Union Valley school was originally called "Coon Creek School". It
opened east of Jasper about 1869.
"Coon Creek, Union Valley School, two miles east of Midway (later Jasper City), sub-district No. 1, Township 30,
Range 30, John Weed teacher, wages $40. Here I found a good school, good house, good desks, good blackboard,
plenty of chalk and directors not afraid to have it used. Appearance of pupils good, clean, springhtly and intelligent;
recitations good. Weed is a good teacher. His pupils love him and the district appreciates his labors."
1872 Jasper County School Report by U. B. Webster, Jasper County Superintendent
A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, page 101, pub. 1912, by Joel Thomas Livingston.
Union Valley District
W. H. Rhoads, George F. Bowers and Isaac Hendrlcks, directors; A. R. Haughawout, teacher.
Term of four months began Oct. 28th. District enumeration 72, enrollment over fifteen years of
age, total 46, present 43. Building and furniture second-class. Seating capacity 44. The policy
of the directors has been to pay the best wages and employ the best teachers, and they have
thereby given the district a school that in point of advancement and thoroughness, ranks with
the first district schools of the county. Mr. Haughawout is teaching his fifth term, and is doing good
work, especially with the "little ones" (who are too often neglected) in primary reading and mental
arithmetic. Any teacher not in possession of good methods in primary work would do well to witness
the exercises of this school.
1878 Jasper County School Report by S. A. Underwood
A History of Jasper County, Missouri and Its People, Volume 1, page 106, pub. 1912,
by Joel Thomas Livingston.
The proposition to issue $800 bonds for a new school house which was voted on in the Union Valley
district 2 miles out of town was carried by a vote of 8 to 3. The school house will probably be built
during the summer.
The Jasper News, April 9, 1903
The school board of the Union Valley school distric two miles east of this city have advertized for bids
for the erection of their new school building which was voted on at the last election. The building will
be 24 x 36 feet and the bids will be opened Aug. 5. They expect to have the new building ready for school
The Jasper News, July 30, 1903
The School Board of Union Valley, on District No. 1, Township 30 and Range 30, Jasper County, Mo.,
will sell the old school house to the highest bidder for cash at 2 o'clock p.m. Saturday, October 10, 1903.
Lon L. Fox, Clerk
J. H. Harris, Pres.
The Jasper News, October 8, 1903