SIMPSON DISTRICT

BOARD OF EDUCATION
President, N. M. Jones, Bridgeport,.................Term Expires June 30, 1901.
Members:{S. J. Lough, Bridgeport,.................Term expires June 30, 1901.
----------{C. A. Lawson, Bridgeport,............Term expires June 30, 1899.
Secretary, Secretary, W. E. Sheehey, Bridgeport.
Salary paid No. 1, $35.00; No. 2, $30.00, No. 3. $20.00

No. of Schools in the district

17

No. of teachers employed

21

No. of colored pupils enumerated

25

No. of white and colored

506

No. of white pupils enrolled

414

No. of colored pupils enrolled

13

Total white and colored enrolled

427

Average daily attendance, white

282

Average daily attendance, colored

11

Total value of taxable property

$856.987.00

Total value of all school property

$8.000.00

Total amount of Building Fund

$858.00

Total amount of Teachers' Fund

$2,571.00

Total amount invested

$11,429.00



      This report includes the Bridgeport Independent District, being the report for the school year ending June 30, 1896. However a seperate report of the Independent District is given elsewhere.

Sub-District No. 1

BEARD'S RUN SCHOOL
Jesse G. Lawson,Teacher.
Trustees--Frank Bartlet, Martin E. Lawson.

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Brell Crim

1

Lizzie Goodwin

1

R. Earl Lawson

1

Ora M. Lawson

2

O. R. Morris

1

W. Blanche Lawson

2

Folsom Goodwin

1

E. Virgie Lawson

2

Offer Goodwin

1

D. R. Goodwin

2

Roy Bartlett

2

Minnie Poling

2

A. Glen Goodwin

2

D. M. Goodwin

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Marie Bartlett

5

Edna B. Crim

5

Cirso Crim

4

Maggie Wolf

4

D. T. Morris

4

Flora Goodwin

4

Otto Goodwin

5

D. B. Goodwin

5

N. J. Wolf

5



Upper Grade

Section

Section

L. T. Lancaster

8

O. G. Goodwin

8

C. C. Crim

8

Rose Morris

7

E. Frank Goodwin

8

Emma Hayes

7

J. W. Bartlett

8

Nannie Goodwin

7

D. L. Goodwin

8

Estella Bartlett

8

H. W. Morris

7

E. M. Goodwin

8

Bessie Wolf

8



Sub-District No. 2.

MUDLICK SCHOOL
H. A. Goodwin, Teacher
Trustees-- Jno. Q. Harrison, S. J. Simmons, B. C. Teter

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Cecil J. Harrison

2

Lulu A. Sigley

2

Frank Davis

1

Olive Coplin

2

Rosey Coplin

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Jessie S. Harrison

4

Margaret Coplin

6

James N. Sigley

4

Pearl Coplin

5

Otto D. Harrison

3

Zeppie Coplin

3

Roy C. Davis

3

Icie E. Sigley

6

Strand Douglas

6

Clara L. Sigley

5

Allie Sigley

5

Bertha Pratt

5

Phoebe Slaughter

5

Cora J. Harrison

6



Upper Grade

Section

------------
C. C. Pratt

8



Graduates
C. C. Pratt

REPORT OF TEACHER

      The School is in good condition. Parents manifest a live interest in school work. Pupils get on harmoniously together and cause the teacher no trouble.


Sub-District No. 3.

KAYSER SCHOOL
M. D. Teter, Teacher
Trustees--John Webb, A. N. Lawson, W. H. Payner

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Walter Payne

1

Tosie Bartlett

1

Willie Carrico

1

Jeannette Teter

1

Guy Whitehair

1

Claude Lawson

1

Harry Green

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

*Albert Payne

5

Sarah Teter

6

Goff Lawson

5

Pearl Dawson

3

George Teter

6

Jessie Bartlett

3

Carl Lawson

5

Addie Carrico

3

John Teter

5

Lulu Payner

3



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Cyrns Webb

8

Lucy Webb

8

Homer Lang

8

Lelia Lang

8


*Neither absent nor tardy during the term.



REPORT OF TEACHER.

      Our term of school colosed March 5th, 1897, and in our judgment it was the most successful school we have had. The parents manifested a reasonable interest in the work, and with few exceptions, all books asked for were supplied. the greatest obstruction to efficient work was irregularity and tardiness. We bespeak a bright future for the pupils of this school, but the parents should be more thoughtful and awaken to the importance of promptness.

Very Respectfully
M. D. Teter.


Sub-District No. 4

TRINITY SCHOOL.
F. T. Wallace, Teacher.
Trustees -- A. A. Lang, J. M. Slaughter, F. E. Roy.

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Hursey Lang

2

Hattie Roy

2

Willie Roy

1

Homer Roy

2

Pierson Forinash

1

Charles McCartney

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Dever Roy

3

Cora Roy

5

Guy Lawson

4

Stella Slaughter

6

Henry Slaughter

6

Lena R. Bond

6

Clarence McCartney

4



Upper Grade

Section

Section

*Howard McDonnald

8



Graduates
Howard McDonnald------

*Neither absent nor tardy during term.



REPORT OF TEACHER.

      The most of my pupils manifest a live interest in the school work. I had no trouble to get the books. I had no trouble on account of tardiness. But some of my pupils were absent on account of sickness.


Sub-District No. 5.

STOUT SCHOOL
Thomas Lang, Teacher
Trustees--Lee J. Lang, Abner Stout

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Albert Wright

1

Ora Carrico

2

Walter Fenton

1

Ruby Carrico

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Delbert Carrico

3

Florence Bowyer

6

Arthur Hill

5

Grace Lang

6



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Carrie Lang

8

Dora Stout

8



      The building needs repairing ver badly; the school lot is not fensed, and there is not sufficient school furniture. The majority of the patrons do not manifest very much interest in school work, consequenrly there is very poor attnedance, and not much progress on the part of the pupils. Only a few of the pupils secured the proper books. Haoping the First Annual Catalogue will be favorably received, and will to a great extent remove the difficulties now met with in school work, I remain,

Yours respectfully,
Thomas Lang.


Sub-District No. 6.

MT. ZION SCHOOL
Maud Bouyer, Teacher.
Trustees--J. J. Nutter, M. K. Silcott, Jno. M. Can.

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Delbert Fowler

1

Alice Kester

1

Charley Can

1

Willie Fowler

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Willie Slane

4

Carrie Fowler

4

Ellis Kester

4

Ercie Kester

4

Guy Haley

3

Annie Haley

5

Albert Kester

5

Grace Nutter

6

Lee Wright

5



REPORT OF TEACHER

      The patrons did not take as much interest in the work as they should. Some took their children from school. Many of the children were irregular in attendance, thereby retarding their progress. Books were not furnished according to requirements.


Sub-District No. 7.

FARIS SCHOOL
Effie G. Brown, Teacher.
Trustees--S. S. Faris, J. J. Lang

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Ray Silcott

1

Mary Faris

1

George Bunnell

1

Clara Lang

1

Bessie Silcott

2

Maud Silcott

2

Dellie Faris

2

Florence Faris

2

Gertie Faris

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Bailey Lang

3

Rachel Faris

4

John Lang

3

Clara Faris

6

Gordon Hill

3

Elva Silcott

6

Henry Hill

4

Flora Lang

6

Odie Hill

4

George Faris

6

Frank Lang

5

Lloyd Silcott

5

Charlie Hill

6



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Harvey Silcott

8

Ella Lang

7

James Lang

7

Charlie Lang

7

Arthur Hill

7




REPORT OF TEACHER

      The parents have showed an interest in the school work this term, and visited the school. The pupils attended very regularly.



Sub-District No. 9.

MINOR SCHOOL
Anna E. E. Ross, Teacher.
Trustees--M. R. Lodge, J. P. Cornwell, W. A. Fesler

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Ross LodgeNettie Stout
Harry O. LodgeIvy Fesler
K. Goff LodgeMaggie Fesler
George L. A. LodgePearl Riley
Moses Stont


Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Charley SmithMaudie Lodge
Minnie Smith
Ella Stout
Rebecca Cornell
Mary Cornwell


Upper Grade

Section

Fannie Lodge
Hattie Cornwell
Alice Winters


REPORT OF TEACHER

      I had some trouble in getting my pupils to get the necessary school books. The parents are very much interested in the school. We had a very pleasant school.


Sub-District No. 9.

SIMPSON CREEK (Colored) SCHOOL
Florence L. Ruffin, Teacher.
Trustees--M. R. Lodge, W. A. Fesler, J. P. Cornnell

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Myledus Walker

2

Estella Walker

2

Albert Boggest

1

Bertie Harris

1

Garsher Harris

2

Ony Boggess

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

John Miller

5

Luverna Jones

4

Albert Walker

4

Grace Boggest

4

Clark Walker

4

Charlote Harris

4

Carl Harris

3



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Frank Robinson

7

Columba Walker

7

Clarence Miller

7

Estella Robinson

7

Lutie Walker

7



REPORT OF TEACHER

      The patrons of this school manifest little or no interest in the work of this school. They did not visit the school this term and scarcely provided the necessary articles for the convenience of the pupils. I had several cases in which the pupils did not secure the books required. In some cases the parents would not get them, in other cases they were not able. My pupils attended very well. Some of them live so very far that they can only attend when the weather is good. I had a great deal of trouble to impress upon the minds of the pupils the necessity of being punctual. Some mornings they did not come before half past nine and as late as ten o'clock, their only excuse being that their clock was slow and they did not know what time it was.

Respectfully,
FLORENCE L. RUFFIN


Sub-District No. 10.

SMITH SCHOOL
Mabel Fleming, Teacher
Trustees--J. H. Thompson, T. L. Barnes, Elmore Rector.

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Ned Thompson

1

Jennie James

2

Lyda Shingleton

2

Icie Rector

2

Fay Higenbatham

2

Jennie Freeland

2

Gail Martin

2

Lyda McIntire

1

Lisle Martin

2

Winter Smith

2

Arthur McIntire

1

David Tucker

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Ernest Smith

5

Cappie Barnes

5

Wm. Thompson

6

Sophronia Walker

4

Chas. Thompson

4

Sallie Thompson

3

Gail Rector

4

Tena Holbert

3

Clyde Rector

3



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Silvie M. Barnes

8



Graduates

Silvie Mabel Barnes


REPORT OF TEACHER

      Interest of pupils is retarded by a great deal of tardiness, and very irregular attendance, on account of being quite a distance from the school, and inclement weather
      Prtrons manifest an ardinary interest in school work. I had no trouble in procuring necessary books.

Very Respectfully,
MABEL FLEMING


Sub-District No. 11.

ANN'S RUN SCHOOL
C. W. Robinson, Teacher.
Trustees--Jerome Brohard, J. W. Robinson, J. E. McDonald

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Ray Gawthrop

2

Bertha Brohard

2

Simon Shaffer

2

Osie Shaffer

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Seymour Bartlett

5

Mary Bartlett

5

Perry Gawthrop

5

Rosa Brohard

5

Robt. Gawthrop

5

Hettie Brohard

4



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Charley Bartlett

6

Estella Bartlett

7

Dana Gawthrop

6

Anna Bartlett

6

Charley McDonald

7

Eva Morris

6



REPORT OF TEACHER.

      Good work done by all students. Some trouble on account of tardiness. Students very obedient and polite.


Sub-District No. 12.

OAK GROVE SCHOOL
James E. Goodwin, Teacher.
Trustees--Whitman T. Shields, Jeroam A. Hall, Wm. C. Sayers

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Harlan Hall

2

Tencie Sayers

1

John W. Sayers

2

Orville McDonald

2

Carl McDonald

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Willie V. Goodwin

5

Flora O. Chorpening

5

Johny G. Ayers

5

Ida Carr

5

Robert S. Horner

5

Jesse M. Hall

5

James E. Sayaers

5

Oda A. Herbert

4

Freddie J. Hall

3

Homer F. Sayers

3

Ben F. Ayers

5



Sub District No. 13.

LANGTOWN SCHOOL
Elsie M. Corpening, Teacher.
Trustees--J. N. Wilkinson, Neal Lawson, E. Bartlett

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Otto Morrow

1

Carrie Pell

1

Dorsey Pell

1

Ethel Riley

1

Jessie McDonnald

1

Mattie Hamrick

1

Edwin Steel

1

Eva Morrow

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Pardon Stout

3

Ethel Morrow

3

Robert Hamrick

3

Mary Hamrick

3



Upper Grade

Section

Section

Charley Kester

7

May Kester

7

Frank Stout

7

Rosa Hamrick

7



      I had a pleasant term here. The patrons took great interest in the school work, and never hesitated to secure the necessary books. Almost every day I received words of encourgagement from prents stating the progress of their children. I was troubled more with absence than with tardiness. Otherwise I had a good school and accomplished good work.

Yours truly,
Elsie M. Corpening



Sub-District No. 14.

INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Lewis D. Dwson, Teacher
Trustees--R. S. Horner, T. W. Lawson, O. T. Stewart

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Albert Moore

2

Lummie Horner

1



Imtermediate Grade

Section

Section

Willie Stewart

3

Stella Reed

3

Grant Moore

3

Ottie Reed

5

Minnie Ross

6

Della Ross

6

Stella Elison

6



REPORT OF TEACHER

      There is a lack of interest in school work on the part of a few parents. But while this is the case, there is a strong sprit manifested in favor of educational advancement by the perents of those who do attend school, also by the trustees, and their children.
      We sincerely hop that those parents who are not interested in the success of the school and of their cildren, will in the future profit by the example of those who are interested in school work, and the berrerment of their community.



BRIDGEPORT (Colored) SCHOOL
Ruth C. Sehon, Teacher

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Waity Topsil

1

Cary Taylor

1

Charley Harris

1

Agnes Meade

1

Joe Harris

1

Ruby Taylor

2

William Harris

2

Annie Topsil

1



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Jay Harris

5

Jessie Taylor

5



Upper Grade

Section

Nettie Meade

7

Fanny Taylor

7

Maggie Meade

7

Lulu Taylor

7

Hannah Meade

7



REPORT OF TEACHER

      The patrons of the Bridgeport Colored School have at all times manifested a live interest in the school work, and are ever ready and willing to give a work of encouragement to the teacher. the pupils secured books according to my direction.
      I was not troubled to any great extent on a account of tardiness and absence. Most cases of absence were due to sickness.


Sub-District No. 16.

John A. Russell, Teacher

Primary Grade

Section

Section

Charley Nuzum

1

Clara Watkins

2

Jeddie Hill

2

Sella Stout

2

Harrison Steele

1

Grace Williams

2

Fannie Cropp

2

Emma Nuzhum

2

Mary Nuzum

2

Nannie Nuzum

2



Intermediate Grade

Section

Section

Perry Nuzum

5

May Hill

5

Luther Nuzum

4

Lutie Hill

5

Marshal Williams

5

Effie Janes

5

Jerome Williams

4

May Watkins

5

Ellis Williams

3

Hattie Watkins

4

Edgar Atkins

3

Jessie Stout

3

Samuel Steele

3

Rosa Nuzum

4



Upper Grade

Section

Sallie Janes

7


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