Educational Facilities
1920 - 1938
Navarro County, Texas


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Educational Facilities: 1920 - 1938
From: Industrial and Economic Survey of this
City of Corsicana and Navarro County, Texas as of June 1st 1938
Prepared for: Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, Corsicana, Texas
Burt C. Blanton, M. E.
Consulting Industrial Engineer, Dallas, Texas

Originally published in "The Navarro County Scroll", Vol. XXI 1989
Reprinted with permission of the Navarro County Historical Society


Educational Facilities
The City of Corsicana, together with Navarro County, has a most modern and efficient system of public schools.  Corsicana's public school system, with an aggregate of nine schools and 118 teachers and supervisors is recognized as one of the finest in the State of Texas.  The total value of all public school property in the city, embracing land, buildings, and equipment, approximates $1,214,309.00.

Total scholastic enrollment for the school year of 1937 - 1938, in the City of Corsicana public schools was 3,723; of which 2,831 were white pupils, and 892 were negro pupils.

The aggregate enrollment in all public schools in Navarro County for the school year of 1937 - 1938 was 15,190; of which 11,073 were white pupils and 4,117 were negro pupils.

The indicated average annual enrollment in Corsicana public schools in 4,000 scholastics; of which 3,000 are white and 1,000 are negro.

The average annual payroll, embracing all teachers and supervisors, of Corsicana's public schools is $135,000.00.

There are 97 white teachers and supervisors, and 21 negro teachers and supervisors in Corsicana public schools.

Corsicana's public school system includes: One senior high school (Grades: 9, 10, and 11); one junior high school (Grades: 7 and 8); three elementary schools (Grades 1 to 6); two elementary schools (Grades 1 to 3); one negro school (Grades 1 to 11); and one negro school (Grades 1 to 4).  The aggregate being 9 schools.

Scholastic Enrollment of Corsicana: The total number of pupils enrolled in the public schools in the City of Corsicana, by school years, for the period 1920-21 to 1937-38, inclusive, predicated on records of scholastics actually enrolled for the respective school terms, are presented in the following exhibit:

Exhibit A. Scholastic Enrollment of Corsicana:

School Year

Number of Scholastics

1920 -21
1921 - 22
1922 - 23
1923 - 24
1924 - 25
1925 - 26
1926 - 27
1927 - 28
1928 - 29
1929 - 30
1930 - 31
1931 - 32
1932 - 33
1933 - 34
1934 - 35
1935 - 36
1936 - 37
1937 - 38

White

Colored

Total

2,156 725 2,881
2,186 887 3,073
2,281 790 3,071
2,563 760 3,323
3,113 806 3,919
3,122 851 3,973
2,812 821 3,633
2,844 904 3,748
2,872 934 3,806
2,910 1,006 3,916
2,694 861 3,555
2,762 886 3,648
2,747 891 3,638
2,675 1,003 3,678
2,725 981 3,706
2,725 918 3,643
2,763 957 3,720
2,831 892 3,723

Scholastic Enrollment of Navarro County:  The total number of pupils enrolled in all public schools located within the confines of Navarro County, by school years, for the period: 1920 - 21 to 1937 - 38, inclusive, predicated on records of scholastics actually enrolled for the respective school terms, are presented as follows:

Exhibit B. Scholastic Enrollment of Navarro County:

School Year

Total Enrollment
in All Schools

1920 - 21 11,618
1921 - 22 12,741
1922 - 23 13,992
1923 - 24 14,767
1924 - 25 15,852
1925 - 26 16,641
1926 - 27 16,406
1927 - 28 16,211
1928 - 29 16,012
1929 - 30 16,531
1930 - 31 17,230
1931 - 32 17,183
1932 - 33 16,658
1933 - 34 16,387
1934 - 35 15,921
1935 - 36 15,660
1936 - 37 15,480
1937 - 38 15,190

 

Scholastic Enrollment of All Districts: The aggregate enrollment in all public schools located within the confines of Navarro County, which obviously includes the enrollment in all independent school districts comprising cities and towns, and, the enrollment in all rural schools comprising the common school districts, segregated as: white, colored and total pupils, is presented in the following exhibits:

 

Exhibit "C": Scholastic Enrollment of All Districts in Navarro County: For School Year 1937 - 1938:

Enumeration

White

Colored

Total

Navarro County:
Common School Districts
5,689 2,042 7,731
Barry 158 57 215
Blooming Grove 316 69 385
Corsicana 2,831 892 3,723
Dawson 303 285 588
Frost 275 49 324
I.O.O.F. Home 127 0 127
Kerens 513 576 1,089
Roane 119 55 174
Rural Shade 166 92 258
State Orphans' Home 576 0 576
Total: 5,384 2,075 7,459
All Public Schools in Navarro County 11,074 4,117 15,190

 

Composition of Scholastics: Predicated on the foregoing exhibit relating to the aggregate scholastic enrollment in all public schools located within the confines on Navarro County, for the school year of 1937 - 1938, it is obvious that approximately 72.9 per cent are white pupils, and 27.1 per cent are colored pupils.

Actual Ratio of Scholastics to Population: The actual ratio of scholastics to population in the City of Corsicana, and Navarro County, as of date: January 1st of each year, for the years: 1920, 1930, and 1938, is presented in the following exhibit:

Exhibit "E". Actual Ratio of Scholastics to Population:

Designation
Year
Actual Ratio for
City of Corsicana
Actual Ratio for
Navarro County
1920 1.0 to 4.0 1.0 to 4.5
1930 1.0 to 4.3 1.0 to 3.5
1938 1.0 to 4.8 1.0 to 4.2
Average 1.0 to 4.4 1.0 to 4.0

 


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