School History

Central Academy is located on sixteen acres in Macon, Mississippi. The Academy is owned and operated by the parent organization, Noxubee Educational Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization. The school is controlled by a Board of Directors consisting of eleven members. The administration of the Academy is under the supervision of the Headmaster and the Board of Directors.

The Noxubee Educational Foundation held its first organizational meeting in May, 1964. A charter was issued September 17, 1964. On June 8, 1968, the Board of Directors decided to construct a school building for a private school. Mr. Arthur Varner was awarded the contract. Mr. John Barrett was hired as Headmaster to begin his employment August 1, 1968.

The foundation of the school was poured on July 3, 1968. The school opened on September 6, 1968. The first building consisted of nine classrooms, music room, library, study hall, and boys' and girls' restrooms. The overall building was built at a cost of $3.00 per square foot. This was mainly due to Mr. Arthur Varner and his supervision of the construction of the building at no cost for the labor. Two additions have been made to this school, and a gymnasium has been added.

The name, Central Academy, was determined from student suggestions. The students also selected the school colors of blue and gold and the school mascot, the Viking.


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