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Tunica Institute Of Learning

Private | PK-12 | 9 students


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Posted May 7, 2010

I am a graduate of TIL and both of my children go there now. This school went 'down hill' after I graduated, but I feel that it getting back on the right track. I do think that some of the teachers in lower elementary need to be replaced and hopefully the 'new' 'old' headmaster will take care of this problem. At times, I do feel like I have to do too much 'teaching' at home and my child in lower elementary is the one that I am teaching. Overall, this school is trying to get better. I truly hope that all of the budget cuts to public education in Desoto county help bring more students to our school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted March 9, 2010

I am a graduate of TIL, and all three of my children now attend. I love this school and the environment. Each teacher and student know you by name and make you feel important! Our new headmaster is an 'old favorite'. He truly loves this school. The parents here are always stepping up to the plate to do whatever it takes to make our school a success. I would recommend our school to anyone who wants better for their children! (We are now called Tunica Academy.)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 7, 2008

i dont' like it but only because my parents are forcing me to go there, there are only 12 freshmans. it does seem like a better learning environment. more 1 on 1 between the teacher and the pupil. and plus there are many activities to be involved in. the headmaster it very nice, along with the teachers. i think i'll get an excellent education at this school, and i recommend it to future students and/or parents for reference.
—Submitted by a student

Posted November 10, 2006

I am an alumni of TIL and do plan to send my children there. The education I received helped me to get a scholarship to college and the small class size fostered an excellent learning environment. I do agree that the discipline system needs an overhaul, but it will take the support of the parents for that to happen.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted August 22, 2006

TIL has made significant strides to increase the availability and quality of its offerings. A new 3 & 4 year old Pre-k program has been added. Also, after school care has been included for a very modest fee. All of the facilities have been renovated for the fall of 2006. The first Advanced Placement class has been introduced in the high school. I understand that more AP classes will be added each year. If you are looking for a small Christian based education that provides a safe environment for your child, you should atleast consider TIL. My children have excelled at TIL and the individualized attention each child gets is impressive.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 17, 2006

The headmaster of TIL is very disorganized and is sarcastic with his teachers, staff, and students. Little emphasis is placed on academics; most of the emphasis is on athletics. I took my child out of TIL because she was getting only a mediocre education. The buildings are in dire need of renovation and the technology and laboratories are in a very poor state. The library is archaic and does not have up-to-date books. I would never advise anyone to send his or her child to TIL. I was most disappointed by the headmaster; he gives very little support to his teachers when disciplinary problems arise.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 19, 2006

I went to TIL from 2nd grade through graduation. There was nothing in that school to prepare me for a future at college. As far as sports, that place excels but music and art..only if you are in elementary. I would have loved to have taken music classes in high school but they werent even offered.
—Submitted by a former student

Posted June 10, 2005

I have found that TIL is focused primarily around sports and extracurricular activities. I have also found that the quality of academics is severely lacking in what an independent college-preparatory school should have. I think that they concentrate mostly on sports and extracurricular activities, the school will sustain itself. Without a great emphasis on sports and extracurricular activities, the school would fold. The headmaster is not supportive of his teachers. The teaching could stand great improvement too. I would not send my child to this school anymore.
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Posted December 31, 2004

Quality of acedemic programs is lacking in my opinion, no votech classes (no art or music classes in high school either.) for the amount of money it costs to attend, it would be cheaper/more educational to go to a local public school.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 10, 2004

I am a parent of two students at TIL; one is in junior high, and the other is in high shool. TIL has proven to be a wonderful atmosphere for learning. The school has begun offering workshops for the ACT testing. TIL also participates in a gifted program sponsored by Duke University. TIL is not an organization that focuses strictly on sports, although the school's sports teams successfully compete with others in our classification. Also, our PTA is a strong supporter of both teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2004

Tunica Institute of Learning provides a wonderful learning environment for children of all ages. Class sizes are small so that students receive individualized attention and instruction from excellent teachers who love and care about each student.Our elementary school has a resource teacher to provide one on one assistance to students who need extra help. We also have a fantastic Accelerated Reading Program co-ordinator,a music teacher and art teacher.Our high school provides a college prep curriculum including calculus and physics where excellent teachers prepare our students for college.We have a modern computer lab with computers for every student.My oldest daughter scored a 30 on the English portion of her ACT and my middle daughter made a 25 overall on her ACT as a SOPHMORE! 100% of last year's graduating class attended college.Over 50% of our students participate in sports or organizations teaching the value of hard work,teamwork and setting goals.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 13, 2004

I graduated from TIL and now have a 9th grader attending this school. I attended public school for 10 years then attended TIL. I really love the small school atmosphere. The small class size increases the teacher/student one on one time. Being a christian-based school, my child is not only getting a quality education but is also learning about being a good christian and how that carries over into everyday life. I feel blessed to have gone to this school and that my son has the opportunity to attend TIL.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 11, 2004

I do not agree with the review that is on this link. I graduated from this school in 1983 and my husband graduated from there as well. We are sending all three of our children there because we feel it is a wonderful place for our children. The teachers are all a blessing from God. As most people know, small private schools can not compete with the salaries of the public school system. Therefore, it takes a special person to teach at any small school. I feel that our teachers are very well educated and our headmaster does the job that he is paid to do. I am very proud of this school and very pleased with the education that I received as a student. We are successful people in our careers and very involved in our childrens education. We love T.I.L.!
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 46%
Black 8% 50%
Hispanic 8% 3%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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Po Box 966
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