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Oregon Historical County Records Guide

Wasco County Records Inventory

School District Records

1882-1974

Series reports the general and financial statistics of each school district located in the county. Information includes school district number and clerk's name; number of individuals within the district between ages four and twenty; number of teachers employed; number of school houses (owned by the district); number of legal voters; number of libraries and books within each; number of private schools; cash on hand at last report; district tax received from county; state schools funds received; general value of school grounds and furnishings; property values; enrollment; number of students enrolled from outlying districts; school census; and board minutes. Series may also contain school attendance and grade reports and data on students and parents. Records may be titled School District Clerk Annual Report, District Clerk's Book of Records, District Clerk Record Book, or Oregon School Register and Record Book, which is the most comprehensive record of school district activities. School district records have been inventoried through 1965. Access to student records may be restricted by state or federal law.

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Clerk's Vault:
Other Taxing Districts [Records-includes school district budgets and notices], 1925-1954 (2.50 cu.ft.);
School Clerk's Notices [Budget Levy], 1882-1904 (.25 cu.ft.);
Special Taxing District Budgets [includes school district budgets and notices], 1954-1963 (.50 cu.ft.).

Records at the Wasco County Courthouse, Basement County Archives:
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 31], 1908-1909 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 75], 1907-1912 (1 volume); 1909-1912 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 12], 1914-1916 (1 volume);
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 75], 1901-1909 (1 volume); 1909-1913 (1 volume).

Records at the Columbia Gorge Community College Campus, Building 2, Region 9 Education Service District Basement Storage:
Census [School-Wasco County], 1952-1970 (2 volumes);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 3], 1898-1899 (1 volume); 1903-1904 (1 volume);
District Clerk's Record Book [District No. 44], 1903-1907 (1 volume); 1913-1914 (1 volume).

Records at the The Dalles Wahtonka High School, North Wasco County School District Vault:
[Board of Directors Meeting Minutes-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1945-1951 (1 volume);
[Fifth Grade Classes Academy Public School-Record], 1901-1907 (1 volume);
Grades 1-11 [School Record-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1888-1898 (1 volume); 1898-1907 (1 volume);
High School Grades [Record-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1895-1898 (1 volume);
High School [Record-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1913 (1 volume);
Official Minutes [The Dalles School Board-District No. 12-The Dalles-title varies], 1936-1966 (6 binders);
Record Board of Directors Minutes [District No. 12-The Dalles], 1897-1910 (1 volume);
Record of First Semester/Second Semester [District No. 12-The Dalles-title varies], 1914-1925 (20 volumes);
[Record of Pupils of High School-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1898-1901 (1 volume);
School Directory for Wasco County, 1942-1970 (.10 cu.ft.);
[School Register-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1907-1911 (1 volume);
The Dalles Public Schools [Record of Pupils Attendance and Standing], 1914 (1 volume).

Records at the The Dalles Wahtonka High School North Wasco County School District Records Storage Room:
Minutes and Record Book [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 23], 1952 (1 volume);
Old Census Records [District No. 12-The Dalles], 1960-1964 (.40 cu.ft.);
School Registers [Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1941-1966 (7 cu.ft.);
[Teacher's Monthly Reports-District No. 12-The Dalles], 1940-1956 (.40 cu.ft.);
[The Dalles Public Schools Promotion Sheet], 1925-1928 (1 volume); 1929-1933 (1 volume); 1934-1938 (1 volume).

Records at the The Dalles Wahtonka High School, Room 205:
Graduates Drops [The Dalles High School Student Transcript Cards], 1914-1974 (8 inches of microfiche).

Records at the Discovery High School, Main Office Vault:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 9-Mosier], 1930-1936 (1 volume); 1933-1939 (1 volume); 1937-1939 (1 volume);
[Oregon School Register and Record Book-District No. 52-Mosier], 1941-1950 (1 volume); 1950-1962 (.75 cu.ft.).

Records at the Original Wasco County Courthouse Museum:
Oregon School Register and Record Book [District No. 11], 1912-1917 (1 volume).

Records at the Oregon Historical Society:
Mss. 2390B [District Clerk's Record Book-District No. 46], 1902-1904 (1 volume).

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