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APPENDIX I.

STATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

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STATE SCHOOL SYSTEMS.

STATISTICAL TABLES FOR 1835-36.

TABLE 1.-School year, population, and school population.

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581, 322

Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware.. Florida..... Georgia Illinois Indiana Josa Kannas .......... Kentucky Logisiana Maine........... Maryland. Massachusetts Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi. Missouri). Nebraska Nevada.... New Hampshire.. New Jersey New York.. North Carolina. Ohio. Oregon Pennsylvania Rbode Island. South Carolina Tennessee.. Teras. Vermont Virginia West Virginia. Wisconsin Alaska Arizona Dakota. District of Columbia Idabo Montana Xew Mexico Utah Washington. Wyoming

Total..

1885-86 Oct. 1 1, 467, 381 1885-86 July 1

935, 058 1885-86 Joly 1 1,001, 293 1885–86 Sept. 1

243, 910 1885-86 Sept. 1

670, 807 1883-84

158, 768 1885-86 Oct.

338, 406 1886 Jan. 1, 694, 809 1885-86 Jaly 1

3, 280, 204 1885-86 Sept. 1

2,061, 008 1883-84 Mar.

1, 766, 239 1883-86 Aug. 1

1, 284, 809 1882-83

1, 801, 831 1880 Jan. 1,008, 951 1885-86 Apr.

647, 319 1885–86 Aug. 1

1,009, 798 1885-86 Sept.

1, 942, 141 1885-86 Sept. 7

1,912, 181 1885–80 Aug. 1

1, 117, 798 1885-80 Oct.

1, 237, 453 1885-86 July 1

2, 433, 747 1885–86 July

710, 615 1885–86 Sept. 1

50, 388 1885-86 Apr.

1 362, 292 1881-85 July 1 1, 278, 033 1885-86 Ang. 5, 330, 491 1885-86 Dec. 1 1,523, 341 1885–86 Sept. 13, 318, 580 1885-86 Mar.

234, 582 1885-86 June 1 4, 722, 934 1885-86 May 1

304, 284 1885-86 Sept. 1

1,085, 789 1885-86 July 1,723, 996 1885-86 Sept. 1

2, 937, 895 1885-86 | Apr.

333, 155 1885-86 Aug. 1

1,660, 783 1885-86 July

692, 726 1885-86 July 1,503, 4:2:3 1885-86 July 1

35,000 1885–86 July ! 76, 892 1885-86 July 1

415, 610 1885–86 July 1 203, 459 1885-86 Sept. 1

55, 09.5 1885-86 Sept. 1

93, 029 1880

131, 085 1883-86 Jaly 1 179, 238 1885-86 July 1 104, 732 1880

31, 391

326, 775 21:2, 046 158, 727

30, 185 101, 608 28, 966 75, 095 376, 265 044, 970 415, 625 346, 436 259, 066 390, 268 218, 605 103, 607 102, 817 283, 778 337, 390 203, 145 282, 999 512, 485 146, 601

7, 090 50, 814 225, 900 878, 322 328, 989 638, 922 43, 156 891, 065

40, 186 241, 601 383, 638 446, 482

54, 474 357, 322 153, 206 303, 562

5, 060 9, 631 68, 004 35, 288

8, 279 10, 607 25, 778 38, 579 18, 587 3, 702

Per cent. 7-21

450, 068I....7.27 6-21 358, 006

I....5. 76 5-17 259, 973 I....3.54 6-21 057, 053 | I....8. 47 4-16 152, 166

J....0.72 6-21 ci0, 569 1....5.55 6-21 133, 520 0-18 d508, 722 6-2161, 077, 302 I....2.00 6-21 741, 919 I.... 2.50 6-21 023, 151

I ...3.04 5-21 497, 785 I....7.90 6-20

I....1. 6-18

311, 425 4-21 212, 782

D...0.51 8-21 341, 497 5-15 318, 903

I.... 1. 48 5-20 6395, 752 5-21 387, 402 | I....7.80 5-21

450, 000 I....1.32 6-20

812, 425 I....0.88 5-21 232, 006 | I....8.04 6-18

9, 320

D...2. 92 5-15

83, 023 5-18 366, 317 I. ... 2.88 5-21 1, 735, 073 I....0.81 6-21 6530, 127 I....2. 85 0-21 1, 101, 358 I....0.53 g1-20

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I....3. 55 0-21 1,568, 525 e5-15 63, 735 |I....5. 96 6-18 6--21 623, 450 I.... 2. 78 8-16 2331, 474 5-20

99, 721 5-21

610, 271 0-21 242, 752 | I....2. 83 4-20

514, 976

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56, 334, 711 10, 028, 943

No returns from two counties.
Age for distribution of school funds.

. See "Population," p. 22.
b In 1884-85.
• Approximately; not including colored chil.

dren in Wilmington.
dla 188!.
« laclusive.

i U.S. Census of 1880. j Estimated.

From: Tabla 1, it appears that the population of the United States 6–14 years of age 'is' 10,928,943, which may be regarded as fairly representing the elementary school demand. As this is the first year for which the population between these ages has been computed the increase as compared with any previous year cannot be indicated.

The population of legal school age is given for all the States and for ten Territories, either for the current year 1885–86 or some previous one. This shows an increase, as compared with the preceding yoar, in 24 States and 3 Territories, and docrease in 2 States and 1 Territory. Data is wanting for determining the nature of the change in the remaining States and Territories.

The periods of legal school age remain tho same as for the previous year, excepting in South Carolina, where there has been an extension of two years, and in Washington Territory, where there has been a diminution of two years.

The statistics of population 6 to 14 years of age, and of total population, afford the means of estimating the extent of the school demand in each State, and its comparative relation to the adult portion of the population, upon whom the obligation of meeting the demand rosts. The computations have not been carried into this particular, but a few contrasts which excite attention upon a very cursory examination of the columns are suggestive. For instance, it can hardly escape notice that the ratio of the population 6-14 years to the total population in the States of the Southern Central Division is much greater than the corresponding ratio in the States of the North Atlantic Division, the ratio of the former gronp ranging in fact from 21 to 23 per cent., and that of the latter from 15 to 17 per cent. Moreover, the rate of increase in the legal school population is higher in the Southeru Central than in the North Atlantic Division. In other words, the former States have a greater and a more rapidly increasivg school burden than tho latter.

TABLE 2.- Enrolment, attendance, duration of schools, and sitting8.

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Per cent.

Per cent.
Alabama

252, 892
I...8

152, 776

I...5. 67 89. 25 I...6.85
Arkansas... 175, 935 I...6.78 b92, 000
California.

189, 220 I...2. 83 125, 718 | I...8.35 Colorado.... 40, 690 | I...4. 61 26, 428 I...6.76

Sc172
0106

42, 864 Connecticut 125, 539 | D..0.14

79, 381
179. 74 I...0.56

128, 350 Delaware.. 31, 263

121, 447 I...2,02 c157. 4 Florida

60, 767
39, 024

141 I...46. Georgia.

319, 724 1...3. 27 226, 407 | I... 8. 23 Illinois

743, 345
I...0.61

503, 798
I...2. 70

153 I...1. 77,081, 056 Indiana.

506, 126
I...0.31
346, 575

129 I...3.
Iowa
472, 966
284, 498

144 I...2. Kansas

365, 239 I...&.83 219, 908 | 1..13.21 Kentucky 282, 514 178, 672

102 Louisiana.

103, 416 I...3. 48 73, 091 | I...3. 90 120 Maine

145, 317
I...0.13 102, 513 | 1...3. 29 101

D..2
Maryland.

174, 980

I...0.80 91, 562 I... 1. 72 191 D..7. Massachusetts

349, 017

I...2.91 260, 088I... 2. 41 172 D.12.
Michigan

416, 751
I...1.16 6250,000

144 I...2. 17 Minnesota

233, 721
I...0.42 118, 697

116
Mississippi
304, 380

S 0152

D.28. 185, 385

78

D..0.5 Missouri...

568, 932 | I... 4.55 374, 309 I...0,04 102 D..5. 45,074, 012 019,209 Nebraska.

180, 059

I...1. 12 9107, 045 Nevada...

7,897

I...3. 59 5, 369
New Hampshire

64,219
I...0.88 44, 769

D....87 101.85 I...2.10
New Jersey

I...2. 55 132, 017 I...7.30 102 New York, 1, 027, 767

I...0.28 625, 813 I...2. 42 178.5 D..0.5 North Carolina

113,928, 650 305, 598 | I... 2. 49 185, 700 | I...0.06 60 Obio

775, 149 I...0.06 517, 844 I...0.05 161 I.. 4. Oregon

49, 176 I...6. 65 35, 245 I... 1. 36 101 I...6.
Pennsylvania. 989, 429 I...0.74 665, 312 | 1...1.24 143 D.12. 98
Rhode Inanil, h47, 882 D..0.22 33,023 I... 4.03 190 I...4.
South Carolina 183, 966 I...3. 33 126, 696 | I...3.77 70 D.10.
Teunessee

383, 507
I... 2. 58 1278, 276

80 I...2
Texas;
201, 021

129, 429 Verinont.

71, 667 I...0.01 46, 625 D..5. 16 136 I..10. Virginia.

6,351, 129
308, 296 ! I... 1. 63 172, 351 D..2. 38 118 D..0.4
West Virginia

172, 257
I...0.42

103, 899

D..5.06 a See Table 1, p. 5, for year of report.

In 1884-'85. b) Estimated.

h In addition to lay pupils, 3,424 attenileul evening c For graded schools.

schools. à For ingradient schoois.

i Several large connticy failed to give this itens. e In city schools.

Returns imperfect. In country schools.

222, 317

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