIRE is focused on gathering information. In addition to working with community members, DOP staff begin to review existing neighborhood plans and history, and collect demographic data.

Additional resources