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History of Carroll Academy


Carroll Academy was charted as a non-profit educational corporation on February 4, 1969.  This followed a survey conducted by concerned mothers in the area which showed there was sufficient interest to start a private school in Carroll County.

The first Board of Directors was elected on August 24, 1968.  Members were Odell Ashmore, Hub Jackson, James Howard, L.D. Ellis, Harmon Stanford, Guy Jones, and Lester Howell.  The present property was acquired, and Bernard Taylor was employed as principal.  Grades 1-6 were started in September 1969 in the Jennie McBride building with over 100 students.  By the 1970-1971 school years there were nearly 300 students in grades 1-12.  A new junior and senior high school was built.  The school became accredited in April 1970.

From its humble beginnings in 1968, Carroll Academy has progressed because patrons and dedicated teachers have worked together to provide facilities and opportunities that have insured continued quality education for our students.

Mission / Vision / Philosophy

The mission of Carroll Academy is to provide an educational environment where Christian character, academic excellence, and athletic distinction are the norm rather than the exception.  


State Level — Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS)

National Level — Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)