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At the close of the school year, 1898, the number of these schools which reported to the bureau of education was twenty-nine, which had 259 instructors in the regular school department, 180 in the industrial department, and 610 in caring for inmates.
The total number of pupils reported was 9,232, and of these 1,749 were receiving instruction in music and 943 were taking the kindergarten course.
There were nineteen State public schools for this class of defectives, which reported 904 instructors in all the branches, and 8,866 pupils.
The State institutions had grounds and buildings valued at $4,922,537, and the expenditures of the year were $1,414,451. There were ten private institutions with 161 instructors in all departments and 366 pupils.