of Public School
following shows the apportionment of Dallas county school fund
for the scholastic year, 1888-89, which has just been made out
by County School Superintendent Stevens:
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER
Pleasant Valley, school No. 1, 90 pupils, amount of appropriation,
Elm Grove, 2, 51 pupils, $204.
Lone Star, 3, 77 pupils, $308.
Liberty, 4, 29 pupils, $116.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWO.
Shiloh, 1, 60 pupils, $240.
Naaman, 2, 55 pupils, $220.
Duck Creek, 3, 51 pupils, $204.
DISTRICT NUMBER THREE.
Richardson, 1, 95 pupils, $380.
Jackson s. h. [school house], 2, 48 pupils, $192.
Locust Grove, 3, 36 pupils, $144.
Mt. Sinia (colored), 4, 40 pupils, $160.
DISTRICT NUMBER FOUR.
Union church, 1, 41 pupils, $164.
Trinity Mills, 2, 38 pupils, $142.
Carrollton (colored), 3, 23 pupils, $92.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE.
Spring Chapel, 1, 58 pupils, $232.
Hackberry, 2, 22 pupils, $88.
Bethel C. H., 3, 23 pupils, $92.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIX.
Farmers' Branch, 1, 83 pupils, $352.
Marsh S. H., 2, 28 pupils, $112.
Stark, S. H., 3, 34 pupils, $136.
Whiterock (colored), 4, 43 pupils, $192.
DISTRICT NUMBER SEVEN.
Cochran Chapel, 1, 32 pupils, $128.
Letot, 2, 31 pupils, $124.
Mo. Pac. (colored), 3, 30 pupils, $120.
DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHT.
Oak Lawn, 75 pupils, $300.
DISTRICT NUMBER NINE.
Caruth s. h., 1, 31 pupils, $324.
Hughes s. h., 2, 47 pupils, $188.
------ (colored), 3, 43 pupils, $172.
DISTRICT NUMBER TEN.
Shady View Park, 1, 32 pupils, $128.
DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN.
Rodgers, 1, 54 pupils, $216.
Egypt, (colored), 2, 39 pupils, $156.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWELVE.
Garland, 1, 241 pupils, $964
Morris, 2, 57 pupils, $228.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTEEN.
Big A., 44 pupils, $176.
DISTRICT NUMBER FOURTEEN.
Rose Hill, 1, 75 pupils, $300.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTEEN.
Nash, s. h., 1, 51 pupils, $204.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTEEN.
Home school, 1, 84 pupils, $336.
Bales, 2, 45 pupils, $180.
Reinhardt, 3, 85 pupils, $340.
Mt. Calm, 4, 93 pupils, $372.
Reinhardt, (colored), 5, 20 pupils, $80.
T. & P., (colored), 6, 11 pupils, $44.
DISTRICT NUMBER SEVENTEEN.
Florence s. h., 1, 71 pupils, $284.
DISTRICT NUMBER EIGHTEEN.
Onward, 1, 83 pupils, $332.
-------, (colored), 2, 12 pupils, ($125 to be added), $48.
DISTRICT NUMBER NINETEEN.
Noble school house, 1, 53 pupils, $212.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY.
Long Creek, 1, 91 pupils, $364.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-ONE.
Mesquite, 1, 95 pupils, $380.
Bennett, 2, 65 pupils, $260.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-TWO.
Gone into the city, less 30 pupils.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-THREE.
Pleasant Mound, 1, 51 pupils, $204.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-FOUR.
Pleasant Grove, 1, 83 pupils, $332.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-FIVE.
Scyene, 1, 52 pupils, $208.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-SIX.
Balch Spring, 1, 47 pupils, $188.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-SEVEN.
Edwards school house, 1, 33 pupils, $132.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-EIGHT.
Farmer's school house, 1, 41 pupils, $164.
Futrell school house, 2, 51 pupils, $204.
DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY-NINE.
Rylie, 1, 84 pupils, $336.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY.
Kleburg, 1, 65 pupils, $260.
Simonds, 2, 73 pupils, $292.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-ONE.
Seagoville, 1, 99 pupils, $396.
Colond [colored?], 2, 20 pupils, $80.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-TWO.
Prairie Valley, 2, 57 pupils, $228.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-THREE.
X Roads, 1, 80 pupils, $320.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-FOUR.
Hutchins, 1, 93 pupils, $372.
-------- (colored), 2, 29 pupils, $116.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-FIVE.
Lancaster, 1, 175 pupils, $700.
------ (colored), 2, 50 pupils, $200.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-SIX.
Rock Spring, 1, 74 pupils, $296.
-------- (colored), 2, 13 pupils, $52.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-SEVEN.
Bear Creek, 1, 40 pupils, $160.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-EIGHT.
Wheatland, 1, 46 pupils, $184.
DISTRICT NUMBER THIRTY-NINE.
Hamilton, 1, 47 pupils, $188.
Little Creek, 2, 66 pupils, $264.
Desoto 3, 90 pupils, $360.
Johnson's Branch, 4, 17 pupils, $68.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY.
Cedar Hill, 1, 182 pupils, $728.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-ONE.
Fish Creek, 1, 25 pupils, $100.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-TWO.
Duncanville, 1, 74 pupils, $296.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-THREE.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-FOUR.
Grand Prairie, 1, 66 pupils, $264.
Grand Prairie (colored), 2, 43 pupils, $172.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-FIVE.
Five-Mile Church, 1, 36 pupils, $144.
Oquinn, 2, 29 pupils, $116.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-SIX.
The Grove, 1, 26 pupils, $114.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-SEVEN.
Jimtown, 1, 41, pupils, $164.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-EIGHT.
Mt. Airy, 1, 131 pupils, $524.
DISTRICT NUMBER FORTY-NINE.
Eagle Ford, 1, 57 pupils, $228.
------, (colored), 2, 21 pupils, $84.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY.
Lively s. h., 1, 55 pupils, $220.
Union Bar, 2, 45 pupils, $180
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-ONE.
Sower's s. h., 1, 40 pupils, $160.
Shady Grove, 2, 43 pupils, $172.
Bear Creek, 3, 22 pupils, $88.
--------, (colored), 4, 41 pupils, $164.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-TWO.
Estelle, 1, 42 pupils, $168.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-THREE.
Elm s. h., 1, 42 pupils, $168.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-FOUR.
Rawlins' s. h., 1, 50 pupils, $200.
Houston s. h., 2, 51 pupils, $204.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-FIVE.
Patrick s. h., 1, 54 pupils, $216.
-------, (colored), 1, 18 pupils, $72.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-SIX.
Lisbon, 1, 77 pupils, $308.
------, (colored), 2, 24 pupils, $96.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-SEVEN.
Elm Spring, 1, 47 pupils, $188.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-EIGHT.
Prairie Creek, 1, 58 pupils, $232.
DISTRICT NUMBER FIFTY-NINE.
[No school; transferred to the city.]
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY.
Floyd s. h., 1, 61 pupils, $244
--------- (colored), 2, 17 pupils, $68.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-ONE.
Dawdy s. h., 1, 96 pupils, $384.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-TWO.
Lagow s. h., 1, 66 pupils, $264.
-------- (colored), 2, 42 pupils, $168.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-THREE.
Pleasant View, 1, 42 pupils, $168.
Calhoun, 2, 50 pupils, $200.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-FOUR.
Bramlett s. h., 1, 38 pupils, $152.
Whiterock (colored), 2, 15 pupils, $60.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-FIVE.
Ten Mile, 1, 23 pupils, $92.
DISTRICT NUMBER SIXTY-SIX.
13, 1888, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 3-4.
Oak Cliff, 1, 102 pupils, $408.
-------- (colored), 2, 18 pupils, $72.
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OF THE SCHOOLS.
Beyond Measure -- Over-
taxed Teachers and Cramped
Schools the Worst Suf-
ferers. They Show the Best
City Secretary McGrain paid off the teachers in the public schools.
To save the teachers inconvenience and annoyance by having them
calling all during the month, Mr. McGrain, some time ago, adopted
the plan of visiting each teacher in person at the schools and
leaving their checks with them. From 9 a. m., to 3 p. m., on
a constant move with a buggy and a fast horse, is barely sufficient
time to make the rounds over the school districts. In the afternoon
yesterday, a TIMES-HERALD
reporter accepted a seat in Mr. McGrain's buggy, which he kindly
offered, and visited some of the schools which are crowded beyond
12, 1890, Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 4, col. 3.
Colored School No. 1 came first
in order. The building for this school is a two-story frame with
four comfortable rooms, but the location is not desirable, being
in the southern portion of the city on the edge of the inhabitable
line, and adjoining the Santa Fe railway yards. Here, 88 little
black urchins were crowded in one room affording accommodation
for only 58, and the average attendance in this room is 70. They
were crowded three on seats made for only one. In the second
and third-grade rooms, 97 children were enrolled, seating capacity
60, average attendance 60. The teacher said the crowd in her
room had just been relieved by a transfer made to another department.
The other grades were not so crowded. This school district embraces
all that section south of the Texas & Pacific railway and
bounded on the east by Preston street.
The next stop was made at the South
Side white school, in the Seventh ward. This is a plain box building
of four rooms, but the walls of the new eight-room brick building
are going up just in front of it. The lot is large and the location
good. In the room assigned the fourth and fifth grades, 88 pupils
were enrolled, average attendance last month 58, though there
were as many as 65 crowded into the room one day; seating capacity
only 52. Chairs were arranged wherever they could be placed in
the room, and some of the little ones occupied these. The third-grade
room showed an enrollment of 67, seating capacity 44, average
attendance, 47. Second grade--enrolled 35, seats 34, average
attendance last month, 32. First grade--enrolled 68, average
attendance 45, seats 44.
No. 3, colored school in the Second
ward. This is a neat two-story building, inclosed in front with
a neat iron fence. The lot is large enough to admit of an addition.
The yard should be sodded. There are only two rooms in this building.
The grades are divided. The room on the first floor is not crowded,
having an average attendance of 40 and furnishing seats for 72.
The same condition exists up stairs
and this school evidently has more surplus room than any in town.
Colored school No. 2, in the Ninth
ward, was next visited. This, too, is provided with a comfortable
building, but it is not large enough, and a couple of annexes
have been provided in other sections of the ward. In the main
building, the room for grades 5 and 6 shows an enrollment of
69, seating capacity 72, average attendance, 67. Grades 4 and
5, enrollment, 63, seating capacity 36, average attendance, 44.
Grades 2 and 1, enrolled 85, seating capacity, 32. The pressure
here had been somewhat relieved by transferring 35 pupils, but
still they were doubly packed in. Grade 1, enrolled 122, transferred
36, leaving 86 present enrollment, seat 65, average attendance
last month, 86.
Annex No. 1, Hall street -- Enrollment
77, average attendance, 40, seating capacity, 50.
The visit was not extended to all
of the white schools, but they are all crowded beyond their capacity.
Forty pupils is a number sufficient for any teacher to have charge
of, but in nearly every instance, they overreach this number.
It is impossible under such conditions to satisfactorily administer
the affairs of the schools.
Three eight-room brick buildings
are being erected and when completed, they will relieve the pressure
in the white schools.
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School Board Meeting.
board held a meeting last evening. The resignation of Mrs. E.
A. DeWitt, in charge of the girls' hall in the high school, was
accepted, and the following resolution adopted.
- January 30, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 1.
Resolved, that in the resignation
of Mrs. E. A. DeWitt, the schools of this city have lost one
of their most efficient teachers, and with our sense of appreciation
of her valuable services, we accept her resignation with deepest
Mrs. M. B. Henderson was elected
to succeed Mrs. DeWitt and Miss Annie C. Moore to succeed Mrs.
Henderson. Mr. Aldehoff will move to reconsider at next meeting.
The superintendent nominated Mrs.
J. S. Garrison for teacher, subject to assignment, and Mrs. O.
D. Ford, as supernumerary.
The board then adjourned.
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Teachers and Secretary
board have elected the following teachers:
- June 19, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
W. H. Kimbrough, principal of the
Oak Grove school; J. S. Brown, principal of the Cumberland Hill
school; J. D. Matlock, principal of the San Jacinto school; J.
W. Ray, principal of colored school No. 1; W. Manzilla, principal
of colored No. 5[?]. Subject to assignment: A. P. Vaughan, J.
B. Nabors, A. T. Howell, L. [?] L. Candlier, Mrs. H. C. Mister,
Mrs. L. Stobaugh, Misses Rosa Brinkley, Bessie Jones, L. Tapscott,
H. B. Mosley and Jennie Senter; W. F. Mister, teacher of English
in high school; supernumeraries--Mrs. B. T. Sellman, Mrs. Annie
Roberts, Miss Ella Harrell, Miss Mary Bryant, Miss Nannie Bradford,
Miss Eula Barlow and Miss Bessie Wilson.
The board decided to abolish all
School Director, T. G. Terry, was
elected secretary of the board at a salary of $75 per month.
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Mr. Lewis Elected
T. Lewis was yesterday unanimously elected school director from
the Tenth ward. He had no opposition. He is a valuable addition
to the board, a public-spirited citizen in every way identified
with the interests of the city, and his co-laborers will find
progressive and thorough.
- June 27, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 4.
Mr. Lewis is a native of Franklin
county, Ala. He came to Texas in 1856. Four or five years while
he lived in Cleburne, he was a school director there. He has
lived in Dallas, where his business interests are, the past five
or six years.
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proposals will be received at the office of the city secretary
until 6 o'clock p. m. Saturday, August 8th, 1891, for repairs
on public school buildings as follows:
- July 29, 1891, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
At East Dallas School Building:
Three storm doors and repairing down spouts.
At Oak Grove School Building: Painting
4 porch floors and repairing down spouts.
At Cumberland Hill School Building:
Painting four porch floors, making two cellar doors, and jointing
At White School No. 1: Repairing
water closets, blackboards and blinds.
At White School No. 3: Repairing
fence, locks and door.
At Colored School No. 1: Repairing
black board, flues and blinds and painting outside two coats.
At Colored School No. 2: Repairing
blackboards, blinds and steps.
At Colored School No. 4: Ceiling
and painting inside and removing partition, two new doors, coal
house and painting outside.
At Colored School No. 5: Ceiling
inside, painting inside and out, and two new doors. A certified
check for ten per cent of the amount of bid to accompany each
bid. The city reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
M. McGRAIN, City Secretary.
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much complaint at the San Jacinto street school building about
the character of water furnished the children to drink. The water
is placed in wooden pails arranged on a high shelf out in the
open yard for sun and shade to strike it alternately. There is
no ice in it and it soon becomes like so much warm slop. It is
a matter that the school board should look after.
- October 2, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 2.
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is the result of the examination for teachers' certificates,
which was held during the past week in the county superintendent's
- November 13, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 2, col. 3.
Second grade certificates were
issued to B. F. Holmes, E. W. Moore, J. J. Heizer, Miss Mary
Smith, Dayton Sanford, Mrs. L. B. Carpenter, J. W. Edmunds, Miss
L. B. Shawver, S. K. Lewis, Miss Minnie Nix, Lillie Alexander
(colored) and B. W. Warren (colored).
Third grade certificates were issued
to W. T. Palmer, J. P. Johnson (colored); W. F. Swan (colored)
and J. H. Coit (colored).
There were three applicants for
fist grade certificates, but they received second grades only.
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CITY SCHOOL BOARD.
Director Lewis Resigns--Yes-
school board held a meeting yesterday afternoon. The superintendent
of the schools reported the total enrollment to be 4245 against
3,986 last year. He submitted recommendations for relief of the
overcrowded schools, all of which, were adopted later on. It
appears from his report that the boys of the Cedar Lawn school
are the worst in the city. Thirteen cases of corporal punishment
were reported from there.
- November 18, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 3.
The school board committee on supplies
was authorized to contract for artesian water to be supplied
the schools at a monthly expense of not exceeding $50.
The November pay roll of teachers'
and janitors' salaries aggregating $7294, was approved.
The superintendent was instructed
to employ a supernumerary for the negro schools.
Mr. E. T. Lewis, director from
the Tenth ward, tendered his resignation, which was accepted
A resolution was adopted requesting
the council to embrace cisterns in future contracts for the improvement
of school property.
A complaint involving corporal
punishment was filed by a patron of the East Dallas school and
referred to the superintendent, who was instructed to report
at the next meeting.
Mr. Born, who lives in East Dallas,
complained that his children had been denied admission to the
public schools owing to a question arising as to whether or not
he resided in the corporate limits. It was shown that Mr. Born
lived in the corporate limits and the principal of the school
was instructed to admit his children.
The board adjourned.
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N. W. Harilee,
colored, has taught school for 22 years in the south and is quite
proud of his record.
- November 27, 1891,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 4.
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MORE SCHOOL MONEY ASKED FOR.
South Park People
to hold an Election on
is being taken among the taxpayers and other residents of the
school district known as South Park, including the Lago school
house, just outside the southern limits of the city, over an
election to be held on Saturday, March 10, to vote upon the proposition
of levying a tax of 15 cents on the $100 valuation of property
to provide money with which to run the two schools nine months
in the year, and also to improve the school buildings. The present
rate of school taxation provides only sufficient money to have
the schools open about six months in the year.
- February 24, 1894,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 8, col. 3.
The Lago school house was recently
destroyed by fire and temporary and insufficient quarters are
In addition to the extended term
of school, which the 15-cent tax rate will provide, the trustees
say a higher grade of teachers can also be employed, which the
advanced condition of the school demands.
The two schools have a scholastic
population approximating 600, a large per centage of which, is
located in the South Park and Exposition Park suburbs of Dallas,
but not within the city limits. Their school interests are second
only to those of Oak Cliff as compared to the city schools proper.
Directors Boyd and Irvine of the
school board in that district are manifesting keen interest in
the coming election and endeavoring to arouse the voters to the
importance of carrying the proposition for the tax.
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April 12, 2004:
ASKING FOR A
Friends of the Public
Schools to Petition
the School Board.
appreciation of the importance of incorporating the kindergarten
in the public school course has taken the form of the following
petition that will, no doubt, bear the signatures of a large
number of residents of this city, who are honestly interested
in the moral and mental qualifications of the future citizens
of this State:
[signers of the above
petition were not included with the article]
- March 14, 1895, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 6.
To the Board of School Directors
of the Public Schools of the City of Dallas, Texas: "The
undersigned citizens, taxpayers and residents of the City of
Dallas, being impressed with the importance of the kindergarten
training, do now respectfully petition your honorable body to
establish a Kindergarten Department, in and for, the public schools
of the city of Dallas; the said department to be under the control
of the Board of School Directors, and the teachers thereof to
be selected and paid as other teachers of the public schools
are now paid, to the end that a Kindergarten Department shall
be, and become, a component part of the public school system
of our city.
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April 12, 2004:
A Long List of the
Names of Endors-
ers to the School Board.
is a list of names that have been signed to the petition to be
presented before the School Board at its next meeting, asking
to have the kindergarten system incorporated in the public school
- March 19, 1895, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 1.
J. M. Harry, Oliver Thomas, Wendel
Spence, W. G. Scarff, A. J. Todd, C. R. Jones, T. Beddo, E. H.
Crowdus, W. C. Padgitt, J. D. Padgitt, J. R. Tenison, A., P.
Tenison, L. M. Knepfly, J. B. Adoue, J. D. Estes, A. V. Lane,
E. M. Kahn, Philip Sanger, Alex Sanger, C. H. Halloway, E. Aronson,
Sam F. Stewart, John A. Pope, F. A. C. Graham, R. C. Scripture,
J. S. Thatcher, W. M. C. Hill, John D. Harvey, K. E. Newton,
J. A. Kelley, L. P. Lively, R. L. Earp, W. G. Achenbach, P. M.
Laneton, James W. Foster, Fred T. Moseley, D. W. Saunder, Ed
C. Smith, H. E. Hamilton, Ed. O. Tenison, e. M. Reardon, J. Coleman,
W. F. Shook, Will A. Watkin, Chas. D. Bolanz, John N. Simpson,
Royal A. Ferris, J. M. House, E. J. Gannon, R. J. Glover, A.
D. Aldridge, James Moroney, H. W. Harry, Paul Furst, Harry Wheat,
J. T. Trezevant, E. Welchsel, C. Welchsel, Charles Sorg, W. B.
Robinson, C. E. Momand, F. Doremus, C. H. Sherman, J. M. Pace,
M. D.; A. Willey, W. S. Anderson, Sam G. Smith, J. E. Anderson,
D. A. Cobb, J. J. Wray, M. D.; J. D. Boyce, M. D.; Alb. de Lorenzi,
Thomas H. Watson, Rev. Hudson Stuck, G. D. Smith, V. Q. Goffe,
W. S. Adair, J. C. McNealus and Right Rev. A. C. Garrett.
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May 30, 2004:
DRAWING IN THE
Result of the First
Year's Work in
C. C. Gillespie,
professor of drawing and penmanship in the public schools, will
have specimens of the work done during the year on exhibition
at all the schools and at the high school to-morrow, and he extends
an invitation to everybody and patrons of the schools, in particular,
to visit the schools and inspect the work.
- May 30, 1895, Dallas
Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 2.
This is the first year that drawing
has been taught in the public schools, and it has already taken
an important place among the studies of the pupils. Marked progress
has been made by all the pupils, as there are very few persons
that can not be taught something in this line, and many of the
specimens on exhibition show considerable talent.
The display of work at the high
school is, of course, the best, as being the work of older pupils.
The walls of the art department are plastered over with a great
variety of work on the cube and cylinder.
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Proceedings of the
afternoon session of the Dallas County Institute yesterday, algebra
was the first subject illustrated and discussed, Miss Mattie
Gill leading the investigation in a manner to interest and entertain
the one hundred and fifty teachers present.
- October 30, 1897,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 1, col. 1.
Composition was the second subject
on the programme.
Prof. W. W. Sanders opened the
discussion. Emphasis was laid on the importance of beginning
early with the pupil and giving him thorough instruction in the
elements of composition and constant drill in their employment
until a good style is made second nature.
Prof. E. W. Dallas showed that
not one of the senses can be depended upon to give thorough knowledge
of an object.
Primary work and methods of management
were also discussed in order, the session winding up with a business
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OLD SCHOOL HOUSE.
Last Wooden Building
Whites to be Removed.
board this morning let the contract for the removal of the old
school building at the corner of Bryan and Hawkins street to
the corner of Flora and Burford street, where it will be added
to the colored school there.
- August 21, 1900,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 5, col. 2.
This edifice is one of the oldest
school buildings in Dallas. For years, it has sheltered the young
hopefuls while they were being instructed by their patient tutors.
With its removal, the last wooden public school building for
white pupils has been relegated to the past. For some time, it
has stood as a solitary representative of the buildings which
were provided when Dallas was struggling upward to become what
she is to-day, the metropolis of Texas.
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Preparations are Being Made for
Opening of Schools on
assignments of teachers in the city public schools has been made
by Superintendent J. L. Long:
LIST OF WHITE TEACHERS.
Bryan street, between Pearl and Hawkins: Joseph Morgan, principal;
Miss Ruth de Capree (assembly room A), department of English;
J. O. Mahoney (assembly room B), department of mathematics; Miss
Sophia Pappenhagen (assembly room C), department of history;
vacancy (assembly room D), department of languages; R. A. Baker,
physics and chemistry; C. F. Maxwell, biology; George C. Edwards,
high school assistant; Miss Edna Rowe, high school assistant;
O. A. Hanszen, director of manual training; Miss Sallie Kinnard,
high eighth grade; Miss Phoebe Hensley, high eighth grade; Miss
Dora Schnell, low eighth grade; Miss Octavia Nichols, low eighth
grade; Miss Matilda Trimble, low eighth grade; Miss Clara Deason,
high and low seventh grades; vacancy, principal's assistant.
LIST OF COLORED TEACHERS.
Stephen F. Austin School.--Location,
corner of Gaston and College avenues: J. W. Kirk, principal;
Mrs. Laura Alexander, principal's assistant, low eighth grade;
Miss Etta Fulkerson; high seventh grade; Miss Nezzie Keisler,
low seventh grade; Miss Lura Davenport, high sixth grade; Miss
Minnie Lee Dunn, low sixth grade; Miss Emma Cathey, low sixth
and high fifth grades; Miss Lettie Brown, low fifth grade; Miss
Mamie Tate, high fourth grade; Mrs. Minnie L. Sickles, low fourth
grade; Miss Lizzie Kelper, high third grade; Miss Julia Hensley,
low third grade; Miss Hattie Rankin, high second grade; Miss
Lula Jones, low second grade; Miss Retta Brown, low second grade;
Miss Kate A. Clark, high and low first grades; Miss Lillie Martin,
low first grade.
Cumberland Hill School.--Location,
between Cochran and Caruth streets, on west side of School street:
J. A. Brooks, principal; Miss Mary Winn, principal's assistant,
high and low seventh grades; Mrs. M. S. Sinex, low seventh and
high sixth grades; Miss Stella Williams, low sixth grade; Mrs.
Eugenia Hamilton, high fifth grade; Miss Josie Wilson, low fifth
grade; Miss De Emma Shackelford, high fourth grade; Miss Helen
Elmore, high fourth grade; Miss Willie B. Robinson, low fourth
grade; Mrs. Mary Vaughan, high third grade; Miss Kate Wilson,
high and low third grade; Miss Grace Clouse, low third grade;
Miss Maggie S. Mosby, high second grade; Miss Mary C. Spears,
high and low second grades; Miss L. G. Miller, low second and
high first grades; Miss Eleanor Winn, low first grade; Miss Mary
Carnes, low first grade.
Wm. B. Travis School.--Location,
between McKinney and Cole avenues: C. M. Moore, principal. (Vacancy)
principal's assistant, high and low seventh grades; Miss Pearl
Lewelling, low seventh and high sixth grades; Miss F. J. Hemphill,
low sixth grade; Miss Mary Johnson, high fifth grade; Miss Marie
Mackay, low fifth grade; Miss Bessie Campbell, high fourth grade;
Miss Bertie Lemmon, low fourth grade; Miss Annie Beattie, high
third grade; Mrs. Lena Meredith, low third grade; Miss Pearl
Brown, high second grade; Miss Affie Johnson, low second grade;
Miss Clifford Goodwyn, high first grade; Miss Addie Justice,
low first grade; Miss Emma Seabaugh, low first grade.
Cedar Lawn School.--Location, South
Ervay street: J. T. Usry, principal. Miss Eddie Gray, principal's
assistant, low eighth and high seventh grades; Miss Margaret
Culbertson, low seventh and high sixth grades; Miss Sadie Cammack,
low sixth grade; Miss Flora Wilkin, high and low fifth grades;
Miss Linie Whitworth, low fifth and high fourth grades; Miss
Anna Cammack, low fourth grade; Miss Therese Maynard, high third
grade; Miss Nellie McElreath, low third grade; Miss Vibelle Coleman,
high second grade; Miss Anna Goslin, low second grade; Miss Della
Fulkerson, high and low first grades; Miss Willie Foster, low
Oak Grove School.--Location, corner
of Harwood and Jackson streets: Miss Emma Halley, principal,
high and low sixth grades; Miss Emma Braswell, high and low fifth
grades; Miss Lillie B. Tenison, high and low fourth grades; Miss
Rose Conibear, high and low third grades; Mrs. M. T. Cooke, low
third and high second grades; Miss L. A. Armentrout, low second
and high first grades; Miss Cora Hull, high first grade; Miss
Alice Osmond, low first grade; Miss Carrie Prator, supernumerary.
San Jacinto School.--Location,
San Jacinto street and Washington avenue: Mrs. M. B. Henderson,
principal; Miss Lee Cromwell, principal's assistant, low seventh
grade; Miss Mabel Hare, high and low sixth grades; Miss Ora Crawford,
high fifth grade; Miss Catherine Moore, low fifth grade; Miss
Maggie Johnson, high fourth grade; Miss Vida Heelan, low fourth
grade; Miss Mattie Harris, high third grade; Miss Mary Lou Dickson,
high and low third grades; Miss Mary Webster, low third grade;
Miss Dodie Hooe, high second grade; Miss Sudie Williams, low
second and high first grades; Mrs. Bertha Raub, high first grade;
Mrs. W. H. Keller, low first grade; Miss Theresa R. Winn, low
Columbian School.--Location, on
Akard and Park streets: Miss Lelia P. Cowart, principal; vacancy,
principal's assistant, low eighth grade; Miss Sarah Hyman, high
and low seventh grades ; Miss Susie Guyton, high sixth grade;
Miss Nannie Pachall, low sixth and high fifth grades; Miss Josie
Henderson, low fifth and high fourth grades; Miss Lula Spivey,
low fourth and high third grades; Miss Bessie Cassell, high and
low third grades; Miss Ella H. Davis, high and low second grades;
Miss Nora Wormser, high first grade; Miss Lillian Bailey, low
Alamo School.--Location, corner
of Ophelia and Nettie streets: J. W. Kinsey, principal, high
and low seventh grades; Miss Alice Muldrow, high and low sixth
grades; Miss Eleanor Crampton, high and low fifth grades; Miss
Vera Bailey, high fourth grade; Miss Belle Walne, low fourth
grade; Miss Mary Bartlett, high third grade; Miss Loy Savage,
low third grade; Miss Ida Lancaster, high and low second grades;
Miss Beulah Tatman, low second and high first grades; Miss Kate
Garrett, low first grade; Miss Josie Robinson, supernumerary.
Davy Crockett School.--Location,
Alcalde street between Worth and Victor streets: S. D. Stennis,
principal, high and low fourth grades; Mrs. Virginia C. Lipscomb,
high and low third grades; Miss Annie Ridgeway, high and low
second grades; Mrs. Jennis Bartlett, high and low first grades.
Colonial Hill School.--Location,
corner Wendelken and Pennsylvania avenues: Ben F. Williams, principal,
high and low fourth grades; Miss Carrie P. Smith, high and low
third grades; Miss Daisey Pittman, high and low second grades;
Miss Laura E. Walker, high and low first grades.
High School.--Location, corner of Hall and Cochran streets: N.
W. Harlee, principal; Miss Julia Caldwell, high school assistant;
B. F. Darrell, high and low eighth grades; J. H. Polk, sixth
and seventh grades; J. W. Ray, high and low fifth grades; Mrs.
A. V. West, high and low fourth grades; Mrs. W. D. Lindley, high
and low third grades; Mrs. A. B. Rutherford, high and low second
grades; Miss L. E. Badger, high and low first grades; Miss Minnie
Wright Cuney School.--Location,
corner Cockrell and Canton streets; Charles Rice, principal,
fourth and fifth grades; C. R. Boswell, high second and third
grades; Miss M. E. Griffin, low second and first grades.
Booker T. Washington school. Location,
corner of Flora and Burford streets: S. H. Thompson, principal,
high and low sixth grades; Mrs. D. J. Hamilton, high and low
fifth grades; Miss Sina C.?/G.? Ray, high and low fourth grades;
Mrs. B. F. Ashford, high and low third grades; Miss M. W. Tyler,
high second grade; Mrs. M. T. Groves, low second and high first
grades; Mrs. F. L. Harris, low first grade; Miss Annie Mae Gates,
Fred Douglass school. Location,
South Preston street: J. P. Starks, principal, high sixth and
seventh grades; W. A. Boswell, low sixth and high fifth grades;
A. G. Weems, low fifth and high fourth grades; A. G. Weems, low
fifth and high fourth grades; Mrs. B?/P? A. Rochon, low fourth
and high third grades; Mrs. W. A. Boswell, low third and high
second grades; Miss C. H. Pittman, low second grade; Miss Ella
M. Booker, high first grade; Miss F. B. Harris, low first grade;
Miss Mattie Mansfield, supernumerary.
Superintendent Long said last night:
- September 6, 1903,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 6, col. 4-5.
"The schools will open Monday,
September 21st. The principals will be at their respective buildings
Thursday and Friday, September 17th and 18th, for the purpose
of enrolling and classifying new pupils, and for the purpose,
also, of examining and grading such old pupils as have not promotion
cards indicating the grades to which they belong, and such old
pupils as desire to be examined for the purpose of regaining
lost standing in their classes.
"Patrons are earnestly requested
to send to the schools on these days, September 17th and 18th,
all children who, for any reason, are to be examined for classification.
This is important inasmuch as the principals will be so occupied
with organization when the schools open Monday, September the
21st, as to make it impossible for them to properly classify
irregular pupils. By complying with this request, patrons will
avoid inconvenience and annoyance and will secure more prompt
and satisfactory admission of their children into the schools.
"Any child who will call at
the school building to which he properly belongs either Thursday
or Friday, September 17th or 18th, can secure a list of the books
needed in his class, and thereby be able to provide himself with
necessary books and stationery before Monday, and thus escape
the rush at the book stores the afternoon of the first day of
"A meeting of the principals
of the white schools will be held at the superintendent's office
at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 16th, and a meeting of the
principals of the colored school will be held at 4:30 p. m. at
the same place, and on the same date.
"There will be a meeting of
all the teachers of the white schools at the high building at
9:30 a. m., Saturday Sept. 19th and of all the teachers of the
colored schools at 4 p. m., at the same place and on the same
"An examination of teachers
for certificates to teach in the city schools will be held at
the high school building, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, September
10th, 11th and 12th."
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BY SCHOOL BOARD
Two Public School
Resigned Their Positions.
of education met in special session yesterday afternoon in the
office of Victor H. Hexter, with the following members present:
George W. Jalonick, S. H. Hay, W. M. Crow and Victor H. Hexter
and Secretary T. G. Terry. The meeting was for the purpose of
appointing teachers to the positions made vacant by resignations.
- August 30, 1904,
Dallas Daily Times Herald, p. 3, col. 2.
The following resignations were
accepted: Miss C. B. Deason and Miss L. G. Miller. Miss Deason
formerly taught in the High School, but resigned so that she
might accept a position as principal in one of the Fort Worth
schools. Miss Miller will take a year's rest.
Prof. Munroe, supervisor of manual
training in the colored schools, had his salary fixed at $45
per month. A proposition to furnish certain cabinets and fixtures
for the High School was referred to the superintendent and chairman
of the finance committee.
The following teachers were appointed
to fill the vacancies existing: Miss Jessie Hall, Corsicana;
Miss M. McComb, Austin; Miss Susie Badger, Dallas; Miss Sue Squires,
Weatherford. Ella Rice was elected a supernumerary in the colored
school and A. N. Cates was re-elected to her regular position.
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