School records are often hard to come by - especially true of small, rural schools. Records were often kept by the principal or teacher. When these schools consolidated or closed, the records may have been discarded, or perhaps the teacher took them home and they remained in her attic or garage for decades. Happenstance may have led to the discovery and recovery of these records, and perhaps they found their way to a research center such as ours.
Reports to the County Super-intendant of Schools
Many school records that exist are in the form of reports that teachers sent to the county Super-intendant of Schools.
Reports may list:
- name of the school
- district number
- town or village
- dates covered
- teacher's name, address, and salary
- name, gender, age, grade, and attendance record of students
- information on school building and grounds
- Number of days transported and by whom
Student information includes:
- subjects studied
- if student was promoted or graduated
- sometimes included: School Censuses that list every child in the district ages 4-20.
Early reports may include:
- teacher's remarks
- textbooks used
- daily schedule
- value of school equipment
- number of trees on property
- cost of tuition
Did you know...?
Grades are confidential - no matter how old they are.
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a School Records Search?
We have some school records for many of the counties in our region. To find one you might be interested in, contact us or search our catalog:
Check holdings of Northeastern Wisconsin school records available at the Green Bay Area Research Center.
Choose "Guided Search"
- For broadest results, type the name of the county in one field and the word "school" in a second field.
- For narrower results, type the name of the town in one field and the word "school" in a second field.
- For narrowest results, type the name of the school in one field.