Monroe County offers as good educational
advantages as any county in the State.
The course of study pursued in the Albia High School is just as thorough as that taught in the colleges, and it requires twelve years to complete the course. Latin, however, is the only foreign language taught. Prof. H. C. Hollingsworth is the present principal. He receives an annual salary of $1300.
There are six graded schools in Monroe County - viz., Albia, Avery, Foster, Hiteman, Lovilia, and Melrose. In 1895 there were enrolled in the schools: Albia, 701 pupils; Avery, 110; Foster, 139; Hiteman, 305; Lovilia, 97; and Melrose, 126.
In 1896 there were 102 school houses in the county, and in 1896 there were 161 teachers enrolled in the office of the County Superintendent. Following is the list as taken from the County Superintendent's books:
Mrs. Della Angel, G. M. Abegglen, Mary Abegglen, Chas. Abegglen, W. T. Bussear, Mamie Bucher, Emmett Bay, A. H. BAin, W. H. Bates, D. W. Bates, Sadie Baldwin, Laura Burgason, Bessie Bradley, Alice Burgason, Ada Burgason, Amanda Burgason, Clara Barber, Mollie Barber, Fred Bowen, Mrs. Mary Baker, Clara Chisholm, Myrta Cox, J. J. Carr, Olla Cobb, Anna Castle, Alice Cromwell, Mrs. L. B. Carlisle, Stella Cobb, Maggie Canning, Mary Carmody, Ella Cady, Rose Clark, Cassie Craig, Josie Craig, Bert Courtney, Mary Cummings, Fannie Eunleavy, Mary Drury, Libbie Davis, Nellie Delana, Laura Dashiell, A. E. Elder, Jennie Ewers, Albert Ewers, Mattie Emanuel, Clara Forest, M. C. Falvey, Mary Fulller, Mamie Follis, Ada Foster, Anna Fall, Chas. E. Fulton, Mattie Ferguson, Florence Ferguson, Wm. Fallon, Emma Funk, Stella Fulton, Ora Fisher, Anna Fulton, Lillie Gillaspie, Ida Gillaspie, Jessie Gray, John O. Hawk, Eva Harris, Alice Howk, Margaret Hawk, Mrs. H. G. Hickenlooper, Ruth Higgenbotham, Sol. Hickman, John HIckman, Cyrus Hickenlooper, Maggie Harlow, Myrta Harlow, Dora Haugh, Zulah Holtzclaugh, Maude Ireland, Effie
Junkins, Nettie Junkins, Estella Johnson, L. E. Johnson, Lila Judson, Albert Johnson, Joseph Kelleher, Ella Kirby, E. G. Kussart, Rosa Leech, Lucy Lemaster, Ella McDonald, Maude Mullen, Ethel Mullen, Mary Miller, Allie Murray, Frankie McKissick, Rhoda McGilvery, Nettie McCoy, Anna Morrissey, Clara Noland, D. W. Nevins, Mary Neil, Lizzie O'Brien, Mrs. Mary O'Bryan, E. B. Piper, Mattie D. Petersen, J. W. Payne, Alice Quillan, Mary Quinn, Mrs. Hattie Robinson, May Rigdon, Maggie Ryan, Mary Ryan, Effie Robison, V. L. Ray, Pearl Riggs, Otto Runyan, Julia Riordan, D. H. Rouse, Chas. Richey, Orpha Rigdon, J. W. Robison, Addie Rogers, A. W. Richardson, Josie Sexton, Della Sinnott, J. M. Sterrett, Mary Shearer, Bid Sullivan, Stella Scott, Jennie Sinclair, Arthur Spencer, Daisy C. Sayles, Alice Stone, G. W. Stocker, G. Z. Stocker, Katie Sexton, Mary Simons, H. A. Stites, Minnie Sullivan, Thomas Stewart, Maggie Sinnott, Ollie V. SMith, Geo. H. Shahan, Lottie Totman, Edith Tibbals, Ella Tubaugh, W. H. Tedrow, Hattie Thompson, Etta Thompson, Mabel Ury, Katie Whalen, Osie West, Katie Winslow, John Wycoff, Emma Way, Merlin Wilkin, Nora Wilkin, Alice White, Ruth Wirt, Mary Wiedman, Charles Young, Mrs. Jennie Thayer, Mrs. Jennie Warner.