This Day In History: 1909-02-25
Professor Louis Bevier of Rutgers University visited Ramsey High School and was so impressed with the quality of the work there that he recommends that it be listed among the 94 full four year High Schools classed as “Approved High Schools”. Two conditions were attached to the recommendation 1) that no pupil be graduated without four full years of High School work 2) that chemistry be added to the curriculum. The new title carries with it higher state aid, enough to pay for the added staff requirements when the school went to a four-year program last fall. This move had raised the High School staff to the state minimum of three full-time teachers called for in the requirements. The State pays $400 per high school teacher, twice the normal aid.
The State Superintendent C. J. Baxter informed the local School Board that the State Board of Education had placed Ramsey on the list of Approved High Schools at their meeting of April 6, 1909.