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Gunter School - Hamilton County, Illinois

This school was located in Knights Prairie Township near the intersection of County Roads 1200N and 500E. It was an active school from 18xx to 19yy. It served grades __ to __.

The following Gunter School report is from The Golden Era 3/9/1877:

Report from John P. Stelle, County Superintendent of Schools

Gunter School, T6, R5, Sect. 5, taught by S. H. Ward at $35 per month.

This house is a good frame, well- lighted with large windows, has a good blackboard and good desk seats. About sixty pupils are enrolled, nineteen present.

There are two advanced classes in algebra, an excellent class just completing arithmetic, a good class in history, well taught.

The school is well drilled in orthography, but deficient in the principles of reading. The order is tolerably good.

The following Gunter School report is from The Progressive Era, 12/11/1884:

Report of Gunter School for the month ending Dec. 5th, 1884:

No. enrolled, 57: males 29 and females 28;

Grand total no. of days attendance, 821; average daily attendance, 39;

No. of visitors, 16.

Good interest is being manifested by both students and parents, and we hope it will continue.

Walton Elliott, Teacher

The following is the Gunter School report for the month ending Feb. 13, 1886:

Enrolled (males 31, females 28), Total - 62
Grand total No. days attendance - 915
Average daily attendance - 41

Respectfully submitted, Walton Elliott, Teacher

(Note: The totals of males and females enrolled do not match the total listed, but that is what was in the report.)

 

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