Robert E. Lee Academy
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Robert E. Lee Academy
Robert E. Lee Academy
Location
Robert E. Lee Academy is located in South Carolina
Robert E. Lee Academy
Robert E. Lee Academy
Coordinates34°13?25?N 80°13?50?W / 34.2234882°N 80.2306271°W / 34.2234882; -80.2306271
Information
School typePrivate
Religious affiliation(s)Christian (nonsectarian)
Established1965 (1965)
Enrollment316[1] (2016)
Website

Robert E. Lee Academy is a PK-12th grade private school in Bishopville, South Carolina. This coeducational, Protestant-affiliated school was founded in 1965 as a segregation academy.[2][3] During the 2015-2016 year, the school enrolled a single black child.[1]

Academics

The academy is accredited by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). College credits can be earned at Robert E. Lee Academy through Central Carolina Technical College.[4]

Athletics

Although the school was founded to preserve segregation, the football teams of Robert E. Lee and Lee Central, whose student body is 96% black, meet together for an annual pregame meal, and have for a dozen years.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Private School Universe Survey". NCES. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ Estes, Steve. Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South after the Civil Rights Movement. he University of North Carolina Press. p. 93. ISBN 9781469622323.
  3. ^ Gloria Ladson-Billings (October 2004). "Landing on the Wrong Note: The Price We Paid for Brown". Educational Researcher. 33 (7): 3-13. doi:10.3102/0013189x033007003. JSTOR 3700092.
  4. ^ "About". Robert E. Lee Academy. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Babb, Kent (October 30, 2014). "Black and white football players find common ground in a South Carolina county". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2019.

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