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ASTOR, LENOX AND
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION,
SALEM, December 31, 1890. To the Honorable the Legislative Assembly of the State of Oregon
GENTLEMEN: In compliance with the requirements of the school law of Oregon, set forth in section 13, I have the honor to transmit herewith the ninth biennial report of the department of public instruction, embracing statistics and statistical summaries indicating the general condition of the public schools of this State for the term ending March 3, 1890. The statistics concerning colleges, universities, normal schools and other educational institutions, close with the term ending December 31, 1890. Very respectfully,
E. B. McELROY, Sup't Public Instruction.
The report is designed to embrace the following outline indicated in section 13 of the school law:
1. The general condition of the public schools of the State;
2. Amount of school money apportioned among the several counties, and the sources whence such moneys are raised;
3. Amounts raised by county and district taxes, and the amounts paid for teachers' salaries, buildings, furniture, etc.;
4. The series of text-books authorized by the State board;
5. Rules and regulations prescribed by the State board of education for the government of the public schools;
6. Number and grade of schools in each county;
7. Number of persons between the ages of four and twenty years; number attending public schools; number attending private schools; number not attending any school;
8. Statistics concerning chartered educational institutions and institutions under the patronage of the State;
General educational information.
For the Years 1889 and 1890.
The following summaries present the principal items deducted from the statistical tables furnished in this report: 1. Whole number of organized districts in the State in the year 1889.
1,600 No. of organized districts, 1890.-
93 1,578 1,662
84 93,098 99,543
6, 445 56, 696 63, 254
Increase 2. So, districts reporting, 1839 So. districts reporting, 1890.
Increase 3. No. of persons over four and under twenty years of age, 1989. No. of persons over four and under twenty years of age, 1890
Increase 4. Whole number of persons enrolled during the year 1889 Whole number of persons enrolled during the year 1890..
Increase 5. Average daily attendance at public schools, 1889. Average daily attendance at public schools, 1890.
Increase 6. No. of teachers employed in the public schools, 1899No. of teachers employed in the public schools, 1890
Increase 1. Average number days school per district, 1889
Average number days school per district, 1990
6,558 40,012 43,018
3,006 2,145 2,566
1, 2:31 1, 415
18. No. female teachers employed, 1899. No. female teachers employed, 1890.
Increase 19. No, applicants for teachers' certificates, 1899 No. applicants for teachers' certificates, 1890.
Increase 2). No. teachers employed holding first-grade certificates during 1899_
No. teachers employed holding tirst-grade certiticates during 1890
21. No. teachers employed holding second-grade certificates, 1889. No. teachers employed holding second-grade certiticates. 1890.
Increase 22. No. teachers holding third-grade certificates, 1899. No. teachers holding third-grade certiticates, 1890.
Incrcase. 23. No. males enrolled in private schools, 1989. No, males enrolled in private schools, 1890.
Decrease.--21. No. females en rolled in private schools, 1899. No. females enrolled in private schools, 1890.
Decrease 25. No. males not attending any school, 1899. No. males not attending any school, 1890
Decrease 26. No. females not attending any school, 1899. No. females not attending any school, 1891).
Decrease 27. No. teachers employed in private schools during the year 1889. No. teachers employed in private schools during the year 1890
Decrease 28. Average salary paid county superintendents during the year 1889. Average salary paid county superintendents during the year 1890.