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and inaccuracy, which destroy all confidence in the statistics given. These failures are owing usually, perbaps, to the meagerness in some of the District Reports, but sometimes, also, to the baste or inexperience of the Inspectors.

The errors in the Directors' Reports, which doubtless are the main cause of errors in the Inspectors' Reports, are owing in part to the failure of the teachers to keep the school roll, as required by section 43, and partly to the neglect to make and preserve the full financial statements and records required from the District Boards and Directors, by sections 63 and 64 of the Primary School Laws.

The successful operation and development of our system of Public Instruction, demand that full and reliable returns be made annually to the central Department, that the officer who presides over that Department, and whose duty it is to watch carefully the working of the whole system, may have constantly full information as to its general progress and success.

Perhaps the general system of reporting now in use, cannot be materially improved at present. Some amendment, how. ever, would be made in the Reports if the teacher was required to return the school roll, verified by oath, before he was entitled to his wages; and if the Directors were required to make full returns, under all the heads in their Reports, and attest the same by oath, in order to entitle the District to its share in the public moneys.

PRIMARY SCHOOL STATISTICS.

Annual reports of School Inspectors, for the school year ending the first Monday of September last, have been received from six hundred and eighty townships and cities, or from twenty-two more than reported the previous year. In the tabular statements in the appendix, will be found a full exhibit of the statistics reported for the several counties. The general summary for the year is as follows: Nuruber of school districts reported,.....

4,268 Increase over the number reported the previous year, 65

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Number of districts reporting graded schools,......

116 Increase for year,...

13 Number of districts reporting 100 children, and authorized to establish graded schools,...

251 Number of children between 5 and 20 years age,. 261,323 Increase over the number reported previous year,... 6,790 Whole number who attended the public schools,... 207,332 Increase for the year,.....

4,828 Number who attended under 5 or over 20 years

of age, 9,264 Average number of montis of school for each dist., .

6 pupils attended school,.. 3.4 Number of male teachers employed,....

2,380 female

5,958 Total number of

8,338 Increase over the previous year,..

527 Number of teachers examined by Inspectors, .

7,576 licensed

6,936 meetings of Boards of Inspectors,..... 3,121 Inspectors' visits to schools, ...

5,032 townships reporting no visits,

133 districts reporting no rate bill,..

2,364 Increase over previous year,.

360 Number of township libraries..

160 volumes in township libraries,.

52,090 district libraries,.

2,289 volumes in district libraries,..

101,574 Districts supposed to have libraries, but not reporting, 699 Townships reporting appropriations for libraries,.... 69 Amount apportioned from two mill tax for libraries, . $1,912 55 Townships reporting library moneys received from fines, &c.,....

305 Townships not reporting, but supposed to have received fines,...

183 Value of school houses and sites,...

$1,673,258

SCHOOL REVENUES FOR YEAR.

Moneys on hand September 20, 1861,.....

$65,082 99 Receipts from Primary School Interest Fund,..... 126,464 16 Receipts from two mill tax,..

248,934 28 Collected on rate bills,.....

43,202 76 Received for tuition of non-resident scholars,.... 11,481 68 Raised by district taxes for payment of teachers,. 84,352 89

other purposes, .

161,460 54 Library moneys received from fines, &c.,.....

5,989 52 Funds not reported-errors in reports,..

35,425 22

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Total amount paid teachers,..
Building and repairing school houses,..
Paid for library books,.....

all other purposes,..
Amount reported on hand Sept. 1st, 1862,.

$491,293 57 112,877 96

5,040 82 79,859 77 94,321 92

Total,........

$783,394 04

By reference to the abstracts in the appendix, it

will be seen that the receipts foot up at,... $751,938 19 Expenditures,

762,977 19

Deficiency in receipts,...

$11,039 00

In the first above statement, the difference is in the totals under each heading, of all the counties; and in the abstracts, it is in the totals of the several counties, as carried out by the district directors. Amount paid or due Boards of Inspectors, ... $6,403 63 « Visiting Inspectors, .....

2,803 97 The following exhibits, in tabular form, the statistics of the Union Schools from which full reports were received for the school year:

No. of children in each district

between the ages of 5 and 20.

IOCATION.

No. of children that attended

school during the year.

Number months school.

Value of school houses and lots

No. of qualified male teacbers.

$

Allogan, Otsego, Hastings, Prairiuville, Bay City, Buchanan, Nilos, Berrien Springs, St. Joseph, Bronson, Coldwater, Quincy, Union City, Albion, Battle Croek. Marshall, Sheridan, Cassopolis, Dowagiac, St. Johns, De Witt, Bellevue,.. Charlotte, Eaton Rapids, Olivet, Fentonville, Flint,

245

317

218 133) 7.7
20.

9.01 281

29:110.01 116 89] 8.0 450 253 10 5 36: 337 10.0 1061

80: 10.0 209 180 9.5 411 2691 9.0 231 17410.0 100+ 83 9.51

209 130 9.0 20) 144 8.0 253 12.0.0 150 975! 10.0 1242 750 10.5 17 100 8.5

200 0.0 47! 3951 9.0

287 9.00 19] 181 8.3 199 19. 9.0 279

10.0 206 199 10.0 17 10.1 8.0 359 315/10.01 38

319 10.0 303 277 10.0 247 42 10.0 151 128 9 0 337 250/10 01 704 6541 9.01

231 7.3 88 8+ 128 112 7.0 170 158) 9.

3:27 10.0 220 201 9.01 131 141] 9.0 18 160 7.71 168 123 7.0 827 8.)110.51 515 260 10.5 313 221 9.0 283 318 8.0 1904 134 9.0 119 95 90 1301

901 7.51 159 1328 10.

551 10 0 241 2001 6

600 001 1500 00 400 00

No. qualified female teachers.

Paid male teachers.

Paid female teachers.

Total cost of schools for the

year.

Average cost of tuition for

each pupil.

80 7.0 33:

257| 7 8 2178 1332 9.5 12€ 111111.0 100 1121 7.01

800 0 300 00 4000 00 30000 00

900 0 2500 001 2700 00 28000 00 2500 01 1500 00

300 00 20165 00 20000 00

200 00 4000 00 12000 00 1800 00 1000 00 4000 00 2000 00 3000 00 500 00 700 001 3500 0 6500 00 50.000 2200 0 3000 00 0000 001 2500 00 15000 00

350 001 1200 001 1000 00 3500 001 1000 00 2600 00

600 00 22000 301 6500 001 3000 00 1800 00 50000 00

900 00 1400 001 10000 00 6500 00 600 00 300 00 3550 01 30000 00 1000 00 1050 00

31 $ 360 00

4 600 00 S 1 204 48 2 4 517 62 2 4 660 00 21 19 1923 33

3 264 00 1 5 600 00 1 3 376 00 31 10 1305 00 1 4 140 00 1 3 160 00 1

160 00
31 13 1466 68
1 9 800 GO

3 171 0
1 2 610 00
1 4 600 00
2 2 291 17
2 2 228 08
1 2 333 00
2

583 75
1 31 450 00

2 128 001
6 700 001
6 467 50
3 700 00
5

2
3 2 902 20
21 12 520 501
) 2 233 75
2 9 1300 00
1 3 100 00
1 6 101 63

600 04
1 4 315 001
1 1 205 50
2 2 479 17
1 3 116 66
21 91 1600 001
2 6 353 33
1 3 337 50
1 6 3:20 00
31 181 1497 00

2 125 00
1 2 132 001
3 17 2059 50
1 7 650 00
2 4 228 00
1 3 62 00
3

685 38
31 16:1895 72
2 3 293 26

$ 387 531 $ 425 92|$2 91

202 501 697 25
400 42 1190 191 4 13

48 00 328 46 2 83 422 92 1030 60 3 72 289 50 2166 11 2 81 2693 54 5038 25 5 62 262 70

1394 041 2 92 486 001 1266 00 4 04 155 00 756 88 3 06 1676 41 11126 99 3 58 301 25 634 49 3 39 340 00 700 75 2 84 255 00

29 2617 86 7638 83 4 08 2784 56 5449 4914 77 166 34 409 20

3 18 341 30 1598 66 4 75 778 01 2215 62 3 48 114 00 542 14! 1 41 107 25 579 88! 1 85 272 00 670 001 3 16 411 37 1309 671.... 221 00 813 24 3 38 135 00

453 00 2 58 462 63 1549 35 3 72 1067 00 1967 16 4 81 660 00

1826 53 4 91 750 00 1003 98 3 10 460 00

831 23 3 68 680 00

1979 99 6 32 1495 00 2838 601 3 08

307 25 793 471 2 31 1150 00 2637 00 2 91 95 02

221 04 1 74 244 24

397 66 2 19 506 001 1345 471 3 39 242 501 785 37 2 79 120 00 432 00 2 31 132 001 711 35 3 82 156 00 411 55 2 21 2413 461 5868 711 4 88 1162 62 2459 25 5 83 230 00

1175 95 2 56 304 40 732 71 1 78 3435 00 14356 521 3 70 116 00 261 00 2 53

77 25 926 861 2 20 3907 50 8036 38 4 49 1050 00 3966 30 2 87 159 75 503 54.1 94 119 00 199 68 2 26 2 1 000 1075 26 3 60 3830 25 15208 851 4 31

66 26 376 961 3 14 148 00 100 99 1 32 176 150 10,0 1000 00 1 1 SRO 001 350) 445 001 2 76 Plymouth,

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Jonesville, Hillsdale, Hancock, Lansing, Okomos, Вагарас, , lonia, Lyons,.. Olisco, Portland, Grass Lake, Jackson,

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Parma, Galesburg, Kalamazoo, Augusta, Cannonsburg, Grand Rapids,..

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Almont, Hadley, Lapeer, Adrian, Blissfield, Dearfield.

LOCATION

No. of children in each district

between the ages of 5 and 20

No. of children that attended

school during the year.

Number months school.

Value of school houses and lots

N... No qualified male teachers.

No. qualified female teachers.

Paid male teachers.

Paid female teachers.

Total cost of schools for the

year.

Average cost of tuition for

cach ptpl.

- CO

299

F meo,

21+

Hudson,
329 2051 9.6 10000 01

3 427 10 418 88 2802 11 3 59 23: 195 90 2500 00

1 399 00 241 5: 715 18 3 28 Morenci,

186 150 9.0 3000 00 1 4 355 00 266 00 653 6: 414 Clinton,

250 23 92 6000 001 2 3 678 851 261 00 119: 1: 4 08 Tecumseh,

497 53010.0 200000 2 7 1100 0 1080 00) 3850 71 4 11 Howell, 217 10 5 3100 00

662 50 388 00 1261 74 3 84 Romeo, 309 1781 7.0 1000 00

350 50 823 8: 1 97 New Baltimore, 304 2561 8.0 1000 00 2 .

346 12 150 00 639 69 1 93 Mt. Clemens, 647 300] 9.5 10000 001

4 6410 00 960 00 17000) 5 00 Memphis, 137 1201 9.0 300 00

21 315 00 117 0 614 96 3 60 Richmond,

118 95 90 500 00 1 2 100 00 69 00 213 19 1 77 Utica, 204 20110.0 8000 00

3 579 00 246 00 2596 05 4 10 194 151 10.0 1000 00

2 400 00 172 00 673 24 3 78 Marquette,

2 3

19510.0 6817 00 1 3 392 331 518 83 4492 14 4 07 Dundee,

157

110) 97 3000 00 ] 3 122 00 62 00 1149 20 1 67 Eric,..

22: 9 8.0 800 00 ] 3 112 00 140 00 815 40 2 62 Monroe,

130. 1109 10.0 16000 00 2 5 1500 00 1230 00 3474 18 2 46 Summerfield, 141 106 80 200 00 1 1 120 00 109 001 338 001 2 15 Muskegon, 501 351 8.0 6500 0 1 3

320 00

7.000 1798 70 2 98 Newaygo,

161 1201 8.1 700 00 2 2 550 00 183 00 793 ] | 6 11 Rochester,

173 150 90 1500 00 1 3 405 00 205 60 731) 5 407 Farmington, 144 113 8.0 700 00 2 2 322 4: 72 00 466 78 3 49 Holly, 18+ 150 9.0

500 06

3 ] 300 67 164 00 490 1 3 02 Clarkston, 141 661 9.01 500 00 2

250 00

200 00 4 10 Pontiac,

728 719 9.5 6000 00 3 8 1454 00 1489 00 4420 2 4 00 Ontonagon,

302

24110.0 4000 00 1 2 760 00 615 00 1864 10 6 60 Holland

335 195 11.0 1000 04 3 3 605 80 491 35 1913 996 62 Grand Haven, 386 256 10.5 800 90 1 2 600 04 378 00 1032 77 3 82 East Saginaw, 108 700 97 4000 00 1

844 85 1029 001 3576 00 2 67 Saginaw City, 6941 430 110.0 2000 00 1

770 32 821 001 2539 871 3 70 Lexington, 200 8.0 600 Ou 1

360 00 154 00 000 9 2 67 Algonac, 303 220 8.0 1000 00

450 63 593 4:2 CO Port Huron,. 1295 800 9.0 18630 00 2

900 0 1404 00 4513 6 1 2 88 St. Clair,

739 6711 9.01 13000 00 1 6 630 00 1169 00 3384 601 3 15 Corunna,.. 36 330 10.0 4000 00

900 00 441 00 1884 88 4 00 Owosso,..

424 409 10.0 5000 04 2 5 536 22 630 04 40-6 7 2 85 Burr Oak

24 22510.0 1200 3 S 360 00 280 00 828 27 2 84 Colon,..

19:
136
8
650 00

2 271 00 137 50 43 501 3 00 Constantine, 280 300 8.5 6500 00 1

462 50 420 10

920 89 2 94 Flowerfield,

13: 98 9.5 1000 101 2 1 219 18 6 001 2:6 181 2 29 Three Rivers,

375 363 10.0 12000 00 1 6 700 10 1115 0 3235 56 500 Mendon,

199 21: 9.0 2000 00 1 2 410 15 28 00 6!1 35 3 19 Centreville, 179 171 90 1300 00 2

627 01

927 37 3 66 Bturg'e, 420 38 9.7 10+ 0 0 ]

588 6: 452 00 3102 45 2 73 Whilu Pigeon,

284 15
8.01 30000 2

472 00 100 00 742 00! 3 81 Vassar, 151 1951 9.0 5000 00 1 3 360 00

287 8F 1769 93 33 Decatur, 214 19.

200 00 1 1 90 04 100 ON 463 Paw Paw

28: 264 10.1 3000 00 3 . 788 00 612 O 1363 501 4 92 South Haven, 1$ 125 7.1 2: 00 00 2

160 0 150 00 3954 2 Ann Arbor,

19311 1660110.0 65000 001 71 17 3380 CO 3520 6 15272 5 4 15 Salem,

19:

9.
1000 0 2

417 34 160 71 6427 Dexter,

314 20:00 801006 1 4 380 80 463 14 973 90 4 17 Chelsea,

177 15

9.1
4000 CO
2 2 287 0

156 001

2067 04 2 95 Ypsilanti, 1055) 140110.0 50 00 00

31 14 2350 00
3550 001 11723 51

4 29 Detroit,

115396 8110 10.1 135000 0 101 60 70 90 17700 00 4155 04 3 05 Wyandotte, 367 2:24 0.4

1500 0

1 %

350 01 168 00 618000 2 35 Wayne,

438
325 10.0 3000 nol

1 S 650 00 f56 00 1605 81 4 m Total,.........101333|11247/**J.11$ 19592 00118.15391$39183 471838782 7113.71.40 74113 38

* Average length of the schools. † Ayerage expongo por pupil for toitlon per year.

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