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The first public high school in Texarkana was built in the year i896 when a
ninth grade course of study was established and a building erected to house
The first class graduated from the high school was the class of 1899.
The course of study was orthography, penmanship, arithmetic, grammar,
geography, United States History, rhetoric, physiology, civil government, algebra,
English and American Literature, English, history, physics, general history, plane
geometry, elementary Latin, Zoology, botany, plane trigonometry, descriptive
astronomy, German, history of education and pedagogy. Calisthenics and elo-
cution were taught by subscription.
The second and present high school building which we have attended, con-
sisting of twenty rooms, was built in l9ll and first occupied for school work dur-
ing the school year of l9l2-13. The graduating exercises of the class of l9ll were
held in the new building, since the auditorium was completed before the close of
the 191 1-I2 school year. The corner stone of the building was laid by the Masonic
Lodge, in the presence of the school board and a large assemblage of citizens.
The board was composed of the following: F. W. Mullins, VV. G. Cook, Allen
Winham, A. B. Little, john N. Cook, and D. Sanderson. Plans for the building
were drawn by Witt, Siebert and Company and material furnished by the Texas