Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dropmore School No. 1558 (Dropmore, RM of Riding Mountain West)

The Dropmore School District was organized formally in February 1911 and a school operated on the northwest quarter of 26-23-29 west of the Principal Meridian in what is now the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. In 1952, the original building was replaced by the present structure. It closed in June 1968, after which students were bused to Roblin. A commemorative sign stands near the former school building.

Among the teachers of Dropmore School were Keith Smith (1931-?) and Clifford Charles Wood (?-?).

The original Dropmore School

The original Dropmore School (no date) by H. L. Albright
Source: Archives of Manitoba, School Inspectors Photographs,
GR8461, A0233, C131-2, page 139.

Dropmore School commemorative sign

Dropmore School commemorative sign (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

The former Dropmore School building

The former Dropmore School building (June 2012)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.01802, W101.44508
denoted by symbol on the map above


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.

Then and Now: Dropmore, Castleavery, Grainsby, Rochedale by Betty Bauereiss, 1995. [Manitoba Legislative Library, F5648.S44 Bau]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 August 2023

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