Donated by Frances Guynn Slaughter

1930s photograph of the Webb City High School, on Broadway/Route 66 between Washington and Jefferson streets.

Old News

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of the Webb City Public Library

Back to school 1932-33

We find the Missouri School Directory of 1932-33 very interesting, especially the details about the Webb City schools. Thanks, Aaron Greek, for donating it to the Webb City Area Genealogical Society.

 

These details about the Webb City School District are inside the Missouri School Directory 1932-1933.

Accessed Property Valuation: $2,887,977

Tax Rate (cents on $100): 185

Number teachers: High School 11, Junior High 12; Elementary 21

Enrollment: High School 271; Junior High 375; Elementary 783

President of school board: G. H. Knost

Secretary of school board: A. G. Young

Superintendent: D. R. McDonald, Salary $3000 year, years in position 6

Principal: O. K. Phillips, Salary $2250 year, 6 years at position

Teacher: Ella Helm, Salary $1400 year, 32 years at position

Teacher: Helen Herrod, Salary $1365 year, 15 years at position

Teacher: Henrietta Crotty, Salary $1275 year, 14 years at position

Teacher: Isabelle Denham, Salary $1275 year, 9 years at position

Teacher: Olive Galloway, Salary $1140 year, 4 years at position

Teacher: Olive Gilmer, Salary $1365 year, 9 years at position

Teacher: Katherine Whitworth, Salary $1365 year, 14 years at position

Teacher: Martha Helm, Salary $1365 year, 23 years at position

Teacher: L. V. Galbraith, Salary $1365 year, 5 years at position

Teacher: Chas. Cummings, Salary $1650 year, 3 years at position

Teacher: Fred McGlothlin, Salary $1650 year, 9 years at position

Teacher: Ellen Vosholl, Salary $1275 year, 5 years at position

Teacher: Ilah Marie Dixon, Salary $1050 year, 2 years at position

Teacher: Crystal Knost, Salary $720 year, 4 years at position

Teacher: Viola Bistline, Salary $1275 year, 6 years at position

Teacher: May Aldridge, Salary $1275 year, 7 years at position

Teacher: Truman E. Hayes, Salary $1275 year, 3 years at position

Teacher: Mayme Stinnett, Salary $915 year, 18 years at position

Teacher: Julia B. Breazeale, Salary $825 year, 2 years at position

Teacher: Roy Stark, Salary $400 year, 1 year at position

Average salary of elementary teachers: $825 year

Free Textbooks: Yes

Non-residents: High School 53; grade school 11

Tuition per year (non residents): High School $65; grade school $15-30

Sentinel bound volumes are now in the Genealogy Room

The WCAGS has accepted ownership of the complete collection of bound volumes of the Webb City Sentinel, from 1983 (after the fire) until the final issue on Dec. 30, 2020.

Those issues can also be viewed on microfilm, along with much older issues.

Webb City Area Genealogical Society

WCAGS members staff the Genealogy Room on the third floor of the Webb City Public Library. Current hours are noon to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Meetings are held at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the Genealogy Room.

Everything you want to know about Jasper County Missouri Schools is available at a site compiled by Webb City Area Genealogical Society member Kathy Sidenstricker.

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