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BIA EDUCATION RESEARCH BULLETIN, YEAR 1973

BIA'S SCHOOL POPULATION

FY 1972
Alice Hildebrand

Bureau officials and tribal groups must make many decisions each year concerning the sprawling BIA educational system with its multitudinous problems, covering 218 schools and dormitories in 17 states as noted hereafter:

BIA School Enrollment FY 1972*

Type of School Number of Schools Enrollment
Boarding Schools
78
36,407
Day Schools
119
17,258
Hospital Schools
2
117
Bordertown Dormitories
19
4,025
Totals
218
53,782

Congressional personnel and various governmental groups also conduct hearings and make periodic inquiries, surveys, and demands of BIA school operations in light of budget requests and justifications. Many Indian groups and non-Indian people likewise seek answers to myriad problems in Indian education.

Thus, it is necessary to have much detailed information available concerning many aspects of Indian education programs, if we are to improve them and obtain maximum benefits from our expenditures. The kinds of data needed are only available through efforts expended by the education research function and other related activities.

Each fiscal year a bulletin entitled Statistics Concerning Indian Education is compiled by Alice S. Hildebrand and printed at Haskell Indian Junior College, Lawrence, Kansas. It contains much detailed data related to school locations, types and levels of schools, BIA school enrollment, tribes represented, summer programs, public and mission school enrollments, etc. The following data were obtained from the office of Mrs. Hildebrand.

Editor’s Note: Of course, 2007, Ms Hildebrand has long since retired from BIA and her office no longer exists.

BIA SCHOOLS OPERATED IN 17 STATES

STATE
TYPE OF SCHOOL
  BOARDING DAY HOSPITAL DORM TOTAL
1. Alaska
2
53

 

4
59
2. Arizona
30
17
47
3. California
1
1
4. Colorado
1
1
5. Florida
1
1
6. Kansas
1
1
7. Louisiana
1
1
8. Mississippi
3
3
6
9. Montana
1
1
10. Oklahoma
6
4
10
11. Oregon
1
1
12. New Mexico
23
19
1
7
50
13. Nevada
1
1
14. North Carolina
1
1
15. North Dakota
2
6
8
16. South Dakota
4
18
1
1
24
17. Utah
3
1
4
Totals
78
119
2
19
218

 

 

 


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