Here on an scouting trip to New Mexico, I ran into a very good book that describes the early development of education in New Mexico.
Now, Carl School building was already 40 some years old when New Mexico became a state. So much of the development of schools in New Mexico followed the experience of that in more mature states.
Here is the cover of the book, paid $1 for it at a used book sale:
Speaking about old buildings, how do you like this old Presbyterian Church in Taiban, New Mexico?