ERIC Number: ED540756
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Reference Count: 0
A Study of 260 School Consolidations. Bulletin, 1924, No. 32
Abel, J. F.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
The purpose of this bulletin is to furnish generally to persons who are interested, and more especially to educators and students of education, the names of and the main facts pertaining to 260 school consolidations in all parts of the United States. The term "consolidations" is used because the kinds of educational organizations about which data are given vary so much that some word more inclusive than either "consolidated schools" or "consolidated districts" seems to be necessary. The range of institutions here names is from the little two-teacher school to the large elementary and high school junior college. The list includes (1) single small schools that are parts of the county systems, (2) districts with one school, (3) districts nearly equivalent to a county in extent and maintaining 20 or more schools, (4) town and township elementary and high schools, (5) union and county high schools, (6) county secondary schools, and (7) city systems created by consolidation. It is hoped that the essential items given here about specific consolidations will aid those who are furthering the movement to assemble children in larger groups for educational purposes, both by showing conditions under which consolidations are being maintained and by naming for the inquirer places to which he may write for information or which he may visit and study. While 260 consolidations, and those not a random selection, constitute too small a percentage of the 12,000 or more consolidations in the United States to make it possible to draw exact conclusions, it is believed that the list is representative of the entire group and that the averages and general characteristics shown here are good indications of what is to be found in all the educational institutions of this class. (Contains 24 tables, 2 footnotes, and 4 figures.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Consolidated Schools, Counties, High Schools, Small Schools, Community Colleges, School Districts, Elementary Schools, Secondary Schools, Institutional Characteristics
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)