Published in 1979 by the Panola County Historical Commission
The earliest records of Broome School are dated 1883. A deed signed on November 8th of that year sets aside land for a church and school. “We, J.P. McNees and A.W. Carter… in consideration of the interest we have for a church and school, have this day bequeathed unto C.D. Sanford, H.G. Galman and Marion Gentry, Trustees of Wyatt School Community and to their successors… the following tract of land, a part of the Samuel Bowen Survey… containing two acres… for School Purposes.” The document was signed on November 8, 1883 by J.P. McNees and Alex Carter.
Two years later an additional acre was deeded to the school. “I, A.G. Shaw… in consideration of one dollar… have sold… unto County Judge and his successors, one acre of land for the purpose of Public School, as follows: Situated in Panola County, Texas, sixteen miles West from Carthage; it being a part of the Robert Wyatt Homestead Survey, including a house built for school purposes… containing one acre… Signed February 2, 1885, A.G. Shaw.”
Broome was re-defined, along with Brooks School, in September 1913. This school was in the Sugar Hill Community and is sometimes referred to as the Sugar Hill school.
Teachers at the school were Linnie Brooks Waldrop, Fannie McNeece, Sam Jenkins, Miss Kirkley, Bob Jordan, Sudie Lowrie, Betty Lowrie, Jack Hudson and others.
Broome existed as a rural school until 1930 when it was one of the schools which consolidated with Beckville.