Guadalupe College
Historically Black College

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUADALUPE COLLEGE. Principal : D. J. Hull.

A school of elementary grade with a few pupils in secondary subjects. It was founded in 1884 and is owned by the Baptist Missionary and Educational Convention of Texas.

Attendance.—Total, 86; elementary 57, secondary 29; male 38, female 48.

Teachers.—Total, 8; all colored; male 3, female 5.

Organization.—Elementary: The elementary work is done in three "preparatory" years and the first year of the "academic" department.

Secondary: The secondary work is confined to the last two "academic" years. The industrial work is optional and is limited to brief time in cooking, sewing, laundering, tailoring, and ironwork.

Financial, 1913-14.—Complete financial records are not kept at the school and no details of income or expenditure could be obtained from the treasurer, who resides in San Antonio, Tex. As far as could be determined the more important items were:

Income, excluding noneducational receipts $5, 000
Expenditures, less noneducational receipts 5, 000
Value of plant 50, 000

Sources of income: Baptist conferences, tuition, and fees, $4,400; rent of farm, $600. The noneducational receipts were from the boarding department and amounted to $1,500. Items of expenditure: Salaries, $3,000; other expenses, $3,500.

Plant.—Land: Estimated value, $15,000. The campus comprises 5 acres of desirable property in the central part of the town. The school also owns a farm of 216 acres about 3 miles out. A large part of the farm is cultivated.

Buildings: Estimated value, $32,000. There are three buildings and several cottages. The main building is a large brick structure four stories high; the other buildings are frame structures. The rooms are fairly well kept, but the buildings are in bad repair.

Movable equipment: Estimated value, $3,000. Of this $2,000 is in furniture and sroom equipment and $1 ,000 in farm implements and live stock.

Recommendations.—1. That the administration be strengthened.
2. That the arrangement of classes be simplified.
3. That teacher training and theory and practice of gardening be required subjects.1
4. That a simple system of accounts be installed and the books audited annually by an accredited accountant.

Date of visit: March, 1914. Facts verified, 1915.

1 It is reported (1916) that the school has been reestablished on a (arm j miles out of to» TEXAS. 577

 

Sketch from Negro Education: A Study of the Private and Higher Schools

 

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