Odessa in Ector County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Ector County Public Schools
Earliest public schools in county met in land office, courthouse and church 1890-99. First school building in Odessa at 6th & Texas used 1899-1909. Baker and Judkins districts also had early school buildings. In 1909 new school built at 10th & Lee. Special act of legislature in 1921 consolidated 7 common schools into Ector County Independent School District. Oil boom in 1926 created HS addition to 1909 school in 1927. Pupils increased 209 to 700 in 2 years. New HS completed in 1929 at 10th & Sam Houston, serving to 1947. Used as Odessa and Crockett JHS to 1982. School Admin building used 1948 – present. By 1986 district enrolled over 26,000 students on 35 modern school campuses.
Erected 1986 by Heritage of Odessa Foundation. (Marker Number 3.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1909.
Location. 31° 50.991′ N, 102° 22.471′ W. Marker is in Odessa, Texas, in Ector County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West 8th Street and North Sam Houston Avenue, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Odessa TX 79761, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World's First Championship Jackrabbit Roping (a few steps from this marker); The Jackrabbit (a few steps from this marker); Odessa (a few steps from this marker); The Henderson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Earl George Rodman, Sr. and William Douglas Noel (approx. ¼ mile away); Odessa Petrochemical Complex (approx. ¼ mile away); The Waddell Pecan Tree (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of The Odessa Sanitarium (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Odessa.
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