Laurinburg Institute

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Laurinburg Institute
125 McGirts Bridge Road
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
 United States
Coordinates 34°46′59″N 79°27′24″W / 34.783179°N 79.456594°W / 34.783179; -79.456594Coordinates: 34°46′59″N 79°27′24″W / 34.783179°N 79.456594°W / 34.783179; -79.456594
Motto "Deeds, not words"
Established 1904
CEEB code 342176
Head of school F.H. McDuffie, Jr.
Teaching staff 9[1]
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 80
Team name Tigers
Postcard image of Moore Academic Hall at the Laurinburg Institute

Laurinburg Institute is a historic African American preparatory school in Laurinburg, North Carolina, United States. The school was founded in 1904 by Emmanuel Monty and Tinny McDuffie at the request of Booker T. Washington.

The school is particularly noted for its output of highly accomplished alumni as well as a rich basketball tradition, having produced several All-Americans. Its most notable basketball alumni include Sam Jones, NBA Hall of Famer with the Boston Celtics, and Charlie Scott, an All-American at UNC and NBA All-Star.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "School Detail for Laurinburg Institute". National Center for Educational Statistics. 
  2. ^ "Tiny prep school well represented at NCAAs". Associated Press. 2006-04-01. 
  3. ^ Brown, Claude (1980-02-03). "In Love With the Trumpet; Dizzy Author's Query". New York Times. p. BR4. At 16, the future father of bebop entered Laurinburg Institute... In 1935 he left Laurinburg Institute and joined his family at their new home...