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Factual Information

Located in the rolling hills of northeast Mississippi, Iuka Elementary School rests in a residential section of a quaint Southern town. Three buildings house students for school activities. The main building is a one-story brick structure that consists of the classrooms, an office area, and the cafeteria. The Commons Building serves as a gymnasium and auditorium with a stage area. One classroom in the basement supplies space for music and computer classes. The Media center features a new library with offices as well as two classrooms. Adjoining the buildings are three playgrounds. A nature trail weaves its way through the wooded area at the back of the playgrounds, and an amphitheater and stage provides places for learning in the outdoors.

IES was established in 1973. It first became SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited in 1980. Currently, 440 students from kindergarten through the fourth grade attend Iuka Elementary School.

IES is blessed with a dedicated, resourceful staff of 35 certified employees. The faculty includes a principal, a counselor, a speech pathologist, a nurse, a librarian, a physical education teacher, a music teacher, a teacher of the gifted, three special education teachers, and 25 regular classroom teachers. Of these certified staff, 17 have bachelor’s degrees, 17 have master’s degrees, and one has a doctorate. Four teachers have attained National Board Certification. Also, serving the student population are 11 assistant teachers four of which have a bachelor’s degree, one secretary, and janitorial staff of two. The pupil-teacher ratio is 14:1.

The teachers at IES provide a challenging and creative curriculum. In addition to teaching the Mississippi Frameworks, opportunities are provided for students to excel in other settings. Fourth grade students may try out for the Honor Choir. Students may participate in the annual spelling bee in February. A Reading Fair is held in November. The Science Fair is held in January. All students participate in the spring Art Festival and the yearly field day in May. Students are actively participating in the Accelerated Reader and STAR Programs. These programs promote reading and will hopefully establish it as a lifelong love and habit. The school has also implemented the individualized math program, Accelerated Math.

Volunteers play a primary role in activities at IES. The Parent/Teacher Association is a good example. The PTA holds monthly meetings. They provide informative speakers and students perform skits, plays, songs, and other entertainment at these meetings. PTA also heads up a fundraiser each year and uses the proceeds in many worthwhile school projects. Members volunteer their time to assist in the classrooms they sponsor the spelling bee, and give trophies to all participants. The PTA is supportive of and encouraging to the faculty in many ways such as hosting appreciation luncheons and providing needed supplies.

A new Boys and Girls Club has been established at the school. Children may stay daily after school to participate in activities as well as receive tutoring from certified teachers.

IES is a great place to learn. It is a place where students are encouraged to excel and do their best.
 

Motto & Beliefs

  • Every individual needs to experience success.
  • Every individual deserves to be treated with respect.
  • Every individual has the right to learn–unencumbered by hunger, lack of basic need, or mental, or sexual abuse from anyone.
  • Every individual has a right to a safe environment that promotes learning regardless of individual differences or disabilities.
  • Every individual deserves to have positive reinforcement and positive communication to promote success.
  • Every individual needs to be responsible for his or her actions.