Historic Sites of Manitoba: Hills Green School No. 856 (RM of Ellice-Archie)

Hills Green School District No. 856 was formally established in May 1895 and a 18 foot by 24 foot wood frame school building was erected on the southeast quarter of 24-14-29 west of the Principal Meridian, in the Rural Municipality of Archie. It closed in 1959 and its remaining students went to Rutherglen Consolidated School No. 1297. The district was dissolved in January 1962. As of 1986, the building was standing at NE24-14-29W. A concrete monument, dedicated in July 1983, commemorates the school.

Among the teachers of Hills Green School was Thomas V. Cole.

Hills Green School

Hills Green School (no date) by W. R. Beveridge
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 12.

The former Hills Green School

The former Hills Green School (circa 1986)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Public School Buildings Inventory, slide 35.

The former Hills Green School

The former Hills Green School (July 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Hills Green School commemorative monument

Hills Green School commemorative monument (September 2011)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.19669, W101.31012
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rutherglen Consolidated School No. 1297 (McAuley, RM of Ellice-Archie)


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.

A Study of Public School Buildings in Manitoba by David Butterfield, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Department of Culture, Heritage and Tourism, 1994, 230 pages.

“Search for roots ends at school,” Brandon Sun, 21 September 1998, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 January 2021

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