Historic Sites of Manitoba: MacGregor School No. 240 (Fox Street, MacGregor, Municipality of North Norfolk)
A monument, situated in front of the present MacGregor Elementary School, commemorates MacGregor School, formally established in September 1883 with a building erected at NW33-11-10W in 1886. It was replaced by a two-storey brick structure designed by Winnipeg architect Henry Sandham Griffith, constructed in 1903, later enlarged with a two-storey addition, and demolished in 1975. Its bell sits atop a monument in front of the MacGregor Elementary School.
As of 1 January 1965, MacGregor School became part of MacGregor Consolidated School No. 2434, along with several schools in the vicinity, including Beaver Creek School No. 103, Birmingham School No. 2086, Chipping Hill School No. 488, Emmeline School No. 683, Image Creek School No. 712, Macaulay School No. 1159, Path Head School No. 675, Southend School No. 1158, and Squirrel Creek School No. 76.
Construction of MacGregor Collegiate, across the road from MacGregor Elementary School, began in 1956 and was completed in 1957. Senior students moved into the building in November 1957 with an official opening ceremony in January 1958.
Principals (MacGregor School)
Teachers (MacGregor School)
Among the teachers at MacGregor School were Wilfrid B. “Wilf” Book (1938-?), Agnes S. Crickard (1953), John Alfred Hammond, and William J. Grant (c1896).
Principals (MacGregor Collegiate)
Teachers (MacGregor Collegiate)
Photos & Coordinates
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
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.
We thank Nathan Kramer and Tim Pennell for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 13 December 2021