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STATE OF MARYLAND,

Office OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION,

BALTIMORE, December 20, 1899.

To His EXCELLENCY LLOYD LOWNDES,

Governor of Maryland:

SIR-I have the honor to transmit to you the Annual Report of the State Board of Education for the fiscal and school year ending July 31, 1899, with accompanying documents, as required by law.

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

E. B. PRETTYMAN,

Secretary.

REPORT

OF THE

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

The following summary, in connection with the accompanying tables, exhibits in a condensed form, the most important facts connected with the administration of the public school system of the State, for the fiscal and school year ending in the City of Baltimore, December 31, 1898, and in the counties, July 31, 1899.

The several items are compared with the corresponding items for 1897 in the City of Baltimore, and for 1898 in the counties :

Number of schools in Baltimore city....

the counties.......

199 2,304

2,503

96,312 133,020

Total.......

Being an increase in 1899 of........... .38 Number of different pupils, city.........

counties.... Total.........

Being a decrease in 1899 of...............6,671 Highest number enrolled in one term, city..

counties...

229,332

67,890 128,206

Total........

198,096

Being a decrease in 1899 of..... .........4,020 Average number in daily attendance, city....

counties....

54,683

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78,002

132,685

Total........
Being a decrease in 1899 of.............. 1,854

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Number of months schools were open, city..........

counties...

IO 8.8

9.4

Average for the State .........
Being an increase in 1899 of ..... /2 month

Receipts from all sources, city.....

counties..

$1,684,135 87

1,592,047 02

$3,276,182 89

Total.....
Being an increase in 1899 of... $240,476 03

Amount paid for teachers' salaries, city.... $1,124,538 06

counties.. 9,465,549 57 Total.

$2,071,087 63 Being an increase in 1899 of... $104,130 23

$248,122 49

Amount paid for building, repairing and furnish

ing school houses, city....
Amount paid for building, repairing and furnish-
ing school houses, counties......

Total..........
Being an increase in 1899 of....$108,997 10

176,725 87

$424,848:36

Amount paid for books and stationery, city.

counties...

$82,653 11
64,651 41

66

Total....

................

$147,304 52

Being an increase in 1899 of ......$6,078 13

Amount paid for rent, fuel and other incidentals,

city...... Amount paid for rent, fuel and other incidentals,

counties....

$83,359 61

82,779 32

$166,138 93

Total.
Being a decrease in 1899 of ......$13,927 46

Total expenses for public school purposes, city...$1,557,456 30

counties.. 1,592,047 02

$3,149,503 32

Total.........
Being an increase in 1899 of.....$97,176 46

Excluding the City of Baltimore, the county schools show the following results: Number of schools........

2304 Increase in 1899.....

31

Total number of scholars enrolled.

Decrease in 1899.........

133,020

8,275

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Highest number enrolled in one term.

Decrease in 1899.........
Average number enrolled.....

Increase in 1899....
Average number in daily attendance..

Decrease in 1899.........
Number in first grade .......

Increase in 1899... Number in second grade....

Increase in 1899. Number in third grade .......

Decrease in 1899.... Number in fourth grade......

Decrease in 1899...... Number in fifth grade ......

Decrease in 1899... Number in sixth grade .....

Decrease in 1899.... Number above sixth grade....

Decrease in 1899...... Number studying book-keeping.

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Number studying algebra....

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Increase in 1899...... Number studying geometry.

Decrease in 1899.....

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Number studying physiology.

Decrease in 1899 Number studying Latin.....

Increase in 1899...

2,439

243

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