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Old 09-19-2020, 09:47 PM
 
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My dad taught high school English for 30 plus years at a relatively large school (1,400 kids in 9-12), retired for a minute, then got the itch to teach one last time. He got a job at a small school and when I say small I mean the entire district was on one campus. There was one building for k-12 and even the DO was located in the building. In fact, I want to say the HS Principal was also the District Super. He spent one year there and re-retired haha. He taught every English / LA class in grades 7-12 because there wasn't more than 20-25 kids in a grade level. The school was the definition of a small rural school district, was public (not charter nor private). Think Hickory High School in the movie Hoosiers small. He enjoyed it but said all the kids ever talked about was farming and hunting haha (ironically he grew up on a farm, was in 4H, FFA, etc...).


Anyone else experience this either as a student or as a teacher?
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Old 09-20-2020, 04:18 AM
 
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I never have, but you can look up "Allen Independent School District" in Texas and they have 23 schools all on one campus Pre-K - 12. This would be the other extreme.
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Old 09-20-2020, 06:38 AM
 
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You just described the school I went to. There was an elementary wing, high school wing, and Vo-Tech wing connected by the cafeteria, gym, and auditorium. And the district superintendent was there too.

Yes, there were a lot of farmers. And during hunting season most of the high school kids had rifles or shotguns in the gun rack in the back window of their pickup trucks.
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Old 09-20-2020, 12:12 PM
 
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I work in a school where it is K-12 in one school. There are 7 villages in our district and each one has their own school. There is 34 kids in our school, but some of the schools have only 10 kids. It is like this in many places in Alaska.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:09 PM
 
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There are several districts that fit this description on Long Island. Fire Island has a tiny school district. Block Island (part of Rhode Island) has a small year round population with their own school district. I assume there are other small island school districts in the US, not just districts that are in farming or hunting communities.
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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My kids are at a private school that is PreK-12 on a single campus. They are about 1,000 students.

Buildings are broken out as: Pre-K, Lower School (K-5), Middle School(6-8), Upper School(9-12.)

Other stand alone buildings on the campus are gymnasium, music, art, theater, and cafeteria.

They do a fantastic job of building a sense of community between the older and younger kids. The kindergarteners get senior buddies who sit with them at all school assemblies. My kids stayed in touch with their senior buddies after they went to college.
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Old 09-23-2020, 05:26 PM
 
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Texline, TX is that way.
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Old 09-28-2020, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Chi > DC > Reno > SEA
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My suburb was the opposite, we had like 10 elementary schools for different neighborhoods, which all fed into a high school of over 3,000 students.

In some parts of Australia, they won't even have enough kids in the town for a K-12 (or whatever it's called there), the kids just do all their learning online or even via phone calls.
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Old 09-29-2020, 11:30 AM
 
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Not exactly as you described, but my husband (age 75) had an unusual elementary school. He attended a one-room school for K-6. One room, one teacher for all those levels! Even more unusual, his family lived in an area between Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since then the area has become built-up. The high school he attended (Plymouth) now has 6000 students. Hard to believe.
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Old 09-29-2020, 12:10 PM
 
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Yes. My school was one of those. We had 26 in my graduating class. Since we lived in 2 small towns in that state, it was the only system I was familiar with. I look them up on occasion and life is still pretty much the same there. We made friends with kids from nearby high schools and would get to know each other through sports at the different schools, etc.
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