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Popash
 Burgert Brothers 1925, Courtesy of Photographic Digital Collection, Hillsborough County Library
Burgert Brothers 1925, Courtesy of Photographic Digital Collection, Hillsborough County Library
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School was open from 1895-1949  Location #4.    

         

The Popash school was established on June 4, 1895, as W.J. Jackson serving as Supervisor of Schools.

 

The Popash School consisted of four rooms with hardwood floors. On cool days, the rooms were heated by a potbellied stove.

Children would walk barefoot for more than three miles everyday just to attend the school.

If children were late to school, the teacher would make you miss recess and pick up sandspurs that frequented the playground area.

Behavior was not a problem for long, when the principal would use a “switch” for the method of correction.

Fund raisers consisted of cake walks and suppers. Dancing was not allowed.

 

How did Popash get it’s name?

A tree stood nearby the location of the original school and old timers couldn’t identify what type of tree it was,

some said it was a popular tree and still others claimed it was an Ash tree thus calling it Pop-Ash….

  

Enrollment:

       1920’s   110 students

       1946-47 110 students

 

Grades taught: 1– 8

  

 Teaching Staff   Principals  Assistants          Trustees           

Kathy Ashworth
1947-48

L.L. Blackburn
1942-44

Ida Mae Blackburn
1944-45

Mrs. Ardath Carlton
1947-48

Mrs. Frank Collins
1938-39
1942-43

Emma A. Crews
1942-43
1944-45
1945-49

Mae F. Fields
1946-47

Susie Gatesman
1946-47

Miss ____Gramling
1925

Mrs. Sadie Harbour
1930
1938-39
1942-45

Mr. _____Ivey  
1921-22

Mrs. ____ Ivey
1921-22

Miss ____ Keene
1925

Mrs. Mae Long
1944-49

Agnes Moore
1938-39
1942-43
1945-48

Freida Prescott
1945-46
1948-49

Mrs. Lillian Revell
1946-48

Miss Frances Sellers
1938-39
1942-43

Miss Shelton
1926

Mrs. Fred Whidden 1944-47

Carolyn Wilkinson 1948-49

Mrs. Ruben Wingate 1930-31

 

J.E. Brown
1932-33

Exie Cathcart 1935-1942

Emma A. Crews 1946-49

O.V. Curington 1933-34

Agnes Moore 1942-44
1945-46

H.W. Simons
_____-1928

Morring Smith 1930-31

 

Mrs Frank Collins
1930-31
1932-42

Mrs. Sadie Harbour
1930-31
1932-1942

Mrs. Mae Long 1945-47

Mrs. Agnes Moore
1933-42
1944-45

Mrs. Frances Sellers
1932-36
1937-42

Miss Shelton 1926

Mrs. Lauirce Wingate
1930-31
1932-33

Mrs. Gladys Knight
1941-42

 

F.B. Boone 1924-

W.D. Bond
1925

J.H. Brown 1921-24

Jos. Crews 1921-22

S.I. Griffin
1922-24

I.V. Moore
1925

L.F. Peters 1924-

T.P. Stevens 1925-27

C.P. Weed
1927

R.V. Wingate 1922-23

 

 

  

  

 

1936

 

 

 

 

Our Vision:
Empower and inspire all students for success.

Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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