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35 cents; poll, for running expense, 90 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any): White $325.00; colored
$50.00. Total, $375.00.

Total, $3,300.00.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries (including Superintendent, $1,000) : White
$2,445.00; colored $360.00. Total, $2,805.00.

School furniture: White $914.00; colored $125.00. Total, $1,039.

School apparatus: White $242.00; colored $23.00. Total, $265.00.

Building school-houses and furnace, $1,335 (bond issue) : White
$10,582.00; colored $1,350.00. Total, $11,932.00.

Fuel: White $65.00; colored $20.00. Total, $85.00.

Incidentals: White $95.00; colored $20.00. Total, $115.00.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness: Bond issue, $600.00.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $295.00.

Some matters have not been settled. This is almost correct.



ROCKY MOUNT, NASH AND EDGECOMBE COUNTIES.

. Name of Superintendent or Principal, Wm. V. Boyle.

Name of Chairman of the Board, T. H. Battle.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $900.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 1.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 15.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 20.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,300,000.

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

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? All.

Population of town or city (1900), 4,000.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 214; girls 234—448. Colored, boys 180;
girls 220—400. Total, 848.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 205; girls 222—427.
Colored, boys 85; girls 107—192. Total, 619.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 93; girls 95.
Colored, boys 76; girls 85.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 10. Colored, men 1; women 2.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $50.00; women $35.00. Colored, men $30; women
$20.00.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 247

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 18; girls 22 — ■
40. Colored, boys 30; girls 35 — 65.

Number of grades in school, 10.

Total number of weeks of school session, 36.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year, 18 regular
meetings.

Number school buildings in use, 2.

Value of school furniture, $1,500.

Value of school apparatus, $200.00.

Number volumes in library, 300.

Value of books in library, $200.00.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $15,000.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Apportionment from County School Fund, Nash and Edgecombe,
$1,788.11.

From special poll tax, $400.00.

From special property tax, $4,600.00.

W T hat is the levy for special tax? Property 30 cents on $100;
poll 91 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any): White $520.10; colored
$32.00. Total, $552.10.

Total, $7,340.20.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $3,605.00; colored $610.00. Total,
$4,215.00.

Repairs on school-houses: White $500.00.

School furniture: White $1,200; colored $400.00. Total, $1,600.

School apparatus: White $200.00; colored $50.00. Total, $250.00.

School library: White $150.00.

Building school-houses, $17,500.00.

Fuel: White $300.00; colored $100.00. Total, $400.00.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness, $600.00.



SALISBURY, ROWAN COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, Charles L. Coon.

Name of Chairman of the Board, A. H. Boyden.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $1,000.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 3.

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



248 Biennial Report of the

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, all
there are.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $2,099,021.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
Ninth, tenth and eleventh grades.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? 1-11. What
year first introduced? 1900.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? 6-11. What
year first introduced? 1899.

Chemistry, 9-11 grades.

Population of town or city (1900), 6,441.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one) : White, boys 584; girls 582—1,166. Colored, boys 324;
girls 352—676. Total, 1,842.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 324; girls 319 — 643.
Colored, boys 133; girls 163—296. Total, 939.

Per cent of school population attending school: White 55; col-
ored 44.

Average attendance in public school: White 444; colored 152.
Total, 596.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
3; women 12. Colored, men 2; women 3.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $495.00; women $330.00. Colored, men $337.50;
women $225.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White 43; colored 59.

Number of grades in school: White 11; colored 6.

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

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 36;
colored 36.

Number school buildings in use: White 3; colored 1.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : White
$20,000; colored $3,000. Total, $23,000.

Value of school furniture: White $800.00; colored $400.00. Total,
$1,200.

Value of school apparatus: White $200.00; colored $50.00. Total,
$250.00.

Number volumes in library: White 1,200; colored 150. Total,
1,350.

Value of books in library: White $1,100; colored $75.00. Total,
$1,175.

There are 150 colored children in the other negro schools in town.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 249
Financial Report.



Apportionment from County School Fund: White $2,104; colored
$1,080. Total, $3,184.

From fees (including tuition, if any), city treasury, $5,991.
From other sources, stating source: Bonds, $4,100.
Total, $13,275.00.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries (including Superintendent $1,000): White
$6,850; colored $1,350. Total, $8,200.

School furniture: White $125.00; colored $75.00. Total. $200.00.

School apparatus: White $125.00.

School library: White $150.00; colored $25.00. Total, $175.00.

Building school-houses: White $3,500; colored $600.00. Total,
$4,100.

Fuel: White $175.00; colored $50.00. Total, $225.00.

Incidentals: White $200.00; colored $50.00. Total, $250.00.

Total. $13,275.00.



SELMA. JOHNSTON COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, Thos. T. Candler.

Name of Chairman of the Board, M. C. Winston.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $600.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 1.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 20.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 10.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
2, 7th and 8th.

Is singing by note taught? No.

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

Is physics taught? Not formally in text.

Is manual training taught? No.

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

Population of town or city (1900), about 1,000.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White 244; colored 272. Total, 516.

Total enrollment in schools: White 211; colored 167. Total, 378.

Per cent of school population attending school: White 78; colored
68 — average 73.



250 Biennial Report of the

Average attendance of enrollment in public school: White 75;
colored 55.

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

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $40.00; women $30.00. Colored, men $30.00;
women $20.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher, based on attendance: White
35; colored 30.

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

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

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

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

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : White
$2,500; colored $500.00. Total, $3,000.

Value of school furniture: White $350.00; colored $50.00. Total,
$400.00.

Value of school apparatus: White $250.00; colored $25.00.

Number volumes in library: White 100.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? About $1,700.

Financial Report.



Apportionment from County School Fund, $755.00.

From special poll tax and special property tax, $700.00.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 20 cents; poll 60 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any), $45.00.

From other sources, stating source: Town and dispensary, $1,000.

Total, $2,500.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries, $1,880.

Repairs on school-houses, $75.00.

School furniture, $230.31.

School apparatus, $283.62.

Fuel. $12.00.

Total, $2,480.93.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $19.07.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 251

SHELBY, CLEVELAND COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, S. G. Harden.

Name of Chairman of the Board, J. A. Anthony.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $800.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 3.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 20.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 10.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, about $650,000.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years? 4.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? All. What
year first introduced? 1902.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? 8 and 9. What
year first introduced? 1901.

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

Are teachers examined before election? No.

Population of town or city (1900): White 2,000; colored 500.
Total, 2,500.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys about 300; girls about 300 — 700. Colored,
boys 90; girls 75—125. Total, 825.

Total enrollment in school: White, boys about 180; girls about
200—380. Colored, boys 70; girls 65—135. Total, 515.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 60;
girls 66 2-3. Colored, boys 84; girls 89.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 160; girls 173.
Colored, boys 54; girls 58.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White,
women 8. Colored, women 2.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, women $35.00. Colored, women $22.50.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 16; girls 24.
Colored, boys 32; girls 59.

Number of grades in school, 10.

Total number of weeks of school session, 40.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year, 6.

Number school buildings in use, 2.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district), $5,000.

Value of school furniture, $200.00.

Value of school apparatus, $50.00.

Number volumes in library, about 100.

Value of books in library, $100.00.



252 Biennial Report of the

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

Financial Report,
receipts.

Balance from year 1900-1901, none.

Apportionment from County School Fund: White $952.37; col-
ored $497.80. Total, $1,450.17.

From special poll tax: White $190.07; colored $40.67. Total,
$230.74.

From special property tax: White $1,777.42; colored $19.86. Total,
$1,797.28.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 28 cents; poll 83 cents.

From fee (including tuition, if any): White $75.00.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $3,080; colored $360.00. Total, $3,440.
Repairs on school-houses: White $200.00; colored $25.00. Total,
$225.00.

School furniture: White $150.00; colored $10.00. Total, $160.00.
Fuel: White $75.00; colored $25.00. Total, $100.00.
Incidentals: White $10.00; colored $5.00. Total, $15.00.
Total $3,940.00.



STATESVILLE, IREDELL COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, D. Matt. Thompson.

Name of Chairman of the Board, J. K. Morrison.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $1,200.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 11.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, prac-
tically entire time.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,301,989.

Is Latin taught in your school? No.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? 2-8. What
year first introduced? 1895.

Is physics taught? In a very elementary way.

Are teachers examined before election? Yes, except those holding
diploma from Normal and Industrial College. By whom? Super-
intendent.






Superintendent of Public Instruction. 25->

Population of town or city (1900), 3,500.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 478; girls 465 — 844. Colored, boys 135;
girls 178—313.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 270; girls 241 — 511.
Colored, boys 76; girls 83—159.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 215; girls 186
—401. Colored, boys 48; girls 43—91.

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 7. Colored, men 1; women 2.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $65.00; women $36.50. Colored, men $30.00;
women $25.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 34; girls 30 —
64. Colored, boys 25; girls 28—53.

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

Total number of weeks of school session: White 36; colored 32.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year (regular):
White 18; colored 18. •

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

"Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district): White
$16,000; colored $3,000.

Value of school apparatus, included in above.

Number volumes in library: White 1,500; colored 100.

Value of books fh library: White $1,000.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $1,065.

Financial Report.



Balance from year 1900-1901, $500.04.

Apportionment from County School Fund, $2,011.20.

From special poll tax: White $420.30; colored $119.70. Total,
$540.00.

From special property tax, $3,560.06.

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

From fees (including tuition, if any), $101.20.

Total, $6,712.50.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $3,906.00; colored $940.00. Total,
$4,846.00.
Repairs on school-houses, $291.63.



254 Biennial Report of the

School furniture, $251.28.

School apparatus, $102.25.

School library, $120.00.

Fuel, $131.74.

Incidentals, $246.40.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness, $80.00.

Total, $6,069.30.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $643.20.

Indebtedness from previous years, $1,065.00.



TARBORO TOWNSHIP, EDGECOMBE COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, Robert M. Davis.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Wm. S. Clark.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $900.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position. 9.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, till
past year one-half of his time; this past year none.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision,
from 20 to 25.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,483,456.

Is Latin taught in your school? Yes. Through how many years?
About 4.

Is singing by note taught? No.

Is drawing taught? No regular course. Through what grades?
All grades. What year first introduced? The Thompson System
was introduced 5 years ago, but abandoned.

Is physics taught? Yes. In what grades? 8th and 9th. What
year first introduced? 1893-1899, experimental.

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

Are teachers examined before election? Yes. By whom? The
Graded School Superintendent.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 368; girls 434—802. Colored, boys 553;
girls 617—1,170. Total, 1,972.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 197; girls 206—403.
Colored, boys 180; girls 237—417. Total, 820.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 52;
girls 49. Colored, boys 33; girls 39.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 117; girls 136 —
253. Colored, boys *89; girls 103—192. Total, 445.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 255

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 8. Colored, men 3; women 4.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $45.00; women $35.00. Colored, men $35.00;
women $25.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 22; girls 23 —
45. Colored, boys 26; girls 33—59.

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

Total number of weeks of school session: White 35.6; colored 35.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year? White 28;
colored 18.

Number school buildings in use: White 3; colored 3.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district): White
t$3,000; colored $2,400. Total, $5,400.

Value of school furniture: White $800.00; colored $500.00. Total,
$1,300.

Value of school apparatus: White $500.00; colored $40.00. Total,
$540.00.

Number volumes in library: White 1,100; colored 27. Total,
1,127.

Value of books in library: White $500.00; colored $10.00. Total,
$510.00.

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

*In colored school we begin in September, with 4 teachers, and in-
crease the number to 7 as attendance increases.

fThe Trustees of the Tarboro Female Academy have given our
school the use of their building, valued at $2,500, for 5 years for
nothing, and we use this as a High School building.

Financial Report.



Balance from year 1900-1901, $1,040.24.

Apportionment from County School Fund, $3,280.44.

From special poll tax, $256.95.

From special property tax, $2,674.30.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 15 cents; poll 45 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any), $63.02.

From other sources, stating source: Piano rent, $79.10.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries, and Treasurer's commissions, $5,171.11.
Repairs on school-houses, $402.26.



256 Biennial Report of the

School furniture and school apparatus, $628.90.

School library, $40.00, not from regular funds.

Lease on school-house for past year, $109.35.

Refunded Sheriff amount over-paid, $106.87.

Fuel, $290.17.

Incidentals, $263.29.

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness, none.

Total, $6,971.95.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $422.10.

Deficit for year ending July, 1902, none.

Indebtedness from previous years, none.



THOMASVILLE, DAVIDSON COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent or Principal, J. T. Henry.

Name of Chairman of the Board, F. S. Lambeth.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $600.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 1.

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

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 5.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $300,000.00.

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

Are teachers examined before election? No.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 131; girls 124—255. Colored, boys 89;
girls 101—190. Total, 451.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 101; girls 94 — 195. Col-
ored, boys 63; girls 69—132. Total, 327.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, 76 8-17.
Colored, boys 32; girls 34 2-3— average 66 2-3.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 44; girls 54 —
98. Colored, boys 30; girls 35—65.

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

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend,
ent) : White, women $218.75. Colored, men $240.63; women $175.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher: White, boys 14 2-3; girls
18 — 32 2-3. Colored, boys 15; girls 17 — 32.

Number of grades in school: White 7; colored 6.

Total number of weeks of school session: White 35; colored 35.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 257

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year: White 35;
colored 35.

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

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district) : Colored
$150.00.

Value of school furniture: White $150.00; colored $25.00.

Number volumes in library: White 260.

Value of books in library: White $60.00.



WASHINGTON, BEAUFORT COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, Harry Howell.

Name of Chairman of the Board, Hon. John H. Small.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $800.00.

Number years Superintendent has held present position, 5.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to class work, 12.

Number hours per week Superintendent gives to supervision, 15%.

Total assessed value of property, real and personal, of Graded
School District, $1,283,000.

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

Is singing by note taught? Yes. Through what grades? 2-5.
What year first introduced? 1901-1902.

Is drawing taught? Yes. Through what grades? 1-7. What year
first introduced? 1901-1902.

Is physics taught? Yes. Through what grades? 7 and 9. What
year first introduced? 1899-1900.

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): White 2,290; colored 2,552.
Total, 4,842.

School population of town (all children in town between six and
twenty-one): White, boys 349; girls 358—707. Colored, boys 351;
girls 456—807. Total, 1,514.

Total enrollment in schools: White, boys 226; girls 217 — 443.
Colored, boys 187; girls 248—435. Total, 878.

Per cent of school population attending school: White, boys 64.7;
girls 60.6 — average 62.6. Colored, boys 53; girls 54.6 — average 53.9.

Average attendance in public school: White, boys 164; girls 162
—326. Colored, boys 104; girls 153—257. Total, 583.



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258 Biennial Report of the

Number of teachers (not including Superintendent) : White, men
1; women 10. Colored, men 2; women 3.

Average salary paid teachers for year (not including Superintend-
ent) : White, men $400.00; women $280.00. Colored, men $280.00;
women $200.00.

Average number of pupils to teacher (on total enrollment) : White,
boys 20.5; girls 19.8—40.3. Colored, boys 37.2; girls 49.8—87.

Number of grades in school: White 10; colored 6.

Total number of weeks of school session, 32.

Number of teachers' meetings held during the year, 12.

Number school buildings in use, 3.

Value of buildings and grounds (owned by district), $3,000.

Value of school furniture, $1,000.

Value of school apparatus, $200.00.

Number volumes in library, 1,200.

Value of books in library, $1,800.

What is the amount of debt on school property, bonds or other-
wise? $620.03.

Financial Report.

receipts.

Balance from year 1900-1901, $79.36.

Apportionment from County School Fund, $2,144.62.

From special poll tax, $285.00.

From special property tax, $2,365.40.

What is the levy for special tax? Property 20 cents on $100;
poll 60 cents.

From fees (including tuition, if any), $34.25.

From other sources, stating source: Special liquor license,
$1,211.25; Peabody Fund, $100.00; advertisements in school report,
$51.00; library revenues, $97.38.

Total, $6,368.26.

EXPENDITURES.

Teachers' salaries: White $4,271.24; colored $1,192.00. Total,
$5,463.24.

Repairs on school-houses: White $74.45; colored $11.04. Total,
$85.49.

School furniture: White $101.06; colored $64.43. Total, $165.49.

School apparatus: White $93.97; colored $7.77. Total, $101.74.

School library: White $135.54.

Fuel: White $85.28; colored $40.85. Total, $126.13.

Incidentals: White $91.15; colored $37.82. Total, $129.02.

Debts paid, $125.00.

Total, $6,355.35.



Superintendent of Public Instruction. 259

Interest paid on bonds or other indebtedness, $23.70.

Total, $6,355.35.

Balance on hand July 1, 1902, $12.91.

Indebtedness from previous years, $620.03.



WAYNESVILLE, HAYWOOD COUNTY.

Name of Superintendent, W. C. Allen.

Name of Chairman of the Board, J. K. Boone.

Salary of Superintendent per year, $900.00.



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