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Rank as regards conduct alone,
Number of approbation cards given him in the month,
Greatest number of such marks against any boy in
Least number against any in the division,
Number of times absent,
Number of times tardy,
N. B. Parents are informed that their sons have a lesson prescribed for EVERY EVENING, and are requested to permit no arrangement to interfere with a seasonable attention to it. No excuse for tardiness is allowed, although a note is required to prove the absence of fault on the part of the individual, if there bc none. No excuse is deemed valid for absence, but sickness or domestic affliction. Any suggestions respecting the character and treatment of their sons will be gratefully received from parents.
ENGLISH HIGH SCHOOL.-The following table shows the attendance during the last year, as compared with that of the preceding year:
The number of graduating diplomas awarded to members of the graduating class was forty-one, the largest number ever awarded in one year. The present plan of awarding diplomas to all pupils who satisfactorily complete the prescribed course of study works well in all respects. The fear of failing to receive it operates in a very wholesome way upon those who have neither the talent nor ambition to compete with success for a medal.
The following table shows the number and average age of the pupils admitted into the English High School from each Grammar School, and from other sources, at the examination of candidates, July 1868, and also how many actually joined the school at the beginning of the school year, September 1868:
Of the 231 pupils admitted, 201 were sent up from the Grammar Schools; and of the 201 who joined the school, 172 were from the same source. The large increase in the number of pupils admitted is highly gratifying. Several Grammar Schools, Grammar Schools, especially those in East Boston and South Boston, that formerly sent very small delegations, small delegations, this year sent very respectable numbers. This result is owing in part, no doubt, to the new classification of those schools, whereby the boys and girls were placed in separate classes. The average age of those coming from the Grammar Schools was 14.48 years. These figures show an improvement within the last three years of about a half a year. The ages of the candidates from the Grammar Schools were as follows:
Between twelve and thirteen, twelve.
Between thirteen and fourteen, forty-four.
It is well that boys should go to the High School, although they may not get in so early as could be desired. But it should be the aim to send them before the age of fourteen, rather than after. Taking the number of pupils sent in connection with their average age, the Brimmer School stands first.
The following table shows the whole number belong
ing in the month of February of each year, from 1824
It appears from this table, that the number of pupils in this school has increased within ten years about one hundred per cent; and it is but just to say that its progress in other respects is very satisfactory.
The following table shows the number of graduates in each year since the founding of the school:
The following is the blank of the Quarterly Reports sent to the parents of the pupils:
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