Tiftarea Academy

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Tiftarea Academy
3144 Highway 41 North


United States
Coordinates 31°32′29″N83°32′06″W / 31.5413056°N 83.5350128°W / 31.5413056; -83.5350128
Other nameTA
Type Private school
MottoCommitted to Excellence
Established1969 [1]
HeadmasterStacey Bell [1]
Gender Co-educational
Color(s)Gold and Blue   
Athletics conference GISA Class AAA [2]
Nickname Panthers
Website ga02225289.schoolwires.net

Tiftarea Academy (TA) is a PK–12 co-educational private school in Chula, Georgia, United States.



Tiftarea Academy was founded in response to the federally mandated racial desegregation of public schools. [3] According to Mike Bowler of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , in 1970, the school could be described as a segregation academy. [3]

In 1972, the school did not enroll any black students. [4] As of 2019, the academy's enrollment of 676 students included 2.4% Asians, 0.5% African Americans and 0.5% Hispanic students. [5]

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  1. 1 2 "Welcome". Tiftarea Academy. Retrieved October 9, 2019.
  2. "Georgia Independent Schools Association 2019-2020 Home Regions" (PDF). Georgia Independent Schools Association. 2019.
  3. 1 2 Bowler, Mike (1970). "Private School Issues a Non-Bias Policy". Equal educational opportunity: hearings before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, Ninety-first Congress, second session 92nd Congress, first session. Equal educational opportunity: Hearings before the Select Committee on Equal Educational Opportunity, Ninety-first Congress, second session-92nd Congress, first session. United States Congress. pp. 2033–2034.
  4. Steward, Jim (September 11, 1972). "Private School Aid Pending". Atlanta Constitution. p. 5A. Retrieved October 9, 2019 via Newspapers.com.
  5. "Tiftarea Academy Students". Niche. Retrieved 2019-10-10.