Winston Academy
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Winston Academy

Winston Academy is a private college preparatory school in Louisville, Mississippi. It was founded in 1969 as a segregation academy.[1][2]

History

When the Federal government enforced school integration, many white parents sought ways to keep their children from attending integrated schools. Winston Academy was founded in 1969 to provide white children a segregated education.

In 1969, the Louisville-Winston Educational Foundation voted to establish the school after receiving a report on the "public school situation facing our country".[3] Foundation president David Richardson told a crowd of 300 citizens gathered at the county courthouse that "The only choice open to parents who want their children to continue to receive a high caliber education is to support a private school system in Winston County."[3]

In the fall of 1970, the school stopped holding classes in local churches and moved into its permanent campus.[4]

Demographics

Although the school posts a non-discrimination policy on their website,[5] as of 2012, the student population was over 99% white.[6]

Athletics

Winston Academy competes under the nickname Patriots within the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools.[7]

6 Time MAIS Football State Champions (4 in a row from 97-00) 2 Time MAIS Basketball State Champions.

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ Spencer, Mack (17 May 2004). "Public domain, private options". Retrieved 2017.Web Archive
  2. ^ Bolton, Charles C. (2005). The Hardest Deal of All. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. ISBN 9781578067176.
  3. ^ a b "300 Attend Foundation Meet Friday". The Winston County Journal. June 12, 1969. p. 1.
  4. ^ "Winston County's Progress". The Winston County Journal. April 15, 1971. p. 16.
  5. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "Students". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ ""Mississippi Association of Independent Schools". Retrieved 2017.

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