Slack School

Oshtemo Township

Location: District #8 Fractional – Section 19, northeast corner of KL Avenue and Almena Road.

Kalamazoo County 1890, Published by Wm. C. Sauer. Local History Room

Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1302.

With the start of the 1938-39 school year, 7th and 8th grade students from Slack School transferred to the Mattawan School. The rest of the school closed after the 1945-46 school year, and apparently never reopened.


1925-26 Ruth Rhodes
1927-28 Sylvia Dodson
1929-30 Sylvia Dodson
1930-31 Sarah Walker
1931-32 Bernice Carl
1932-38 Jennie L. Smith
1938-43 Nora Rawlinson
1943-46 Genevieve Brockway



“Slack School to close 2 grades”

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 14 July 1938, page 13, column 7


List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library


Teachers’ and school officers’ directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-52

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)

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