Benton Academy

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Benton Academy
Benton Academy logo.png
Address
216 Academy Drive, P.O. Drawer 308
Benton, Mississippi, 39039
United States
Coordinates 32°49′10″N 90°15′24″W / 32.81944°N 90.25667°W / 32.81944; -90.25667Coordinates: 32°49′10″N 90°15′24″W / 32.81944°N 90.25667°W / 32.81944; -90.25667
Information
Motto Making the potential a reality.....since 1969
Headmaster Steve Flemming
Accreditation Mississippi Association of Independent Schools
Website

Benton Academy is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school in Benton, Mississippi (USA). It is member of the MAIS. It was founded as a segregation academy in 1969. Although in 2014 Benton Academy claims to have a nondiscriminatory policy,[1] as of 2010 they still did not enroll a single black student.[2] The school is located in Yazoo County, Mississippi, which has a population that is 57 percent black as of the 2010 census.[3]

Athletics[edit]

Benton Academy participates in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools for their sports programs.[4]

Notable Alumns[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ENROLLMENT CONTRACT FOR 2014-2015" (pdf). http://benton-academy.net/. Benton Academy. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Sarah Carr (December 13, 2012). "Private academies keep students separate and unequal 40 years later". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Yazoo County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Home Page
  5. ^ Wes Shivers NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com

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