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To His E.ccellency, Buren R. SHERMAN, Governor of Iowa:

SiR-Agreeable to chapter 159 of the Code, as amended by section 2, chapter 175, of the Nineteenth General Assembly, I have the honor to submit to you, the report of the Department of Public Instruction, for the biennial term ending June 30, 1883.

J. W. AKERS, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

TWENTY-FIRST REGULAR REPORT

OF THE

Superintendent of Public Instruction.

1881-2.

HERETOFORE the report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has been transmitted to the General Assembly, upon the second day of each regular session, and covered a biennial period ending September 30th.

As no corresponding change was made in the law relating to reports of county officers to this department, the statistics of this report will be understood to close September 30, 1882. Your attention is first directed to a summary of statistics collated from reports of district secretaries and treasurers; also from reports of county superintendents, together with tabulated statements showing the growth of our school system from the year 1847 to the present time.

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Graded
Whole number.
Average duration, months.

10,457

494
10,951

7.35

10.590

498
11,088

7.40

10,741

503
11,24

7.40

10,751

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SCHOLARS.

1879.

1880.

1881.

1882.

Between the ages of five and twenty-one years, males.
Between the ages of five and twenty-one years, females.
Total number.
Enrolled in public schools
Total average attendance.
Percentage of enrollment on total enumeration.
Percentage of attendance upon enrollment
Percentage of attendance upon enumeration.
Average cost of tuition per month.

SCHOOL-HOUSES.

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701
250
249

237
72
67

73
10,791

11,037 11,221 $ 9,066,145 $ 9,243,243 $ 9,533,493

10,306

684
247

48
11,285
9,949,243

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