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Arnold Public School Arnold School Arnold Seminary, pre-1927
They found and opened the school's cornerstone.


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Kimberly Yeager Lowery posted this picture of her uncle, Larry Dean “Tiny” Howard on Lewis Street, c. 1956. The Victoria Apartments were later built on the site. To us, we're looking at the old Arnold School in the background.



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Park Avenue School Public School, 7th and Park Park Avenue School Park Avenue School, 1907 Park Avenue School
  The prize for selling enough WWI thrift stamps for the Park Avenue School students in 1918? A slide down the building's fire escape.  


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Grandview School, 1970's Cote Brilliante, 1953 Arnold School, 1995


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4th Street School Annex, pre-1936 4th St. School, built in 1850.
It's bell tower removed in 1913.
Note Annex building.

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Fourth Street School

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Fourth Street School
and Playgrounds, 1923.
current school replaced
one in 1936.
Fourth Street Public School
in Newport, 1912
To Gertrude Duerr, on Carthage Avenue,
Cincinnati: “Dear Friend,I would like to meet
you at Bott's Dancing Academy Saturday
night, December 2 1/2. I will be there with
bells on. I remain your friend.
Wm. Schoenfield”
Fourth Street School, 1923.
The current school replaced
this one in 1936.

A Free School has had been operated on this site continuously since 1790.

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Southgate Street School
The Southgate School was an Afro-American School. It closed after
schools were integrated in 1955.

“Southgate Street School opened on September 19, 1873 with Elizabeth Hudson as its first principal and only teacher. It operated under the same rules and regulations, used the same textbooks and curriculum, enjoyed the same standards of teacher certification, and received money from the same general-fund taxes as all other Newport schools.” Newport, Kentucky: A Bicentennial History, Purvis et. al.

William Spencer Blanton was an early Southgate Street School educator.

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Newport Gym

Inside the Newport Gym, c. 1910

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9th Street School, 1904


Ninth Street School, a.k.a Third District
9th and Columbia
From a Facebook post by Debbie DiMuio Brannan

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First District School Ninth Street School

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Newport High School Fish and Game Club, 1946

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Ballou’s Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion, circa 1860,presents the Free School, Newport, “a fine substantial brick building, well adapted to the purposes for which it was erected.   The pupils in this school, under competent teachers, who are  liberally paid for their services, receive an excellent education.   The school is in an excellent condition, and the pupils evince a  great interest in their teachers and zeal in their studies.”

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Prof. John G. Burke was one
time superintendent of
Newport Schools, died on
Jan. 19, 1925 and is buried in
Evergreen Cemetery.
This is Mildred Dean's picture from
the 1930 Holmes High School Yearbook.
She was a senior that
year.  She died in 1958, while
 principal of the 4th Street
 Elementary School
This is Anderson D. Owens,
for whom the A. D. Owens Elementary
School was named.  He became Newport
school's superintendent in 1926 and
served for 23 years. Pic on the right is 1949.

An article from 1959 on the naming of two schools - one after A. D. Owens, and one after Miss Dora Cummings.

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The oldest information we find on Newport Schools are these items. Desegregation comes to Newport, 1956.
Keturah Moss DeMoss's 1939 History of the Old Brick School in Newport is here.  (pdf)

A serious error in the building of an 1890 Newport school goes from bad to much, much worse, here. Details.

A list of all the Newport Schools, and their teachers, from 1910, is here. An even more comprehensive list of schools, addresses, teachers, teacher's address' and janitors is in this document (pdf) from the Annual Report of the Superintendent of Schools of Newport, Kentucky for the year ending June 30th, 1908
Cote Brilliante school dedication ceremony led by the Junior Order of United American Mechanics (Wikipedia), and anti-Catholic group.. The Catholic population was not pleased.
“Mr. and Mrs. George Payne, pioneer school teachers from Virginia, announced to the people of Newport that they will receive on their home boys and girls between the ages of five and fourteen for instruction in the rudiments of knowledge, consisting of reading, writing, and arithmetic.  Terms, $2.00 per quarter of eleven weeks.  Hours, 8:00 to 12:00 A. M., and 1:00 to 4:00 P.M.”   Cincinnati Daily Gazette, August 1, 1810

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thanks, roger

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