The Shiloh Rosenwald School was designed to maximize learning. The teachers who lived in the nearby community were very dedicated and responsible for two grades. Windows faced east and west to maximize daylight and warmth during the winter months. The large wood-burning stove used coal and wood. The School did not have indoor bathrooms, running water or air-conditioning system. An outside well provided drinking water and the outdoor bathrooms or privies were in the rear of the school. A playground in the backyard area had a swing set and space to play softball, hopscotch, horseshoes and jump rope.
Children were never late for School. Students were prepared to compete with students anywhere and reminded that one day they could attend Tuskegee University or even Harvard University. The Blackboard was used to teach the three Rs – reading, writing, and arithmetic plus respect especially for your elders, responsibility and resolve. The piano was played weekly and movies were shown at least monthly for a nominal fee of ten cents. No student regardless of economic well-being was ever left behind. Parents, teachers, and neighbors assumed responsibility for every child in the School.