The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923 Page: 9
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The Public Schools of Mineral Wells
Mineral Wells is not only famous for her Mineral Waters, but
i: for her public schools as well. At present the little city is the proud
possessor of five public schools. They are: The High School, West
Ward, East Ward, Kidwell Heights and Barber School.
The first building that was erected in Mineral Wells was the
old rock school building which is situated between the West Ward and
High School Buildings. In this rock building many of our prominent
citizens of Mineral Wells today, recieved their early education. Some
time later West Ward building was constructed.
It was not so very long after the West Ward building was com-
pleted until the people began to realize that there was a demand for a
High School. The people then built a High School (which is now
called East Ward) which they thought would be sufficient room for the
chrildren for years afterward. Perhaps the citizens of this little city
did not fully realize the intrinsic value of the mineral water or they
would have known that this new high school building would not hold
the many students which were coming to Mineral Wells.
Not very long afterward the Kidwell Heights School was built.
The population of Mineral Wells had grown so much that it was
necessary for another High School to be built because there was n( t
room enough to take care of all the children. This time the citizens
thought they would erect a building which would be sufficient room
for the students for ten years. The faculty of the high school at East
Ward was then transferred to the new building, and the older build-
ing was used as a ward school.
In 1920, 7 years after the completion of the high school building,
Barber School was built. The pupils of that school are truly proud
of the new building and they show their appreciation by I ringir g
home the "bacon" from almost every contest in which they have
We are very proud of our schools and we think we have the
best group of schools in the state of Texas. At present the high
school building does not have sufficient room to take care of so many
pupils as they should have, but we are looking forward to a new high
school building in the very near future. When the high school that
we now h ive was built the citizens said that it would meet the de-
mands of the students for ten years and now that time is almost up.
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Mineral Wells High School (Mineral Wells, Tex.). The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1923, yearbook, 1923; Mineral Wells, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth299182/m1/18/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Mineral Wells Heritage Association.