University high school

From the Archivist: Occasional posts related to University history

By Erik Moore

Home of the University High School on campus. Today, the building is home to the Institute on Child Development.
Home of the University High School on campus. Today, the building is home to the Institute on Child Development.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the final graduating class of the University of Minnesota’s University High School. Several graduates are on campus this week as part of their 50th reunion.

Brochure for the University High School.
Brochure for the University High School.

University High School was established at the University of Minnesota by the Board of Regents in 1908. Enrolling students in grades 7-12, the school was a part of the College of Education and served as an on-campus laboratory school, offering a broader educational curriculum than many local high schools. The school had a limited enrollment, keeping class sizes small, but enrollment was open to any student who could demonstrate academic and social excellence. Even though the school had an open enrollment policy, the majority of students at University High were the children of University professors. In 1968, University High School merged with Minneapolis Public School’s Marshall High School. In 1982 Marshall-University High School was closed by the Minneapolis School Board because of budget constraints.

Below are several pages from the 1968 University High School yearbook, Bisbila. To learn more about the University High School, please see the archival collection guide

Cover of the 1968 Bisbila yearbook published by the University High School.
Cover of the 1968 Bisbila yearbook published by the University High School.
Opening inset from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
Opening inset from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
Seniors section from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
Seniors section from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
"Last Graduating Class Breaks Traditions" from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
“Last Graduating Class Breaks Traditions” from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
"The End" from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.
“The End” from the 1968 Bisbila yearbook.

Erik Moore is the University Archivist and Co-Director of the University Digital Conservancy. To learn more about the University of Minnesota Archives, please visit www.lib.umn.edu/uarchives.

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