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Salary of Superintendent per year, $1,500.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, y 2 year.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, none.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, whole
time to supervision ,nd office.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, about $3,000,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
3 1 -.

Is singing by note taught? Some, in higher grades, by voluntary
service.



220 Biennial Report of the

Is drawing taught? No special teacher, but some work done by
grade teachers.

Is physics taught? No.

Is manual training taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? Yes. By whom? Super-
intendent.

Population of township (1900) : White 6,000; colored 4.000. Total,
10,000.

School population of township (all children in town between six
and twenty-one): White, boys 751; girls 750 — 1,501. Colored, boys
529; girls 607—1,136. Total, 2,637.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 402; girls 507 — 909.
Colored, boys 268; girls 373—641. Total. 1.550.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 53 ] o;
girls 67.6. Colored, boys 50.6; girls 61.4.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 305; girls 368
—673. Colored, boys 140; girls 194—334. Total, 1,007.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 19. Colored, men 2; women 6.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $75; women $37. Colored, men $40; women $30.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White 40; colored, 50.

Number of grades in school, 10.

Total number of weeks of school session, 36.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year, don't know.

Number school buildings in use, 4.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district). $50,000.

Value of school furniture, $6,000.

Value of school apparatus, $1,000.

Number volumes in library, 3,000.

Value of books in library, $1,500.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $25,000.

Financial Report.



Balance from year 1900-1901, $737.87.
Apportionment from County School Fund, $5,440.00.
From special poll tax and special property tax, $10,008.05.
What is the levy for special tax? Property 30 cents on $100; poll
90 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any), $51.75.
Total, $16,237.67.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 221

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $7,470; colored $2,430. Total, $9,900.00.

School furniture: White, $700; colored $100. Total, $800.00.

School apparatus: White $60; colored $200. Total $260.00.

School library: White $100.

Fuel: White, $400; colored $200. Total, $600.00.

Incidentals, $822.78.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness, $1,062.50.

Total, $13,545.28.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $2,692.39.



GREENSBORO, GUILFORD COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, Edgar D. Broadhurst.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Geo. S. Sergeant.

Salary of Superintendent per year $1,500.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, since
Christmas of present year— 9 months.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 5.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision. 13 — ■
all of school hours.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, about $4,000,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years? 3.

Is singing by note taught? Yes. Through what grades? All.
What year first introduced? 1902.

Is drawing taught? No.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? High School.
What year first introduced? 1900.

Is manual training taught? No. Is domestic science taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? Yes. By whom? Super-
intendent.

Population of town or city (1900), 10,055.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White 1,802; colored 1.666. Total, 3,468.

Total enrollment in schools: White 1,267; colored 508. Total,
1,775.

Per cent of school population attending school: White 70; col-
ored 33. Total, 51.

Average attendance in public school: White, about 1.100; colored
450. Total, 1.550.-

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
5; women 32. Colored, men 2; women 6.



222 Biennial Keport of the

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend,
ent) : White, men $67.50; women $37.50. Colored, men $45; women
$25.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 17; girls 23.
Total, 40.

Number of grades in school: White 10; colored 7.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 36; colored 36.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 18;
colored 18.

Number school buildings in use: White 5; colored 2. Total. 7.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district): White
$60,000; colored $10,000. Total, $70,000.

Value of school furniture: White $3,000; colored $1,000. Total,
$4,000.

Number volumes in library: White 2,000; colored 500. Total,
2,500.

Value of books in library: White, about $1,000; colored $100.
Total, $1,100.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $10,000, for both races.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Apportionment from County School Fund, $6,650.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 25 cents; poll $2.00.

From fees (including tuition, if any), (foreigners), $1.00 to $2.00.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $9,000; colored $2,360. Total, $11,360.
Repairs on school-houses, about $500.
School furniture, about $200.
School library, about $300.
Fuel, about $200.
Incidentals, about $350.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness. $13,868.
The city makes an annual appropriation for support of schools.
We pay no attention to the tax. etc. We always get sufficient funds.

PUBLIC SCHOOL TAX OF GREENSBORO.

I. Real and personal, 25 cents on $100.

II. Poll, $2.00.

III. Purchase tax, general, 10 cents on $100.

IV. Purchase tax, liquor, 20 cents on $100.

V. Drays, express wagons, carriages, etc.. 50 cents to $5.00.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 223

LICENSE TAX.

I. Itinerant merchants and peddlers, $25.

II. Billiard tables and bowling alleys, $50.

III. Liquor, $50; beer, $25.

IV. Circus, $20 each day.

V. All other shows for reward, $5.00.

VI. Hotels, restaurants and liveries. $25.
(See Public Laws of '74, and Private Acts '69.)



GUILFORD COLLEGE, RURAL GRADED SCHOOL.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, Clement Orestes Meredith.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Lewis Lyndon Hobbs.

Salary of Superintendent per month, $40.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 1.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 27 '%.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 27%.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $88,400.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
Caesar, 2 years.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? First to fifth.

Are teachers examined before election? .... By whom? Col-
lege graduates.

Population of town or city (1900) : White 450; colored 50. Total,
500.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 75; girls 75. Total, 150.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 40; girls 60. Total, 100.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 90;
girls 90. Total, 90.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 30; girls 45.
Total, 75.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White,
women, 2.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, women, $30.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 10; girls 15.
Total, 25.

Number of grades in school, 6.

Total number of weeks of school session, 24.



224 Biennial Report of the

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year, 4.

Number school buildings in use, 2.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district), $300.

Value of school furniture, $100.

Value of school apparatus, $5.00.

Number volumes in library, 80.

Value of books in library, $35.00.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? None.

We are going to build a building costing $2,500, which will cause
us to go in debt $500 or



Financial Report.



Apportionment from County School Fund: White $329.
From special poll tax: White $39.
From special property tax: White $221.
What is the levy for special tax? Poll $260.
From fees (including tuition, if any) : White $15.
From other sources, stating source: White. Peabody $100; White's
Beneficiary S. C. $100. Total. $200.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $570.

Repairs on school-houses: White $50.

School furniture: White $40.

School apparatus: White $5.00.

School library: White $35.

Building school-houses: White $200.

Fuel: White $15.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness: White $6.00.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $10.

We received $100 for a building belonging to district school.



HENDERSON, VANCE COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, J. T. Alderman.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Rev. J. D. Hufham, D.D.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $1,200.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 3.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work. none.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 225

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, all
his time.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $2,200,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years? 3.

Is singing by note taught? Not yet.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? First to seventh.
What year first introduced? 1901.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? Eighth and
ninth. What year first introduced? 1900.

Is manual training taught? No. Is domestic science taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? Yes. By whom? Super-
intendent.

Population of township (1900) : White 3,340; colored 3,660. Total,
7,000.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 543; girls 549— 1,092. Colored, boys 622;
girls 636—1,258. Total, 2,350.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 272; girls 295 — 567.
Colored, boys 184; girls 217—401. Total, 968.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 50;
girls 53 — average 52. Colored, boys 29; girls 34 — average 32.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 168; girls 192—
360. Colored, boys 79; girls 89—168. Total, 528.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 12. Colored, men 2; women 4.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $35.00; women $33.00. Colored, men $35.00;
women $25.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 17; girls 18 —
35. Colored, boys 23; girls 24—47.

Number of grades in school: White 9; colored 8.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 32; colored 32.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 24;
colored 24. Total, 48.

Number school buildings in use: White 3; colored 3. Total, 6.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : White
$3,000; colored $800. Total, $3,800.

Value of school furniture: White $1,000; colored $100. Total,
$1,100.

Number volumes in library: White 300.

Value of books in library: White $200.

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226 Biennial Report of the

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $1,600.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Balance from year 1900-1901, $10.26.
Apportionment from County School Fund, $3,760.00.
Prom special poll tax and special property tax, $3,987.48.
What is the levy for special tax? Property 16 2-3 cents on $100;
poll 50 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any), $154.88.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $3,357.48; colored $1,336.45. Total,
$5,893.93.

Superintendent's salary, $1,200.

Repairs on school-houses: White $850; colored $125. Total, $975.

School furniture: White $304.85.

School apparatus: White $150; colored $20. Total. $170.

Building school-houses, lot and rent: White $90.

Fuel: White $185; colored $53. Total, $238.

Incidentals: White $210; colored $30.84. Total, $240.84.

Indebtedness from previous years, for building, $1,600.



HENDERSONVILLE, HENDERSON COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, Robert M. Ivins.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Joseph G. Waldrop.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $450.

Number years Superintendent has held position, 1.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 25.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $700,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years? 3.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? No.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? Ninth.

Is manual training taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? No.

Population of town or city (1900), 1,917.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 150; girls 170 — 320. Colored, boys 96;
girls 95—191. Total, 511.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 227

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 102; girls 124 — 226.
Colored, boys 53; girls 45—98. Total, 324.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 68;
girls 72 — average 70. Colored, boys 55; girls 47 — average 51.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 74; girls 89 —
163. Colored, boys 28; girls 24—52. Total, 215.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 2. Colored, men 1; women 1.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $40; women $30. Colored, men $35; women $20.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 25; girls 31 —
56. Colored, boys 26; girls 22—49.

Number of grades in school: White 10; colored 8.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 25; colored 25.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 6.

Number school buildings in use: White 1; colored 1. Total, 2.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : Colored $200.

Value of school furniture: White $100; colored $25. Total, $125.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? Rent "Judson College."

Financial Report.

receipts.

Apportionment from County School Fund : White $525.45; colored
$222.51. Total, $747.96.

From special poll tax and special property tax: White $594.60;
colored $125.79. Total, $720.39.

From fees (including tuition, if any): White $86.88. Total.
$86.88.

From other sources, stating source: White, Superintendent $65.67.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $1,050; colored $330. Total, $1,380.
Fuel, janitor, etc.: White $70.05; colored $18.30. Total, $88.35.
Incidentals, rent, etc.: White $152.55.



HIGH POINT, GUILFORD COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, Geo. H. Crowell.
Name of Chairman of the Board, J. Elwood Cox.
Salary of Superintendent per year, $1,200.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 5 years,
having organized the school.



228 Biennial Report of the

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 5 sub-
jects of the ninth grade.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, all
the time, save when hearing the above subjects.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,400,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth grades.

Is singing by note taught? Yes. Through what grades? First
and ninth. What year first introduced? First.

Is drawing taught? No.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? Ninth. What
year first introduced? Ninth.

Is manual training taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? No. We can secure bet-
ter without it. We have the best faculty in North Carolina without
that trouble.

Population of town or city (1900): White 4,510; colored 722.
Total, 5,232. (Have increased over 1,000 since 1900.)

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one) : White, boys 588; girls 569—1,157. Colored, boys 131;
girls 161—292. Total, 1,449.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 327; girls 419 — 746.
Colored, boys 92; girls 110—202. Total, 971.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 55 a 2;
girls 73 — average 64. Colored, boys 70; girls 68 — average 69.

Average daily attendance in public school: White, boys 207; girls
267—464. Colored, boys 75; girls 85—150. Total, 634.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
2; women 11. Colored, men 3; women 6.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $45; women $40. Colored, men $40; women $20.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 30; girls 20 —
50. Colored, boys 25; girls 10—35.

Number of grades in school: White 9; colored 9.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 40; colored 40.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 40;
colored 40.

Number school buildings in use: White 1; colored 1.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : White
$30,000.

Value of school furniture: White $1,500.

Value of school apparatus: White $25.

Number volumes in library: White, 800.

Value of books in library: White $250.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 229

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise: White $7,000.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Balance from year 1900-1901: White $805.78.
Apportionment from County School Fund: White $2,523.00.
From special poll tax and special property tax: White, $3,774.76.
What is the levy for special tax? Property 33 1-3 cents; poll $1.00.
From fees (including tuition, if any) : W T hite $444.27.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $5,131.61; colored $1,000.

Repairs on school-houses: White $818.90.

School furniture: White $400.

Building school-houses: White $10,000.

Fuel: White $75.

Incidentals: White $250.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness: White $90.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902: White $232.

Deficit for year ending July, 1902: None, save indebtedness.

Indebtedness from previous years: None, until last year.



KINSTON. LENOIR COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, L. C. Brogden.

Name of Chairman of the Board, N. J. Rouse.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $800.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 3.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, none
during last session.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, ap-
proximately 5.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,020,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
3%.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? First 6. What
year first introduced? First.

Is physics taught? No.

Is manual training taught? No.



230 Biennial Report of the

Are teachers examined before election? Not always.

Population of town or city (1902), 6,300.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White 909; colored 450. Total, 1,359.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 325; girls 345 — 670.
Colored, boys 128; girls 128—256. Total, 926.

Per cent of school population attending school: White 69; col-
ored 57. Total, 63.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 211; girls 243 —
454. Colored, boys 80; girls 88—168. Total, 622.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 10. Colored, men 1; women 3.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $500; women $284. Colored, men $280; women
$160.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 20; girls 30 —
B0. Colored, boys 15; girls 25 — 40.

Number of grades in school: White 9; colored 5.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 32; colored 32.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 18.

Number school buildings in use: White 2; colored 1.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : White
$2,500; colored $1,500. Total, $4,000.

Value of school furniture: White $600; colored $150. Total, $750.

Number volumes in library: White 150; colored 100. Total, 250.

Value of books in library: White $275; colored $25. Total, $300.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? Town has voted $20,000 in bonds for school building.

Financial Report.



Apportionment from County School Fund, $2,834.04.
From special poll tax, $696.60.
From special property tax, $3,060.51.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 30 cents; poll 90 cents.
From fees (including tuition, if any): White $293.28; colored
$4.50. Total. $297.78.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $4,231.13; colored $684. Total, $4,915.13.
Repairs on school prop.erty: White $6.40; colored $15.14. Total,
$21.54.

School furniture: White $3.00.

School library: White $44.22.

Fuel: White $80.97; colored $65.90. Total, $146.87.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 231

Incidentals, janitor, room rent, etc., and principal on money bor-
rowed, and other debts: White $382.79; colored $18.31. Total,
$401.10.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness: White $942.50.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $34.57.



LEXINGTON, DAVIDSON COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, J. B. Spilman.

Name of Chairman of the Board, F. C. Robbins.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $675.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 1.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work. Super-
intendent teaches 1 room and gives some time each day to others.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $602,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years? 2.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? Second to sixth.
What year first introduced? Second.

Is physics taught? No.

Is manual training taught? No. Is domestic science taught? No.

Are teachers examined before election? Yes. By whom? Super-
intendent.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 119; girls 139—258. Colored, boys 106;
girls 102—208. Total, 466.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 103; girls 99 — 202.
Colored, boys 77; girls 73—150. Total, 352.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 89;
girls 71 — average 80. Colored, boys 72; girls 71 — average 72.

Average attendance in public school: White 170; colored 120.
Total, 290.

Number of teachers (n,ot including Superintendent) : White,
women 3. Colored, men 3.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, women $285. Colored, men $255.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 27; girls 27 —
54. Colored, boys 25; girls 25—50.

Number of grades in school: White 8; colored 6.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 36; colored 36.
Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: Monthly, and
oftener if necessary.



232 Biennial Report of the

Number school buildings in use: White 1; colored 1.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district): White
$5,000; colored $1,000. Total, $6,000.

Value of school furniture: White $250; colored $100. Total, $350.

Value of school apparatus: White $20.

Number volumes in library: White 150.

Value of books in library: White $25.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $4,000.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Apportionment from County School Fund: White $399.90; col-
ored $322.40. Total, $722.30.

From special poll tax, $132.30.

From special property tax, $1,850.00.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 30 cents on $100; poll
90 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any) : White $19.40.

From other sources, stating source: Peabody $100; bonds $4,000.
Total, $4,100.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $805.00; colored $297.50. Total,
$1,102.50.

Repairs on school-houses: White $20.00.

School furniture: White $100.00; colored $80.00. Total, $180.00.

School apparatus: White $6.50.

Building school-houses: White $2,800; colored $768.00. Total,



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