|Tunica, Mississippi, (Tunica County)
|Type||Private School, high school|
|Number of students||234 (2014)|
|Team name||Blue Devils|
Tunica Academy is an accredited member of the Mississippi Private School Association.
The school was originally established by white parents in 1964 by the name Tunica Institute of Learning as a segregation academy in response to the court ordered desegregation of Tunica public schools. The name was later changed to Tunica Academy. The first class to graduate was the class of 1970.
As of 2010[update] 97% of the students were white. This differed from Tunica's public high school, Rosa Fort High School, where 98% were black. In 2014 there were 16 African-American students out of a total student population of 234, or 7%, while the Tunica Public Schools student body was 97% African-American.
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- "Welcome to Tunica Academy." Tunica Academy. Retrieved on March 2, 2011. "584 Academy Drive — Tunica, MS 38676"
- "History of Tunica Academy". TunicaAcademy.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Herbert, Bob (16 May 1999). "In America; Haunted by Segregation". New York Times. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Dellinger, Matt. Interstate 69: The Unfinished History of the Last Great American Highway. Simon and Schuster, August 24, 2010. ISBN 143917573X, 9781439175736. p. 147.
- "Tunica Academy". Retrieved 3 August 2016.
- Harlan, Chico (11 July 2015). "An opportunity gamed away For a county in the Deep South that reaped millions from casino business, poverty is still its spin of the wheel". Washington Post. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
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