Grayson County TXGenWeb
Grayson County Schools
Always Underconstruction

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Grayson County Schools

Many Schools have been built in Grayson County. Many of them occuping a building and then
being rebuilt inside the district lines. Locations of some schools are found on the 1908 Grayson Co. Plat Book. Colored Schools usually had seperate buildings within the district lines, with a few exceptions mentioned below. 
Please email me if you have more info to share on Grayson co. schools.
Most school districts were not much wider than three miles. As roads improved schools consolidated.
Children were 8 Years old when they started school until the last 60 yrs..
View postcards of towns and schools

Please send your school pictures and class pictures  !

Unknown school group
Anyone recognize this photo?

Dallas Morning News
13 July 1894


Sherman, Tex. July 12. -- Exclusive of Sherman, Denison, Whitesboro, Whitewright and Southmayd, which control their own schools, the scholastic population of Grayson County is as follows:  White, male 4156; female 3918; colored, male 381, female 457; total 9412.  The total scholastic population including the cities and towns above named will reach over 15,000.

Grayson County Schools
Some have school district number & plats.
I have retained the word "Colored" as it is usually found on old county records.

Sherman Schools
!st school in Sherman was located in a log building in the 100 Block of North Crockett
Under Construction
  • Barton - Taylor School (early boarding school located at the NE corner of Travis and Mulberry)

  • This school closed just before the Civil War began. The teacher was Rev. Barton W. Taylor

Denison Schools

Information about a new book about 
Denison High School History
Under Construction, still have to place these in the list below , need help!         Range Creek School (Aka- Bugtussle School)
  • Hog Town School   - (Hog Eye School- is mentioned on this page.)
  • Rosamund School     location or district ???

  • Tator Hill School ( I am unsure of which school this was officially but I think it was near the Mt Carmel Cemetery and church? email if you have more info) It was located near Desert on the Grayson , Collin,  Fannin Co. lines . It was in session 1880-1904. School building was moved to Desert and became the Desert School.
  • The Gentry School was in the area just  east of there, It was on the Gentry farm in the far SE Corner of Grayson County, it ran from 1860-1880's
1850's Grayson County Schools

1860 School Teachers

Cold Springs School-West of Denison. Now in Frontier Village

1st School held in Grayson Co was near Ambrose at Ft. Warren, a settlers fort,  on what is now the
County Line in far NE Grayson Co. .near where Virginia Point Methodist Church stands.
Famlilies took refuge there from Indian attacks. This was in 1839

Sam A. Ragsdale's school tax receipt, 1874

The Dallas Morning News
February 14, 1886
The News in Brief
The school teachers of Grayson County met at Sherman and organized the Grayson County School Teachers' Association

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