CLAY DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCTION

President, D. P. Moore, Shinnston…, Term expires June 30, 1899

Members:

{ R. S. MIchaels…, Term expires June 30, 1899
{ Wm. M. McDaniel..., Term expires June 30, 1899

Secretary, M. C. Jarrett, Shinnston Salary paid No. 1, $33.00; No. 2, $30.00; No. 3, $18.00
No. of Schools in the district

15

No. of teachers employed

20

No. White pupils enumerated

621

No. Colored pupils enumerated

22

Total White and Colored enumerated

643

Total white pupils enrolled

543

Total colored pupils enrolled

18

Average daily attendance, white

393

Average daily attendance, colored

16

Total value of all taxable property

$829,092.00

Total value of all school property

$14,156.00

Total amount of Building Fund

$3,593.00

Total amount of Teacher's Fund

$2,419

Total amount invested

$28,168.00

*Principal Shinnston Grade School

$45.00

First Assistant Shinnston Graded School

$35.00

Principal Enterprise School

$35.00




Sub-District No. 1.
BRIER SEMINARY
Fletcher B. Pigott, Teacher
Trustees---Marshal Tetrick, E. J. Sturm, Byron W. Shinn

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Willie Carpenterh

1

Maud Hagerty

1

Roy Sturm

1

Mattie Hagerty

2

Dallious Coffman

Audra Carpenter

2

Paul Tetrick

1

Howard Shinn

2

Jesse Clem

2

Clarence Sturm

2

Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

*Hugh Tetrick

4

Jennie Heflin

3

Aubra Shinn

4

Marth Carpenter

3

Felix Sturm

4

Ella Sturm

4

Russell Tetrick

6

Mary Clark

4

Howard Tetrick

5

Alma Sturm

5

Vance McIntire

5

Sybil Sturm

6

Jesse Carpenter

5

*Neither absent nor tardy during the term.


Report of Teacher

Mr. Superintendent:

     DEAR SIR:---I will say in regard to Sub-District No. 1, that a majority of the patrons manifest a lively interest in the walfare and education of their children.

     :As for books the scholars all secured about all of the necessary books, with some difficulty, as our book system has been poorly arranged, books are unhandy to get.

     The pupils of my school who attend rgularly manifest an exceddingly lively interest in schol work.

     As to good behavior of my schollars I can truly say they have been excedingly good, and they all seem to want to be repectable.

Yours respectfully,

F. B. PIGOTT


Sub-District No. 2

PINE BLUFF SCHOOL
U. E. Martin, Teacher
Trustees--C. L. Pigott, R. J. Martin, J. W. Sullivan
Primary Grade

Section

Section

James B. Martin

1

Alice Jett

2

Paul H. Martin

2

Minnie Martin

1

Bruce Moore

2

Mabel Martin

1

Richard Moore

2

Allie Martin

1

*Homer Pigott

1

Grace More

2

Emory E. Sandy

1

Howard Sturm

1

C. W. Wadsworth

Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

F. P. Martin

3

Arcie McDaniel

5

*C. W. Moore

6

L. Otto Moore

5

Willie Moore

5

*Howard R. Pigott

4

*Neither Absent nor tardy during the term.



Report of Teacher

     This school is small as will be seen in above report. About half of the pupils were very irregular in attendance. Parents do not seem to exercise the interest in their children that they should otherwise, their children would not be so often absent. I think a compulsory school-law would be "the thing" for a part of this school.

      Some, however, were very regular in attendance and made rapid progress in all the branches pursued, especialy Language and Composition, in which all took great interest.

      History is sadly neglected--there being but one history in the school.

      I hope the catalogue may arouse the patrona to a sense of their duty and that they may get accordingly.


Sub District No. 3

LINCOLN SCHOOL
Estelle Fleming, Teacher
Trustees--C. M. Bartlett, Jno. A. Madden, M. C. Harris
Primary Grade

Section

Section

Charles Brown

1

Byrd Barton

2

Walter Martin

1

*Pearle Bartlett

2

Alva Moore

1

Hattie Moore

2

Seymour Shreve

1

Lizzie Moore

2

Emory Harbert

2

Perry Fortney

2

Hugh Shreve

2

Imtermediate Grade

Section

Section

*Ray Martin

6

Minnie Shreve

6

Rufus Ogden

6

Uella Robinson

6

Lisle Robinson

6

Jennie Ogden

4

Floyd Moore

5

Hattie Rogers

4

Essel Ogden

5

Belle Martin

5

Ira Robinson

5

Mamie Ogden

4

Roy Barton

5

Gordon Barton

5

Robert Shreve

4

*Meigs Martin

5

Altha Barlett

8

*Neither absent nor tardy during term.


Report of Teacher

      Sickness and inclement weather have caused a number of absent marks, but have had comparatively few tardy marks.

      Pupils secured all necessary books, but the school is still rather badly graded.

The patrons have manifested ordinary interest.


Sub District No. 3

COLORED SCHOOL
Florence Epperson, Teacher
Trustees--J. A. Madden, C. M. Bartlett, M. C. Harris
Primary Grade

Section

Section

Ray Smithers

1

Elizabeth G. Lewis

Ora Cox

1

Edna Smithers

2

*Albertie Harris

2

Intemediate Grade

Section

Section

Frank Lewis

3

Grace Cox

3

Geo. Smithers

3

Amanda Cox

Albert Smithers

3

Arnold Cox

3

Wade Cox

5

Upper Grade

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Section

Section

Eva J. Lewis

7

Daisy Cox

8

May Cox

8

*Neither absent nor tardy during term.


Report of Teacher

Shinnston, Feb 15, 1897.

Dear Sir:

      I take pleasure in submitting the following report: This school has made considerable progess this year. The scholars take great interest in their studies, although som have not the necessary text-books, that is the only drawbock in the school. Some have come for nearly three months without any books at all. Some of the parents manifest a great deal of interest in the school while others do not. The Class in the upper grde has completed Third Arithmetic and U. S. History and Intermediate Geography and are analyzing sentences in Grammar. they have not done very god work in Civil Government on account of school being half out before they were supplied with book. The pupils are all regular in attendance with one or two exceptions. Owing to the distance which most of them have to come the cold weather is the only cause of sbsence. They are seldom every tardy. The scholars have all done very good work in general. The scholars in the primary grade can add and subtract numbers, and most all of them can write.

Respectfully submitted
Florence A. Epperson.


THE SHINNSTON GRADED SCHOOL

C. J. Short

F. C. Richardson

Architect and Gereral Supt.

Contractor