|1291 Crosby Road
Cleveland, Mississippi 38732
|Principal||Rodney Martin (Jr.-Sr. High)
Regina Pitts (Elementary)
|Faculty||30.5 (on FTE basis)|
|Grades||PK to 12|
|Student to teacher ratio||7.1|
|Color(s)||Royal Blue and White
|Athletics conference||MAIS Div. A District 2|
North Sunflower Academy
The school is accredited by the MAIS.
Bayou Academy was founded in 1964 as a segregation academy. After the United States Supreme Court decided Alexander v. Holmes in 1969, ordering the desegregation of public schools in the South, the all-white Bayou Academy doubled its enrollment for the 1970 school year.
Bayou Academy participates in the MAIS for their sports programs. Bayou Academy has won one football Class AA state championship in 1992, two Class A baseball state championship in 2006 and 2007, and runner up in football in 1991, 1996,and 2007. The high school softball team won 5 consecutive state championships in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. The sports team's rival are North Sunflower Rebels located in Ruleville, Mississippi and Strider Academy. The school's colors are royal blue, white, and black and its mascot is a colt.
- "Headmaster". Bayou Academy. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- "Administrator". Bayou Academy. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- "Bayou Academy". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 2008-02-12. "Total enrollment: 254"
- "Bayou Academy". Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved 2008-02-12.
- Jason Sokol (14 August 2007). There Goes My Everything: White Southerners in the Age of Civil Rights, 1945-1975. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-307-27550-9. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
- Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
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