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Address  Inverness, MS 38753, USA
Phone  +1 662-265-5187
Central Delta Academy
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Central Delta Academy (CDA) was a private school located in Inverness, Mississippi, which originated as a segregation academy in the mid-20th century, as white parents wanted to avoid desegregation of public schools. The school closed on May 21, 2010. The school building was scheduled to be auctioned off in June of that year.

After school desegregation began in Inverness, the white public school closed, and white children began to attend Central Delta Academy.

The school located on U.S. Highway 49, was about 8 miles (13 km) south of Indianola and 15 miles (24 km) north of Belzoni.

The Central Delta Academy once had the Lady Tigers basketball team. As of 1990, the Central Delta and Inverness women's basketball teams had never competed. They were in different systems.

By the early 21st century, CDA and Inverness High School sponsored joint Homecoming weekends and events.

In 1987 the school's parent teacher organization published The Sharecropper, a collection of area recipes.

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Central Delta Academy Wikipedia


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