Central 1888; Original Washington School 1911; Harvard High School 1921; 1954All rural school buildings are sold or abandoned citing them in “poor condition.”Jefferson School, New Washington 1954;Jr. High School 1962; Additions 1994;Crosby 2010.
Four school houses were on the block where Central School now stands
Built in 1888, high school and elementary school until 1921
Original Washington School 1911School population growthDebate between north and south sections of town because the south side did not want students to have to cross the railroad tracks.Construction started in 1910, opened in 19111st through 5th grade; 6th up went to Central
1919 : Harvard voted to create a new High School District.Construction cost in 1921: $254,000.Construction began in 1920, the school opened in 1921.
Dunham Township, 1839, first country school built - log cabinUsed as a school, church, political meetingsRURAL CONSOLODATION 1949-1954
Rural Consolidation 1949-1954Propositions began in 1951 to build new schools1952: bond of $480,000 to build a grade school on HS grounds, and a new Washington School Building. This referendum passed with the help of an educational program consisting of the School Board, P.T.A, students, citizens, local newspaper.1953: new Washington School opened1954: Jefferson School openedAll rural schools were abandoned or sold, “in poor condition”
An addition on to the High School was also completed 1954
Transportation System 1954 began with Bus Garage, and 14 Busses. Some opposition to rural school consolidation because rural dwellers did not want children on school busses. This depicts the school bus driven by Boyd Jones that was struck by the 1967 tornado. All the children were evacuated safely to the ditch, and only minor injuries were sustained.
Jr. High was completed in 19621960: More students in district than space allowed forBond issue for $650,000; rising costs led to two refused bond issues Deficit financing was used to complete construction
Band Trip to Vienna, 1973
1901 Golf Team
Sciacca/Holtfreter 16-Team Wrestling Tournament
Community Involvement: -Milk Days
Innovations:-Weatherbug at Crosby 2011
Academics:-Hall of Fame-Tree of Knowledge
Transcript of "Harvard Schools"
Traditions in ExcellenceHarvard Community Unit School District 50
Harvard Schools Construction Timeline 1994 Additions 1954 Jefferson built onto School, New Jefferson, Washington School 1949- 1954,Rural Jr. High, and Constructed School High Schools.1911 OriginalWashington School consolidation.1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1962 Jr. High 20101888 School Richard D. CrosbyCentral 1921 Harvard Constructed Elementary SchoolSchool Community High ConstructedConstructed School Constructed
19th century school in location of Central School