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
Headmaster Steve Flemming
Teaching staff 21.3 (FTE)
Grades PK-12
Enrollment 235 (not including 10 PK) (2013-2014)
Student to teacher ratio 11.0
Nickname Raiders
Accreditation Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, SACS
Website
[1]

Benton Academy is an independent, co-educational college preparatory school in Benton, Mississippi (USA). It is a member of the MAIS. It was founded as a segregation academy in 1969. Although in 2014 Benton Academy claims to have a nondiscriminatory policy,[2] as of 2010 they still did not enroll a single black student.[3] The school is located in Yazoo County, Mississippi, which has a population that is 57 percent black as of the 2010 census.[4]

Demographics[edit]

The demographic breakdown of the 235 students enrolled in 2013-2014 was:[1]

  • Native American/Alaskan - 0.0%
  • Asian/Pacific islanders - 0.0%
  • Black - 0.4%
  • Hispanic - 0.4%
  • White - 99.2%
  • Multiracial - 0.0%

Athletics[edit]

Benton Academy participates in the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools for their sports programs.[5]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Search for Private Schools - School Detail for Benton Academy". ed.gov. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "ENROLLMENT CONTRACT FOR 2014-2015" (pdf). http://benton-academy.net/. Benton Academy. Retrieved 18 July 2014.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Sarah Carr (December 13, 2012). "Private academies keep students separate and unequal 40 years later". The Atlantic. Retrieved January 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Yazoo County, Mississippi". www.census.gov. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 18 July 2014. 
  5. ^ "Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Home Page". msais.org. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "Wes Shivers". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 15 September 2015. 

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