Early Schools of Mills County, Iowa

Map of Early Rural Schools
Early rural schools were usually located within a two-mile walking distance for students. Most early schools were on at least an acre of ground. Teacher certification was by examination and was based on the subject scores. Teachers with first grade certificates received the highest scores and often were paid a higher salary than the second grade certificate teachers; these were followed by the third grade certificates. Teaching tenure varied from a few months to many years. The earliest reference regarding the development of education in Mills County is from the Opinion Tribune, Glenwood, Iowa, October 24, 1946, p. 5.

Mills Co. School Location Map
Top Row
St. Mary's Township
Eureka-1 (1)
Eureka-2 (2)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oak Township
Evernham (1)
Gowen-1 (2)
Gowen-2 (3)
Gowen-3 (4)
Letal (5)
Plumer/OakBluff-2 (6)
Sand Hollow (7)
Spetman/Oak Bluff-2 (8)
Vogler/Mineola (9)
West Liberty-1 (10)
West Liberty-2 (11)
West Liberty-3/West Oak (12)
Ingraham Township
Excelsior (1)
Ingraham Center (2)
Mt. Vernon (3)
Osborne Valley (4)
Pleasant Hill (5)
Prairie Creek (6)
Prairie Valley/Frog Pond (7)
Silver City (8)
Silver Creek (9)
 
 
 
Anderson Township
Anderson (1)
Benton (2)
Box Elder (3)
Fairview (4)
Farm Creek (5)
Henderson (6)
Oaks (7)
Pickerill (8)
Union Valley (9)
 
 
 

Middle Row
Plattville Township
Bethlehem (1)
Lincoln (2)
Pacific City (3)
Pacific Junction (4)
White Chapel (5)
 
 
 
 
 
Glenwood Township
Glenwood (1)
Goheen (2)
Plainview/ Donnell (3)
Williams (4)
 
 
 
 
 
 
Center Township
Barbee (1)
Hawthorne (2)
Hillsdale (3)
Little Brick (4)
Mt. Vernon (5)
Pleasant Grove (6)
Reasoner (7)
Silver (8)
 
 
Silver Creek Township
Center Line (1)
Malvern (2)
Pleasant Valley (3)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Indian Creek Township
Emerson (1)
Fairview (2)
Forester (3)
Golden Hill (4)
Hastings (5)
McClain (6)
Nisha Valley (7)
North Grove/Indian Creek (8)
Sandiland (9)
Wearin (10)

Bottom Row
Lyons Township
Burr Oak (1)
Egypt (2)
Elm Grove (3)
Walnut Grove (4)
Wright (5)
 
 
 
 
 
Rawles Township
Center (1)
Estes/Pleasant Hill (2)
Forest Grove (3)
Four Corners (4)
Goodfellow (5)
Maple Grove (6)
Pleasant Ridge (7)
Shady Grove (8)
West/Sunnyside (9)
 
White Cloud Township
Barrett (1)
East Sunbeam (2)
Foxworthy (3)
Spring Valley (4)
Sunrise (5)
Valley View (6)
West Sunbeam (7)
White Cloud (8)
 
 
Deer Creek Township
Center (1)
Fairview (2)
Glynn (3)
Keystone (4)
Preston (5)
South Grove (6)
Strahan (7)
Union (8)
Warner (9)
 
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