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Full text of "Annual report of the School Committee of the City of Charlestown"

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SCnOOL REPORT, 

1850. 



The School Committee of the city of Charlestown, before sur- 
rendering to their successors the trust confided to them, present the 
following as their Annual Report : 

The past year has not been wanting in movement in our schools. 
Many changes in the corps of teachers have occurred, and an im- 
portant change has been made in the organization of our Grammar 
Schools. These frequent changes of teachers and of organization, 
are much to be deprecated. When the last Annual Report was 
made, the grammar schools had each a Principal, a Sub-master, and 
two Female Assistant Teachers, which together formed an eflficient 
corps, equal to the wants of the schools. In January, the school 
committee having received from the Joint Standing Committee on 
Finance of the city Council, a request for estimates of expenses for 
ihe support of the pubUc schools for the ensuing financial year, sub- 
mitted their estimates in detail, amounting in the aggregate to 
thirty thousand dollars. The city Council, without indicating to us 
wherein our estimates were too large, or how the schools could be 
carried on with less money than was asked for, appropriated the 
gross sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. The Committee labored 
assiduously to obtain an appropriation large enough to enable them 
to carry on the schools as then organized, but unhappily without 
success. The expenses of the schools must be lessened five thous- 
and dollars, and the Committee did that, by dismissing the Music 
teacher, the Sub-masters, and the Female Assistant Teacher in the 
High school. We regretted very much the necessity of dispensing 
with the very valuable services of these teachers. We think that 
the amount of money saved by their dismissal, bears no comparison 
to the amount of injury which it inflicted upon the schools. It ap- 
pears to us, that no more apt illustration of the old adage, " Penny 
wise and pound foolish," can be devised, than the attempt to save 
money by curtailing the school advantages of our children. We 
have endeavored to obtain the most that the money allowed us 
would afford. We suggest, that the whole amount appropriated, 
might have been saved to the City, by dismissing all the teachers, 
and closing the schools. Extracts from semi-annual reports of the 
sub-committee to the board, form a large part of this Report ; they, 
with the returns, show very clearly the condition of the schools. 
The Committee have under their charge twenty five Primary 



schools, eight Grammar schools, and the High school. From the 
statistics which are herewith presented, it appears that the number 
of children enrolled in all the schools during the winter term, was 
3,786 ; the number at the close of the term, April 30th, was 2,962 ; 
the number present at examination, 2,457 ; and the average attend- 
ance in all, was 2,384. The whole number enrolled in all the 
schools during the summer term, was 4,069 ; the number at the 
close of the term, October 31st, 3,051 ; the number present at ex- 
amination, 2,653 ; the average attendance in all the schools, 2,389. 
The school Committee have made 1,019 visits to the schools during 
the year. 



Primary Schools. 

These schools are generally in good condition. Since the last 
Annual Report of the School Committee, the following changes of 
teachers of Primary schools have taken place. In November 1849, 
Miss Caroline Phipps, Miss E. M. Sweetser, Miss S. J. Bradbury, 
and Miss F. A. J. Morse, resigned, and were succeeded by Miss 
M. J. Brown, Miss H. M. Sampson, Miss M. A. Osgood, and Miss 
Mary R. Mayhew, in Primary Schools Nos. 1, 3, 23, and 25, 
respectively. In April, Miss S. B. Woodward resigned, and was 
succeeded by Miss R. T. Ames, in primary school No. 6. In May, 
Miss E. A. Thorndike, in No. 8, was succeeded by Miss Julia M. 
Ranstead, and Miss M. R. Mayhew in No, 25, by Miss Henrietta 
M. Sanborn. In June, Miss Sarah E. Sanborn resigned, and was 
succeeded in No. 19, by Miss Louisa W. Huntress. In September, 
Miss Louisa A. Pratt^ resigned, and Miss Eleanor Butts was ap- 
pointed to No. 18 ; and Miss Anna M. Gregory, was succeeded in 
No. 24, by Miss C. M. Chamberlain. In October, Miss M. 0. 
Pennell resigned, and Miss Catharine D. Flint was appointed in 
primary school No. 12. 

The school house in which Primary school No. 1, is kept, is alto- 
gether unfit for the purpose. Primary school No. 3, temporarily 
occupying a room in the Boylston chapel, ought to have a suitable 
school house provided for it ; the room recently built for this school 
in the rear of Ward Room No. 3, is much too small to accommodate 
one of our smallest schools. No. 4, has been kept too long already, 
in a part of the cellar of the Warren school house. No. 5, in Elm 
street, near High street, ought to have better quarters. Primary 
school house No. 6, Elm street, near Medford street, is described 
by the sub-committee on that school, as little better than a " shanty ; " 
this important school deserves a better house. No. 19, in Moulton 
street, needs larger accommodations. It is hoped, for the credit of 



the City, and more especially for the welfare of the children who 
attend these schools, that our successors may see them put upon a 
par as regards school house accommodations, with the rest in the 
city. 

If means can be obtained our immediate successors will have to 
establish Primary Schools, one to relieve Nos. 1, 2 and 3 — one to 
relieve Nos. 17, 18 and 19, and perhaps one or two more. We 
have quite too many children for our present school accommodations. 
In March last on representation to this Board that there were at the 
Almshouse on the other side of Mystic River quite a number of 
children, thirty-five, unprovided with instruction, measures were 
taken to organize a school for their accommodation. Owing to 
circumstances, beyond our control, no school has yet been estab- 
lished there. 

\_See Tables at the end of pampJdet.'] 



Grammar Schools. 

The following is our Report of the changes of Teachers in the 
Grammar Schools and the condition of these schools as exhibited in 
the reports of their various sub-committees, made to the Board at 
the end of the Winter Term in April and the Summer Term in 
October. 



Bunker Hill Schools. 



DISTRICT I. DISTRICT II. 



David Atwood, Principal. 
Dorcas E. Farnsworth, AssH. 



John W. Hurd, Principal. 
Mary A. Stover, Assistant. 



Sub-Committee, C. Soule Carter, I. W. Blanchard. 
In March, Bunker Hill School District was divided into two 
School Districts, and the schools were organized with a Principal 
male teacher, and one female Assistant teacher in each school. Mr. 
David Atwood and Miss M. A. Chandler, were chosen to Bunker 
Hill School No. 1 ; and Mr. Joseph B. Morse and Miss M. Louisa 
Putnam, to No. 2. Miss Putnam was shortly after, by a vote of 
the board, transferred to Harvard school. No. 1, and was succeeded 
in Bunker Hill school, No. 2, by Miss Anna M. Moulton, who after 
a short time was transferred to Winthrop school No. 1, and was 
succeeded by Miss Mary A. Stover. In April, Mr. Jos. B Morse, 



was transferred to Harvard School No. 2, and was succeeded by 
Mr. John W. Hurd. In October, Miss M. A. Chandler resigned 
her situation, and was succeeded by Miss Dorcas E. Farnsworth, 
as assistant teacher in Bunker Hill School No. I 

In April, the sub-commistee report: " These schools had hardly 
recovered from the eflfects of former disturbing causes, when another 
and quite recent change came over them, by a new organization 
into two distinct Schools, each having its own district of territory. 
Nevertheless, they are in a healthy condition ; and we doubt not, 
that uuder the present able teachers, the next six months will show 
a marked improvement." 

In October, the sub-committee report : " We feel satisfied that 
the teachers, one and all, have been faithful in the discharge of 
their respective duties, and that the scholars have made due pro- 
gress. It will be remembered, that but six months have elapsed, 
since the Banker Hill School District was separated into two Dis- 
tricts, and that the schools were not made equal in character by the 
change. The difference in this respect, however, is gradually dis- 
appearing, and both schools will, in time, and under their present 
teachers, become what the original was in its palmy days." 



Warren Schools. 



DISTRICT I. DISTRICT II 

Calvin S. Pennell, Principal 
M. Louisa Burroughs, 1st AsH 
M. M. Hayes, 2d Assistant. 



Joseph T. Swan, Priricipal 
Mary J. Chandler, 1st J.ss'<. 
Sarah T. Chandler, 2d do. 



Sub-Committee. C. W. Moore, A. K. Hunt. 

In April, the sub-committee reported : " These schools continue 
to maintain their high character among the Grammar schools of the 
city. The teachers are all competent and faithful in the discharge 
of their duties. Both schools are much crowded with pupils ; and the 
effect of the recent dismissal of the submasters cannot fail, at the 
next examination to manifest itself in their general depreciation. The 
present force is altogether inadequate to the labor to be performed." 

In October, the sub-committee report : " That they had made a 
faithful and thorough examination of the different departments. 
Believing that it is not at the semi-annual examinations alone, that 
correct information is obtainedas to the condition of the school, or 
the character and capacity of the teacher^ they have made frequent 
visits ; and they are confirmed in their opinion, that the schools are 
in a good condition. They are probably in as good condition, per- 



haps better, than any other to develope the present arrangements for 
conducting the schools. There has been no change among the 
teachers, since the removal of the sub-masters : and the experience 
of the Principals and their assistants, have been of much value 
But from all that is favorable, from experience and lengthened ser. 
vice, the committee readily perceive that there is not that thorough 
ness of instruction, nor that progress in study, which was manifes 
under the former system. The unfavorable results of the change 
made last Spring, are not yet fully developed — as the scholars 
are still deriving some benefit from the instructions previously 
given ; but if the present plan is continued, another year will wit- 
ness a decline from the standard to which the scholars might and 
ought to have advanced. The teachers have labored earnestly, 
assiduously ; they have made diligent use of all the means in their 
power ; but the number allotted to each, is too large, and they are 
not able to give that attention to each scholar Avhich is desirable. 
With the present amount of funds at the disposal of the Board, per- 
haps no better arrangement could be made ; but in the Warren, as 
in several of the Primary schools, there is not sufficient force ; those 
desirous of obtaining knowledge, are not sufficiently advanced, and 
those that are backward, cannot be urged forward. 



Winthrop Schools. 



DISTRICT I. 

Luther W. Anderson, Prin, 
Olive Kellet, 1st Assistant 
Anna Delano, 2d Assistant. 



DISTRICT II. 

Samuel S. Willson, Principal. 
A. A. Morton, 1st Assistant. 
Anna M. Gregory, 2d AssistH. 



Sub-Committee. G. Cutler, J. G. Fuller. 

In January, Mr. W. S. Williams resigned the Mastership of 
Winthrop No. 2, and Mr. Samuel S. Willson, was elected to the 
place. In March, Miss Anna M. Bradley resigned as 1st Assistant 
in Winthrop No. 1, and was succeeded by Miss Anna M. Moulton, 
who in May, was succeeded by Miss Olive Kelley. In March also, 
Miss S. Abba Cutler resigned as 2d Assistant of the same school, 
and was succeeded by Miss Ann Delano. In September, Miss 
Lucy F. Hall resigned as 2d Assistant of Winthrop No. 2, and was 
succeeded by Miss Anna M. Gregory. 

In April, the sub-committee on these schools, report : " These 
schools at present, manifest the disadvantage of having dispensed 
with the sub-masters. The present number of teachers cannot ac- 
complish as much labor as that employed a few months since — nor 



can the present teachers effect as much as they will when they shall 
become familiar with the present order of arrangement." In con- 
clusion, ^ the Committee express " satisfaction in regard to these 
schools ; that they are all we can reasonably expect, under the pres- 
ent and now new organization." 

In October, the Committee having given much time to the exami- 
nation of the schools, say — "We are assured all the teachers of 
these schools, both male and female, labor devotedly and assiduously 
in the discharge of their several duties. Knowing what these 
schools were under the former organization, when there were four 
teachers, [in each school,] and what they are now, we unhesitat- 
ingly express our conviction, that there is great deterioration. The 
schools have sunk, and will continue, necessarily to sink below that 
standard of excellence, which has given them renown throughout 
the State. It was not economy to dispense with the sub-masters ; 
it would be economy to introduce another teacher into each of the 
Grammar Schools." 



Harvard Schools. 



DISTRICT I. DISTRICT H. 



Wm. Reynolds, Principal. 
M. Louise Putnam, 1st Assist. 
S. F. KiTTRiDGE, 2d Assistant. 



Joseph B. Mouse, Principal. 

Rebecca Deake, 1st Assistant. 

Adeline M. West, 2d Assist. 
Sub-Committee. William Tufts. William Sawyek. 
In March, Mr. Stacey Baxter resigned the Mastership of Har- 
vard School No. 1, and was succeeded by Mr. Wm. Reynolds. 
Miss Julia E. Hinckley resigned as 1st Assistant of the same school 
and was succeeded by Miss M. Louise Putnam. In April, Mr. J. 
P. Averill resigned the Mastership of Harvard School No. 2, and 
was succeeded by Mr. Joseph B. Morse. 

In their April report, the sub-committee on these schools, say : 
" Both of these schools, and especially No. 1, have it is believed, 
suffered more by the recent changes, than any others in the city, 
under the care of the Board. In common with the others, they 
have been deprived of the important, and, by many, deemed neces- 
sary labors and influence of the sub-masters. At the same time, 
while the other schools retain their Principals, whose familiar pres- 
ence, instructions and commands, they have been accustomed to 
respect and regard ; these have both been obliged to part with their 
former valued teachers, and to have their places supplied with new 
men. This change of itself, with its many usually attendant incon- 
vemences and evils would operate unfavorably upon the schools, even 



though the men called to fill the places vacated, might be the most 
efficient and faithful, that could be obtained." 

In October, the Committee speaking of Harvard School No. 1, 
say — " The examination was as satisfactory as could have been 
expected, under existing circumstances. In this school, there are 
excellent materials for the skill of a master, and with a competent 
instructor, there can be no doubt, but that it will take its just posi- 
tion among the schools of the City." 

Harvard School, No. 2, owing to its proximity to No. 1, has 
suflfered somewhat, during the last term. " The examination satis- 
fied the committee however, that the teachers have been hard at 
work : the scholars have been well drilled." 



High School. 

William C. Bradleb, Principal. 
A. M. Gay, Sub-master. 

Mrs. p. G. Bates, Assistant 

Sub-Committee. George P. Sanger, H. Lyon. 

The female Assistant of the High School, was dismissed with the 
Sub-master, but it was soon found utterly impossible for two teach- 
ers to manage the affairs of such a school, with even tolerable 
efficiency. Mrs. P. G. Bates was elected as female Assistant, in 
this school, and went into the school at the end of the August vaca- 
tion. Any one who will give the subject half a thought, will see 
the importance of having a female teacher in a school composed in 
part, of young Misses, from thirteen to seventeen years of age. 

In August, Mr. Caleb Emery resigned as Principal of this school, 
and Mr. William C. Bradlee, who had been its sub-master from its 
foundation, was elected to his place. Mr. Bradlee was succeeded 
as sub-master, by Mr. A. M. Gay. 

This school maintains its former high character. In April, the 
sub-committee reported : " The Committee are satisfied with the 
result of the examination. It shows thorough, exact and efficient 
teaching on the part of the instructors, and with but few exceptions, 
diligent and faithful study, on the part of the pupils. The disci- 
pline of the school is in its former excellence." 

In October, the sub-committee report ; " An extended examina- 
tion was made of each class and of each scholar. The result of 
the examination shows that the condition of the school is good, both 
as regards instruction and discipline. " 

The School Committee refer their fellow citizens to the published 



8 

Annual Reports of this Board for a full statement of many matters 
of great interest to the welfare of the Schools. In this Report 
they will merely call attention to a few of the subjects which seem 
to be of more pressing importance. The subject of establishing 

Intermediate Schools 

Has engaged the serious attention of the several School Com- 
mitees for a number of years. Both the Primary and the Grammar 
Schools suffer much for want of a grade of schools intermediate 
between the two, which should take from the former certain children 
who, being too old for the Primary and not qualified for the Gram- 
mar Schools, are a burden to them ; and relieve the latter of those 
in the lowest division who, from any cause, cannot go on with their 
fellows, but remain from term to term a drag upon the school. We 
recommend to our successors to establish one such school in each 
Ward of the City, as soon as the requisite means can be obtained. 



Truancy. 

In their October Report the Sub-Committee on the Warren 
Schools, say, " We have frequently had our attention called to the 
subject of Truancy. This evil seems to be increasing ; and it must 
be evident to any one who is in the City during school hours, that 
many boys are in the streets who ought to be engaged in study. 
It will be remembered that at the last session of the Legislature, a 
law was enacted having reference to this description of scholars. No 
action has been taken upon it either by the City government or by 
this Committee ; but it would seem necessary that more stringent 
regulations should be made, or the law of the State enforced. 
At the present time you may find scholars of this class in all the 
streets and lanes, on the wharves and bridges of the City. Some 
are engaged in fishing : some in other sports, but more learning 
the first lessons of crime, and preparing to occupy the enlarged 
accommodations, which are now in process of erection by the State 
in the westerly part of the City. It cannot be denied that the in- 
fluence of these upon other scholars is decidedly injurious : and 
while all means should be, and we believe are, used by our Teach- 
ers to remedy the evil, they are entirely powerless — the evil still 
exists — and while children are upheld in this course by their 
parents, and while there exists a disposition to consider the matter 
of trifling importance, the evil wiU not be removed." 



Superintendent of Schools. 

The Sub-Committee of the Harvard Schools in their October 
Report to the Board give a good reason for the appointment of an 
officer who should exercise a more immediate supervision over the 
schools than thej can have from the school committee as at pres- 
ent constituted. They say " It is impossible for members of the 
school committee, selected as they are from the active business 
men of the city, to devote to the interests of the schools the time 
and labor which those interests imperatively demand." The school 
committee express their entire conviction that the appointment of 
a " Superintendent of Schools " would be of great advantage to 
all the schools — and they recommend that the city government, 
if found requisite, apply to the Legislature for authority of Law, 
to enable the school committee to appoint and fix the salary of an 
officer, whose duty it shall be to have the general supervision of all 
the schools in this city ; to visit them all at least once in every 
month, and to spend sufficient time in each to enable him to under- 
stand the relative merits of the several Teachers, and the progress 
of each school ; also to make once in every quarter a detailed re- 
port to the Board of School Committee of the result of his enqui- 
ries and observations, with such comments as he might deem 
proper, having in view the best interests of the numerous children 
in this city. 

In conclusion the school committee in resigning the trusts con- 
fided to them again call the attention of their fellow citizens to the 
condition of the schools as exhibited in this Report. The force 
employed in the schools is not sufficient to carry them on as they 
should be. The average attendance in the schools allows to each 
Scholar but a very small portion of the Teacher's time. One who 
has not looked into this matter will be surprised to find that, de- 
ducting the time lost in getting the school under way, forenoon and 
afternoon, the time taken for recess and that for matters purely of 
discipline, the time left^ divided among all the scholars present, is 
so very small. The remedy for this is obvious : either increase the 
number of schools, or increase the number of Teachers in those 
already established. 



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High School, . 
Bunker-Hill . . 

Warren, . . . . 

Winthrop, . . . 

Harvard, . . . 


SCHOOL RETURNS, 

AT THE SEMI-ANNUAL EXAMINATION. 


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11 





Mary J. Brown, 
M. B. Skilton, 
H. M. Sampson, 
H. M. Rice, 
M. H. Farnsworth, 
Olive M. FuUer, 
S. L. Sawyer, 
E. A. Thorndike, 
S. E. Woodbridge, 
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M. E. Lincoln, 
S. E. Smith, 
J. E. Rugg, 
A. E. Hinckley, 
E. W. Butts, 
L. A. Pratt, 
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of S. Comm 


I. W. Blanchard, 
I. W. Blanchard, 
C Soule Cartee, 
Andrew K. Hunt, 
Andrew K. Hunt, 
H. K. Frothingham 
C Soule Cartee, 
C. W. Moore, 
C. W. Moore, 
J. G. Fuller, 
J. G. Fuller, 
Wm. Tufts, 
Geo. P. Sanger, 
Wm. Tufts, 
Geo. PSa nger, 
Henry Lyon, 
Wm. Sawyer, 
Wm. Sawyer, 
Wm. Sawyer, 
J. G. Fuller, 
Geo. Cutler, 
Geo. Cutler, 
H. K. Frothingham 
Henry Lyon, 
Geo. Cutler. 


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Eeturns, &c., 

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October 31, 1850. 




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Teachers' Names, 


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d 


1 


Mary J. Brown, 


124 


68 


56 


86 


47 


39 


58 


75 


11 


2 


M. B. Skilton, 


112 


55 


57 


88 


42 


46 


59 


82 


7 


3 


H. H. Sampson, 


103 


54 


49 


78 


37 


41 


54 


55 


24 


4 


H. Maria Rice, 


84 


50 


34 


78 


47 


31 


59 


67 


22 


5 


Maria H. Farnsworth, 


86 


46 


40 


69 


38 


31 


51 


57 


15 


6 


Rebecca T. Ames, 


111 


58 


53 


80 


44 


36 


59 


60 


14 


7 


Susan L. Sawyer, 


86 


48 


38 


61 


33 


28 


46 


56 


14 


8 


Julia M. Ranstead, 


68 


40 


28 


61 


35 


26 


44 


58 


26 


9 


Sarah E. Woodbridge, 


67 


36 


31 


47 


24 


23 


41 


43 


23 


10 


Elizabeth Emmes, 


77 


39 


38 


60 


32 


28 


48 


58 


7 


11 


Joanna S. Putnam, 


90 


45 


45 


75] 39 


36 


60 


65 


6 


12 


Maria E. M. Pennell, • 


86 


46 


40 


54 


29 


25 


45 


48 


12 


13 


Martha E. Lincoln, 


82 


43 


39 


67 


32 


35 


49 


58 


14 


14 


Sarah E. Smith, 


90 


37 


53 


76 


32 


44 


55 


70 


15 


15 


Jane E. Rugg, 


82 


36 


46 


70 


30 


40 


49 


68 


8 


16 


Abby E. Hinckley, 


118 


63 


55 


76 


40 


36 


55 


60 


10 


17 


Elizabeth W. Butts, 


120 


54 


66 


82 


37 


45 


59 


67 


9 


18 


Eleanor Butts, 


101 


56 


45 


77 


41 


36 


50 


64 


19 


19 


Louisa Huntress, 


88 


45 


43 


75 


38 


37 


50 


65 


4 


20 


Elizabeth E. Hunting, 


84 


36 


48 


58 25 


33 


44 


44 


5 


21 


Louisa P. Hunting, 


88 


45 


43 


75 


36 


39 


52 


68 


9 


|22 Frances M. Lane," 


120 


52 


68 


97 


45 


52 


60 


75 


16 


23 Mary A. Osgood, 


68 


35 


33 


57 


28 


29 


45 


51 


4 


24 C. M. Chamberlain, 


63 


35 


28 


48 


28 


20 


45 


42 


10 


25 


Henrietta M. Sanborn, 


82 


42 


40 


63 


35 


28 


48 


55 


23 


2280 


1164 


1116 


1758,894 


864 1285 


1511 


327 



Charlestown, Nov. 1850. 



HENRY LYON, Chairman. 



In School Committee, Nov. 21, 1850. 
Voted, That the foregoing Report be adopted and twenty-five 
hundred copies be printed for distribution. 

I. W. BLANCHARD, Secretary.