Genealogytrails Harrison County, Missouri
School Statistics for the year 1886
Source: History of Harrison and Mercer Counties
Goodspeeds, 1881

Statistics of 1886
Number of white children of school age 7,393
Number of colored children 47
Total 7,427
Total number enrolled 5,772
Total number of days' attendance in 1885-86 269,162
Average days attendance 47
Number of days school has been taught 13,853
Average number attending each day  2,340
Number of teachers 144
Average Salary $28.10
Number of rooms occupied 150  
Seating capacity of all rooms 6,627
Number of white schools 139
Number of colored schools 1
Cost per day per pupil .045
Value of school property $54,928.00
Financial
Amount of county funds $63,907.01
Amount of township funds $30,811.16
                                                               Total of All Funds $94,718.17
Fines, penalties, dog tax, etc. $  2,295.01
Amount on hand, July 1, 1886 $15,310.92
Tuition fees $     177.05
Received from public funds $     768.95
Received from taxation $ 25,227.41
                                                                Total receipts $ 41,484.36
Paid teachers $ 23,960.32
Paid for fuel $   1,752.07
Paid for repairs and rent $   1,319.09
Paid for apparatus $   2,074.59
Paid for new buildings $      778.00
Sinking fund interest $    4,979.33
Paid salary of district clerks $       743.73
                                                                   Total expenditures $  35,637.13
                                                                    Average levy                 56



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