Early History of St. Johns Schools
Through the End of the 19th Century
St. Johns County School System
Part 7
1892
New Law
        the appointment by the state board of education, of a state board of examiners which has almost complete control
in the matter of examining and certificating teachers

        the election of the county school-board members by popular vote

        the provision of compulsory school attendance for all children of the State between seven and sixteen years of
age

        the adoption of uniform textbooks for the elementary and high schools

        the furnishing of free textbooks by the county boards of education to indigent children of their respective counties

        the adoption of the unifrm elementary and high-school courses of study formulated by the state department of
education

        the provision for medical inspection of school children

        the authorization of the county boards to establish and maintain kindergartens
   
1894  Identified teachers:
W E Knibloe, R. F. Sabate, Miss Van Sickle
Ernest Oliveros - Treasurer Board of Public Instruction

Closing Exercises given by Miss Van Sickle and Her Pupils St. Augustine Public School No. 1 High School,
May 17, 1895
Instrumental Duet - Spiellman's Standchen, - Mrs. Reese and Miss Van Sickle
2. Recition - "I'm Glad I'm Not a Boy"... Nellie Grabow
3. Recitation - "I'm Glad I'm Not a Girl" ... Frank PArker
4 Song -- "The Little Old Woman" ... Gracie Bennet, Katie Shorter, Hazel burton
5. Recitation - After the Fourth of July.. Wesley Dowd
6. Recitation - Somebody's Mother Ida Malette
7. Recitation "The Song of the Rocking Chair" Bessie Boren
8 Song - "Hiding from Papa" .. Carrie Shaw
9 Recitation "Have You Ever Noticed That? " Sam Worley
10. Recitation - "Just Before Christmas"  .. Walter Vincent
11. Song - "The Old Story"  Boys
12 Recitation "Heard Them Counted" ... Ada Coughlin
13. Recitation "After Examination"  ... Melvin Watts
14. Song - "Separate the Sheep from the Goats" Rex Shugatt
15. Recitation "The Youth of the Period" ... Daisy Crouch
16 Dialogue - "The Law Suit"
Squire Block...Percy Swain
Lawyer Flight...Jay Henderson
Lawyer Spouter...Eugene Gaillard
Old Billy Evans...Louis Colee
Mrs. Slack...Edna Sanderson
Mrs. Snack...Witnesses...Katie Gaillard,  Tim Huff,  Jack Gaillard, Sallie Evans and Sadie Canfield
17. Solo "Pretty as a Picture"... Agnes Coughlin
18. Recitation "Days that are Gone"... John Entenza
19. Reading - "A Little Goose"... Florence Harris
20. Solo "The Sweetest Story Ever Told"  Miss Winnie Young
21. Cantata - "Wuarrel Amont the Flowers" - Rose (Queen)... Lulu Mourey
Forget-me-not...Gertrude Ortagas, Maud Masters, Maggie Smith, May Moody
Dahlia... Berniece Masters, Daisy Crouch, Bessie Stewart, Eleanor Murdock.
Snowdrop...Ida Mallette, Hallie Markle, Nellie Grabow, Effie Shorter.
Pink...Edna Sanderson, Katie Gaillard, Winnie Shaw
Sun flower...Sadie Canfield, Ada Coughlin, Maud Shorter, Almina Whitney.
Lily ... Jessie Mossman, Emma Hernandez, Ella Oliver, Pearl Wakeley
Violet... Edith Forward, Allen Cooser.
22. March ...Girls
23 Song - "Let the Hills Resound" ... School

1895 Teachers        
Public School #1   - H. O. Hamm, J. W. McClung, Ida T Hamm, Mattie Van Sickle, E L Watkins, Mamie Coughlin, C.   
Sherman, Winnie Young, Mrs. E. P. Keown, Mary Jetter
Public School #2   - J. B. Capponi, S M Plair, Virginia B McKinney, L. L.  Jackson, Ella L Miller
Public School #3   - H. E. McFarlane
Public School #4   - F. H. Capman
Public School #5   - Elisa Alexander
Public School #6   - Nettie Boynton
Public School #7   - Rosa Guismann
Public School #8   - Leone Rood
Public School #9   - Lavina Sanks
Public School #10 - Annie D. Pooser
Public School #11 - H E Verner
Public School #12 - Sisters of St. Joseph
Public School #13 - Sisters of St. Ambrose
Public School #14 - Charles F. Dupont,
Public School #16 - Rosa Lee Russell
Public School #17 - S M Clendening
Public School #18 - Amy A. Smith
Public School #19 - M. F. Bailey
Public School #20 - Jessie Wheeler
Public School #21 - E. P. Kown
Public School #22 - Marie Ludwig
Public School #23 - H. E. Verner, Marie Ludwig
Public School #24 - Bertha Gussmann
Public School #25 - S. W. Walker
Public School #26 - Lillie D Kennedy
Public School #27 - Minnie S. Pooser
Public School #29 - Maggie Mickler
Public School #30 - Lina Lund
Public School #32 - H H Williams
Public School #33 - Amy M Mann
Public School #34 - H. H. Williams
Public School #35 - E J Cox
Public School #36 - S A Jordan
Public School #37 - Mamie Middleton
Public School #38 - Fannie Amhorn
Public School #39 - Mary Lund

The school building for No 5 was moved.
Deed for No 9 was recorded.
New school house for No. 20.
New school house for No. 24

R. F. Sabate - Superintendent of St. Johns County Public Schools,
M. R. Cooper, L. A. Colee, J C. Rogero School Board. Ernerst Oliveros Treasurer

1896 Teachers                       
Public School #1  - High School - Prof H. O. Hamm, Principal; Prof. J. W. McClug, Prof O. P. Steves.
Miss E. Hamlin, Eighth Grade; Miss E. L. Watkins, Seventh Grade; Miss C. A. Sherman, Sixth Grade; Miss E. B.
Williamson, Fifth Grade; Miss E. Alexander, Fourth Grade; Mrs. M. Reese, Second and Third Grade; Miss                       
W. Young, First Grade.
Public School #2, S. M. Plair, J. B. S. Capponi, L. L Jackson, Ella B. Stephens, Ella L. Miller
Public School #15 - Grace Jeal
Public School #23 - Marie Ludwig, Agnes Coughlin
Public School #25 - Ida V. Bryan
Public School #28 - H. E. Verner
Public School #32 - H. H. Williams
Public School #36 - H. E. MacFalane

Teacher Appointments 1897-98
E J Reynolds Superintendent salary 180 per quarter
School Board: M R Cooper, L A Colee, D A Middleton
Public School #1 - J W McClung, O P Steves, E. M. Hamblen, L Wuiters, C A. Sherman, Ida T Bryan, Elise Alexander,
Mrs. M. Reese, Winnifried Young, Geo Mier
Public School #2 - S M Plain, W H Haig, Ella L Miller, Ella B Stephen, L L  Jackson, J D Perry
Public School #3 - Mrs. F E Fatio
Public School #5 - Mary I Sherman
Public School #6 - Grace Jeal
Public School #7 - Julia P Rogers
Public School #8 - Minnie L Pooser
Public School #9 - Ella L. Sanks, H H Williams
Public School #10 - Jessie Wheeler, Beatrice Ellicott
Public School #11 - Blaunche Pooser
Public School #12 -  Sisters of St. Joseph
Public School #13 - St Amb sec assts
Public School #16 - Nellie L Boynton
Public School #17 - S M Clendening
Public School #18 - S S Sanders
Public School #20 - Mrs. Jessie. Patterson
Public School #21 - H A Proctor
Public School #22 - Marie Ludwig
Public School #23 - Nettie L Boynton, Marie Ludwig
Public School #24 - Belle Goeltee
Public School #25 - H E Vernes, Beatrice Elliott
Public School #26 - Eva Rogers
Public School #27 - Beatrice Elliott, J D Hancock
Public School #28 - C J Dupont
Public School #30 - Mary B Hood
Public School #31- Nellie Church
Public School #32 Anita T Reeves
Public School #33 - Fannie C Anhorn
Public School #34 - H H Williams, B B McKenney
Public School #35 - Mrs. M Ramos
Public School #36 - S A Jordan, S E Williams
Public School #37 - Mannie Middleton
Public School #39 - Mary Lund
Public School #40 - Mimia Jones
Public School #41 - Era Hawley

Teacher Appointments 1898 from the June 23, 1898 Daily Herald
1898
At a meeting of the Board of Public Instruction held last night the following teachers were appointed for the schools of St.
Johns county:
High School --- Principal Prof. J. W. McClung (appointed May 31), 1st assistant, Prof. O. P. Steves, (appointed May
31); 2nd assistant, Prof. W. S. Cawthon, (appointed May 31), 8th grade, Miss Evelyn Hamblen; 7th grade, Miss Lela Loe
Smith; 6th grade, Miss C. A. Sherman; 5th grade, Miss Ida V. Bryan; 4th grade, Miss Elise Alexander; 3rd and 2nd
grade, Mrs. M. Reese; Primary, Miss Winnifred Young.
Lincolnville (col.) --- Prin. C. Uggams, subject Sept. examination; Asst., S. M. Plair; 6th and 5th, Ella L Miller; 4th and
3rd, grades, Ella B. Stephens; 2nd and 1st grades, Lula L. Jackson.
Fruit Cove (col) --- Mrs. E. Fatio subject to Sept. examination.
North City --- Miss E. L. Watkins
Sampson --- G. D. Hancock
Twenty Mile Ridge --- Miss Nellie Church
Picolata (col) -- H. H. Williams;
Picolata, (white) Miss Jessie Wheeler.
City --- Sisters of St. Joseph.
Moccasin Branch --- Sisters of St. Joseph
Cowpen Branch --- C. J. DuPont
Pelticer Creek --- Miss Belle Goettee
Moultrie --- Miss S. M. Clendening
Florance (col) --- Sarah L. Saunders.
Orangedale --- Mrs. Jessie Patterson; subject to Sept. examination.
Espanola -- H. A. Proctor
Bakerville --- Miss Marie Ludwig.
Trout Creek --- Miss Mary E. Hood
Moses Creek --- E. Verner.
Diego --- Miss M L Pooser
Durbin --- Miss Fannie Anhorn
Mantanzas --- Mrs. M. M. Ramos
Holy Branch --- Miss Eva Hawley, subject to Sept examination
Switzerland; (col) --- Mimin Jones
Switzerland (white) --- Miss M. I. Sherman.
Moultrie (col)  --- Anita T. Reeves
New Augustine (white) --- Miss Lillian E. Rood;
New Augustine (colored) --- Prin S. A. Jordan, subject Sept examination; Asst., Sylvia E. Williams, subject Sept Exam.
Hastings --- Mrs. S. W. Thompson
North City (col) Mrs. T. B. McKinney, subject to Sept Exam
Billingsville --- Miss Leone Reed

Closing Exercises given by Miss Van Sickle and Her Pupils St. Augustine Public School No. 1 High School,
May 17, 1895
Instrumental Duet - Spiellman's Standchen, - Mrs. Reese and Miss Van Sickle
2. Recition - "I'm Glad I'm Not a Boy"... Nellie Grabow
3. Recitation - "I'm Glad I'm Not a Girl" ... Frank Parker
4 Song -- "The Little Old Woman" ... Gracie Bennet, Katie Shorter, Hazel burton
5. Recitation - After the Fourth of July.. Wesley Dowd
6. Recitation - Somebody's Mother Ida Malette
7. Recitation "The Song of the Rocking Chair" Bessie Boren
8 Song - "Hiding from Papa" .. Carrie Shaw
9 Recitation "Have You Ever Noticed That? " Sam Worley
10. Recitation - "Just Before Christmas"  .. Walter Vincent
11. Song - "The Old Story"  Boys
12 Recitation "Heard Them Counted" ... Ada Coughlin
13. Recitation "After Examination"  ... Melvin Watts
14. Song - "Separate the Sheep from the Goats" Rex Shugatt
15. Recitation "The Youth of the Period" ... Daisy Crouch
16 Dialogue - "The Law Suit"
Squire Block...Percy Swain
Lawyer Flight...Jay Henderson
Lawyer Spouter...Eugene Gaillard
Old Billy Evans...Louis Colee
Mrs. Slack...Edna Sanderson
Mrs. Snack...Witnesses...Katie Gaillard, Tim Huff, Jack Gaillard, Sallie Evans, Sadie Canfield
17. Solo "Pretty as a Picture"... Agnes Coughlin
18. Recitation "Days that are Gone"... John Entenza
19. Reading - "A Little Goose"... Florence Harris
20. Solo "The Sweetest Story Ever Told"  Miss Winnie Young
21. Cantata - "Wuarrel Amont the Flowers" -
Rose (Queen)... Lulu Mourey
Forget-me-not...Gertrude Ortagas, Maud Masters, Maggie Smith, May Moody
Dahlia... Berniece Masters, Daisy Crouch, Bessie Stewart, Eleanor Murdock.
Snowdrop...Ida Mallette, Hallie Markle, Nellie Grabow, Effie Shorter.
Pink...Edna Sanderson, Katie Gaillard, Winnie Shaw
Sun flower...Sadie Canfield, Ada Coughlin, Maud Shorter,  Almina Whitney.
Lily ... Jessie Mossman, Emma Hernandez, Ella Oliver, Pearl Wakeley
Violet... Edith Forward, Allen Cooser.
22. March ...Girls
23 Song - "Let the Hills Resound" ... School

1898
Persons Selected in each County to name a School Board for Appointments
F B Genovar Senator st aug
H H Floyd Rep - St. Augustine
L Jim Rep St Aug
R F Sabate Sup St Augustine
M R Cooper
Peter Arnau
Henry Gaillard

All from Series 297 Vol 2 10397 (titled Record of Teachers First Class Certificates
1899
G. M. Elliott  School Principal 23 Spanish Street
St. Johns County School Employees 1899
Name                                        School #                        Salary per month
Ella B Stephens                                2                                $25
LL Jackson                                        2                               $25
G M Elliott                                         2                                $60
Ellen Miller                                        2                                $10
E L Watkins                                       5                                $35
G D. Hancock                                    6                                $25
Sadie Patterson                                10                               $20
JN Meeds                                          11                                $25
We L E ?                                           35                                $30
SA Jordan                                         36                                $35
SE William                                         36                                $25
Jas L Lewis                                       40                                $30
Sisters of St Joseph                          12                                $100
Belle Goeltee                                    16                                $25
G G Lester                                        39                                $20
A.M. Cubbage                                   27                                $15
Geo Mier                                                                               $28
C J DuPont                                        14                                 $25
Mary E Herod                                     30                                $20
H A Proctor                                        21                                $20
Walter D Bell                                     28                                $20
Nellie Church                                      7                                $20
Eva Heawley                                      31                               $20
M J Sheman                                        8                                $25
Sarah Saunders                                18                                $20
Laura Williams                                   37                                $25
A M Holloway                                     24                                $20
Leone Avod                                       41                                $20
J A Couch                                            1                                $2
E L Watkins                                         5                                $35
Jas T                                                 40                                $30
J N McClury                                         1                                $110
O P Stevas                                                                            $90
S A Jordan                                        36                                $35
S E Williams                                      36                                $25
L E Coovin                                        35                                $30
Sarah Saunders                                18                                $20
Maggie Hewson                                20                                $20
Sadie Patterson                                10                                $20
F C Anham                                        27                                $25
Ellen Miller                                           2                                $10
Marie Luducy                                     22                                $30
J W Estes        
Maggie L Ross                                     3                                $20
J A Crouch                                           1                                $2
T N Ralph Super
C F Hamblen
Geo Mier                                              1                                $30
M. R. Cooper                                                                         $10

January 6, 1900 Novel Plan of Education
The school children of St. Johns county are being most successfully trained in letter writing in a novel manner in a
method inauguarated by County Superintendent Reynolds. The pupils write him individual letters eah month, without aid
from their teachers, and he carefully revises them, pointing out all errors and calling the attention of their teachers to the
same. The teacher point out the mistakes which are, of course, guarded against in subsequent letters. The
improvement visible since the earlier efforts is little short of wonderful, and most gratifying to all concerned. Letter-writing
is an art as well aqs penmanship, and thi course of instruction will benefit the average scholar as much as any one
brance of learing. The ages of the children sending these letters are from 9 to 14 years, and their productions would
shame many of their elders.

Colee Cullings
Miss Church, our popular and attractive little school teacher, is now boarding at W. T. Cox's We are glad to welcome
Miss Church to Colee and we think some of the young men appreciate her being here as much as we do.

* * *
Report of School No. 1 for month ending March 9, 1900: The aggegate attendance for the month was 3,949 and the
average daily attendance was 197 9-20. The aggregate attendance for the corresponding month last  year was 2,486
and the average daily attendance was 174 14-20. This shows an increase of 22 15-20 daily. During the last ten days
"La Grippe" has been epidemic and many of the pupils are suffering from it.

* * *
Sampson Siftings
School closed here Friday with a picnic. In the forenoon an examination of the pupils was held; the afternoon was
employed in speechmaking by the young Demosthenes of Sampson, several of whom would do credit to much older
pupils. The speech delivered by Master Lewis Ortagus brought down the house, while those delivered by Genie
Braddock, Louise Braddock, Daisy Ortagus and Susie Ortagus won equally as much applause.

Mr W. E. Bell, the teacher, deserves much credit for the manner in which the entire term has been conducted, having
finished a seven months' term without dissention among the patrons. Mr. Christopher Braddock, the supervisor has ever
been watchful of the children's interests.

* * *
Diego Dottings
Mr. E. H. Reynolds, Superintendent of Public Instruction, came out and closed the Diego school, which left us with only a
six months' term this year. The teacher, Miss M. E. Wood, returned to her home at St. Augustine last Tuesday.

* * *
Durbin Dots
We regretted very much to lose our school teacher, Miss Fanny Anhorn. We are in hopes of her return at the opening of
anoher term.

* * *
April 21
Bakerville School Picnic
After a very satisfactory session the Bakerville school, conducted by Miss Marie Ludwig, will close next week. the
school's annual picnic will be held at the old Weidman field, near the eleven-mile post, on May 1st.

* * *
Colee Cullings
Miss Ludie Miller, one of Bakerville's most efficient teachers, closed her school on the 13th ist. She has returned to her
home in Needsville, Fla. She will be missed both in the neighborhood and in the Suday school. We understand she will
return to resume charge of the school in September.

* * *
May 2 High School Commencement
Tomorrow night at 8 o'clock all patrons and friends of the publish school are invited to attend the commencement
expercises of the graduating class at Genovar's opera house The following program will be rendered:
Program
Invocation.Rev. J. E Oates
Music  Duet ... Prof. Pasco and Mr. Rosser
Essay - "Compensation" .. Miss Sadie H. Canfield
Oration -- "Government"... Arnold P. Mickler
Music -- Solo..... Mrs. Walter T. Clark
Essay ... "Woman's Work and Worth" Miss F. Eugenia Adams
Oration -- "The Closing of the Coming Century" Eugene M. Gaillard.
Music Solo...Miss Winnifred Young
Essay ... "Imagination" Miss Eleanor A. Murdoch
Essay..."Literature and Life" Miss Aileen M. Cooper
Music Violin Solo ... Miss Annie Cooper
Awarding of Diplomas ... Judge M. R. Cooper

May 5 Post Graduate Party
The residence of Judge and Mrs. M. R. Cooper on San Marco Avenue was the scene of gayety ad pleasure last
evening. The occasion being a party given by Miss Alleen Cooper to her graduating classmates.

The house was tastefully decorated with evergreens in honor of the event.

Besides he graduating class were present Professors McClung and Steves and several schoolmates of the young
hostess. The evening was passed in a most delightful manner with games and music. Dainty refreshments were served
during an interval snatched from other pleasant pastimes. At a late hour the guests took their departure with the
consciousness that a more enjoyable evening had never been spent.

St. Johns County Teachers. 1900-1901
The following appointment of teachers for St. Johns county public schools for the ensuing year have been made:

High School -- Prof. J. W. McClung, principal; Prof. O. P. Steves, vice-principal; Miss E. M. Hamblen, second assistant;
Miss Lulu Bryan, eighth grade; Mrs. M. Reese, seventh grade; Miss Bessie Moore, sixth grade; Miss Elise Alexander,
fifth grade; Miss C. A. Sherman, fourth grade; Miss Leone Rood, third grade; Miss Alleen Cooper, second grade; Miss
Winifred Young, first grade.
Lincolnville (colored)--Prof. G. M. Elliot, principal; George S. Chaires, assistant; S. A. Jordan, Anita T. Reeves, Lulu
Jackson teachers.
Fruit Cove (colored) -- Jas. A. Browne.
North City -- Miss E. L. Watkins.
Sampson -- Miss Zannie Brantley.
Twenty Mile Ridge-- Miss C. B. Steles.
Picolata (colored) -- Maggie L. Ross.
Picolata (white) -- no teacher.
Tocoi Creek -- H. E. Verner.
St. Joseph's Academy -- Sisters of St. Joseph.
Armstrong -- Sisters of St. Joseph.
Cow Pen Branch -- Miss Ada Mann.
Turnbull -- Miss Margaret L. Sheppard.
Pellicer Creek -- Miss Nellie Hooper.
Moultrie (white) -- S. M. Clendening.
Florence -- H. H. Williams
Orange Dale -- Miss Maggie Hewson
Espanola -- Miss Mattie Hancock.
Bakerville -- Miss Annie Miller.
Haw Creek -- Miss Marie Ludwig.
Trout Creek -- Miss Amelia Sellor.
Moses Creek -- Miss Maud Shorter.
Diego -- Miss Stella Bloom.
Durbin -- Miss Fannie Anhorn.
Red House Branch -- Miss Mary Sherman
Mantanzas -- No teacher.
Holy Branch -- Miss Jessie Cameron.
Switzerland (colored) -- Marion T. Cabule.
Switzerland (white) -- E. Untermann.
Moultrie (colored) -- A. P{. McElvin.
New Augustine (white) --- Miss Amy Mann.
New Augustine (colored) -- C. S. Thompson, principal; Sarah L. Sanders, assistant.
Hastings -- C. J. Dupont, principal; Miss Annie Holloway, assistant.
Bunnell -- No teacher.
Billingsville -- Miss Kate Nash.
Osceola -- Miss Lottie Miller.
Neoga -- Miss Marie Ludwig.

Durbin Dots.
Miss Fannie Anhorn was a welcome visitor here a few days ago. She is preparing to open a school at this place.

October 10, 1900  Professor McClung Resigns.
Professor J. M. McClung, principal of the high school, tendered his resignation several days ago in order to accept an
offer from the school board of Hillsborough county. His resignation was accepted at a meeting of the school board
of this county yesterday.

The school board was loath to part with Professor McClung, who has brought the school up to a standard of highest
efficiency. But the position of principal of the high school of Hillsborough county, which has been offered him, is the most
remunerative of the kind in the State, and carries with it a high testimonial of the esteem in which Professor McClung is
held.

The pupils and many warm friends of Mr. McClung will learn with regret of his resignation but will rejoice over a change
which is so advantageous to him.

Professor McClung will leave next Saturday for Tampa to assume charge of his new school. He will carry with him the
best wishes of the citizens of St. Augustine.

Professor O. P. Steves has been promoted to the position vacated by Professor McClung, and will prove a worthy
successor.

October 11, 1900
A handsome new racing bicycle came on this morning's express for John Bruer. The machine weighs but 172  pounds,
and John says he will be hard to catch in future bicycle races.

Neoga Notes.
The summer session of the Neoga school was brought to a close last Friday evening by an entertainment which turned
out a most successful and enjoyable affair. The seating capacity of the schoolhouse was overtaxed to find room for
those who attended, so a large overflow meeting was held outside, which quite filled up the doors and windows with
onlookers. The program was carried through without an error, and reflected great credit upon the principal, Miss L. L.
Miller, as well as upon the pupils. Miss Miller will be much missed in this community, with the best interests of which she
has identified herself. Not the least enjoyable part of the entertainment was the music, which was furnished by Miss
White, Mr. Henry Hunter and Mr. Frank White, of Espanola.  The following is the program:

Opening Song -- America.....by the company
Recitation - Peter's Wife ..... Laurence Dow
Recitation - Little Curl ..... Isabella Cook
Recitation - The Volunteers ..... Clark Durham
Music, Violin and Guitar.....Miss White and Mr. Hunter
Recitation - The Dreadful Boy .....Dan Baker
Recitation - Good Morning to God ..... Lilian Baker
Recitation - Give the Little Boys a Change ..... Robert Dow
Recitation - How Pa was 'nitiated .....Will Dow
Recitation - The Pride of Battery B .....Jean Cook
Recitation - Seeing Things .....Doshier Forsyth
Recitation-  Mama's Help.....Pearl Forsyth
Recitation- Friar Phillip .....Charles Rhymer
Recitation- Shadows .....Lottie Baker
Recitation - Pesite Jean .....Ed Hopkins
Recitation - Inricky's Conversion.....Miss Miller
Miss Lottie Baker and Mrs. Cook presided most acceptably at the organ.

Oct 29, 1900 Neoga News
The school here under Miss Ludwig's efficient management is progressing nicely.

Nov Election Returns - For School Superintendent - W. S. M. Pinkham, 848.

Nov 18 - Miss Eva Rogers, who has been stopping at the Craddock House for the past week, left yesterday for Picolata,
whither she goes to take charge of the school.

Durbin Notes - Nov 26.
Supt. Erskine H. Reynolds made his farewell visit to our school last week. The patrons regret very much to learn that his
term is out. He has done noble work while in this office and it is hoped that the next Superintendent will gain the
sympathy of all the people as he has done.

Diego Dottings. - Nov 26.
Miss Stella Bloom, the Diego teacher, has returned to her home in Jacksonville on account of sickness. Miss Ida Mickler
is continuing the school during her absence.

Miss Marie Ludwig, school teacher at Espanola, spent Saturday in town. (Dec 10)

End of the Century State School Report by E. H. Reynolds
Annual Report Of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the Year Ending June 30, 1900.

For Teachers' Salaries   $11,488.26
Salary County Superintendent   $720.00

Teachers Examinations $56.50
Census of School Children $72.72

Number of White Schools Operated  28
Negro     7

White teachers employed,
male  6
female 34

Negro
male   5
female   7

Average monthly salary paid white teachers, male $58.28 average  40
female  $26.44  27
Negro teachers male  $32.00  34
female  $25.20  25

Total Enrollment, White Pupils, male  576
female  557
Negro male  272
female  325
Total      1,730

Census of children between ages of 6 and 21, taken in 1900 2,434

E. H. Reynolds, Superintendent.
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