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schools.Whole No. of different scholars.Average number.Average Attendance.No. of Tardinesses.No. of Dismissions.No. of Days' Absence.No. of Corporal Punishments.
High School70626043224232
Centre Grammar School85686227162105546
Everett Grammar School102817732422514799
Brooks Primary School56443531714876995
Union-street Primary School53443920164903129
Everett Primary School5750467263621081339
Salem-street Primary School464339391101998193
Park-street Primary School504642617273736407
Union-street Alphabet School7259501032751768263
Everett Alphabet School7053471541801267204
Salem-street Alphabet School656049620721798266
Parks-street Alphabet School7258493841031418428
1Brooks Alphabet School26262087161128

total expenses from Feb. 15, 1854, to Feb. 15, 1855.
For salaries of teachers$5,490.64
For repairs and incidental expenses1,031.73


Medford has been famous for its excellent private schools. So early as 1790, Mr. William Woodbridge opened one for young ladies and boys, providing board in his own family for many who came from Boston and other places. He seemed to have discovered, what is now so commonly known, that the surest way of having a select and full school was to ask the highest price. At first he met with some success in teaching, but more in salary, and educated several of the first females of the State.

His academy was kept in the house formerly occupied by Colonel Royal. At one time he had ninety-six girls and forty-two boys. His sister was associated with him, and one male teacher. He had no objection to inflict corporal punishment on females! He was greatly given to wild speculations in trade, and seemed to carry something of this spirit into his schoolroom. He had no system of teaching, and let any

1 This School was kept only two months.

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