1. Is there an indoor yard?
a. Is the area adequate or inadequate? b. Is the floor wood, cement, or dirt? c. Is the heat adequate or deficient? d. Is the ventilation adequate or deficient? e. Is the daylight adequate, deficient, or almost lacking? f. Is there equipment for light gymnastics and games? g. Is it used out of school hours; by special classes, athletic teams, etc., or by pupils generally?
2. Is there an outdoor yard?
a. Is the area ample or inadequate? b. Is the area mainly occupied by toilets? c. Is the daylight sufficient or deficient? d. For how many hours does the sun reach it? e. Is it equipped for games? f. How much larger ought it to be? g. Is it used out of school hours; by special classes, athletic teams, etc., or by pupils generally?
3. Is there a gymnasium?
a. Is it large enough? b. Is it used for a gymnasium? c. Is it cut up into class rooms? d. Is it used out of school hours; by special classes, athletic teams, etc., or by pupils generally?
4. Is there a roof playground?
a. Is there open ventilation? b. Is it used in the daytime? c. Is it used at night? d. Is it used during the summer? e. Is it monopolized by the larger children? f. Is it used out of school hours; by special classes, athletic teams, etc., or by pupils generally?
5. Are washing facilities adequate?
a. How many pupils per washbasin? b. Are there individual towels? c. Have eye troubles been spread by roller towels? d. Are only clean towels permitted? e. Are there bathing facilities; are these adequate? f. Are swimming pools used for games, contests, etc.? g. Are bathing facilities used out of school hours? h. Who is responsible for cleanliness of towels, washbasins, and swimming pools? i. How often is water changed in swimming pool, or is it constantly changing?
6. Is adequate provision made for clean drinking water?
a. Are sanitary fountains used that prevent contamination of faucet or water? b. How often are cups or faucets cleaned?
7. Is provision made for airing outer clothing?
a. Are children permitted to pile their clothing in the class room? b. Are there hooks for each child? c. Are lockers provided with wire netting to permit ventilation? d. Are lockers or hooks in the halls or in the basement? e. Have you ever thought of the disciplinary and social value of cheap coat hangers to prevent wrinkling and tearing?
An Attempt To Overcome The Disadvantages Of Congestion&Mdash;A Boys' High School, New York City