Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



Progress has been made in reducing ignorance and illiteracy. The public schools have lifted the general level of education in the United States, therefore, the problem of this study is to appraise the San Antonio Public School System.

Up to the present, so far as the writer has been able to ascertain, no similar study has been made to include Negro schools in the state. A similar study which included only schools for whites, an appraisal of the San Antonio Public Schools, was made by Amos Gray in 1929. Similar studies have been made by persons, but, so far as the writer has been able to find out, dealt with colleges. This study will differ from Gray's in that it will be concerned with all public schools, both white and Negro. The Purpose of the study is to analyze and appraise the reorganized San Antonio Public School System, the organization of the 5-3-3 plan with its subsequent development by (1) the reaction of an appraisal jury; (2) by important appraisals, findings of the writer and others, and questionnaires.

This study is extended to include all eighty-five schools in the San Antonio Independent school system both white and colored, the administrative and supervisory activities, teachers, janitors, maids, and other employees.

Committee Chair/Advisor

E. M. Norris

Committee Member

Geo W. Reeves

Committee Member

A. C. Preston

Committee Member

Richard L. Jeffreys


Prairie View State College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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