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The Pacific School System in 1927

Source of Photo and Information: The Republican Tribune School Edition -- 1927, provided to Sue Cooley by Glenn Thoming from the papers of his deceased mother, Cora Thoming, who was a teacher.

The faculty for 1927-28 consisted of Walter T. Leezy, Superintendent; Elam Watson, High School Principal; Wilma Mason, High School Assistant; Ruth Engler, High School Assistant; Ernest Masters, Grammar School Principal; Milton Bollman, who taught Sixth Grade and part of Fifth Grade; Anna Maguire, who taught Fourth Grade and part of Fifth Grade; Elda Zitzman, who taught Second and Third Grades; Lenora Koch, Primary School teacher, and B. F. Harrington, who taught the "colored" school.

The Pacific High School was a first class, fully accredited high school. All members of the high school faculty had college degrees. The grade school teachers all had at least two years of college.

Books were provided free to elementary students. High school students bought their books at the superintendent's office. The high school curriculum included English, history and social sciences, mathematics, science, commerce, music, physical education, and possibly, foreign language.

This page was last updated Tuesday February 21, 2012 .

  Sue Blesi, Franklin County Coordinator, Missouri USGenWeb Project


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