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SIXTEENTH ANNUAL REPORT
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
ST. LOUIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS,
YEAR ENDING AUGUST 1, 1870.
ST. LOUIS, MO.,
I'LATE, OLSDAUSEY & Co., Printers and Binders,
ANALYSIS OF THE REPORT.
(For table of contents see close of Appendix.)
1. Charter and Amendments.
2. Acts of Congress donating lands for school purposes.
3. Rules for Government of the Board.
4. Rules for Government of the Schools.
5. List of Real Estate from which Revenue is derived.
6. Report of the Secretary.
7. Statistical Tables.
8. Schedule of Salaries.
9. Tabular View of Course of Study.
10. List of Text-books usod.
11. Evening School Teachers.
12. Location of Schools and List of Teachers.
BOARD OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 1870—1.
1536 Papin street. 2039 Clark avenue. .Park hotel, 12th and Olive. ..344 South Pratte avenue. ... Webster Groves,
710 Gratiot street. .1437 South Ninth street. 1326 Chouteau avenue, .Seventh & Chesnut strects.
EDWARD E. COLEMAX...... Term cxpires 1871..814 North Eight street,
1872..1003 Collins street.
STANDING COMMITTEES FOR 1870-1.
COMMITTEE ON LANDS AND CLAIMS : . MR. BLOCK, MR. SCWEICKHARDT, MR. FINNEY, MR. STARKLOFF, MR. COLEMAN, MR. MARQUARD.
LEASING COMMITTEE :
BUILDING COMMITTEE :
AUDITING COMMITTEE : MR. SCHWEIKHARDT, MR. ROMBAUER, MR. HAGERTY.
HIGH SCHOOL COMMITTEE :
OOMMITTEE ON BOOKS, APPARATUS AND SCHOOL SUPPLIES : MR. LIPPMAN, MR. STAUF, MR. STARKLOFF.
LIBRARY COMMITTEE :
O'FALLON POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE : MR. FINNEY, MR. HAMILTON, MR. GUHMAN.
REPORT OF THE
To the People of St. Louis :
The Annual Report of the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools for the year ending July 31, 1870 is herewith presented.
By referring to the accompanying report of the Superintendent it will be seen that during the past year there have been in successful operation forty-eight different schools — one Normal, one High, one Intermediate, thirty-nine District and six colored Schools -- and besides these, eleven Evening Schools were open for a period of four months, for tbe benefit of such boys and girls, over twelve years of age, as could not attend the day schools by reason of being engaged in some useful occupation. The enrollment of pupils and teachers in these schools was as follows: Number of Teachers in the Day Schools ...
424 "Evening Schools
466 This gives an increase of 80 teachers over the year previous. Number of Pupils enrolled in Day Schools
24,347 Evening Schools.
26,811 This shows an increase over the year previous of 3161 pupils in the Day Schools and a decrease of 64 pupils in the Evening Schools.
As an increase of three thousand pupils in the number enrolled during the year corresponds to about twenty-five hundred in average attendance, it follows that school accommodations for that number have been demanded in addition to those needed last year. Early in the fall of 1869 a deficit was felt, and the Board took active measures to secure the requisite number of new buildings. Three new buildings were begun though not finished, before the approach of winter put a stop to their erection. In the spring, work progressed rapidly, and four others were com