|216 Academy Drive, P.O. Drawer 308
Benton, Mississippi, 39039
|Motto||Making the potential a reality.....since 1969|
|Accreditation||Mississippi Association of Independent Schools|
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, as of 2010 they still did not enroll a single black student. The school is located in Yazoo County, Mississippi, which has a population that is 57 percent black as of the 2010 census.
Benton Academy participates in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools for their sports programs.
- "ENROLLMENT CONTRACT FOR 2014-2015" (pdf). http://benton-academy.net/. Benton Academy. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Sarah Carr (December 13, 2012). "Private academies keep students separate and unequal 40 years later". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
- "Yazoo County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Home Page
- Wes Shivers NFL Football Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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