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Alexandria County (Va.) Public School Teachers' Registers

Alexandria County (Va.) Public School Teachers' Registers, 1892-1907
Alexandria County (Va.) Public School Teachers' Registers
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  • Alexandria County (Va.) Public School Teachers' Registers, 1892-1907. The collection contains 21 teachers' registers for public schools in the Arlington District in Alexandria County. Registers contain daily attendance records, statistical information, and sometimes physical descriptions of the school buildings. The attendance records include name of teacher, names of pupils (surname, given name, and middle initial), age of pupils, and total days present for each pupil. Also included are monthly statistics: number of boys and girls on the roll, average daily attendance for boys and girls, average percent of boys and girls attending, average days present for boys and girls, average age of boy and girl pupils, number of boys and girls entered and dropped, number of boys and girls over 21 years of age, and the number of students studying spelling, reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, grammar, history and higher branches. The records also contain a summary of visits to the school by the County Superintendant, District Trustees, and others; yearly summaries of statistics for each school, and a list of text books used. Some registers include information about the school buildings such as style of school house, rented or owned by district, number of rooms, size and pitch of rooms, how heated, how ventilated, quality of ground attached, and list of furniture and apparatus belonging to the school
  • The collection contains registers for Ballston Primary School, 1894-1896; Ballston School (white), 1895-1899, 1899-1902, and 1902-1903; Columbia School No. 1 (white), 1892-1896, 1897-1900, 1900-1902, 1903-1906, 1904-1905, 1904-1907, and 1905-1907; Glencarlyn School No. 6, 1904-1907; Kemper School No. 3, 1887-1890, 1892-1897, 1902-1904, 1904-1905, and 1904-1906; School No. 1 (white), 1905-1907; Rosslyn School No. 5, 1898-1902 and 1903-1906; and White School No. 3, 1904-1907
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Biographical or historical data
  • Public schools in Virginia were established during Reconstruction. They were racially segregated until the mid-twentieth century.
  • Arlington County was originally named Alexandria County. It was formed from a portion of Fairfax County that Virginia in 1789 ceded to the federal government for use as the site of a new national capital. In 1801 the area officially became part of the District of Columbia, although Congress named it Alexandria County. By an act of 9 July 1846, Congress returned the county to Virginia, and the General Assembly extended the commonwealth's jurisdiction over the region effective 20 March 1847. By an act of assembly passed 16 March 1920, the county name was changed to Arlington, the name of the Custis family mansion (the home of Robert E. Lee), which is located in the county.
Cataloging source
Alexandria County (Va.) Public School Teachers' Registers
  • These items came to the Library of Virginia in a transfer of court papers from Arlington County
  • The collection is located at the State Records Center. Contact Archives Research Services for access information, directions, and hours
  • The Library of Virginia
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There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Arlington County (Va.) Circuit Court
Terms governing use
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