District #7 School

Photo courtesy of Upton Historical Society

In the early years of formal schooling required by the Commonwealth the legislature set up school districts because of the hardships of travel for students to go to a central school. Upton had nine districts. The schools in these districts were one room and were not graded meaning that regardless of age or learning level all students were taught together.

District #7 encompassed the northeast section taking in Lackey Street., Ridge Road., part of Westborough Road and what is now the Upton state forest area near the CCC Camp. The school was a wood frame building with two front doors probably one for the girls and one for the boys. It was located near the present-day intersection of Westborough Road and Southborough Road.