The statistics for the schools were furnished through the kindness of Prof. F. B. Williams, county superintendent. The number of schools in Yuma county for 1906 was 81; school districts, 62; and pupils, 1,688. The amount paid out for school purposes was $24,233.58 and the average wages for teachers was $40 per month. Within the past two years uniformity in the use of text-books in all the schools of the county has been practically secured.
The schools of Wray employed in 1907 seven teachers, enrolling 244 pupils. There is a four-year high school course in connection with the grades. The term is for nine months.
In the fall of 1906 the county voted for the establishment of a county high school. On April 27, 1907, the county high school committee met in Wray to consider bids for the site for the school. After a careful survey of all places, the committee decided on a tract 300 feet square just west of the residence of Daniel Jackson in Wray. This is a fine location with a splendid view, and accessible to the town and railroad. It is expected that the high school will open in the fall of 1907.
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