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Frederick County, Virginia, School System Collection

Stewart Bell Jr. Archives
Handley Regional Library
Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society

P.O. Box 58, Winchester, VA 22604
(540) 662-9041 ext. 17

199 THL

SCOPE AND CONTENT: This collection contains Discovery Program materials, Time Capsule, teacher’s certificate (1874), and an inspection and survey report for Frederick County Schools. The collection, which covers the time period from 1874 to the present, also contains school projects, programs, articles, reports, and deeds.
(3 boxes) Last updated 09/16.

BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL: Frederick County, VA established public education in the 1870s, after a law passed by the General Assembly creating the public school system. The first superintendent was A. Magill Smith who served from 1870-71. Until the institution of public schools was created, the bulk of the residents relied on small “field schools,” with 150 in Frederick County.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: Taken from the collection

CITE AS: Frederick County, Virginia, School System Collection, 199 THL, Stewart Bell Jr. Archives, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA, USA.



Discovery Program (includes the following):
Schedule, 1992-1993, 9 leaves, typescript (photocopy)
Inventory of items contained in program time capsule, 2 items, 1 leaf, typescript (photocopy)
News article, "Making Memories," Winchester Star, June 16, 1993, 2 leaves printed (photocopy)

Frederick County, VA schools - inspection and survey report, April 1934, 1 item, 70 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

Music Festival Program, May 31, 1939, 1 item, mimeograph

News Articles

Newsletters—The Link 1995-1997

Old Public Schools of Frederick County, VA, compiled by James V. Hutton, Jr.,
18 leaves, typescript

Songs We love to Sing for the Public Schools of Frederick County, 1 item, printed

Teacher's certificate, first grade -- M. H. Albin, October 24, 1874, 1 leaf, manuscript on printed form

Teachers, Principals, Librarians, other Employees

BOX 2                      A - N

*Adm. Richard E. Byrd Middle School

*Apple Pie Ridge Elementary School

*Armel Elementary School

Armel School

*Aylor—see Robert E. Aylor Middle School

Bartonsville School

*Bass Hoover Elementary School

Branson School –Clearbrook, VA, 1915-1916, 1 item, printed

Branson School Song, words by Grace Clevenger (1916)—1 leaf, manuscript

Bryarly School

Carpers Valley School

Cedar Grove School

Cedar Hill School

Cherry Grove School

Cross Junction School

Dick’s School

Dowell J. Howard Center

Dowell J. Howard Vocational Technical Center

*Evendale Elementary School

Evendale School

Fairview Schoolhouse

Frederick Co. Junior High School – Pennant Presentation, 1971, 1 brochure, printed

*Frederick County Middle School   

Fremont School

Friendly Grove School

*Gainesboro Elementary School

Gainesboro School

Gap Run School

Gibson School

Gore School

Gravel Springs School

Greenwood School

Highview School

Howard’s Chapel School

*Indian Hollow Elementary School

*James Wood Middle School

James Wood High School—See also James Wood High School Collection, 689 THL

Kernstown School

Kline School

Little Mountain School

Locust Grove School

*Middletown Elementary School

Middletown High School

Middletown School

*Millbrook High School

Miller School

Mt. Pleasant School

Mt. Williams Graded School

Box 2A        O – Z

Oak Grove School –Deed of Sale to William Dorsey, Oct. 13, 1919, 4 leaves, typescript (photocopy)

*Orchard View Elementary School

Railroad Union School

Red Bud School

*Redbud Run Elementary School

Refuge School

Relief Schoolhouse

Ridge School

*Robert E. Aylor Middle School

*Robinson Education Center

Round Hill School

Russell Grove School

*Senseny Road Elementary School

*Sherando High School

Sherando High School Magazine Enigma 2001 Vol. 8, June 2001, and Enigma, 2009, 2 items, printed

Stephens City Colored School—Rosenwald Gif

Stephens City High School (includes Class of 1950 60th Anniversary booklet)

Stephens City High School Newsletter, Blue and Gold, vol. 2 no. 2, Feb-Mar 1947, 10 leaves, typescript (mimeograph)

*Stonewall Elementary School

Stonewall School

Welltown School

Whitarce School

*School is currently operating (2006) 



New Friendly Grove–Draft of deed from Handley Board of Trustees to Frederick County School Board for New Friendly Grove School, n.d., 2 leaves, manuscript

New Friendly Grove–Plat of the New Friendly Grove School House, property surveyed by Alexander Spottswood Dandridge, March 19, 1922, 1 leaf, manuscript