This day in Mohawk Valley history: January 30, 1930
The Cobleskill Index., January 30, 1930, Cobleskill, Schoharie County, New York
RECORD NUMBER OF STUDENTS ATTENDING SCHOOL HERE NOW
Registration In Grade And High Schools Of Village Reaches New Mark Of 830–330 Now Attend Classes In High School Of Whom Approximately 200 Are Non-Residents—500 Pupils Enrolled In Grade School For Second Semester.
With the opening of the second term on Monday, registration in the Cobleskill High and Elementary Schools reached a record mark, there now being 830 students in the two public schools, 66 greater than a year ago at this time when there was the record number of 764. It is expected that the present registration will be increased to a small extent as the second semester’s studies get under way.
Twenty-six new students were enrolled in the high school here this week, making a total of 330 in that department, a new record, while in the grade school there are now enrolled 500 pupils as compared with 310 in the high school and 454 in the grade school a year ago. When the new school year began last fall the registration the first week in the two departments totaled 782 of which 281 were in the high school and 501 in the grades.
Of the record number of 330 in the Cobleskill High School now, approximately 200 are non-resident pupils. A large number of classes in the high school now have at least thirty or more students and the high school building is nearly taxed to its capacity and faces congestion and overcrowding of the pupils.
Next year it is believed registration in the public schools will nearly reach the 900 mark.