Marvell Academy

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Marvell Academy
Marvell, Arkansas
United States
Opened 1966
Principal Susan Ligon
Grades K-12

Marvell Academy is a K-12 a private school in unincorporated Phillips County Arkansas, near Marvell.[1]

The school is accredited by and participates in athletics with the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.

The school was founded as a segregation academy founded by parents, some of whom were members of a White Citizens Council.[2] The school was at one time located across a cotton patch from the area public school.[3] Marvell public schools had been integrated in 1965.[4] Marvell Academy is a Christian faith-based school.[5] The student body of Marvell Academy is still 100% white.[6]


  1. ^ "Marvell Academy Principals." Manta. Retrieved on March 2, 2011. "645 Highway 243 Marvell, AR 72366."
  2. ^ "Private Schools: The Last Refuge." TIME. Friday November 14, 1969. Retrieved on March 2, 2011.
  3. ^ "South's All-White Private Academies Double This Year." Chicago Tribune. November 27, 1970. D7. Retrieved on March 2, 2011. "the private Marvell Academy, across a cotton patch from the public school[...]"
  4. ^ Jackson v. Marvell School District No C G 22 (Oct. 2, 1969.)
  5. ^ Marvell Academy. Retrieved on September 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Marvell Academy: Student Diversity". 2010. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 

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Coordinates: 34°34′12″N 90°54′44″W / 34.56991°N 90.91223°W / 34.56991; -90.91223