Newton's Public Schools

"Second Quarterly Report and Other Matters, furnished by N. S. Scovell, Superintendent"

As Published in the Newton Press March 20, 1889
©Transcribed by Kim Torp


Second quarterly report of our public schools, commencing December 1, 1888 and ending Friday 28, 1889 (sic)

Total Number of pupils enrolled, 358

Total number teaching days, 58

Grand total number days taught, 17,207


Number of pupils enrolled in December, 344

Number of pupils enrolled in January, 358

Number of pupils enrolled in February, 342

Average number to a department, 51.1

Number of male pupils enrolled, 178

Number of female pupils enrolled, 180

Total number days lost, 1,084

Average percent of attendance, 90

Average percent of scholarship, 81

Average daily loss of pupils, 4.8

Average age of pupils, 11.3 years


List of Students

First Primary: Miss Birdie Ward, teacher of the First Primary, graduated with honors from the school in '83. She immediately comenced teaching in the rural districts of the county and continued to do so with marked success, when the school board secured her services for the First Primary. (Webmaster's note: Poor quality microfilm!)

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Johnie Girhard, p

0

100

89

98

96

Johnie Nixon, p

1

98

91

100

96

Gene Maxwell, p

7 ½

85

79

95

86

Della Osburn, p

2

96

77

100

91

Minnie Jones, p

22 ½

55

68

100

74

Mamie _aller, p

1

98

74

97

90

Ina Kimes, p

7 ½

85

81

100

89

Stella Malcom, p

?

82

85

86

88

Anna Vanderhoof, p

?

99

88

97

95

Or_son Vanderhoof, p

?

95

78

95

89

Ella Ping, p

1 ½

97

81

96

91

Vera Haworth, p

12 ½

75

77

96

91

Harry Black, p

26

4_

73

98

73

Durkle Kincade, p

40 ½

19

59

100

60

Joe Brown

29

42

69

95

66

Haven Yungling, p

4 ½

91

85

100

92

Mary Mardis, p

8 ½

83

75

100

92

Clara Krebs, p

17

64

78

100

83

Johnie Honey, p

2

96

91

98

95

Mamie Barton, p

0

100

91

95

95

Tinnie Ross

10

80

79

97

85

Mandie Martin, p

4

92

87

100

92

Bertie Snell, p

5

900

70

80

80

Fannie Faller, p

12

76

85

199

87

Fannie Johnson

26 ½

47

60

100

69

Lotta Johnson

24

52

65

100

72

Georgie Henry

26 ½

47

?

90

65

Charlie Ross

10

69

85

91

86

Buddie Jones

19 ½

61

72

100

78

Dora Stark

31

?

58

100

65

Willie Hiett

25

50

50

85

62

Frank Clark

19 ½

62

46

100

67

Ben Conley

282

44

40

90

58

Albert Wall

28 ½

43

41

100

61

Alpha Wall

24 ½

51

45

100

65

Lyu Rothchild

3

94

96

100

97

Hi Stark

20 ½

59

65

100

75

Villa Holm

3

94

92

100

95

Nellie Snyder

2

96

94

100

97

May Wilson

16 ½

67

76

100

82

Elva Wyatt

7

86

82

94

87

Johnie Phillips

1

98

95

100

94

Roscoe Jack

5

90

93

100

94

Berta Howell

14

72

80

96

83

Elva Wright

6 ½

87

92

100

94

Murtie Hensley

3 ½

93

92

95

93

Viola Letsinger

9

82

89

95

89

Roy Kelley

19

62

75

100

79

Grace Pickering

18

64

70

95

76

Charlie Phillips

13

64

70

95

76

Charlie Dodd

20 ½

49

57

95

82

Eddie Harris

9 ½

81

85

96

87

Danie Riley

14

72

88

100

87

Herbet Henry

14

72

78

95

82

Lola Albright

8

84

87

100

90

Wayne Broderic

11 ½

70

88

100

88

Martha Hesbuy

30

40

82

90

61

Maggie Hall

15 ½

69

80

100

76

Arthur Shade

7

86

90

100

92

Johnie Reisner

2 ½

95

90

95

93

Delbert Fithian

5

90

86

100

92

Elmer Wolf

10

80

87

95

87

Willie Whaley

21

58

68

100

75

Gertie McConahay

14

92

90

98

93

Ella Utley, p

29

44

45

100

47

Zola Andrews, p

2

96

93

100

96

mamie Hinman, p

0

100

95

100

98

Gertie Wilson, p

7 ½

85

82

100

89

Toss?e Midkiff, p

5

90

96

100

95

Josie Kincade, p

12

78

75

100

84

Total number days lost, 922

Average percent attendance, 77

Average scholarship, 79

Average age of pupils, 7 years

Twenty pupils in this drade did not secure report cards on account of absence at the close of term and their names do not appear in the list.


Second Primary

Miss Annie Bridges, teacher of the Second Primary, graduated in the class of '84, number 8. Miss Bridges taught several rural district schools, with satisfaction to her employers, before she entered upon her duties as teacher of the 2nd Primary.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Homer Smith, p

25

59

50

69

66

Nettie Bevis, p

5

90

92

95

92

Albert Harris, p

1

98

85

80

88

Wlater Mann, p

1

98

94

90

94

Wm. Needham, p

2

96

89

90

92

Julia Jones, p

9

82

84

80

82

Nettie Smith, p

5

90

82

80

84

Maggie Wortman, p

10

80

86

90

85

Pearl Poor, p

6

88

95

98

94

Oscar Lathrop

10

80

72

82

72

Lola Dodd, p

7

86

84

95

88

Millie Yelvington, p

0

100

87

90

92

Johnie Umsted, p

6

88

93

90

90

Maggie Umsted, p

4

92

88

90

90

Hever Umsted, p

2

96

86

80

87

Cora Walls, p

7

86

90

98

91

Claude Marshall, p

33

34

70

95

66

Lillie Wilson, p

11

78

83

90

84

Ba?son Hinman

12

76

83

85

81

Mamie Shup, p

4

92

80

95

89

Ethel Shup, p

5

90

93

95

93

Eugene Arnold, p

2

96

93

90

93

George Elkins, p

3

94

97

90

94

Fred Nigh, p

3

94

80

80

85

Georgia Shoup, p

17

66

80

90

79

Sarah Walls, p

7

86

95

98

93

Dora Malcom, p

11

78

89

85

84

Eddie Lytle, p

8

84

87

90

87

Charlie Parr, p

5

90

89

95

91

James Snell, p

8

84

89

90

88

Arti Fishel, p

2

96

84

90

90

Willie Moore

2

96

69

70

78

N? Hubbard

3

94

81

79

?

Pearl Wallace

4

92

88

95

92

Harry parr

4

92

74

80

82

Fannie Hall

5

90

82

89

84

Charlie Reisner

1

98

86

70

81

Minnie Burford

15

70

81

89

80

Joe Mann

0

100

65

70

78

Lee Maury

1 ½

97

70

80

82

Bertie Chamblin

5

90

61

85

79

Total number of days lost, 271

Average percent attendance, 88

Average scholarship, 80

Average age of pupils, 9 years


Third Primary

Miss Lola Brown, teacher of the Third Primary, graduated in the class of 82 with honors. She had no experience in teaching, previous to her entering upon her duties as teacher in the school, but she is doing excellent work in her department.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Roe Fithian, p

6

88

68

80

79

Thomas Waltz

9

82

68

85

80

Lola Fowler

39

22

72

90

59

Ada Fowler

39

22

66

95

63

Bert Chittenden

20

60

71

95

74

Jennie Simpson

9 ½

81

66

95

82

John Utley

14 ½

71

71

90

73

James Umsted

8

84

59

85

80

George Hall, p

4

92

70

90

84

Rose Whaley, p

2 ½

95

70

95

93

Ada Chamblin, p

2

96

89

85

88

Lydia Fasnacht, p

0

100

84

100

94

Inez Harding, p

0

100

83

83

89

Stella Hester, p

2

96

80

83

90

Ada Lemay, p

1

98

90

90

89

Sittee Kincade, p

2 ½

95

80

95

91

Beulah Haworth, p

6

88

82

95

93

Myrtie Lemay, p

4 ½

91

94

95

90

Lottie Malcom, p

9

82

84

92

82

Lizzie Patterson, p

0

100

71

98

95

Elsie Skelton, p

0

100

?

95

96

Otis Stanley, p

0

100

?

?0

91

Gertie Shup, p

0

100

83

90

91

Lydia Shoup, p

7 ½

85

87

95

89

May Wilson, p

½

99

78

80

86

Cora Wolf, p

1

98

82

90

90

Noma Wright, p

2 ½

95

72

75

81

Maudie Banta, p

1

97

65

80

81

Willie Hubbard, p

12

76

72

90

81

Mabel Breneman, p

0

100

88

80

89

Clara Buford, p

9

82

82

90

85

Lizzie Wachtel, p

8 ½

83

85

90

86

Harbin Riley, p

5

90

83

90

88

Lizzie Holm

5

90

72

95

86

May Kendall, ?

0

100

83

93

92

Dora Lowe, p

1 ½

95

85

95

92

Alberta Mardis, p

0

88

84

95

93

Florence Reisner, p

6

82

83

95

89

Linnie Snyder, p

6

82

78

90

81

Q. Vanderhoof, p

0

100

69

80

83

Joe Watts, p

2 ½

95

77

90

84

Total number of days lost, 247

Average percent attendance, 89

Average scholarship, 80

Average age of pupils, 10 years


Fourth Primary

Miss Josie Kinsel, teacher of the Fourth Primary, has been teaching in the school for four years. She has an established reputation and while she desires to teach will undoubtedly remain in the school.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Beatrice Wallace

2

96

83

100

93

John Hall

17 ½

65

75

81

73

Susanna Hiett

34

32

79

100

70

Annie Oldham, p

1

98

86

95

93

Nettie Girhard, p

½

99

91

98

96

George Markwell

13

74

78

100

?

Emily Small, p

22 ½

55

86

100

80

Ralph Gibson

18

64

73

100

79

Hattie Powell

18 ½

63

72

90

75

Harry Moore

3 ½

93

72

90

85

Harry Lytle, p

4 ½

92

82

95

90

Guy Bever

0

100

87

90

92

Fannie Hester, p

0

100

87

100

80

Effie Kincade, p

2 ½

95

93

100

90

Octavia Woods, p

1

98

92

100

9?

Earl Ward, p

½

99

87

97

94

Clella Shup, p

4

92

96

100

96

Emerson Mann, p

0

100

86

96

9?

Fred Maxwell, p

1

98

81

95

96

Josie McConaha, p

6

68

83

100

90

Lola Hinman, p

4

93

83

95

90

Bessie Brown, p

3 ½

93

86

100

83

Mary Vanderhoof

1

98

90

100

94

Clyde Gustin

0

100

80

80

87

Rosa Dodd

8

84

83

90

86

Elva Bass, p

10

80

84

100

88

Clarence Casey, p

4

92

79

85

82

Charlie Chamblin, p

7

86

83

95

88

Charles Johnson, p

1

98

82

80

87

Frank Nigh, p

0

100

82

85

89

Wendell Phillips, p

0

100

84

80

88

Sadie Pickering, p

13 ½

73

84

100

86

Frank Stanley, p

1

98

83

86

89

Dollie Henry, p

15

70

75

100

82

John Oldham, p

29

42

78

80

67

Stella Chittenden, p

21

58

85

100

81

Eddie Arnold, p

5

90

86

80

85

Total number of days lost, 273

Average percent attendance, 86

Average scholarship, 82

Average age of pupils, 11 years


Intermediate Department

Miss Electa Ransom, teacher of the intermediate grade, now Fifth Primary, has been in the school since '82. She is a careful, painstaking teacher. Her reputation as a teacher is established, and is entitled to recognition so long as she may desire to teach.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

John Hizey

3 ½

93

77

20

63

Herman Hester, p

11 ½

77

65

75

72

Charles Brown

12

76

74

100

85

Fabein Garnier, p

2

96

73

75

81

Callie Yelvington, p

1

98

69

60

76

Merrel Marsh

5

90

76

100

89

James Maxwell

2

96

69

40

69

Joe James

0

100

63

20

61

Bert Hester

2

96

66

70

77

Ora Mardis

0

100

76

100

92

Richard Maxwell, p

1 ½

97

77

100

91

Joe Selby, p

8

84

77

50

70

Charles Bevis

½

99

77

20

65

Elbert Mardis

0

100

96

100

92

Eddie Ingram

12

76

74

100

83

Bennie Faller

6

88

78

100

89

Osmon Hinman, p

½

99

84

100

94

Ina Hinman

1 ½

97

86

80

88

Sidney Fithian, p

0

100

88

45

78

Innie Webb, p

1

98

83

100

86

Nora Fasnacht, p

1

98

87

100

95

Annie King, p

0

100

84

100

95

Bertha Ball, p

2 ½

95

85

100

93

Cora Umsted, p

1

99

82

100

94

Seth Johnson, p

4 1/12

91

81

30

67

Walter Burk

18

64

75

60

66

Gilbert Galusha

1

98

76

100

91

Mabel Johnson, p

3 ½

93

86

100

93

Ethel Harding, p

0

100

84

100

95

Sadie Maxwell, p

4

92

83

100

92

Winnie Maxwell, p

0

100

87

100

96

Willie King, p

2

96

84

100

93

Total number of days lost, 107

Average percent attendance, 94

Average scholarship, 80 ½

Average age of pupils, 12 ½ years


Grammar Department

Miss Edith Walker, teacher of the Grammar School, now the Intermediate, is a graduate of the class of 85, numbering nine. She had an experience of one term of school in a rural district, and for her excellent literary attainments was assigned to the Sixth Department of the school.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Robert Hinman, p

1 ½

95

88

80

88

Julia Powell, p

½

99

85

98

94

Ida Ingram, p

6

88

82

99

89

Lola Maxwell, p

1

98

72

98

87

Bernard Lemay

½

99

78

90

89

Lulu Black

16

68

52

80

67

Charles Ludlam

12

76

87

95

83

David Arms

6 ½

87

79

95

87

John Letsinger

2 ½

95

65

95

85

Isaac Barker

0

100

60

80

90

Willie Trainor, p

0

100

76

93

89

May Sutton, p

1

98

74

96

90

James Watts, p

0

100

69

95

88

Cecil Walker

12

76

66

80

71

George Wilson, p

½

99

72

70

80

Jesse Parr, p

0

100

66

98

88

Effie Foster

3

94

67

93

88

Willie Trexler

3

94

64

80

79

Belle Umsted

4

92

62

90

81

Ida Vanderhoof

0

100

72

96

90

James Bass

1

98

71

85

83

Josie Poore, p

11

78

70

90

79

Lutie Phillips, p

4

92

87

90

89

Ellie Snell, p

2?

?

77

?

87

Ora Maury, p

3 ½

?

 ?

?

?

An___ Vest

1

98

90

95

94

Hattie Gustin

0

100

 76

?

?

Stella Barton

8 ½

83

 ?

?

?

T---ble Albright

0

100

82

86

8?

Bertha Needham

1

 99

88

95

90

Pearl Gillmore

14

 72

63

80

71

Lee Robards

½

 99

63

7?

79

Edw. Bautz

2

 96

63

88

82

Edw. High, p

0

 100

71

90

89

Paul Yungling, p

0

 100

77

90

 89

Harber Yungling, p

½

99 

 73

90

89

Eugene Wallace

½

 99

77

100

92

Laura Vanderhoof

15

 70

57

100

75

Nora Lemay

9 ½

 81

37

89

69

Lizzie Lemay

3 ½

 93

67

98

88

Daisy Waltrip

0

 100

89

93

95

Ruth Pickering, p

9 ½

81

83

85

83

Clara Needham, p

6

88

81

98

89

Albert Mann

5

90

74

75

79

Total number of days absent, 166 ½

Average percent attendance, 93 ½

Average scholarship, 77

Average age of pupils, 13 ½ years


High School

Miss Nan Cummins, teacher of the High School, established her reputation as more than an ordinary teacher in the county before she was engaged to take charge fot he High School with marked success for three years.

Name/Promoted?

Days

Absent

Percent Attendance

Scholarship

Deportment

Standing

Johnie Garnier (Garnler?)

4

92

73

95

87

Christie Franke

0

100

83

85

93

Rista (z?) Breneman

0

100

90

95

95

Nora McQueen

1

98

85

95

95

Lula Moore

½

99

84

90

91

Charles Harris

0

100

84

93

93

John Dovell

0

100

85

95

94

Claudia Williams

0

100

89

95

95

Alice Vest

0

100

87

95

94

Minnie Scovell

0

100

86

95

94

Harry Powell

0

100

86

9?

94

Frank Johnson

2

96

85

95

92

Lillie James

0

100

81

90

91

Geo. Crail

0

100

85

85

90

Charles Bridges

½

99

80

95

90

Ollis (e?) Harris

2

97

86

95

93

Joseph Swope

1

92

82

90

90

Paul Williams

0

100

89

100

97

Nola Yelvington

3

94

75

90

87

Emma Trainor

1

98

85

95

93

Amy King

1

98

93

95

92

Emerson James

½

99

82

95

96

Minnie Gustin

0

100

86

95

94

Ora Smith

0

100

86

95

94

Wm. Long

0

100

83

95

93

Ollie Cowger

4

92

86

95

91

May Eck

7

86

84

90

87

Total number of days absent, 27 ½

Average percent attendance, 98

Average scholarship, 87½

Average age of pupils, 16 years


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