Oconto County WIGenWeb Project
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HISTORIC OCONTO COUNTY SCHOOLS
Photo Page
This project was begun in 1998!

Oconto County, Wisconsin

Please scroll down for a list of schools and links to photos and histories!

1912 Maps of Rural School, Church and Cemetery Locations

click here
Also see:

 Historic Oconto County Township Schools Photo Page

"In 1875 there were 32 schools in the county, with a total of 892 pupils enrolled, including six in Oconto – five public and the new parochial school of St. Joseph’s parish.  The others in town were the Washington school on Michigan and School streets, the Lincoln school on Jones and Adams; Jefferson school on Second street; Pecor school on Center street, and the Douglas school on the southwest corner of Messenger and Gale."  
Oconto County Reporter - November 11, 1971

This would include schools in present day counties that split off from Oconto County in 1879/80.

If you have old or present day photos, even unidentified ones, or histories of ANY county schools,
please send them to
RITA

More Photos, History, Information and Memories Are Welcome and Deeply Appreciated! - You are gratefully credited with your contibutions!!

Looking for school records?  The Green Bay Archives & Area Research Center has some records from various Oconto County schools. 
Contact them at archives@uwgb.edu or (920) 465-2539.
Looking for partial listings of historic schools' teachers?
Oconto County Genealogical Society - Schools

Abrams School - Abrams
Apple Orchard School  - Gillett
Bagley East Side School  - Kelly Lake
Bayshore/Frogpond School - Oconto
Beaver Lake School - Oconto Falls North
Birch Grove School -   Lena
Breed Central School  - Breed
Brick School  - Pensaukee
Brookside School - Oconto
Busy Nook School  - Lena
Central Morgan School - Oconto Falls South
Central School -   Kelly Lake
Chase Central School - Chase
Claywood School  - Gillett
Clover Nook School  - Gillett
Cottonwood Grove School  -
Little Suamico
Couillardville School  - Pensaukee
Crooked Lake School - Armstrong (Mountain)
Degan School - Oconto Falls South
Dewey School  -
Little Suamico
Doty - Valley View School -  Doty 
Douglas School - Oconto
Elm Lawn School - Oconto Falls
Fairview Elementary School - Krakow
Fairview School  - Oconto West
Flowing Spring School  - Oconto Falls
Four Town School - Gillett
Frostville School - Maple Valley South Four Town School  - Gillett
Franks (Settlement) School - Berry Lake
Gillett Achool - Gillett
Goldfield School - Kelly Lake (Brazeau)
Goldhorn School - Kelly Lake (Brazeau)
Good Cheer School  - Pulaski
Grant School - Lakewood
Greenwood School - Oconto West
Grignon School  - Berry Lake
Grimmer - Tar Dam - Armstrong (now Mountain)  
Hall School  - Oconto East
Hayes Brook  School - How
Hayes Graded School - How
Hickory School - Gillett
Immanuel School  - Gillett
Jefferson School - Oconto Falls South
Kadlec School - Spruce
Kelly Brook School - Oconto Falls North
Kelly Lake School  - Kelly Lake
Kingston School - Armstrong (Now Mountain)
Knowles School - Abrams
La Follette School  - Oconto West
Lena School - Lena
Lena High School - Lena
Lincoln School
- Oconto East
Lincoln School 
- Oconto Falls South

Linzy Brook School -   Berry Lake
Locust Grove School  - 
Suamico
Logan School -  Breed
Louisville School  - Oconto West

Low Valley School  - Coleman
Maple Grove School  - Oconto West
McDowell School - Oconto West
Meadow Brook School  - Lena
Messenger Creek School -   Kelly Lake
Morgan School - Morgan
Mosling School - Underhill
Mountain Graded School - Mountain
Mountain School - Mountain (was Armstrong)
North Branch School  - Oconto Falls North
North Morgan School -   Oconto Falls South

Oak School - Spruce

Oak Orchard School  - Oconto Falls North
Oconto Falls High School- Oconto Falls South
Oconto High School - Oconto East
Pecor School - Oconto 
Pensaukee School - Pensaukee
Pershing School  - Lena
Peshtigo Brook School -   Hickory Corners
Rector School - Abrams
Saint Anthonys School - Oconto Falls North
Saint Johns School - Breed

Saint Johns Lutheran School - How

Saint Josephs School - Oconto East
Saint Johns Lutheran School - How
Saint Josephs School - Oconto East 
Saint Peters School  - Oconto West
Sobieski School - Little Suamico
South Dakota School - Armstrong (now Mountain)
South Morgan School  - Oconto Falls South
Spring Hill School - Gillett
Spruce School  - Kelly Lake
Statler School - Armstrong (now Mountain)
Stiles School - Lena
Stiles Junction School -   Lena
Sunny Brook School  - Coleman
Sunny Lawn School  - Berry Lake
Sunny Slope School - Oconto Falls North
Sunnyside School  - Pulaski
Sunshine School  - Lena
Tar Dam - Grimmer Armstrong (now Mountain)
Theodore Roosevelt School - Chase
Town Line School  - Breed
Valley Line School -   Gillett
Valley View - Doty
School -  Doty
Victory School  - Oconto West
Volk School  - Oconto Falls South
Washington Graded School - Lakewood
Washington Junior High School - Oconto East
Washington Middle School-Oconto Falls South
Waubee Lake School - Lakewood
* West Klondike School  - Kelly Lake
West Side School  -
Little Suamico

Identified Schools

Please click on the photo for a larger view.


Tar Dam School 
14319 Tar Dam Rd.

Site just west of old Highway 32
town of Mountain

Tar Dam School Page


Photo above contributed by:
Bob Reim 

Sampson School 
  East of where Schwartz Road dead ends at County "C"
Town of Chase
Sampson School Page


Mosling Public School

Mosling Road and "P"
 Town of Underhill
Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history :

Mosling School Page

Buhrandt School
Hayes Brook School
9140 St. John Road
at Pecor Road
Town of How

built 1912
Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek

Taken 2010

Buhrandt - Hayes Brook School Page

Photo Above Contributed by
Larry Grady


Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010


Louisville School
Located at Ellman Rd.
& County J

Town of Oconto

Article contributed by:
 Larry Grady

Please click below for the history :

Louisville School Page
Building Identified by:  Kitty at the Oconto County Historical Society



Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010


Doty School - Valley View School

Located at County T and Star Lake Rd.

Town of Doty


Doty - Valley View School Page

Building Identified by
:
  Kitty at the
 
Oconto County Historical Society


Photo contributed by
:
Larry Grady

South Chase School
 

484 Cty Rd. C
Town of  Chase


South Chase School Page

Sunny Side School
8495 Cty S.
Town of Chase
built 1902








Townline School 
Breed school
town of How


Townline School Page

St. Anthonys Catholic School
City of Oconto

St Anthony Catholic School Page


Quarterline School 
Town of Gillett

Quarterline School Page



West Side School 
Sobieski
built 1909
West Side School Page

St Joseph School
City of Oconto

Taken 1892
 St. Joseph School Oconto Page

Bayshore "Frogpond" School
City of Oconto

Bayshore School Page

Jefferson School
Oconto Falls West

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek

Jefferson School Oconto Falls Page



Lincoln School
Oconto Falls South


Lincoln School Oconto Falls Page



Oak Orchard School
Was on Windross Lane 
in Oak Orchard 
Town of Pensaukee
,

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek

Oak Orchard School Page




North Chase - Roosevelt School
Town of Chase

County Highway "C" at Holowinski Road

Photo above contributed by:
Bob Reim 

North Chase - Roosevelt School Page

Lincoln School
8608 Gohr St.
Town of Chase

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010
Lincoln School Page

Messenger Creek School
10107 Cty Rd. B
Town of Brazeau

Photo contributed by:
Bob & Rita

Taken 1999
Messenger Creek School Page


 Hayes - How Graded School 

c: 1890
County M & Claywood Rd.
town of How

Hayes - How School Page
 


Bagley East Side School
Located at County Z and Ucil Rd.
Now town of Bagley Township Hall

Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

West Side School
Sobieski
Town of Little Suamico

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Clover Nook School
7493 County Road G 
Town of Maple Valley
built 1901

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Mountain High School
town of Mountain
(formerly town of Armstrong)

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010
.
Mountain High School Page


Busy Nook School
6484 Fireside Road

Town of Stiles

Photos contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010
.
Busy Nook School Page


Valley Line School
(Private Residence)

7284 Fifield Rd.
Town of Gillett,

Replaced the original wood structure school building from the 1870's. This building is the same age and design as Brick School (see below)

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Goldhorn School,

Town of Brazeau
Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Please click below for the history:

Goldhorn School Page



Meadow Brook School,
 6894 Meadow Brook Rd
Lena, WI

Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

built in 1912
replaced the first wood construction school

Please click below for the history:

Meadow Brook
School Page

 

Pensaukee School, 
3214 Cty Rd. SS
Town of Pensaukee

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010
.

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Pensaukee School Page



Stiles Junction School,
6095 Military Rd.
Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010

Replaced 1898 Leigh Town School in 1912

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Stiles Junction School Page


Sunny Slope School, 
6902 County Road K
Oconto Falls, WI

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

built in 1918
replaced the first 1894 school 

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Sunny Slope School Page



Flowing Springs School, 
7693 County Road D
Sobieski,

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010
. 

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Flowing Springs School Page


South Morgan School, 
2803 County Road C
Town of Morgan

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek  

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

South Morgan School Page


Sunshine School, 
7708 Sunshine Rd.
Lena, Wisconsin 

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010
.  

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Sunshine School Page


Sobieski School,
 
Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010
.

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Sobieski School Page



Rector School
Town of Abrams

 contributed by:
Bob Reim

Please click below for the history and photo:

Rector School Page



Kelly Lake School
(Private Residence)
, 

contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Kelly Lake School Page


Sunny Lawn School,

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek 
Taken 2010
.  
 

Article contributed by:

Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Sunny Lawn School Page


West Klondike School,
(now Brazeau Town Hall)
Town of Brazeau 
Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010
 

History contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

West Klondike School Page

Greenwood School
Was on Krueger's Quarry Road
east of County J, 

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Greenwood School Page



Hall School, 
Town of Little River
(Private Residence)

 article contributed by:
Larry Grady
and
 photos contributed by:
Pat Drees

Please click below for the history:

Hall School Page



Grignon School,  
Town of How
Built in 1879

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Grignon School Page

Frank Settlement School
Town of Underhill
Photo was taken 1913

 contributed by:
Kenneth Strei
and
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and photo:

Frank Settlement School Page

Degantown School

Photo was taken 1953-54.

 contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and photo:

Degantown School Page


Fairview School
,
Town of Little River

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010


History contributed by:

Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Fairview School Page

Linzy Brook School
7398 Red Bank Road
town of How

Photo was taken 1991
by Jim Holl

 contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and photo:

Linzy Brook School Page


Four Town School
, Northwest Corner of the Town of Gillett 
Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

History contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Four Town School Page
 

Brick School

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek  
taken 2010

The original school was built in 1870,, this is the second school building was erected in 1920, three miles south of Brookside and three fourths of a mile East of County Trunk J.

 contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and photo:

Brick School Page



Chase Central School

County C and County S

Located about seven miles northeast of Pulaski on the corner of county trunk roads and district number six in the town of Chase., 
 Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

History contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:


Chase Central School Page


Claywood School
11502 Claywood 
town of Maple Valley

built 1903
 article contributed by:
Larry Grady

photos contributed by:

Jill Gondek & RITA

Please click below for the history and photo:

Claywood School Page

Couillardville School

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek  
taken 2010

Located about 7 miles west of Oconto on County Trunk J., 

 contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history:

Couillardville School Page


 
Apple Orchard School

Photos contributed by:
Carolyn [Ruege] Gipp
and Larry Gipp
and
Jill Gondek

 Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history :

Apple Orchard School Page

 

Morgan Central School

Photo is after the school was converted into a church., 

 Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and photo:

Morgan Central School Page

Greenwood School
Town of Pensaukee

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek

  Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history :

Greenwood School Page

Birch Grove School

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

 History contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history :

Birch Grove School Page
 

Louisville School, 

 Article contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the
 history and  photo:


 

McDowell School
(Private Residence)

town of Little River,
 

 contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photo:

McDowell School Page

Low Valley School
town of Lena,
 

 contributed by:
Ellen Burmeister

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Low Valley School Page

Maple Grove School
(2010 0n the left)

  Article vcontributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Maple Grove School Page

Jefferson School
Second Street
Oconto 
 

Photographs and information
contributed by: Lee Rockwell

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Jefferson School Page


Goldfield School
town of Brazeau,
 
(Private Residence)

Photographs and information
contributed by: Jean Grosse

and
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Goldfield School Page




Abrams School
Abrams,
 

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek .

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Abrams School Page

Knowles School
town of Abrams,
 

 contributed by:
Laurie J. Wieber-Martins

Please click below for the history and  photo:

Knowles School Page


Stiles School
Photo date unknown, but certainly near or over 100 years old.
There are 71 people on the photo,
including the teachers. 

Contributed by: John Larson
and
Larry Grady

Stiles School Page

Pershing School,
 contributed by: Jilaine
and
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Pershing School Page

Hickory School,
 contributed by:Rick Hidde

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Hickory School Page

St. John School Hayes,

Please click below for the history and  photos:

St. John School Hayes Page

Spring Hill School
Spring Hill School is located Northeast of Gillett on County Hwy G, about 2 miles north of Hwy 22.
Photo from the Mark Cota Collection

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Spring  Hill School Page

 

Town Line School
contributed by: Bill Fonferek
Town of How
on St. John's Road at Pecor Road,
north of Hayes,
is now a private residence.
Photo from the Bruce Paulson Collection

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Sunny Brook School,

contributed by: Jilaine
Michael Dionne

Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Sunny Brook School Page

Breed Central School
contributed by: Bill Fonferek
Here is a picture of the Breed Central School House.  Its located at what was Old Highway 32 and Fonferek Road (now Central and North Branch Road).  The structure is still standing and has been converted to a storage building.  Because we lived across the street, there was alsways a lot of kids playing there.  I was a little too young to be a part of the older kids activities.  My sister Mary attended school there.  We boarded a school teacher at our house by the name of Nellie Coleman.

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Breed School Page

Mountain Graded School
C: 1896
contributed by:
  John Green
Please click below for the history and  photos:

Mountain Graded School Page


 
 


Logan School
 Located north of Suring near Breed.
contributed by:
 Bill Fonferek
Please click below for the history and  photos:

Logan School Page


Oconto Falls High School
.

contributed by:
Carolyn King Laskowski
 
  Please click below for the history and  photos:
 



 
 


Oconto Falls High School
1908
From the Collection of Enid Gustin Keaton
contributed by: George Keaton

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Oconto Falls High School Page


Elm Lawn School
(Private Residence)

Town of Oconto Falls 
2004
contributed by: Richard Labrosse

The garage on the right has been added along with the little steel building on the left. Where that little steel building is,  the two outhouses stood. Other than that, the building is exactly the same with the exception of the paint. It is a brick building. Town of Oconto Falls, County of Oconto



Spruce Schoolhouse

photo contributed by:
Bill Fonferek

Spruce School Page


 Suring Graded School -
Taken 1909

Please click on the page below for the history and  photos.
more at:
Suring School Page




Gillett High School
C: 1912
contributed by:
Rita

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Gillett School Page

Lena School 

1916 - Students play baseball during recess. In the center of the very left side you can see just the roof edge of the original one room schoolhouse was located where the present grade school now stands. The barn at far right was on the Ted Wilford farm.
contributed by:
Carolyn King Laskowski
Please click below for the history and  photos:
Lena School Page



Map drawing of the Hart Store building also housing the first city school. Built in 1851 it was torn down in 1880.
Please click below for the history and  photos:
City of Oconto First School Page
City of Oconto High School Graduates 1886-1941
City of Oconto Schools Main Page


 



 
 
 


 

Brookside School

Building Remodeled and Redecorated
1937
photos contributed by:Jill Gondek
Publication
Contributed by Dorothy Hagemann

History contributed by:
Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Brookside School Page
 



Kadlec/Spruce School
in the Town of Spruce -
corner of County M & B
Contributed by
Bill Fonferek
and

Larry Grady

Please click below for the history and  photos:

Kadlec School Page

Cottonwood Grove Schoolhouse - Little Suamico
1892-1961
Contributed by Gerrie Foster

Please click below for the history and  photos:


Cottonwood Grove School Page

(original photo quality)

First Schoolhouse -
Gillett 
    Built in 1865
Please click below for the history and  photos:


Gillett School Page



 

Victory School

Highway 22 and J
contributed by: Pat Drees
 

Please click below for the history and  photos:


Victory School Page

 First Frostville School,
town of Maple Valley
Built in 1878 at the corner of County M and Z.
Photo from the Bruce Paulson Collection

Frostville School Page

Beaver Lake School 
County Trunk B
town of Oconto Falls

Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Built in 1917 this building replaced an earlier wood construction schoolhouse.

Beaver Lake School Page



Oak School 
County Road K
Spruce, WI

Photo 1913

Built in 1903 this building replaced  a smaller brick and timber structure built in 1893 by reusing matterials.

Oak School Page

Morgan Log School

Built in 1876.

This building no longer exists.

Morgan School Page


 


Schools In Old Oconto County
(before the 1880 county split)
and
now near the county border.
(where county children lived close and attended)


Pound School,

Marinette County
Town of Pound
Roosevelt School System

Photo contributed by:

Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

Coleman School,

Marinette County

Photo contributed by:
Jill Gondek
Taken 2010

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