Sullivan Public Schools - 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
In 1927-28, the Sullivan Public Schools
offered six years of elementary school, three years of junior high and three
years of senior high. D. E. Matthews was Superintendent of Schools.
Elementary Teachers were required to have two years of college and high
school teachers were required to have a college degree. Subjects
offered in the high school included teacher training; commercial courses,
including typewriting, stenography, and bookkeeping; vocational agriculture,
including field crops and animal husbandry; home economics, including
domestic science and domestic art; science; general science; general
agriculture, physiology, hygiene, social science; vocations, civics, world
history, American history, American problems, English (four units),
including composition and rhetoric; English and American literature,
mathematics, general mathematics, plane geometry, advanced algebra,
trigonometry, high school arithmetic, Latin, public speaking and physical
training. The faculty consisted of sixteen teachers.
The building in the photograph was the new
elementary school that was expected to be completed about September 1, 1927.
Tuition was $27.00 per year and room and
board could be found locally for about $5 a week. There were seven churches
in Sullivan and the streets were paved and graveled. They had electricity,
water and sewer.