First Graded School in St. Matthews | History Of South Carolina Slide Collection

First Graded School in St. Matthews
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The first graded school in St. Matthews, photographed around 1910. A campaign to improve rural schools in the late 19th century replaced many one-room schools, in which all students were taught by a single teacher, with graded schools that divided children into separate graded classes according to age and ability.

Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library.

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