• Note: Much of the history of the Richmond Public Schools was recorded in the context of a segregated society, and the reader should readily discern between pre- and post-desegregation observations. The terms "black," "colored," "Negro," and "white" in this booklet should not be considered offensive as they have been used according to the custom of the particular period. Since 1962, the division has omitted such racial designations from its reports and publications.

  • *According to Superintendent Chandler's 1914-15 annual report, "On November 5, 1914, by an annexation decree of the Circuit Court of Henrico county, about 16 square miles of territory was annexed to the City of Richmond. This annexation was made partly from the county of Henrico on the north side of the James, and partly from the county of Chesterfield on the south side