Slate Hill School Register
This Teacher's Register recorded the attendance, subjects taught, and other activities at Slate Hill School 10 in Shenandoah County Virginia.
The teachers for the years recorded were S.B. Miley and Eli Coverstone. Families who had students attending were the Clems, Ritenours, Shillinburgs, Finks, Spences, Barrs, Bennetts, Golladays, and Coverstones.
Attendance seems to have been quite sparse. On average, the most punctual student seems to have only attended classes 20 days a month. While the majority usually only came to class between 12 and 14 days. At a time when most families needed children to work on the farm or other business, school attendance was a luxury.
How would you feel if you or your child had to miss school to harvest crops?