Historic Sites of Manitoba: McDavid School No. 1234 (RM of Springfield)

The McDavid School District was organized in March 1903 and a one-classroom schoolhouse operated at NE34-10-6E in the Rural Municipality of Springfield, on land donated by Stewart Cook. Its name was alleged to be based on a combination of names for two of the first three trustees: Stewart Cook, David Galloway, and William McCotter.

In 1949, the school was moved three-quarters of a mile west of Anola and a two-classroom building was constructed in 1954. The McDavid district was dissolved in 1965 and its catchment area became part of the Anola Consolidated School District. The buildings for Anola School and Uppingham School were brought to the McDavid site where they operated until 1968 when the Anola Elementary School opened. The area is now part of the Transcona-Springfield School Division.

Among the teachers of McDavid School was Miss B. Ferguson (1903).

McDavid School

McDavid School (no date) by R. Goulet
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 82.

The buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School at the site of McDavid School

The buildings for McDavid School (left), Anola School (centre), and Uppingham School at the site of McDavid School (1968)
Source: Archives of Manitoba, Architectural Survey, Anola.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.88489, W96.68380
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Anola School No. 1602 / Anola Fellowship Chapel (RM of Springfield)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Uppingham School No. 1428 (RM of Springfield)


Dugald East topographic map, 62H/15, Edition 2, Series A743 [Archives of Manitoba].

Springfield: 1st Rural Municipality in Manitoba, 1873-1973 by Dugald Women's Institute, 1974, page 204.

One Hundred Years in the History of the Rural Schools of Manitoba: Their Formation, Reorganization and Dissolution (1871-1971) by Mary B. Perfect, MEd thesis, University of Manitoba, April 1978.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 August 2023

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