Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History & Culture Enduring Connections: Exploring Delmarva's Black History

Record Detail

Record #37 from Freedmen's Bureau School Reports, 1869-1870

Report Date April 1870
Location Middletown, New Castle Co., Delaware
School Name and Classification Dale Chapel, primary (not graded) day
Length of Session April 1 - June 1870
Reporting Administrator Annie M. Hughes (B)
School Ownership The colored people
Sponsorship Delaware Educational Association, Freedmen ($12)
Enrollment and Average Attendance 39 total (26 male, 13 female), 36 avg attendance
Previous Report's Enrollment 36
Number of White Pupils
Number of Students Freed Before Civil War 34
Courses and Enrollment Alphabet-20 Advanced Reading-0 Geography-0 Arithmetic-4 Higher Branches-0 Writing-2 Needle Work-0
Students with Basic Literacy 16
Additional Schools Sabbath school with 5 teachers, 42 enrolled
Public Sentiment Favorable
Noted Closures
Teacher's Remarks "This month the students have made rapid progress in their studies"
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