Guide to the Alabama Department of Education School System Surveys
Record Group 129

Date Span:  1928-1993
Extent:  1 cf

Organizational Sketch: The "Alabama School Code" of 1919 established the State Board of Education as well as County and City Boards of Education.  Article 3 of the law required the State Board to conduct biennially a census of school-aged children in the state (by county and city, ages 6-21), and empowered the State Board to create uniform financial, enrollment, attendance, and biennial census forms for use throughout the school systems of the state, as well as to conduct "investigations relating to the educational needs of the State, and the means of improving educational conditions."

The School Code of 1939 directed the State Superintendent of Education: (1) to make an inventory of all school buildings and sites; (2) to cooperate with county and city boards of education in securing Federal grants to assist in school building construction by making special studies of school building needs on the request of local school authorities; and (3) to make special studies presenting the need of public education in AL for general Federal aid for the support of the public schools.

Scope / Content:
These records reflect the examination of school systems at the county and city level by the Alabama Department of Education. Each survey, whether for a county or city, covers three areas. The first area is child accounting, including school census, enrollment, average daily attendance, and holding power. The second area is the present school building and sites. The third area is attendance area and recommendations for each school, White and Negro.  (Courtesy: Alabama Dept. of Archives & History)
Contains Full & Partial Surveys for school systems in Alabama's Wiregrass Counties: Barbour, Coffee, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Geneva, Henry, Houston & Pike, as well as proposed centers for "colored schools," building plan evaluations, feasibility studies, analysis of junior high schools, facility evaluations, and proposals for school consolidations.

Organization:
Arranged alphabetically by county and then arranged chronologically within each            county.

Provenance:
Surveys completed in accordance with the laws of Alabama, 1919 and 1939, acquired by the Alabama Department of Archives and History.  In 2012, to enlarge and support the Pike County Board of Education Records acquired in 2011, the Wiregrass Archives paid for copies of all available reports for the nine counties in its coverage area.

Acquisition Method:
Purchased from Alabama Department of Archives and History.

Access/User Limits:  
Public records.  Open for all access and use.

INVENTORY:

File I.D.

 

 

 

File Label

129

12-0619

001

001

 

Report of the Survey of Barbour County Schools, School Year 1928-1929

129

12-0619

001

002

 

Proposed Centers for Barbour County Colored Schools 1938-39

129

12-0619

001

003

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Barbour County Schools, School Year 1946-47

129

12-0619

001

004

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Barbour County School System, School Year 1959-1960

129

12-0619

001

005

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Barbour County School System, School Year 1972-1973

129

12-0619

001

006

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Barbour County School System, School Year 1979-1980

129

12-0619

001

007

 

[School Facilities Evaluation: Clayton, Louisville, & Clio, 1982]

129

12-0619

001

008

 

[Feasibility Study: Clayton & Louisville attendance areas, 1983]

129

12-0619

001

009

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Barbour County School System, School Year 1990-1991

129

12-0529

001

010

 

Report of the Survey of Coffee County Schools, School Year 1929-1930

129

12-0529

001

011

 

Report of the Survey of the Coffee County & the Enterprise City School Systems, School Year 1940-1941

129

12-0529

001

012

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Coffee County School System, School Year 1959-1960

129

12-0529

001

013

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Coffee County School System, School Year 1972-1973

129

12-0529

001

014

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Coffee County School System, School Year 1981-1982

129

12-0529

001

015

 

Report of the Survey of Covington County Schools, School Year 1928-1929

129

12-0529

001

016

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Covington County School System, School Year 1946-47

129

12-0529

001

017

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Covington County School System, School Year 1968-69

129

12-0529

001

018

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Covington County School System, School Year 1992-1993

129

12-0529

001

019

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Crenshaw County School System, School Year 1935-1936

129

12-0529

001

020

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Crenshaw County Schools, School Year 1946-47

129

12-0529

001

021

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Crenshaw County School System, School Year 1959-1960

129

12-0529

001

022

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Crenshaw County School System, School Year 1968-69

129

12-0529

001

023

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Crenshaw County School System, School Year 1989-1990

129

12-0619

001

024

 

Report of the Survey of Dale County Schools, School Year 1928-1929

129

12-0619

001

025

 

[Analysis of junior high schools, Dale County, 1938]

129

12-0619

001

026

 

[Evaluation of proposed building program, Dale County, 1940]

129

12-0619

001

027

 

Report of the Survey of Dale County Schools, School Year 1946-47

129

12-0619

001

028

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Dale County School System, School Year 1963-1964

129

12-0619

001

029

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Dale County School System, School Year 1970-1971

129

12-0619

001

030

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Dale County School System, School Year 1973-1974

129

12-0619

001

031

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Dale County School System, School Year 1981-1982

129

12-0619

001

032

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Dale County School System, School Year 1985-1986

129

12-0606

001

033

 

Report of the Survey of Geneva County Schools, School Year 1936-1937

129

12-0606

001

034

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1944-45

129

12-0606

001

035

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1946-47

129

12-0606

001

036

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1959-1960

129

12-0606

001

037

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1970-71

129

12-0606

001

038

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1979-1980

129

12-0606

001

039

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Geneva County School System, School Year 1989-1990

129

12-0606

001

040

 

Report of the Survey of Henry County Schools, School Year 1937-1938

129

12-0606

001

041

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Henry County School System, School Year 1959-1960

129

12-0606

001

042

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Henry County School System, School Year 1979-1980

129

12-0606

001

043

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Henry County School System, School Year 1989-1990

129

12-0606

001

044

 

Report of the Survey of Houston County Schools, School Year 1928-1929

129

12-0606

001

045

 

Report of the Survey of Rural Schools of Houston County, School Year 1938-1939

129

12-0606

001

046

 

Report of the Survey of the Houston County School System, School Year 1956-1957

129

12-0606

001

047

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Houston County School System, School Year 1967-68

129

12-0606

001

048

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Houston County School System, School Year 1981-1982

129

12-0606

001

049

 

Report of a Partial Survey of the Houston County School System, School Year 1989-1990

129

12-0227

001

050

 

Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1929-1930

129

12-0227

001

051

 

[Proposal for Consolidated schools, 1940, Pike County]

129

12-0227

001

052

 

Partial Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1945-46

129

12-0227

001

053

 

Partial Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1962-63

129

12-0227

001

054

 

Partial Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1971-72

129

12-0227

001

055

 

Partial Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1977-78

129

12-0227

001

056

 

Partial Survey of the Pike County Schools, School Year 1987-88

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