Woodward School

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

SCHOOLS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY

SCHOOLS

Arrowhead Elementary School
Bellevue (Pintura) School
Bloomington Schoolhouse
Desert Hills High School
Dixie Applied Technology College   (DXATC)
Dixie High School
Dixie Junior High School (Woodward Junior High School, Dixie Middle School)
Dixie Stake Academy (St. George Stake Academy, Dixie College, Dixie Junior College)
Dixie State College
Dixie State University
Duncan's Retreat School
East Elementary School
Enterprise First School
Enterprise Second School
Enterprise High School
First Ward School
Fourth Ward School
Grafton Old Log School
Grafton School House
Gunlock School (???)
Gunlock School - Original
Gunlock School - Old
Hurricane Elementary School
Hurricane Elementary School II
Hurricane Elementary School III
Hurricane High School
Hurricane Intermediate School
Hurricane Middle School
Institute for Continued Learning   (ICL)
LaVerkin School
Leeds Rock Church and School
Leeds Schoolhouse
Millcreek High School
New Harmony School
Pine View High School
Pinto Ward and School
Second Ward School
Santa Clara Adobe School
Santa Clara Elementary School
Santa Clara School
Silver Reef Schoolhouse
Snow Canyon High School
St. George Elementary School
St. George Normal School
St. George Stake Academy
St. Mary's School
Sunset Elementary School
Tent School
Third Ward School
Toquerville School
Washington School
West Elementary School
Willow School House
Woodward School
Miscellaneous Schools

Outside Washington County (but closely related)
Mt. Trumbull School   (Mt. Trumbull, Arizona)


HISTORY

In 1890, the $2.50 per term (typically two to three months) tuition was abolished as free public schools were established. The four St. George school districts were combined into one and the school term was lengthened.

In June of 1915, the county's nineteen school districts were consolidated into one.

County School Superindendents:
George A. Burgon   (1868-1872)
Joseph E. Johnson   (1872-1877)
Miles P. Romney   (1877-1881)
Adolphus R. Whitehead   (1881)
Moroni Snow   (1881-1883)
Joseph Orton   (1883-1885)
John T. Woodbury   (1886-1891)
Levi N. Harmon   (1891-1900)
Charles A. Workman   (1901-1907)
Edward H. Snow   (1907-1908)
W. O. Nisson   (1909-1912)
Charles B. Petty   (1913-1915)
Matthew Bentley   (1915-1929)
Milton R. Moody   (1929-1958)
T. LaVoy Esplin   (1958-1979)
Jack F. Burr   (1979-1985)
Steven H. Peterson   (1985-1996)
Kolene Granger   (1996-2003)
Max Rose   (2003-6/28/2013)
Larry Bergeson   (7/1/2013)

Washington County School District Enrollment:
1915     2,059
1964     3,379
1972     4,215
1982     6,782
1992     13,363
1996     17,391 or 17,915
2000     18,323
2006     23,160


REFERENCES

Washington County School District
Official Website
Wikipedia Article

Starting of education in Southern Utah

Josephine J. Miles, "History of Education in St. George"
A paper read at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, St. George Chapter 28 Meeting, January 28, 1923

Eleanor C. W. Jarvis, "Data on school teachers and schools attended by Eleanor C. W. Jarvis"

WCHS-00324     Photo of the first PTA Council organized in St. George, 1959

Newspaper article about Washington County School District salaries for 1969-1970

Andrew Karl Larson, "I Was Called to Dixie"
Chapter 32, pp. 544-564

Douglas D Alder and Karl F Brooks, "A History of Washington County From Isolation to Destination"
pp. 65-67, 131-138, 226, 228, 230-237, 273, 278-279, 321-322, 334-336, 340, 364-367, 399-400

Washington County D.U.P., " Under Dixie Sun - A History of Washington County".
pp. 222-225, 246-247, 277, 298-302, 353, 396, 407, 411-414
1978 Supplement, pp. 16, 25-26

"Presbyterian Schools in Utah"
Book by John Mahon, Douglas D. Alder, and Barnard H. Seegmiller
St. George: Dixie State College of Utah, 1996, 2002

Robert Hafen Moss, "An Historical Study of the Factors Influencing the Organization of Education in Washington County, 1852-1915"
Master's Thesis, Brigham Young University, 1961

"Our Country School Heritage"
An oral history project of Southern Utah State College in cooperation with the Mountain Plains Library Association
Book by Marian Delapp Woolsey, Bernella Elizabeth Gardner Jones, Hans LaVell Chamerlain, Jean Evans Morrison, Mary Miles Kleinman, Inez Stevens Cooper, Fred Wahlquist, Grant Hafen, David Jensen, Nada Gillis Gardner, Sharon Grant Prince, Edwin Verl Kelsey, and Viola Woodbury Kelsy
http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/39761499&referer=brief_results

"Your Washington County Schools Today", St. George Spectrum Supplement, May 29, 1995.

"Building a Community: Teaching with Historic Buildings in Washington County"
by Lisa Thompson
Salt Lake City: Utah Heritage Foundation, 2003
http://www.utahheritagefoundation.com/education/teachers-guides/79-washingtoncounty
To download, click here.