Irving School Class Photos - 1912-1950

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Irving's origianl schoolOld Red built in 1913Irving High School, 1936 School grounds, 1909-1948

Shown in this display is a sample of  the Irving School class photos housed in the Irving Archives. This exhibit consists of 74 images from between the years 1912-1950.  The Irving Archives holds more than 1,000 class photos from the past 100 years of education in the Irving Independent School District.  Most of the photos were donated to the Archives by individuals.  A few were donated by particular schools.

The Irving Independent School District (IISD) was established in 1909.  The district's first school building was a two-story wooden structure that had originally been the school building of the Lively Common School District.  In 1913, the IISD constructed a three-story brick school building adjacent to the old wooden building. The wooden building was sold and the lumber carted off. From 1909-1948, all of Irving's schools were located on a five-acre campus bounded by Second Street to the north, Jefferson Street to the west, Fourth Street to the south, and Delaware Street to the east. A separate high school building was built next to the red brick building about 1930. In 1936, a new high school building opened on the south end of the campus, and the 1930 building became the junior high school. In 1948, high school students began attending school at a new high school building located a few blocks from the main campus. This was the first school building not located on the original campus area.  An elementary school remained open on the original campus site until 1961.

Also among the Irving Archives school class photos are pictures of the student bodies from some of the common school district schools in the area that pre-dated the founding and growth of the city of Irving. These include the Elm School, Estelle School, Union Bower School, Sowers School, and Sowers School #2 (Bear Creek).

Please contact the Archives for futher information on class photos held in the collections.

 Student body, 1912
Student Body, 1912

 Senior cards, 1923-24
Senior Class
name cards,

Senior Class, 1916
Senior Class, 1916 

 Third grade, 1920
Third grade, 1920

 Fifth grade, 1922-23
Fifth grade, 1922-23

 6th grade, 1922-23
Sixth grade, 1922-23

 grade unknown, 1922
Fifth grade,
1922 or 1924

 6th grade, 1923-24
Sixth grade, 1923-24

 2nd grade, 1923
Second grade, 1923

 3rd grade, 1923
Third grade, 1923

 9th grade, 1923
Freshmen, 1923

 5th grade, 1924
Fifth grade, 1924

 Seniors, 1925-26
Seniors, 1925-26

 grade unknown, 1925
Grade unknown, 1925

 Seniors, 1925
Seniors, 1925

 7th grade, 1926-27
Seventh grade,

 Seniors, 1927-28
Seniors girls, 1927-28

 Student body, 1929
Student body, 1929

 IHS seniors, 1929
Seniors, 1929

 Juniors, 1930
Juniors, 1930

 grade unknown, 1930-31
Grade unknown,

 1st grade, 1921 or 1922
First grade,
1931 or 1932

 3rd grade, 1932-33
Third grade, 1932-33

10th grade, 1932-33
Sophomores, 1932-33

1st grade, 1933
First grade, 1933

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