Pennsylvania Public Schools 1897 Superintendent's Report ~ by County & City/Borough ~ education history ~ historic photos


Title: Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the Year Ending June 7, 1897 [Common Schools of Pennsylvania]

Description: Original brown cloth with copper lettering on spine. Light general wear, spine toned; corners slightly frayed. Previous owner's name penciled on flyleaf, else internally clean and unmarked. pp. cxiv, 664, [6].

An extensively detailed report on the public schools of Pennsylvania for the school year autumn 1896 - June 1897, providing a broad picture of conditions and changes made during the year. Includes elementary and high school, as well as colleges and seminaries.

[a] 3-4 pages reports from the superintendent of each county, city and borough.
[b] statistics for all school districts (number of schools and college, number and types of teachers, average age of teachers, number of certificates granted, etc.).
[c] a variety of statistics concerning students.
[d] budgetary information.
[e] statistics on colleges, academies, seminaries, and medical/dental colleges.
[f] statistics from each city and borough (schools, teachers, students, tax receipts, teachers wages, operating costs, etc.).
[g] full-page images of several schools (Allentown, Beallsville, Cedarville, Delaware (Easton), Greensburg, Lincoln (Catasauqua), Millheim, Old Forge, Reedsville, Reiner City, Shippensburg, Uniontown, Washington (Washington County), the Watts De Peyster Library, and the Erie Public Library.
[h] floor plans for three schools (Millheim, Old Forge, and Shippensburg).

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Wm. Stanley Ray, State Printer of Pennsylvania
Place: [Harrisburg]
Year: 1898

Keywords: schools, Pennsylvania, 1890s, 1896, 1897, school districts, education, history,

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