Rural School History

Elk Creek - Year?

Photo courtesy Edith Wayland. Black Jack / Shady Grove school 8th grade graduation about 1915.

Back from left: Teacher Orla Harral (Shorty), Florence Sippy, Melvin Jones.

Front row from left: Ronald Pritchett, Goldie Norifalise, Pearl Butts, Rob Wade.

The following school districts consolidated to Cabool R-IV School District

  • Elk Creek
  • Eunice
  • Freely Give
  • Gravel Point
  • Nagle
  • Oak Grove
  • Pea Ridge
  • Pine Flat
  • Mt. Pisgah
  • Pleasant Grove
  • Sargent
  • Shady Grove
  • Simmons
  • Solo
  • Stultz
  • Tyrone
  • Union
  • Ozark
  • Orchard View

In Texas County, the last school was dissolved in a reorganization vote in 1971.

Some students went to other consolidated schools in the area such as Houston depending on where the boundaries of the districts were drawn.

Oak Grove Singing School - Feb. 1911