Schoolhouses had only one or two windows and one door. Some schools had two doors- separate entrances for the boys and girls to enter through.
The teacher's desk was located at the front of the room, facing the students.
There was no bathroom or running water in the schoolhouse. Students used the outhouse if they had to use the bathroom.
Students sat at small wooden desks or on benches. The boys sat on one side of the room and the girls sat on the other.
Schoolhouses were heated by one stove. Students were responsible for keeping the fire going.
The schoolhouse was only one room. The teacher taught all grades in that one room. Younger students sat near the front while older students sat near the back of the schoolhouse
The teacher wrote lessons on a slate board.