Crowded conditions at Roger Young School, 1951
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Mitchell. Date: 11-21. Reporter: McDowell. Assignment: Crowded school conditions at Rodger Young School. #61: Students in half of Rodger Young School's 12 kindergarten classes are shown grouped on playground. Size of kindergarten classes has increased 50 percent since last June, putting a number of higher classes on half-day schedules because of lack of school room space. Total kindergarten enrollment is 315. Nearly 150 students shown in this picture. By contrast, 6-A class has only 14 students. #62: Sixth grade teacher Alma Chandler works with her 6-A class, which numbers only 14. The class shares crowded room with 6-B class. #81, 71: Kindergarten teacher Delores Whitehurst reads to her crowded class at Rodger Young School. Kindergarten teacher Delores Whitehurst directs her class in its playtime. Because of vast growth of kindergarten classes, housing crisis is now facing Rodger Young classes. 73: Sixth grade teacher Alma Chandler instructs her class at Rodger Young School. Overcrowded kindergarten classes have forced crowding of these higher classes. 74: 6-B & 6-A class instructor is Alma Chandler".