Spring Grove School started out as a one-room schoolhouse in the 1800s and was later enlarged to two rooms. One entrance was for the girls and the other for the boys where each hung their coats on a peg in the closet.
No photo of the original one-room school is known to exist. This is an entry from the Director's Book for April 23, 1886 - "Directors met at the Cheesefactory and disided (sp.) that we should hier (sp.) Harry Mortimer to teach the shool (sp.) for 3 months at $30 per month..."
In the late 1800s, class sizes ranged from 24 - 34 and the student ages were from as young as 4 to as old as 19. In 1898, the pupils wrote about an almost impassable snowstorm that winter, "we showed some grit to brave (the roads) and report at nine a.m. after the storm...Our school room is warm and quite pleasant, notwithstanding the fact that the walls are falling apart and the stove minus a grate. However if you could peek in each morning at about 7:30 and see Chester make a fire you would cease to wonder at the comfortable atmosphere..." The boys carried the wood in out of the wet snow each day.
In 1959 the School Board purchased 3.5 acres next to the school at $1,500 per acre. On October 28, 1962 the new $145,000 school was formally dedicated. The old two-room school house was torn down but the school bell was saved and displayed in front of the new school. However, one day in the 1970s or 80s it was discovered that someone stole it and it was never recovered...