District #3 Grinnell Grade School
By Melody Dickman

My school that I am researching about is the Grinnell Grade School #3, but is now in USD 291. It was formed on September 2, 1886. I got most of my information from the Gove Co. Register of Deeds, and the rest of the information I found in the Gove Co. History. Grinnell Grade School is located on South Monroe Street in the city of Grinnell

Back in 1885 to 1900 there were not a lot of kids that went to school. From 1909-10 there were 3 colored students, 2 boys, and 1 girl. In 1943, the value of the school property was $10,000 dollars for the land and buildings, $16,000 for the furniture and apparatus. In 1944, 4 teachers came on an emergency certificate because the school did not have enough teachers for all the kids. In 1959, there were 192 kids in the school census. I was amazed at the ages; there were kids from the age of 4 to 25 years of age. I had a lot of fun researching the school that I went to when I was little.