Wilson Elementary School
W. 911-25th Avenue
In 1922, two small wood frame portables served first and second-grade classrooms in a location at 19th Avenue and Jefferson Street; a third portable was added in 1925 for third graders. In 1926, the portables were replaced by then newly built Woodrow Wilson School, located at 25th Avenue and Lincoln Street. Named after Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of the United States, the school building was clad with golden-hued bricks and embellished with decorative blue-colored terra cotta inlay. Wilson School was described in a Spokane newspaper as “the most modern grade school building in the city and equal to any built anywhere.” In January 1927, elementary school pupils helped carry school books up the hill from 19th Avenue to 25th Avenue to their new school. The building held six classrooms, a library, an auditorium, principal’s office, and an emergency room. The school grew and by 1940, more than 400 students were in attendance in grades one through eight. In 1941, a five-classroom east wing was built on the school. In 1961, a multipurpose/gymnasium wing was added on the west end of the school. Lewis & Clark High School accepted students from Wilson School, many of those students graduating from LC 1968.
1956-1957 1st Grade #11 -Miss Burdette (then Mrs. Dikes)
Top Row: Steve Balch, Brad Bell, Rick Follette, Jeff Lambert, Jim Stejer, Richard Robble, Rick Diffley, Rich ??, Miss Burdette.
2nd Row: Tom Brandt, Ron Hannes, Bob Phillips, Sally Carter, Angelica Marceniak, Bruce Levitch, John Elmer, ___, Bob Baxley. 1st Row: Shirley Coates, Connie Jarvis, Robin Corte, Jackie ??, Marin Peterson, Betsy Husom, Kathleen Mullen, Janice Hemmingway.
1956-1957 1st Grade #1 -Mrs. Aston
1957-1958 2nd Grade -Mrs. Thiele
Top Row: Jim Bartholomew, Brad Bell, Jim Stejer, Rick Follette, Dan Moffitt, Jeff Lambert, Rick Diffley, Van Wood, Steve Balch, Mrs. Thiele.
1958-1959 3rd Grade -Mrs. Miller
Top Row: Brad Bell, Bruce Levitch, Jim Stejer, Dan Moffitt, Rick Follette, Jeff Lambert, John Emery, Rick Diffley, Mrs. Miller.
3rd Row: Connie Jarvis, Linda Scheer, Betsy Husom, Helen Horn, Sally Carter, Shirley Coates, Carolee Dragoo, Janet Hall.
1959-1960 4th Grade Rm 7 -Mrs. Protto
1960-1961 5th Grade Rm 9 -Miss Terry (Mrs. Oberkrome)
Top Row: Mary Martha Gowdy, Linda Scheer, Shirley Coates, Sally Carter, Sandra Ellison, Gwen Pomeroy, Rose LeClerc, Betsy Husom, Miss Terry (Mrs. Oberkrome -married name).
1960-1961 5th Grade Rm 10 -Mrs. Burke
2nd Row: Connie Moore, Karen Eskeberg, Bryan Parson, Gary James, Rick Scammel, Scott Simpson, Bob Phillips, John Reeves, Bob Baxley, Tom Poehler.
1961-1962 6th Grade Rm 11 -Mr. Cook
Top Row: Mr. Cook, Elizabeth Clark, Janet Hall, Marcella Pitts, Linda Scheer, Jean Davis, Cherly Hoppe, ??, Carolee Dragoo, Ellen Keiser.