Dallas: “Outstanding Education Center” – approx. 1943

Dallas: “Outstanding Education Center” – approx.  1943
Dallas: “Outstanding Education Center” – approx.  1943

education_so-this-is-dallas_lone-star-annex_ca-1943_photosFive hotspots for education…

by Paula Bosse

From So this is Dallasa publication intended to attract new residents to the city by presenting key aspects of what makes it worth the time to pack your bags and move NOW. This is the page that focused on education.

Dallas… Outstanding Educational Center

Early in its history Dallas set a high standard for its schools, and so well has it maintained these standards that it stands high among the cities of the nation in the educational advantages it affords to the children of its people and those of its environs. states.

From kindergartens for young children to great universities and colleges for those seeking higher degrees of learning, Dallas can provide any specialized or general education that the young citizen may require.

There are 62 elementary schools, 8 high schools, and 4 middle schools in the Dallas public school system and the surrounding residential cities. Several new secondary schools are planned, and new primary schools are organized as quickly as necessary.

The public schools also offer evening courses for adult education, and vocational training for adults or those of school age who prefer the specialized fields.

In higher learning, there are Southern Methodist University, medical and dental schools at Baylor University, Miss Hockaday’s School for Girls, and Terrill School for Boys. Several well-ranked business schools offer training in business administration, and there are dozens of renowned schools of music, art, dance, drama, crafts and trades. Just a few miles west, at Arlington, is the state’s great school, North Texas Agricultural College.


North Dallas High School:

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Southern Methodist University:


Woodrow Wilson High School:


The Terrill School for Boys:


Miss Hockaday’s School for Girls:



Why not post lists of schools from the 1943 Dallas directory? First, Dallas Public Schools (White):


Dallas Public Schools (Black):


Dallas Private Schools:


Dallas schools, colleges, academies and oddities:





And many business schools…


Sources and notes

Pictures and text from So this is Dallas, published around 1943 by The Welcome Wagon, with pictures by Parker-Griffith; courtesy of the Lone Star Library Annex Facebook page.

See other Flashback Dallas posts with bits from this booster publication (circa 1943 and 1946) here.



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