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Simpson County Academy

Private | PK-12 | 482 students


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Posted August 17, 2013

Left this school only to find out my children were behind and not reading at the level they should be. Struggling now in public school in Rankin County.
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Posted September 27, 2011

My son went from a 6A Level 5 school with A's & B's to Magee making A's B's & C's. The environment at Magee was awful and my son was miserable. We moved him to SCA this year and he is having a wonderful year - ALL A's!!!! He is so happy and that makes us happy! He gets individualized attention that he wouldn't get at bigger schools. And since being a private school, the administration is quick to handle any problems that may arise which does not happen in Public Schools. We absolutely LOVE the fact that our son is at SCA!!!!!
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Posted March 10, 2010

This is the worst school ever!! they have no money to buy anything new! they waste all of it on football!! if you want your child to have an eduction,,, dont come to simpson academy:)

Posted January 9, 2008

Too many days of subsitute teachers with kids just passing time instead of learning. Physical environment is an asset.
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Posted August 5, 2005

My son was attending one of the so-called leading school districts (Petal) in Mississippi and I have found that SCA is far above them. The teachers are great and truly take a personal interest in their students. I have on many occasions spoke with the Principal of SCA and have found her to be very interested in her students, teachers, parents, campus and the other staff members of the school. I'm not only a parent of a student at SCA, but also a local law enforcement officer and can say that the students and teachers of SCA care about each other greatly and this reflects on how they carry themselves in public.
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Posted October 17, 2004

I think that Simpsom Academy is a great school. They care about the kids and do what they think is right for them. Simpson Academy is a year and a half above public schools in there school work. My child has done great there and will continue to be a SCA Cougar. One good thing about SCA is that don't have to put up with the things that you see at public schools.
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Posted August 17, 2004

I was not impressed with this school. My children transfered to public school after 3 years at Simpson. They were behind the public school which by the way requires more credits to graduate. The administration needs to focus on the children instead of who is doing what with whom.
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Posted February 23, 2004

Simpson Academy is the best school by far; they care about students as individuals. The students have respect for themselves as well and others. I went to Simpson in high school and I will send my children, and I strongly advise 'you' to send your children as well.
—Submitted by a former student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 100% 46%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Black 0% 50%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 3%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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124 Academy Cir
Mendenhall, MS 39114
Phone: (601) 847-1395


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