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This class photo is from the lower grades of the Princeton School in c1920. The two-story and two-room school was built in about 1876 and was of a sturdy brick construction. In the early 1900’s the township’s high school classes were held in nearby Rose Point, until the high school was moved to this school in Princeton in 1908. This building was closed after the new Princeton School, also known as the Slippery Rock Township High School, opened for classes in early January 1929. I believe the old building is now a private residence on Firehall Road next to the fire station. (c1920) (This photo provided by both Carol McVicker and Dee Dee Laird). Full Size
This photo is apparently the eighth grade class of the Princeton School in 1923-24 – although it is actually marked as, “1924-23.” This two-story school is not to be confused with a newer building also referred to as the “Princeton School,” a large consolidated school (housing the Slippery Rock Township High School) opened in early January 1929. (Carol McVicker photo) Full Size
The 1924-25 class of the Princeton High School, presumably all students in grades 9 through 11 (not sure if grade 12 was established yet). The woman at top left appears to be the teacher and I count thirty-three students. This aging school was closed when the new eight-room consolidated school, home of the Slippery Rock Township High School but also serving the primary level pupils of the immediate area, opened for classes on Mount Hermon Church Road in Princeton in early January 1929. In early January 1929 the new Princeton school had 123 total students, fifty of which were in the high school grades. The old Princeton School was later sold and is still in use today as a private residence. (Carol McVicker photo) Full Size
Princeton School c1927. (Dee Dee Laird photo)
Princeton School c1928. The elderly female teacher in back right of photo was commonly referred to as “Spider.” (Dee Dee Laird photo)
Princeton School c1928. Third grader Marian Wilson is in middle of second row – just behind the girl in the front row with the white dress. (Dee Dee Laird photo) Full Size
This photo is the combined 5-6-7-8 grade classes from the 1928-29 school year. Later in the school year, in early January 1929, the new “Princeton School” (or Slippery Rock Township High School) opened on Mt. Hermon Church Road in the village of Princeton. (Dee Dee Laird photo) Full Size