1875 Normal Schools

Source: “Statistics of normal schools for 1875; from replies to inquiries by the United States Bureau of Education,” United States Department of Interior, Report of the Commissioner of Education for the Year 1875 (Washington DC: Government Printing Office, 1876), 587 – 595.


  1. Responses to questions in columns X to AH: “x” indicates yes, “0” indicates an answer of no or none, no entry signifies no response.
  2. State appropriation per capita of pupils in the past year: “Exclusive of appropriations for permanent objects.”
  3. ‘State Normal School, Montgomery, Ala., not in existence; State Normal School, Selma Ala., not in existence; Normal department of Eureka College, Eureka, Ill., not a distinct department; Quindaro State Normal School, Quindaro, Kans. closed; East Kentucky Normal School, Catlettsburgh, Ky., now a public graded school; Normal department of public school, Jackson, La., suspended; Central Normal School, Leoni, Mich., closed; Farnum Preparatory School, Beverly, N.J., has no normal department; North-Western Normal School, Fostoria, Ohio, consolidated with school at Ada; Normal department of Lincoln University, Chester County, Pa., not a distinct department; Teacher’s class in West Virginia University, Morgantown, W.Va., closed.’