1897-1898 Bristol is listed in the "Directory of Schools of Jackson County Mo. Common Schools".
Ruth Graham, residence Independence, MO. District Clerk- W. H. Broughton, office in Thayer Building, Kansas City, Mo.
The following information was from the Kansas City Star:
1907- First Principal was Mr. Warrington with three teachers. It is assumed that the old brick section was built during this
period of time.
1908- Principal Clarence Bocher with six teachers and 275 students.
small 8 room red brick country school was annexed to the Kansas City, Mo. school district, November 2, 1911,largely due to
the efforts of Porter Graves and Hale H. Cook. Bristol stood on a plat of ground which extended two hundred feet on Hedges
by 128 feet on 15th Street. The address was Bristol District, #9, R-32.
1912- Principal Mr. Higdon. Additional
ground was added extending the property from Hedges to Northern Boulevard. Estimated value was $15,750.00. Added Manual Training
and Kindergarten- February 15, 1912.
1914- Mr. H. E. Robinson, principal. Outgrowing school and pleading for
more rooms. Now on one half day sessions.
1916- Miss Minnie L. Hooker teaching Principal with 14 teachers.
1920- Miss Minnie L. Hooker, Principal after much controversy. 14 Teachers.
1922- Miss Minnie L. Hooker,
principal. 10 teachers. Domestic Science and Manual Training added two days a week.
1924- Miss Minnie L. Hooker,
principal. New brick building added. Architect was Chas. A. Smith. Built by George Fuller Green Co. Mat-faced brick and cut-stone,
also new playgrounds. Opened Sept. 2, 1924 providing 10 classrooms, gymnasium, cafeteria, auditorium, manual training room,
a fresh air room, office and nurses room. Approximate cost was $260,000.00. J. B. O'Donnell also added Horticulture Gardening
including flowers, gradpes, blackberries and raspberries. A Domestic Service Class was also added.
Mr. G. Dewey Smith
1941-1942 Principal Mr. L. H. Dental
1942-1944 Principal Mr. O. H. Coberly
1944-1949 Principal Mr. Creek
1949-1950 Principal Ms. Nellie Noland- The school became overcrowded and expanded
north into the vacated Baptist Church Builing on the corner of 15th and Northern. There were over 900 students.
Principal Ms. Naomi Newkirk (MY first principal!)
1962-1972 Principal Ms. Edith Stuart (I remember her well!)
1972 Principal Ms. Dorthea Meyern
197? Principal Ms. Edna Mae Whitsitt -Last principal, was living in
Odessa, Missouri in 1997.
1984 SOLD to Investment Builders Inc. & Julian-Andee Const. Co. Then sold to the
U. S. Postal Service.
1986-1987 Demolition began in 1986 and due to asbestos problems demolition was completed