Rosenwald Schools in Harrison County

Fisk University Rosenwald Fund Card File Database.
Enter County:  Harrison  and State: Texas

Rosenwald School Plans - Appendix Two

Rosenwald Schools in Harrison County

Athens school  

Atlas school  

Canaan school  

Coopersville School  

Friend Enterprise School  

Friendly school  

Golden Hill school  

Granger Hall School  

Hebron School  

Long Ridge school  

Mason Springs school  

Morning Star School  

Mt. Pleasant School  

Potter's Creek school  

Rosenwald School #21  

Shady Grove School  

St. Mark School  

Sweet Home school  

Village Creek school  

Woodlawn School C.T.S.  


The Rosenwald schools.The Rosenwald schools furnish a striking illustration of what can be accomplished by the cooperation of private philanthropy, public school funds, and the Negroes themselves. Mr. Julius Rosenwald, of Chicago, aids Negro communities in building rural schools. The funds are administered by the extension department of Tuskegee Institute. The amount given is limited to $400 for a one-teacher school and $500 for a two-teacher school. An equal or greater amount must be secured from the public authorities or raised by the school patrons. In many instances the Negroes have secured aid from both the State and the Rosenwald Fund in building a school.

To secure Rosenwald aid, the school must have at least a five months' term. No help can be secured from the Rosenwald Fund until the total amount raised, including the Rosenwald money, is sufficient to complete and furnish the schoolhouse, but land, labor, and material may be included in estimating the amount raised by the community. The building must be erected on a plat of at least 2 acres owned by the public authorities and the building must be built in accordance with a plan approved by the Tuskegee Institute. The building must be completed within six months after the Rosenwald aid is secured.

School consolidation has been promoted by reason of the fact that two communities, by combining their schools, can get $800 for the consolidated school if they raise a like amount. Terms have also been lengthened and teachers' salaries increased. The Rosenwald Fund aids communities that have erected new schools in this way: In the case of a one-teacher school with a five months' term, the Rosenwald Fund offers $30 if the patrons raise a like amount, in order that the school may have a seven-months' term. The term of a two-teacher school is increased one month by the same plan. Where the school already has a seven months' term, the money from the patrons and the Rosenwald Fund is used to increase the teacher's salary.

The Rosenwald schoolhouses are carefully planned to meet the needs of a rural school. In the case of a one-teacher school, the building is provided with a room for industrial work, cloak rooms, and a closet for storing supplies. The two-teacher schoolhouses usually have rooms for kitchen and shop, and a small library. The buildings are properly lighted, and equipped with patent desks and good blackboards. Each school has two sanitary toilets.


Sanitary Toilet for Two-Teacher School