Hoover School


Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1266.
Location: (District #6) - Section 16, southwest corner of East Main Street and 30th Street.

Hoover School was named for U.S. President Herbert Hoover. The building, designed by Ernest A. Batterson, was dedicated in November 1930. It was absorbed into the Galesburg-Augusta Community School District no later than 1955. Occupied by McKercher Rehabilitation Center in 1982. Earlier known as Hipp School.


1925-26 Ruth Bowersox

1927-28 Warren Brown

1929-32 Warren Brown and Leah Brown

1932-33 Warren Brown and Mary Crose

1933-34 George Annable and Laura Annable

1934-35 Lawrence Chapman and Laura Annable

1935-36 Lawrence Chapman and Muriel Anderson

1936-37 Lawrence Chapman and Rachel Randall

1937-40 Glenn Jager and Rachel Randall

1940-41 Glenn Jager, Rachel Randall and Marian Knoblock

1941-42 Glenn Jager and Marian Knoblock

1942-44 Mrs. Willo Neeson and Marian Knoblock

1944-48 Mrs. Willo Neeson and Mrs. Marian Brinkert

1948-49 Mrs. Willo Neeson, Mrs. Ruth Hollowell and Barbara Schell

1949-50 Harry Keithly, Mrs. Ruth Hollowell, and Barbara Schell

1951-52 Mrs. Ruth Hollowell, Elmer Nelson and John H. Geary

1952-53 John H. Geary, Ruth Hollowell and Elmer L. Nelson

1953-54 Ruth Hollowell, Betty Hall, and Elmer L. Nelson

1954-55 Henry Smith, Ruth Hollowell and Eva Seelye



List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library


"Hoover School, Comstock, to be dedicated Nov. 7"

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 5 November 1930

Maps and atlases

USGS topographic map for Kalamazoo County, 1918 (Galesburg Quadrangle)

  • History Room map case, left drawer #1
  • Called Hipp School on this map


Teachers' and School Officers' Directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-1955 (title varies)

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)