Iuka Normal Institute

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Iuka Normal Institute (also called Iuka Normal School) was a normal school founded in Iuka, Mississippi in 1882, reportedly the first normal school built south of the Mason–Dixon line.[1] It operated as a day school and boarding school, offering classes from first to tenth grades. In 1892, graduates of their tenth grade were deemed qualified to serve as principals of high schools.[2] It ceased operation in 1902.[3]


  1. ^ Federal Writers' Project, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration. Mississippi, a guide to the Magnolia State. New York:Viking, 1938. p. 443
  2. ^ Biennial Report of the State Superintendent of Public Education to the Legislature of Mississippi for the Scholastic Years 1889-'90 and 1890-'91. Jackson, MS: Power & McNeily, State Printers, 1892; p. 329.
  3. ^ Mississippi State Department of Archives & History. "Iuka Normal Historical Marker". Retrieved August 18, 2009.