Schools J - R
 

Richland Co., Ohio

 
 

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Schools J - R

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Jackson Township Schools - Historical

  • School No. 1 ... **see:  Bunker Hill
  • School No. 2 ... **see:  Landis
  • School No. 3 ... **see:  Clark
  • School No. 4 ... **see:  Bricker
  • School No. 5 ... **see:  Cairns
  • School No. 6 ... **see:  Hartman

Jefferson Township Schools - Jefferson Twp.


Jesse Beer School

  • 103 Bahl Ave., Mansfield, Ohio 44905
  • Part of the Madison Local School District

Johns' Addition School - Mansfield

  • East Side of Maude Ave. between Orchard and Harker  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • Principal (1881-82):  Miss Mary C. Dougherty  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • Teachers (1887-1888):  B grammar No. 3, Miss S.M. Marvin;  C and D grammar No. 5, Miss Mattie Gaumer;  B primary No. 4, Miss Della Dehn.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 June 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 3]
  • Teachers (1881-82):  C & D Grammar No. 3, Miss M.C. Dougherty;  A & B Secondary No. 3, Miss Helen E. Holeywell;  A Primary No. 3, Miss Effie O. Hildreth;  B Primary No. 3, Miss Emma R. Irwin  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 

Joseph Wilson Academy - Mansfield - Historical  [Richland Whig & Farmers' Chronicle:  17 March 1835]

  • Three doors west of the Mansion House (NW Corner of Walnut & Market Streets, Mansfield)
  • For boys and girls
  • Tuition $1.75/quarter

"Judge Stewart School" - Mansfield - Historical

  • Taught by Judge Stewart, in a dwelling house at the corner of Second and Walnut Streets where the Dr. W.H. Race residence later stood.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]
  • Judge Stewart later taught a select school on Park Avenue West, between Walnut and Mulberry, in a two-story log house ... where Stewart's school was in the upper part of the house, a stairway being erected on the outside of the building.  The school was soon closed as the noise disturbed the downstairs neighbors.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]
  • After the closing of the Park Ave. school, the Judge had a small frame school house erected on the next lot to the east.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]

Jugs' Corners School - Lexington

  • Teacher (Summer, 1897):  Miss Harlan  [Semi-Weekly News:  30 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 26]
  • Teacher (1898):  Sara Cantwell taught school for her sister last week at Jugs Corners.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  03 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 47]

Junction Primary & Secondary Schools - Historical

  • Teacher (1872-1873):  Mary Ferguson  [Shelby Independent News:  12 September 1872, Vol. 4, No. 46]
  • Teacher (1873-1874):  Miss Mary Ferguson  [Shelby Independent News:  24 July 1873, Vol. 5, No. 39]
  • Teacher (1874-1875):  Alice Breckbill  [Shelby Independent News:  10 September 1874, Vol. 6, No. 46]
  • Teacher (1876-1877):  Libbie Williams  [Shelby Independent News:  29 June 1876, Vol. 8, No. 36]

Kern School - Mansfield - Historical

  • Taught only one winter by Alexander Kern in a rented out portion of Judge McCluer's Tavern, on the old Lamberton corner where the Savings' Bank stood later.  The school was a select school of about a dozen scholars.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]

King's Corners School (School No. 6) - Troy Twp.

  • Located in the northeastern corner of Section 34
  • Three miles south of Lexington
  • Teacher (Fall, 1896):  Dessa Kline  [Semi-Weekly News:  03 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 89]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1898):  Miss Sell.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  22 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 23]
  • Teacher (1923):  Lester Fox  [Richland County Leader:  05 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 13]
  • Some students (1923):  Evelyn Rule  [Richland County Leader:  05 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 13]

Knox School

  • Between Bellville and Lexington  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  06 September 1898, Vol. 14, No. 74]

Koogle School (School No. 4) - Mifflin Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (1890):  T.B. Clawson  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  04 January 1890, Vol. LXXII, No. 33]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1891):  Miss Jarvis  [Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1891, Vol. LXXIV, no. 15]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1891):  Albert Gongwer  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 November 1891]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1892):  Edna Martin  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 April 1892]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1892):  Frank Hursh  [Richland Shield & Banner:  01 October 1892]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1892):  Albert Gongwer  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 January 1892]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1892):  Edna Martin  [Richland Shield & Banner:  20 February 1892]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1893):  F.B. Hursh  [Richland Shield & Banner:  04 March 1893]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1893):  Laura Jarvis  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1893] 
  • Teacher (1894-1896):  Luella Palmer
  • Teacher (Summer 1895):  Miss Luella Palmer  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  02 March 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 42]
  • School Director elected (1890):  W.W. Crider  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  24 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 42]

Kuhn / Kuhn's School House (School No. 7) - Plymouth Twp.
  • Location Map
  • Section 19, NE quarter  [Tax Booklet]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1914):  Miss Ethel Major.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • Student Enrollment (Fall, 1914):  14 pupils.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]

Landis School (School No. 2) - Jackson Twp.

  • Located in Section 9
  • Teacher (Winter, 1871-1872):  W.W. Skiles (s/o John G.) at a salary of $44/month for 3 months.  There were 53 pupils enrolled. [Shelby Independent News:  14 March 1872, Vol. 4, No. 20]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1888):  Ida Miller  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1888, Vol. LXX, No. 47]
  • Teacher (1889, Summer Term):  Ida Miller.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  13 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 47]
  • Teacher (1889, Winter Term):  D. Landis.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  06 July 1889, Vol. LXXII, No. 7]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1890):  D.D. Landis  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  10 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 3]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1890):  Anna Clark  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  10 April 1890, Vol. 6, No. 30]
  • Teacher (Winter Term, 1891):  Will Styles  [Richland Shield & Banner:  24 October 1891]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1894):  Clara H. Sherick  [Richland Shield & Banner:  07 July 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 8]
  • Teacher (1896):  Lenna Bloom  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  25 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 37]
  • Teacher (1896 - Winter Term):  Will Shatzer  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  29 August 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Will Shatzer  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  18 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 95]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Ida Sipe took charge of the school, as William Shatzer, the former teacher, is very ill with typhoid fever in Shelby.  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  25 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 97]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1914):  Miss Ada Haun.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • Student Enrollment (Fall, 1914):  15 pupils.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • Additional information about this school (external link)

Lexington High School - Lexington - Troy Twp.


Lexington Junior High School  (external link)
  • 90 Frederick Street, Lexington, Ohio 44904
  • Part of the Lexington Local School District
  • Photographs

Lexington Seminary (Lexington)

  • A continuation of the Monroe seminary, conducted for a number of years by the late Rev. Richard Gailey  [Bellville Messenger:  11 September 1903, Vol. 11, No. 36]   In another resource, it is noted that Rev. Gailey's daughter also helped operate the Seminary.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 39]
  • John Wigton taught 23 terms of school here  [Bellville Messenger:  04 November 1904, Vol. 12, No. 43]
  • Wesley Hainer purchased this property in Feb., 1895 with the purpose of converting it to a dwelling house.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  09 February 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 39]

Light School - **see:  Pleasant Grove / Light 


Lincoln / Lincoln Heights Elementary School / Pleasant Hill / Wallace (School No. 8) - Mansfield / Madison Twp.


London (School No. 4) - Cass Twp.


Lone Elm / Rumpus (School No. 2) - Butler Twp.

Lost Run School / Rheinhart - Rinehart's School (School No. 6) - Perry Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (Summer, 1894):  Hoy Sengery  [source:  Mansfield News:  27 February 1894, Vol. IX, No. 310]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1898):  Miss Hathaway.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1903):  Bess Boggs [Bellville Messenger:  28 May 1903, Vol. 11, No. 21]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1906):  Omar Follin  [Bellville Messenger:  13 July 1906, Vol. 14, No. 24] 
  • Teacher (1923):  May McFerren  [Richland County Leader:  04 January 1923, Vol. 4, No. 1]

Lousetown School - Jefferson Twp.

  • At Yankee Street  [source:  Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Museum]

Lower Canada School (Bellville, Jefferson Twp.)  [source:  Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Museum]


Lowery School - Mansfield - Historical

  • Taught by John Lowery.  One of the earliest schools in a two-story frame building on South Main Street.  Later the building was used by Elijah Lake (later Clerk of Courts) for a warehouse.  The same building was used as the court house for some time while the court house was being erected on the square.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]

Lucas Elementary School


Lucas High School


Ludwig School

  • West Fourth Street  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 January 1895, Vol. LXXVII, No. 36]

Madison High School


Madison Junior High School

  • 690 Ashland Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44905
  • Part of the Madison Local School District
  • Photographs

Madison South Elementary School

  • 700 S. Illinois Ave., Mansfield, Ohio 44907
  • Part of the Madison Local School District

Madison Township Schools

  • Schools
    • School No. 1 ... **see:  Yankeetown
    • School No. 2 ... **see:  Northview / Pleasant Grove / Spring Grove
    • School No. 3 ... **see:  Roseland
    • School No. 4 ... **see:  Trimble
    • School No. 5 ... **see:  Raemelton / Pollock
    • School No. 6 ... **see:  Woodville
    • School No. 7 ... **see:  Hickory Hall
    • School No. 8 ... **see:  Wallace / Pleasant Hill / Lincoln / Lincoln Heights
    • School No. 9 ... **see:  Hancock Heights
    • School No 10 ... **see:  Maple Grove
    • School No. 11 ... **see:  East Mansfield
    • School No. 12 ... **see:  Terman
    • School No. 13 ... **see:  Beer
  • Superintendent (Fall/Winter Term, 1894):  S.S. Dew  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]
  • Superintendent (1895-96 school year):  S.S. Dew  {Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  29 June 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 7}
  • Graduates from the Madison & Mifflin Township Schools, 1896

Main & Gamble Street School - Historical - Shelby

  • Second school building in Shelby.  On lot later occupied by Lybarger, Farrar & Co's store (in 1876).  [Shelby Independent News:  06 July 1876, Vol. 8, No. 37]

"Main Street Log Cabin School" - Mansfield - Historical


Malabar High School - CLOSED

  • 205 W. Cook Rd., Mansfield
  • Photographs
  • Opened to students in September, 1963
  • Last high school class graduated in 1989, afterwards the building was turned into one of the Mansfield City School District's middle schools (grades 6-8)
  • Mehock Field (at east edge of Malabar property)

Malabar Middle School - Mansfield

Mansfield Business College - Mansfield

  • Administrator (1904):  P.W. Frederick  [Mansfield That Was article by Paul L. White, Mansfield (OH) News Journal:  Date Unknown]
  • Class of 1901

Mansfield Business Training School - Mansfield  [Mansfield That Was article by Paul L. White, Mansfield (OH) News Journal:  Date Unknown]
  • Organized under the leadership of D.L. Burns

Mansfield Christian School - Mansfield - Private School


Mansfield City Schools - Mansfield

  • See individual schools for information
  • Teachers, 1891-1892 School Year
  • Misc. Teachers and Assistants (1898):  Instructor in writing & drawing, Mrs. Jennie Downend, $90;  Instructor in Physical Culture, Dorothy Bishop, $80;  Kindergarten Teachers:  Katherine Whiteman ($40) and Bertha B. Myers ($40);  Assistants:  Jessie Campbell ($20) and Daisy Cunningham ($20);  Curator of Museum, Edward Wilkinson, $60;  Truant Officer, A.D. Eyerly, $50.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Board Of Education (1881-82):  John W. Jenner (Pres.), Benjamin Bair (Sec.), L.F. Harrington (Treas.), Martin B. Bushnell, Lucius F. Harrington, John W. Jenner, Bernard Sens, Abraham Small.  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82]
  • Superintendent (1881-82):  John Simpson, Ph.D.  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • Superintendent (1884-85):  John Simpson, Ph.D.  [source:  The Herald's Directory to Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio, 1884-85]
  • Superintendent (1891):  John Simpson  [Richland Shield & Banner:  05 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 16]
  • Superintendent (1958):  Robert E. Wilson  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Superintendent (1961):  Dr. John S. Rinehart  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Mansfield Female Seminary  [Mansfield That Was article by Paul L. White, Mansfield (OH) News Journal:  Date Unknown]

Mansfield General Hospital - School of Nursing


Mansfield High School / Mansfield Senior High School - Mansfield

1862 - 1869

1870 - 1892

1893 - 1926

1927 - 2003

2004 - ????

  • New building under construction during 2002-2003, will open to students for the 2004-2005 school year.
  • 124 North Linden Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906

Mansfield Normal College - Mansfield

  • Location:  South Diamond Street  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  14 October 1893, Vol. LXXVI, No. 21]
  • Location:  NE Corner of S. East Diamond St. and Flint St.  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • " ... a Normal school to train teachers was opened in the former grade school at South Diamond and Flint Sts.  By 1880 the Normal School had 110 students who paid 75 cents a week in tuition."  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • Principal (1878-1879):  Prof. J. Fraise Richard, formerly Principal at the Northwestern Normal School at Republic, OH  [Ohio Liberal:  31 July 1878]
  • Principal (1881-82):  J. Fraise Richard  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • Reorganized in mid-1883 with M.W. Mason as Principal and A.B. Moore as Secretary.  R.G. Ralston was retained to teach Latin, Greek and the higher mathematics.  [Source:  The Mansfield Herald:  28 June 1883, Vol. 33, No. 32]

Mansfield Senior High School:  Cline Ave. Campus - Mansfield - DEMOLISHED

  • Cline Ave., Mansfield
  • DEMOLISHED
  • fka:  Appleseed Middle School
  • fka:  Appleseed Junior High School
  • Location:  Cline Ave., Mansfield

Maple Grove (School No. 10) - Madison Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (Fall/Winter Term, 1894):  Olive Dillon  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1895-96 school year):  Minnie Leuthner  [Source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  29 June 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 7]
  • Some students during the Spring, 1894 Term:  Grace Calhoun, Myrtie Patten, Theodore McLaughlin, Fanny Calhoun, Jennie Hull, Frank Sheriff, Jennie John, Albert O'Brien, Hattie Huffman, Lottie O'Brien, John Miller, Mamie Boyd, Tommy Patten, Ida Robinson, Harry O'Brien, Mary Huffman, Thomas Harbaugh, Hazel Patten, Dave John.  [Mansfield News:  21 March 1894, Vol. X, No. 15]

Maple Grove / Dry Can (School No. 6) - Monroe Twp.

  • Located in the vicinity of Hastings
  • Student List, 1926
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1879):  L.E.  [source:  Richland Star:  18 December 1879]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1880):  Mattie Atchison  [source:  Richland Star:  29 January 1880, Vol. III, No. 18]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1887):  Ira Berry  [Richland Shield & Banner:  10 December 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 29]
  • Teacher (Spring Term, 1889):  Wm. Maglott  [source:  Weekly Independent (Bellville):  16 March 1889, Vol. 1, No. 49]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1895):  Ella Maglott  [Bellville Independent:  11 April 1895]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1895):  Ella Maglott [source:  Bellville Independent:  10 January 1895, Vol. 7, No. 34]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1896):  Emma Baughman  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner: 14 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 44]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1896):  Minnie Andrews  [source:  Bellville Independent:  12 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 48]
  • Teacher (Winter Term, 1896 -- Fall Term, 1896):  Henry Berry  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  22 August 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 15]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1897):  Henry Berry  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1903):  Ora McCollough  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1903):  Cora Morgan  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]
  • Teacher (1925):  William Freeman  [source:  Rich. Co. Annual, 1925]

Marion Avenue School / First Ward School (fka:  Brinkerhoff School) - Mansfield

  • Location Map
  • Built in 1884   [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • 218 Marion Ave., Mansfield  [source:  Mansfield City Directory, 1908-09]
  • Originally known as Brinkerhoff School ... at Marion and Douglas Aves. [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • "The oldest part of the former Brinkerhoff building was erected in 1884 at a time when Mansfield was expending its school system.  The appearance of the building has not changed much through the years.  The shaded grounds formerly were the site of the Brinkerhoff Lawn Fete which served as a sort of homecoming for that section of town."  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • Picture of School  [Mansfield & Richland County Directory, 1891]
  • Photo (Submitted by Aaron T.)
  • Photo of School
  • Part of the Mansfield City School District
  • As the school year started in 1885, there were 100 pupils in attendance at the school, with Miss George and Miss Proctor as the teachers.  [Source:  THE MANSFIELD HERALD:  08 January 1885, Vol. 35, No. 8]
  • Principal (1898-99):  Harriett E. Haynes, $65.  Also to teach A & B Grammar.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Teacher (1886):  Miss Beulah Boyd has resigned her position as teacher of C and D Grammar schools on Marion Avenue.   [Mansfield Herald:  07 January 1886]
  • Teachers (1887-1888):  C and D grammar No. 2, Miss Frank Jameson;  A and B secondary No. 2, Miss Lola M. Au;  A and B Primary No. 2, Miss Dora V. Zellner  [Richland Shield & Banner:  11 June 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 3]
  • Teachers (1898-99):  C & D Grammar, Maude E. Goodwin, $45;  A Primary, Helen T. Brown, $40;  B Primary, Harriet Bristor, $35;  C Primary, Annette Smith, $40;  D Primary, Alice J. Proctor, $45.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Mansfield Teachers Elected, 1897
  • Mansfield Grammar School Students Promoted to the High School, 1897
  • German Teacher (1898):  Eliza Weiskotten, $50 (splitting time between this and the West First Street school).  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Janitor (1898):  W.H. Dice, $50.  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Principal (1958):  E.W. Kissel  [First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  E.W. Kissel  [First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Marsh Run School (School No. 10) - Plymouth Twp. - Historical


Matson District - Madison Township [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  20 April 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 48]


Maud Ave. School - Mansfield
  • 118 Maud Ave., Mansfield  [source:  Mansfield City Directory 1895-96]

Mayflower Church (Free) Kindergarten - Mansfield

  • Teachers (1898):  Miss Bertha Myers, Principal;  Miss Jessie Campbell, Assistant.   [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 82]

McGaw's Schoolhouse (circa 1877) - Bloominggrove Twp.


Mennonite Schoolhouse - Bloominggrove Twp.


Mid-Ohio Plymouth Preschool - Plymouth

  • West Broadway Street, Plymouth
  • Website (external link)

Mifflin Elementary School - Mansfield


Mifflin Township School  - Mifflin Twp.

  • Route 30 East
  • Principal (1958):  Thomas Q. Miller  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  Thomas Q. Miller  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Mifflin Township Schools - Mifflin Twp.

  • School No. 1 ... see:  Buena Vista
  • School No. 2 ... see:  Windsor
  • School No. 3 ... see:  Center Hall
  • School No. 4 ... see:  Koogle
  • School No. 5 ... see:  St. James
  • School No. 6 ... see:  Crimson
  • Cross Roads School House (location unknown - number unknown)  [Ohio Liberal:  26 March 1879]
  • Graduates from the Madison & Mifflin Township Schools, 1896
  • "Mifflin.  The school house in sub-district No. 3 is nearly finished and school will open on next Monday with Rufus Kagey as teacher.  Two districts were united and a new house built.  Before the consolidation each local board of directors had hired a teacher, and to adjust the matter amicably with the teachers the new board gives to each of the teachers half the term of school.  We wonder whether it was wisdom to risk the welfare of a large school to please the parties of an old contract which could not be fulfilled."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  27 November 1886, Vol. LXIX, No. 28]

Monroe Seminary - Monroe Twp.

  • Location:  Southwest part of Monroe Twp.
  • Founded by Rev. Richard Gailey in May, 1851  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  19 July 1898, Vol. 14, No. 60]

Monroe Township Schools - Monroe Twp.

  • School No. 1 ... see:  Shambaugh
  • School No. 2 ... see:  Shanabarger-Shanibarger / Mt. Zion / Rebman
  • School No. 3 ... see:  Excelsior Hall / Foltz
  • School No. 4 ... see:  Hopewell / Hastings
  • School No. 5 ... see:  Walnut Hall
  • School No. 6 ... see:  Maple Grove
  • School No. 7 ... see:  Valley Hall / Sandstone
  • School No. 8 ... see:  Center Hall
  • School No. 9 ... see:  Hazel Dell
  • School No. 10 ... see:  Wilderness Hill
  • Mother's School and Home League Board Members, 1925
  • Common School Commencement, 1894

Morton (School No. 1) - Sharon Twp.  - Historical

Mull School  - Mansfield - Historical

  • Taught by John Mull, circa 1817.  His cabin was one of the first cabins in Mansfield - located on the east side of the square.  He taught from there for several years.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]
  • By 1821, John Mull is found teaching in a one-story dwelling directly opposite the United Presbyterian Church -- between the Heineman dwelling and the residence of Harvey Ditwiler.  A few of his scholars were John Stewart's boys, Mansfield, Hiram, George and Eliza Gilkinson, John Loge, Perry Walker and Jane Lindley.  Mr. Mull was a cripple, but a very good teacher for that day.  He used to sit on a stool in the center of the school room with a whip in his hand sufficiently long to reach every scholar.  In this way he managed to keep order without leaving his seat.  The younger scholars of that day were taught their letters and the multiplication tables in a rather novel manner, the letters being pasted on one side of a little board made in the shape of a paddle, and the multiplication table on the other side.  This paddle had a small hole bored in one end, and was hung up when not in use.  It may fairly be presumed that the paddle was frequently used for other purposes than those mentioned.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]

Murray / Murray District (School No. 4) - Butler Twp.

  • Section 17
  • Teacher (1896):  Paxten Hunter  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Myers (School No. 2) - Sharon Twp. - Historical

  • Location Map
  • Section 20
  • Link to information about this school (external link)
  • Teacher (Winter, 1899):  W.L. May  [Mansfield News:  22 August 1899]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1914):  Miss Julia Harter.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • Student Enrollment (Fall, 1914):  28 pupils.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]

Needmore -- *see:  Crimson / Needmore / Forest Hall  (School No. 6) - Mifflin Twp.


Newman Elementary School - Mansfield

  • 457 Central Ave., Mansfield
  • Part of the Mansfield City School District
  • New building in 1949    [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • Built in 1880   [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • Principal (1958):  William McKinnon  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  George Taylor  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Newman Street School / Newman's Addition School / Third Ward - Mansfield 

  • Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, this building will be housing only Kindergarten through 3rd. Grades, drawing students mainly from the northeast section of the city (roughly bounded by Park Avenue East at the south and Springmill Street on the West, and extending to the northern and eastern edges of the Mansfield City limits)
  • 457 Central Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio  (2007)
  • Built approx. 1879  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • Picture of School  [Mansfield & Richland County Directory, 1891]
  • Picture of School (6/2007)
  • Picture of School
  • Picture of classroom (circa 1920's - 1930's)
  • Mansfield Teachers Elected, 1897
  • Miss Mary Runyan's 1st. Grade Class (ca. 1922)
  • East Side of Newman Street, North of Orange Street [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82]  256 Newman Street  [source:  Mansfield City Directory, 1908-09]
  • Principal (1898-99): Sarah A. Beale, $50.  Also teaching D Grammar and A Primary.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Teacher (1881-82):  A & B Primary, Miss Anna Hetrick  [source:  The Herald's Directory To Mansfield, Ohio, 1881-82] 
  • Teachers (1898-99):  B Primary, Amelia Miller, $35;  C Primary, Mary Durban, $40;  D Primary, S. Florence Robinson, $40.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • German Teacher (1898):  Mrs. Mary Untiet, $45 (splitting time between this and the East Fourth Street school).  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Janitor (1898):  James M. Barrett, $50 (splitting time between this and the Hedges and Bloom Street schools).  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]

Newville School (School No. 2) - Worthington Twp. 

  • Located in the northern portion of Section 3
  • Demolished
  • Photograph
  • "The building of the new school house in District No. 3 was let out as follows:  A.J. Myers, stone and brick work, $916.87;  Joseph McCullough, carpenter work, $638.54;  Ad. Harter and D.C. Severns, plastering, $70."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  03 December 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 28]
  • Student List, 1913-1914
  • Teacher (Winter Term, 1879):  Nancy Robinson  [source:  Richland Star:  11 December 1879, Vol. III, No. 11]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1887):  Ed. C. Wiles [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 November 1887]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1892):  James Hazlett (who has taught 19 terms)  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1892]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1892):  Albert Lanehart  [Richland Shield & Banner:  06 August 1892]
  • Teacher (Spring Term, 1894):  A.F. Secrist  [source:  Bellville Independent:  05 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 47]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1897):  C.H. Freeman  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]
  • Teacher, 1898 -- C.H. Freeman [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1898):  Grace Buzzard  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  24 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 53]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Grace Buzzard  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  21 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 87]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1901):  Leroy Freeman  [Mansfield News:  03 July 1901, Vol. 17, No. 105]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1903):  Cora Morgan  [Bellville Messenger:  09 April 1903, Vol. 11, No. 14]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1903):  John H. Horn  [Bellville Messenger:  21 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 33]
  • Teacher, 1905 -- A.F. Secrist & Ada Kramer  [Butler Enterprise:  07 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 22]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1905):  Anna Belle Walton  [Bellville Messenger:  10 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 7]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1906):  L.D. Freeman  [Bellville Messenger:  03 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 27]
  • Teacher (1913-1914):  Mary A. Dickson  [Souvenir School Booklet, 1913-1914]

North School (School No. 3) - Plymouth Twp.


North Central State College - Ontario

  • formerly known as North Central Technical College (NCTC)

Northview / Pleasant Grove / Spring Grove (School No. 2) - Madison Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (Summer, 1891):  Nora Horn  [Richland Shield & Banner:  26 September 1891, Vol. LXXIV, No. 18]
  • Teacher (Fall/Winter Term, 1894):  John Hursh  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1895-96 school year):  John Hursh  {Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  29 June 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 7}

Oak Hall / Oak Hill / Possum Slide School (School No. 3) - Worthington Twp. 

  • Location Map
  • In Timothy Ridge
  • Photograph
  • A Short Record of Worthington Twp. School #3 - Oak Hall
  • Student List, 1928-29
  • Reunion (no date)
  • School Register, 9/15/1930 - 5/1/1931
  • Teacher (Spring, 1880):  Daniel Teeter  [Richland Star:  09 January 1879, Vol. 2, No. 15]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1880):  Emma Buzzard  [RICHLAND STAR (Bellville): 18 March 1880, Vol. III, No. 25]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1880):  Levi Evarts  [Richland Star:  09 September 1880, Vol. III, No. 50]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1881):  Ella Neer  [Bellville Star:  13 July 1882, Vol. 5, No. 41]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1881):  Isa Groves  [Bellville Star:  27 March 1884, Vol. 7, No. 26]
  • Teacher (as of 1/17/1884):  Mr. A.B. Simmons
  • Teacher (Fall, 1884):  James Hazlett  [Bellville Star:  06 November 1884, Vol. 8, No. 6]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1885):  Cora Langham  [Bellville Star:  22 January 1885, Vol. 8, No. 17]
  • Teacher (Winter Term 1888):  Grant Aungst  [Bellville Star:  01 March 1888, Vol. 11, No. 23]
  • Teacher (Spring/Summer 1890):  Clara Bolinger  [Worthington Enterprise:  03 July 1890, Vol. II, No. 32]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1891):  Lewis Dickes  [source:  Bellville Independent:  25 June 1891, Vol. IV, No. 9]
  • Teacher (Spring Term, 1894):  Myrta Stewart  [source:  Bellville Independent:  05 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 47]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1894):  Samuel Snavely  [source:  Bellville Independent:  15 November 1894, Vol. 7, No. 27]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1895):  Mertie Stewart  [Bellville Independent:  04 April 1895]
  • Teacher (Winter Term, 1895):  Samuel Snavely [source:  Bellville Independent:  10 January 1895, Vol. 7, No. 34]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1897):  Samuel Snavely  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]
  • Teacher, 1898 -- L.N. Secrist.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  04 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 18]
  • Teacher, 1898 -- E.A. Bell  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  L.N. Secrist  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  21 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 87]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1903):  Bertha Howard  [Bellville Messenger:  21 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 33]
  • Teacher, 1905 -- L.P. Freman  [Butler Enterprise:  07 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 22]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1906):  D.E. Riggle  [Bellville Messenger:  03 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 27]
  • Teacher (1928-1929):  May E. Davis [source:  William Rutherford report card, 1928]
  • "The township school board met again Saturday and sub-district No. 3 is to get a new brick school house."  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 May 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 51]
  • William "Billy" Rutherford Report Card, 1928  [.pdf]

Oakland / Oakland Hill School (School No. 9) - Washington Twp.

  • James Wilson, teacher (1872 - Winter Term)
  • Miss Jane Piper, teacher (1872 - Summer Term)
  • Teacher (1893 Fall Term):  Cora Dinnies  [Bellville Independent:  29 June 1893, Vol. 6, No. 6]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1894):  Miss Dennis  [Mansfield News:  01 March 1894, Vol. IX, No. 312]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1897):  Alice Palmer  [Semi-Weekly News:  02 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 18]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1897):  F.E. Raylor  [Semi-Weekly News:  25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1898):  F.E. Taylor  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  29 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 25]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1898):  Alice Palmer  [Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Roy Gaddis  [Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 91]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1901):  Minnie J. Beer  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 146]
  • Board of Education Member (1896):  J.E. Lawrence
  • Location Map

"Octagonal School" - Lexington, Troy Twp.

  • Octagonal brick school house erected in 1831 at the northern limits of Lexington.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]
  • First teacher was Col. Thomas Cook  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]
  • Teacher:  Hon. Columbus Delano  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]
  • "Lexington.  The Hon. Columbus Delano, who died in Mt. Vernon recently, taught school here in the quaint little octagonal brick school house that was reared in the deep fastnesses of the primitive forest 65 years ago.   Columbus D. Culp, of Lexington, was named after Mr. Delano and the few pioneers yet living here recollect him as a young man of gallant merit and he displayed the eloquence, the logical mind by which he later became distinguished in the nation's annals."  [Semi-Weekly News:  03 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 89]
  • Architect and Builder:  Amariah Watson  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  15 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 21]

Ohio Business College and School of Shorthand - Mansfield

  • Graduating Students, April 1886
  • Class of 1890
  • Class of 1895
  • Class of 1897
  • Class of 1898
  • Class of 1901
  • Principal (1889):  J.W. Sharp  [source:  The Independent-Star (Bellville):  04 May 1889, Vol. II, No. 4]
  • "Prof. J.W. Sharp, president of the Ohio Business College, was seen this morning by a SHIELD man to whom he said that plans are being completed for a business college building, to be built this summer at a probable cost of $7,000.  Mr. Sharp said that the object to be attained by this building is to cheapen the cost of living for those who reside a distance from the city and wish to attend a business college, but are prohibited from so doing on account of the cost, of which the item of boarding is always the greatest.  There will be sufficient lodging rooms to accommodate from 200 to 250 students and arrangements will be made, in the building whereby the students can board and lodge at a cost of about $2.50 per week, instead of $3.50 to $4.00 per week which the foreign students are compelled to pay at present.  The building is to be erected by a stock company and is to be located within one block of the Central Park.  Mr. Sharp is very sanguine of the success of the new enterprise and is satisfied that with such a building and accommodations the Ohio Business College will be able to compete with any of the colleges of its nature in the state."  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner: 21 February 1891, Vol. LXXIII, No. 40]
  • Photograph

Old Cranberry (School No. 2) - Cass Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (1895):  Frank Black  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  16 November 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 27]
  • Teacher (1896):  Izora Bloom  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  11 April 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 48]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1898):  F.W. Black  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield): 25 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 24]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1898):  Miss Mary Hines  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  01 April 1898, Vol. 14, No. 26]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Albert Newman  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  01 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 90]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1914):  Mr. Byron Mohn.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • Student Enrollment (Fall, 1914):  20 pupils.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]

"Old Red Schoolhouse" - Mansfield - Historical

  • Corner of West Fourth St. and Mulberry St., erected after 1818

Ohio State University:  Mansfield Campus - Mansfield


Olivesburg School (School No. 1) - Weller Twp.


Ontario High School - Ontario

  • 467 Shelby-Ontario Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
  • Part of the Ontario Local School District
  • Principal (1959-60):  Richard Casad of Mansfield

Ontario Middle School - Ontario

  • 447 Shelby-Ontario Road, Mansfield, Ohio 44906
  • Part of the Ontario Local School District
  • website  (external link)

Ontario Normal School - Ontario

  • "The Ontario Normal School opened last Monday with S.H. Maharey and T.W. Long as principals.  Opportunity will be given for a thorough review of all the common branches and for the study of the higher and special branches, methods of teaching, etc.  The term will continue six weeks and $5.00 will be charged for tuition."  [Mansfield Weekly News:  21 July 1887, Vol. 3, No. 34]

Ontario Veterinary College  [Bellville Star:  14 January 1886, Vol. 9, No. 16]


Opdyke / Updyke School (School No. 1) - Plymouth Twp.


Paradise (School No. 3) - Bloominggrove Twp.

  • Location Map
  • Teacher (Summer Term - 1896):  Mrs. Albert McGaw  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Patterson (School No. 1) - Butler Twp.

  • Section 6
  • Teacher (1923):  Sarah K. Glenn  [Richland County Leader:  05 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 13]

Pavonia School (School No. 3) - Weller Twp.


Perry Township Schools - Perry Twp.

  • School No. 1 ... see:  Hanawalt - Hannawalt / Sycamore Valley
  • School No. 2
  • School No. 3 ... see:  Huntsman
  • School No. 4 ... see:  Clayhill
  • School No. 5 ... see:  Culp
  • School No. 6 ... see:  Lost Run / Rinehart's

Pleasant Grove / Light (School No. 7) - Franklin Twp.


Pleasant Grove -- *see:  Northview / Pleasant Grove - Madison Twp.


Pleasant Hall (School No. 4) - Washington Twp.

  • Location Map
  • William Kestetter, teacher  (1872 - Winter Term)
  • Miss Sarah Gerhart, teacher (1872 - Summer Term)
  • Teacher (Winter Term, 1888):  J.B. McCoy  [Bellville Star:  15 March 1888, Vol. 11, No. 25]
  • Teacher (1889 Spring Term):  N.W. Tucker.  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  16 March 1889, Vol. LXXI, No. 43]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1890):  Emma Maglott  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  27 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 18]
  • Teacher (1893 Summer Term):  Ella Maglott  [source:  Bellville Independent:  29 June 1893, Vol. 6, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1893 Fall Term):  James Hazelett  [source:  Bellville Independent:  29 June 1893, Vol. 6, No. 6]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1894):  Miss Morgan  [Mansfield News:  01 March 1894, Vol. IX, No. 312]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1897):  Glen Garber  [Semi-Weekly News:  25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  W.A. Maglott  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  04 November 1898, Vol. 14, No. 91]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1901):  W.A. Maglott  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 146]
  • Board of Education Member (1896):  J.W. Charles - also serving as president of the Board

Pleasant Hill (School No. 3) - Jefferson Twp.


Pleasant Hill - Madison Twp. -- **see:  Wallace / Pleasant Hill / Lincoln / Lincoln Heights


Pleasant Hill - (School No. 1) - Worthington Twp.

  • Pupil List, 1909-10
  • Pupil List, 1910-11
  • Enumeration of Handicapped Youth, May 1937
  • Teacher (Winter, 1889):  Clark Smith - who later went on to attend school at the National Normal University.  [Worthington Enterprise:  18 September 1890, Vol. II, No. 42]
  • Teacher (Spring Term, 1894):  A.R. Pritchard  [source:  Mansfield News:  04 April 1894, Vol. X, No. 29]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1897):  Ethel Davis  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  D.F. Hay  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  21 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 87]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1890):  Harry Freeman  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  06 March 1890, Vol. 5, No. 310]
  • Teacher, 1910-11:  Wm. H. Newcomer  [Souvenir School Booklet, 1910-1911]

Pleasant Valley / Cave School - aka:  "the Cave" - (School No. 8) - Worthington Twp. 

  • Location Map
  • Located in the extreme northwestern corner of Section 32
  • Photograph
  • Teacher (Fall, 1887):  L.C. Mengert, Esq. commenced a term of school at Pleasant Valley last Monday.  Mr. Mengert is a good teacher and we have no doubt that Pleasant Valley pupils will have greatly advanced in their studies at the close of his school.  [Richland Shield & Banner:  19 November 1887, Vol. LXX, No. 26]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1887):  Wm. O'Hearn  [Richland Shield & Banner:  12 March 1887, Vol. LXIX, No. 35]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1888):  I.C. Mengert  [Richland Shield & Banner:  31 March 1888, Vol. LXX, No. 45]
  • Teacher (ca. 1889):  Mr. R. Grimes
  • Teacher (Winter, 1890):  L.C. Mengert  [source:  Mansfield Evening News:  19 March 1890, Vol. 6, No. 11]
  • Teacher (Spring Term, 1894):  Zella McMillan  [source:  Bellville Independent:  05 April 1894, Vol. 6, No. 47]
  • Teacher (Summer Term, 1897):  Ada Long  [Semi-Weekly News:  26 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 25]
  • Teacher, 1898 -- Miss Ada Long [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  25 February 1898, Vol. 14, No. 16]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1898):  Ora McCollough  [source:  Mansfield Semi-Weekly News:  21 October 1898, Vol. 14, No. 87]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1903):  F.V. Bollinger  [Bellville Messenger:  21 August 1903, Vol. 11, No. 33]
  • Teacher (Winter, 1904):  J. Chester Robinson
  • Teacher, 1905 -- Chester Robinson  [Butler Enterprise:  07 July 1905, Vol. 17, No. 22]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1905):  Chester Robinson  [Bellville Messenger:  10 March 1905, Vol. 13, No. 7]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1906):  W.N. Kramer  [Bellville Messenger:  03 August 1906, Vol. 14, No. 27]
  • Teacher (1923):  Marie Bierly  [Richland County Leader:  05 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 13]
  • Photograph of a few students - no date
  • Pupil List, 1904-05

Pleasant Valley (School No. 3) - Franklin Twp.


Plymouth Elementary School - Plymouth

  • W. Broadway, Plymouth
  • Part of the Plymouth-Shiloh Local School District
  • Principal (1959-60):  John Fazzini of Plymouth
  • Teacher (1923):  Elizabeth McElroy  [Richland County Leader:  05 April 1923, Vol. 2, No. 13]
  • Photographs
  • Plymouth-Shiloh Local School  (taken 8/2008)

Plymouth Extension School - Plymouth  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  01 August 1914, Vol. 61, No. 37]


Plymouth High School - Plymouth
  • Location / Notes
  • Students / Class Lists
  • Alumni Association
    • President (1914-1915):  Clarence Shield  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  06 June 1914, Vol. 61, No. 29]
  • Teachers / Staff
    • Teachers, 1914
    • Teachers, 1915
    • Teachers at Plymouth Schools, 1926
    • Principal (1959-60):  Wayne H. Strine of Plymouth
    • Principal (1914):  Miss Finfrock of Mansfield.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  18 July 1914, Vol. 61, No. 35]
    • Superintendent (1914):  L.S. Foght  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  06 June 1914, Vol. 61, No. 29]  
    • Superintendent (1961):  M.J. Coon  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]
    • Principal (1961):  Harold Daup of Shiloh  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]
    • Board of Education, 1925
    • Parent-Teachers' Association Board, 1925 -- Mrs. Ralph Hoffman, Pres.;  Mrs. T.S. Davis, Vice-President;  Miss Stella Nye, Secretary;  Mrs. Eldon Nimmons, Treasurer.  [source:  Rich. Co. Annual 1925, p. 59]
  • Other

Plymouth Twp. District School No. 6 - Plymouth


Plymouth Township Schools - Historical

  • School No. 1 ... **see:  Opdyke
  • School No. 2 
  • School No. 3
    • Section 5, SW quarter  [Tax Booklet]
    • Teacher (Fall, 1914):  Mr. E.C. Yarnell.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
    • Student Enrollment (Fall, 1914):  12 pupils.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  17 October 1914, Vol. 61, No. 48]
  • School No. 4 ... **see:  Trauger / Traugher
  • School No. 5
  • School No. 6 ... **see:  North School
  • School No. 7 ... **see:  Kuhn 
  • School No. 8 ... **see:  Griffith
  • School No. 9 ... **see:  Hazel Grove
  • School No. 10 ... **see:  Marsh Run
  • School No. 11 ... **see:  Faulkner / Blackman
  • Teacher (1910-11) ... Miss E. Maud Gordon (later becoming Mrs. Ralph N. Beare).  It is unclear in which of the Plymouth schools she taught.  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  26 June 1915, Vol. 62, No. 31]

Plymouth Union School - Historical

  • Principal (before 1853):  Mr. C.S. Royce  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  22 October 1853, Vol. 1, No. 1]
  • Principal (1853):  Mr. & Mrs. Spalding  [source:  Plymouth Advertiser:  22 October 1853, Vol. 1, No. 1]
  • Assistant Superintendent, High School (1854):  Miss M. Bassett  [Plymouth Advertiser:  26 August 1854, Vol. 1, No. 45]
  • Assistant Superintendent, Grammar Dept. (1854):  Miss M. Markham  [Plymouth Advertiser:  26 August 1854, Vol. 1, No. 45]
  • Superintendent (1854-1856):  J. Markham  [Plymouth Advertiser:  26 August 1854, Vol. 1, No. 45 & Plymouth Advertiser:  30 June 1855, Vol. 2, No. 37]
  • Board of Education (1855-56):  John Topping, E.S. Spencer, B.F. Day, Geo. W. Jinks, Daniel Baughman and A. York  [Plymouth Advertiser:  30 June 1855, Vol. 2, No. 37]

Pollock School -- see:  Raemelton / Pollock School - Madison Twp.


Pontiac School (School No. 7) - Bloominggrove Twp.

  • Teacher (Summer Term - 1896):  Grace Cline  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Possum Slide - see:  Oak Hall / Possum Slide School (School No. 3) - Worthington Twp.


Professor Hanna Writing School - Bellville

  • A writing school held in Bellville for several terms, circa 1877.  [Bellville Weekly:  02 March 1877]

Prospect Elementary School / "New" Prospect School - Mansfield

  • Photo of school
  • Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, this building will be housing only Kindergarten through 3rd. Grades, drawing students mainly from the southeast section of the city (roughly bounded by Park Ave. West at the north, Lexington Ave. on the west)
  • 485 Gilbert Ave., Mansfield, Ohio 44907
  • Built in 1895   [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • New building builg in 1952   [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • Part of the Mansfield City School District
  • " ... was opened in 1952 on one of the more attractive sites in the city." [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • Photographs
  • 6th. Grade Class.  Miss Craig, Teacher (ca. 1922)
  • Miss Steele's 1st. Grade Class (ca. 1922)
  • Mansfield Teachers Elected, 1897
  • Principal (1898-99):  Florence McBride, $50.  Also teaching D Grammar and A Primary.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Teachers (1898-99):  B & C Primary, Lena Zay, $40;  D Primary, Athena Brook, $40.  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • German Teacher (1898):  Margaret Feidner, $45 (splitting time between this and the Hedges Street school).  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Janitor (1898):  George Main, $45 [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  10 June 1898, Vol. 14, No. 49]
  • Principal (1958):  Charles Divelbiss  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  Charles Divelbiss  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Prospect Street School (aka:  "Original" Prospect School) - Mansfield

  • "The first Prospect School was opened about 1895 on a spacious but badly-drained site in a thinly settled part of the city.  Selection of that area as a site for a school raised a rumpus in the 1890's with most of the protests coming from parents in the northern and eastern sections of town."  [Mansfield News Journal:  04 August 1974, p. 5B]
  • 89 Prospect Street, Mansfield [source:  Mansfield City Directory, 1908-09]
  • Photograph

Quail Trap (School No. 6) - Springfield Twp.

  • Honor Roll Students from Springfield Twp. School No. 6, 1883
  • Teacher (Winter, 1896-97):  Arthur "Art" Courtney  [Semi-Weekly News:  22 January 1897, Vol. 13, No. 7]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1897):  S.F. Walker  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 52]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1899):  Minnie Beer  [Mansfield News:  04 May 1899]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1901):  Minnie Bier of near Ontario, OH  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 146]

Quaker School

  • Teacher (1884, Spring Term):  Mattie Groves  [Bellville Star:  03 April 1884, Vol. 7, No. 27]

Raemelton / Ramelton / Pollock (School No. 5) - Madison Twp.

  • Located in Section 32
  • Pollock name provided by the Richland Shield & Banner (07 April 1894, Vol. LXXVI, No. 47)
  • Teacher (Spring, 1886):  Emma Marlow  [Mansfield Herald:  27 May 1886]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1888):  Maggie Finney  [Richland Shield & Banner:  14 April 1888, Vol. LXX, No. 47]
  • Teacher (Fall/Winter Term, 1894):  G.F. Gregg  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1895-96 school year):  Grace Courtney  {Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  29 June 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 7}
  • The following are the names of the pupils who have been awarded 100 per cent for their untiring labors during the month of May, 1886, in District No. 5, Madison Township, Richland County:  Minnie Thehelton, Maud Stewart, Josie Whipp, Lilly Cairns, Blanche Stewart, Cora Boyd, Mabel Stewart, Johnny Neel, Ford Guise, Samie Roethlisberger.  The pupils are required to take a test monthly and it is from this they receive their grades.  [Mansfield Herald:  27 May 1886]

Raemelton Elementary School - Mansfield - CLOSED 

  • Built in 1961   [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • The building is still in existence, but it operates as an administration bldg.

Ranchwood Elementary School - Mansfield
  • Will CLOSE at the end of the 2006-2007 school year
  • 1033 Larchwood Rd., Mansfield, Ohio 44907
  • Part of the Mansfield City School District
  • Built in 1956  [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • Building sold 7/11/2007  [Mansfield News Journal:  12 July 2007]
  • Photographs, 2007
  • Principal (1958):  John Cunningham  [First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  John Cunningham  [First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]
  • Principal (ca. 1976 - 1981):  Arnold Haring

Red Brush School (School No. 5) - Jefferson Twp.


Red Haw / Red Hall (School No. 3) - Butler Twp.

  • Section 24
  • Teacher (Spring, 1898):  Charles Heifner  [source:  Semi-Weekly News (Mansfield):  08 March 1898, Vol. 14, No. 19]

Republic Academy  - Butler (circa 1887)  [source:  The Pastfinder, September 1985, Vol. 4, No. 3]


Riblet / Riblett School (School No. 2) - Sandusky Twp.

  • Teacher (1896):  Miss Maude Shambaugh [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]
  • Summer Term Teacher (1896):  Lulu Beal [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  22 February 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 41]
  • Teacher (1896 - Winter Term):  S.R. Wachs  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  20 June 1896, Vol. LXXIX, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1897 - Summer Term):  Ada Dickson of Corsica  [Semi-Weekly News:  19 February 1897, Vol. 13, No. 15]
  • Teacher (1923):  E. Jay Line  [Richland County Leader:  04 January 1923, Vol. 4, No. 1]

Richland County Christian School

  • 751 Mill Rd., Bellville
  • Private School

Richland Co. Normal School - Mansfield


Richland Hall - near Cookton, Springfield Twp.

  • Teacher (1895):  Blanche Case
  • Teacher (Fall, 1896):  Horace Cook  [Semi-Weekly News:  06 November 1896, Vol. 12, No. 90]

Ricksecker School (School No. 5) - Springfield Twp.

  • Teacher (1878):  Henry Ritchie  [Ohio Liberal:  30 January 1878]
  • Teacher (1887):  "Miss Carry Dudly closed her term of school in District No. 5 last Friday, giving good satisfaction.  This being her second term in this district speaks well for her as a teacher.  [Mansfield Weekly News:  23 June 1887, Vol. 3, No. 30]
  • Teacher (1887 - Fall):  Laura Mitchell  [source:  Mansfield Weekly News:  03 November 1887, Vol. 3, No. 51]
  • Teacher (Spring, 1897):  V.J. Dent  [Semi-Weekly News:  05 March 1897, Vol. 13, No. 19]
  • Teacher (Summer, 1897):  Ella Lovett  [Semi-Weekly News:  25 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 51]
  • Teacher (Fall Term, 1897):  Miss Hackadorn  [Semi-Weekly News:  29 June 1897, Vol. 13, No. 52]
  • Teacher (Fall, 1901):  Mr. Robertson of Lucas  [Mansfield News:  21 August 1901, Vol. 17, No. 146]

Rome School (School No. 9) - Bloominggrove Twp.

  • Teacher (Summer Term - 1896):  Effie DeLancy  [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 March 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 45]

Root Hans School (Jefferson Twp.)

  • Teacher (ca. 1827):  Massy Kittle  [source:  Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Museum]
  • Teacher (ca. 1828):  Miss Lane  [source:  Bellville-Jefferson Township Historical Museum]

Roseland School - Mansfield


Roseland (School No. 3) - Madison Twp.

  • Located in Section 8
  • Group of School Children, 1915-1920
  • Photographs
  • Built in 1949  [A Historical Time Line of Mansfield City Schools, www.huberdo.com/mansfieldcity/timeline.htm]
  • Note:  When this school was built, 235 pupils were taken from the Bowman Street School and transferred to Roseland.  [H.L. Creveing School Dedication Booklet, 06 May 1952]
  • Teacher (Fall/Winter Term, 1894):  E.L. Terman  [Richland Shield & Banner:  23 June 1894, Vol. LXXVII, No. 6]
  • Teacher (1895-96):  E.M. Terman  {Source:  RICHLAND SHIELD & BANNER:  29 June 1895, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 7}
  • Principal (1958):  C.C. Secrist  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1958]
  • Principal (1961):  Wm. McKinnon  [source:  First National Bank (Mansfield) Almanac, 1961]

Rumpus -- **see:  Lone Elm / Rumpus (School No. 2) - Butler Twp.


Russell Elementary School - Shelby

  • *see also:  Whitney School
  • 111 E. Whitney Ave., Shelby, Ohio 44875
  • Part of the Shelby City School District

Russell School - Mansfield - Historical

  • James Russell taught one term at another of the earliest schools in town.  His was a one-story log cabin which had been erected and used as a dwelling, immediately south of the log house occupied by John Wiler for a tavern, on North Main Street.  At that time, it was customary to bar the teacher out on Christmas, and require him to treat before he could take possession.  When Mr. Russell found the door barred he attempted to capture the place by assault, but, failing, climbed to the roof with the intention of entering by the chimney.  A hot fire in the huge fireplace beneath, however, drove him back;  he was compelled to retreat in confusion.  The most surprising part of the business was the demand of the scholars, which was two gallons of whisky, some cakes, apples, etc.   [source:  Richland Shield & Banner:  21 January 1896, Vol. LXXVIII, No. 35]


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