This collection consists of one journal containing brief descriptions of Sacramento High School student misbehavior (1910-1916)
and correspondence between Principal Herbert O. Williams, Superintendent Charles C. Hughes, and parents and students.
Sacramento High School was founded in 1856, making it the second-oldest American high school west of the Mississippi. By
the mid-1910s, the student body had grown to fill the thirty classrooms in the school's new building at Eighteenth and K Streets.
Superintendent Charles C. Hughes was hired to helm the expanding city school district in 1912, and he instituted many changes
with the goal of eliminating the need for home study. Hughes also introduced expansive vocational education into the schools,
and in 1916, he proposed the creation of Sacramento Junior College. At Sacramento High School, Principal Herbert O. Williams
led the students to record academic performance through emphasis on efficiency in managing the facilities, staff and teaching
at his school. In 1913, he supported a move by students to keep order themselves through student patrols at recess and a
court to address misbehavior.