"School Titles Moving"

I'm in the process of removing the Shasta County Schools category and blending them in with the locations in the Shasta County Category. If you don't find the school name you are looking for here, check the regular Shasta County Listings. Thanks!


Cayton Valley & Fremont Schools

1879 May 6, Cayton Valley School established.

Cayton Valley School & Fremont SchoolPer the notes of Clarence Bosworth: "School had been established. A log building in the lower end of the valley was replaced by a frame building farther north on the west side. Here, Carrie Bosworth taught, also a sister-in-law of John Snell's, Etta Crews. This building was destroyed by fire and a school was established half way down the hill toward the Pit River and the crossing at Peck's Bridge."

"These were summer schools. Teachers were Sadie Hays, Ella P. Braden, Augusta Marsh, Mrs. Hudspeth, Laura Greer and a number of others."

"The school district was divided in 1909, and a nice school house was built near the Pit River. Because the stamped school books were moved there, it became the Cayton Valley School. The north half was named Fremont, established on the west side of the valley on the road. Thirteen pupils were enrolled with Sophronia Brown the teacher."

"A huge bell in the Fremont school was rung promptly at 8:30 in the morning by one of the older pupils who worked as janitor, and the sound could be heard all over the valley. This was a winter school."~

"There have been six different sites of the Cayton School. The first was one quite near the present turn-off to Cayton [from State Highway 89]. It burned and was rebuilt on the opposite side of the road. Another school at the edge of what is now Lake Britton, between Cayton and Clark Creeks. There were so many settlers from Missouri in Cayton that the school was nicknamed "Missouri College." The attendance became so large that another school named Fremont was started in upper Cayton. The school continued there until the P.G. & E. started to build the No. 3 Powerhouse. At that time a school was built at Clark Creek and was more centrally located. That school continued there until about 1940 and it lapsed due to lack of pupils. Albion School was moved to its present location about 1925 and it lapsed about the same time the Cayton School was closed. Then in 1944 the Cayton and Albion districts agreed to consolidate in order to have enough children to open one school. The consolidation was made and the school was called Albion."-  Undated paper [abt 1967] by Ellen Podbielski from listening to Elsie Bosworth [of Cayton Valley] and with Mrs. Myrna Hewett as a Resource Person.~

Per the notes of Bertha Felch Stevenson Maynard:  "Cayton Valley School established 6 May 1879. On 10 November 1908, the district split. The part left in the original Cayton Valley was called Fremont, and the part left near the river was Cayton Valley School. Archie Weaver taught here. Mrs. Pearl Doney taught for some years, also Effie Alwardt (Rhoades)."

1886 September 18, Shasta Courier - Superintendent Visit - Cayton Valley: Primary enrollment, 17; C.E. Schoonover, teacher. Mr. Schoonover is a young teacher, this being his first term, but earnest and enthusiastic and will no doubt do well. The house is new and fairly furnished. N.C. Bosworth, clerk.~

1891 August 8, Shasta Courier - Teachers Appointed - Amanda Simmons, Cayton Valley.~

1893 February 25, Shasta Courier - Summer Schools Contacted Teachers - Florence Hays, Cayton Valley School.~

1895 August 10, Shasta Courier - Carrie Bosworth was assigned as teacher for the coming term at Cayton Valley School.~

1895 August 19, San Francisco Chronicle -Shasta County Teachers, Cayton Valley School:  Ackie Sheridan.~

1895 November 23Shasta Courier- The school at Cayton Valley, valued at $500., was destroyed by fire last week.~

1897 September 11Shasta Courier - Teacher List - Cayton Valley:  Carrie Bosworth.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California - Shasta's List of School Teachers - Cayton Valley:  Mrs. R.B. Hays.~

1900 - Teacher:  Miss Abbie B. Latham. Students:  Etta, Pearl and Lee Cramer; Leila and Harold Snell; Hattie and Roy Houston; Ella House; Paul, Perry and Charlie Opdyke; Ellen and Nellie Bosworth.~

1903 - Pauline Jackson, Augusta Marsh, Teachers.~

1904 - Augusta Marsh, Abbie P. Wright, Teachers.~

1905 - Sara Hennigan, M. Hudspeth, Teachers,.~

1906 - Mrs. L. Kirk (Gussie Kelly), Harriett Davis, Teachers.~

1908 November 10, Fremont School established.

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union, Teachers Appointed - Effie Allwardt, Cayton Valley and Leila C. Snell, Fremont.~

1941 - Nell Erickson, Teacher.~

1941 - Clerk, S.S. Summers.~




Cedar Creek School

1881 November 10, Original Montgomery Creek School established and the name changed to Cedar Creek School on this date. Later, on 1887 March 7, another Montgomery Creek School was established from the name change of Hatchet Creek School which was established 1878 May 8.

1883 April 7, Shasta Courier - Miss Cora B. Smith [Teacher] will take her departure for Cedar Creek soon.~

1883 September 29, Shasta Courier, School Notes - From the Cedar Creek Grammar School. Enrolled, 25; present, 20. Well-supplied with apparatus. Miss C.V. Smith, Teacher, educational diploma. Salary $65.00. John Calkins, clerk.~

1892 August 6, Free Press, Redding, California - Miss Anna Madden is finishing the Cedar Creek school, commenced by Miss Rice.~

1895 August 19, San Francisco Chronicle - Shasta County Teachers - Cedar Creek School:  F.R. Love.~

1899 April 13, Searchlight, Redding, California - Prof. A.H. White will teach Cedar Creek School at Round Mountain during summer months and will leave for there today.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California - Shasta's List of School Teachers - Cedar Creek:  A.H. White.~

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union - Teachers Appointed - Lottie Sutton.~

1944 August 22, Sacramento Bee - September 5th was set as the date for sale of 10 Cedar Creek school distirct bonds amountaing to $4000. Bids will be opened that day at 2 PM. the bonds, each of $400. denomination, were voted at election August 11th.~


Cedar Grove School

1896 March 25, Cedar Grove School established.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California, Shasta's List of School Teachers - Cedar Grove:  Ethel McGrew.~

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union - Teachers Appointed - Louise M. Bill.~


Central School

1878 May 11, Established. (Near Anderson and Oak Knoll)~

1878 August 7, Rescinded.~


Central School

Not the same as near Anderson-Oak Knoll. This Central School was located in Northeastern Shasta County.

1880 May 5, Established.~


Clear Creek School

1854, Established. Also, 12 May 1879.

1879 May 12, Re-established as Clear Creek from Bells.

1881 July 23, Shasta Courier, List of School district Clerks - Clear Creek, J.W. Forester of Redding.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California, Shasta's List of School Teachers, Clear Creek:  Maude Anderson.~

1899 December 10, Searchlight, Redding, California - Miss Maude Anderson, teacher of the Clear Creek school, left Satuday for her home in Anderson to spend Sunday after visiting Redding the previous evening.~

1903 - Clara Hufford, Nora Ashfield, Teachers.~

1904 July 15, Weekly Searchlight, Redding, California - The county superintendent has not yet received official notice of the fact, but it is believed that Miss Hannah Ducray has been chosen as the teacher of the Clear Creek School.~

1905 - Nora Ashfield, Teacher.~

1906 - Mrs. Alice Tracie, Teacher.~

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union - Teachers Appointed - Mattie L. Bidwell.~



Clover Creek School

  1. 1858 August 5, Clover Creek School established.~

1870 May 14, Shasta Courier, Shasta, California - Board of Supervisors - Ordered that the petition of citizens of Millville and Clover Creek School Dist. for change so as to throw South Cow Creek Valley into Clover Creek District, by commencing near the Township line where it crosses Old Cow Creek, thence running south to Bear Creek, thence up Bear Creek to the head of said creek, be granted, and the change is hereby made.~

1895 August 19, San Francisco Chronicle, Shasta County Teachers - Clover Creek School:  Carrie Greer.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California - Shasta's List of School Teachers- Clover Creek:  Ella Martin.~

1908 - Mrs. A. Leschinsky, Teacher.

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union, Teachers Appointed - Mrs. A. Leschinsky.~

1923 July 29, Searchlight, Redding, California - TEACHER IN CLOVER CREEK - Mrs. Martha Tucker has been engaged to teach the school in Clover Creek. She lives in Whitmore.~


Columbia School

1885 July 6, Organized. Located east of Redding on Old Alturas Road.

1895 August 19, San Francisco Chronicle - Shasta County Teachers - Columbia School:  Marion Madsen.~

1899 August 12, Searchlight, Redding, California - Shasta's List of School Teachers - Columbia:  Mrs. A. P. Wright.~

1899 December 10, Searchlight - Miss A.P. Wright, teacher of the Columbia district school located just this side of A. Spiegel's place in the Poverty Ridge region, paid Redding a visit Saturday.~

1903-1904 - Kenneth Ferguson, Teacher.~

1905 - Abby Wright, Louella Noonan, Teachers~

1906 - Katie J. Joseph, Teacher~

1911 July 8, Sacramento Union - Teachers Appointed - Josie Mullen.~

1923 March 25, Searchlight, Redding, California - Miss Marie Mahon, teacher of the school in Columbia district, was a shopper at the Redding stores Saturday.~

1923 March 30, Searchlight, Redding, California - Miss Marie H. Mahon, teacher in Columbia school district out toward Bella Vista, left this city Thursday evening for her home in Castella where she will remain until Sunday. The school election gave her an extra holiday for the week end.~

1941 - Etta Larkin, Teacher.~

1941 - Clerk - E.H. Leighton~




1881 July 23, Shasta Courier - List of School District Clerks - Cottonwood, H.H. Shuffleton of Gas Point.~

1899 June 28, Searchlight, Redding, California - Miss Gertrude McNamar, teacher of the primary department at Cottonwood, drove to Redding Monday on business.~

1911 May 23, Sacramento Bee - Cottonwood, Shasta County - The School Trustees have elected the following teachers for the ensuing year:  Principal, Miss Carita E. Miles (re-elected); Intermediate, Miss Hattie McCampbell of Copper City; Primary, Miss Myra E. Giles of Balls Ferry.~

1917 May 27, San Francisco Chronicle - Fred Bongers, a storekeeper of Bella Vista, and Miss Alma Love, principal of the Cottonwood schools, were married in Sacramento last Friday. They returned to Bella Vista Monday evening.~