1 Nancy Drive, Canton, MS, 39046
|Motto||“With a bold vision for the future, Canton Academy exists to nuture hearts and challenge minds in a Christian environment.|
|School district||MAIS 3AAA|
|Color(s)||Black and Gold|
|Accreditation||Mississippi Association Independent Schools|
|Last updated: 7 January 2018|
Canton opened in January 1970 as a segregation academy. The school's founders were so concerned about the impact of school desegregation that they accepted white students from families for which they knew could not afford tuition. Canton Academy board president J. D. Weeks said that he "anticipat[ed] the public school system of Canton would be virtually all black". In the school's first year, all but one white high school seniors withdrew from Canton Rogers High School and enrolled in Canton Academy.:73
In the case Coffey v. State Educational Finance Commission (1969), the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi found that "No Negro pupils would be admitted to the private school."
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