Claiborne Academy

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Claiborne Academy
Claiborne Academy in Claiborne Parish, LA IMG 0878.JPG
Claiborne Academy is located in Louisiana
Claiborne Academy
Claiborne Academy
6741 Highway 79

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Coordinates32°51′47″N 93°04′56″W / 32.8630667°N 93.0822391°W / 32.8630667; -93.0822391Coordinates: 32°51′47″N 93°04′56″W / 32.8630667°N 93.0822391°W / 32.8630667; -93.0822391
Color(s)Ruby red and royal blue
AccreditationMississippi Association of Independent Schools
Last updated: 8 January 2018

Claiborne Academy is a private, non-profit, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school located in unincorporated Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, near Haynesville. It was founded in 1969 as a segregation academy.[1][2]

Claiborne Academy was founded in 1969 by a group of citizens from Claiborne Parish, including William M. Rainach, a Louisiana state legislator and White Citizens' Council leader. Rainach also established the Claiborne Academy Foundation and raised money for the school for many years.[1]

The school opened in the 1969–1970 academic year on two campuses: one in Haynesville and one in Homer. The present campus was built in 1970 and began operation in the 1970–1971 school year. Many additions and improvements have since been made.

The school is accredited by the State of Louisiana and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools, as well as holding Brumfield-Dodd status and participation in the State of Louisiana TOPS tuition program.[citation needed] The school was a member of the Louisiana Independent School Association until 1992.


  1. ^ a b Jim Carl (13 September 2011). Freedom of Choice: Vouchers in American Education: Vouchers in American Education. ABC-CLIO. pp. 54–6. ISBN 978-0-313-39328-0. Retrieved 7 September 2012.
  2. ^ Frank, Carrie. "The First Line of Defense: The Battle to Preserve Segregation through Claiborne Academy, 1969-1970". North Louisiana History. 37 (4): 215–235. ISSN 0739-005X – via EBSCO Host.

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