Delta Academy was founded in 1964 by the Quitman
County Educational Foundation to establish and operate one or more kindergarten, primary
or secondary schools. In the fall of 1965 County Day School opened its first
session in the Presbyterian manse with Mrs. Charlotte Owen as teacher and
principal, with four classes, twenty-two students and one other teacher.
In September of 1966, County
Day school moved to the old C.R.Berryhill house with grades 1 through 5, 42
students and three teachers. In the year of 1967-68 the school entered its
new building with grades 1-8 ,116 students and 10 teachers. The high school was
established in 1968-69 with the lease of a building from Walnut Land Company and
Delta Academy was opened with grades 9-12 and 110 students. The high
school was in demand and the Board found it necessary to more than double the
size of the high school in the year 1970-71.
In 1974 the all-purpose
"gymnatorium" was completed to provide space for indoor athletic events, stage
productions and banquets. Then in 1976 a building program began to consolidate
all grades on the Marks campus thus bringing grades k-12 on one campus.
In the summer of 1970 the
Media Center and Study Hall was completed and in 1989 a weight room was
constructed to serve the needs of students and the community. In 1991 the
"The Little Red Schoolhouse" was moved to its present site to house the K3 and
K4 program. In 1997 a new high school science building was constructed.
Then in 1997-98 a new lighting system was completed for the baseball field.
In 1998 a new football/tract field was finished with the first football game
played on it October 1, 1999. In 2000 construction of a new softball field
was completed, and in 2001 a new wooden basketball floor was installed in the
gym. Then in 2004 renovations began on the baseball field with a new
fence, press box and scoreboard. Additional renovations began on a
multi-sport concession stand and restroom.
Delta exists to provide a creative and challenging atmosphere of
learning in which every child who graduates from Delta Academy will be academically
competent to attend and excel not only in the colleges and universities of our state, but
the finest universities of this country; that those who do not choose to attend college
will be educationally equipped to live and excel in the fast changing society in which we
live as productive citizens.
All students may participate in the extracurricular activities offered. All sports are
supported solely by the Boosters' Club. Delta offers football, basketball, baseball,
track, and girls' softball. Several organizations are available for
students to participate in, both honor clubs and service clubs.
Cheerleaders are selected by a panel of judges made up of college cheerleaders from nearby
Delta Singers is a show choir that competes in regional and national competition. They
perform locally, entertaining at Christmas and in the spring.
The campus is located on Riverside Drive in Marks, Mississippi. Located on campus are the
classrooms, K3 and K4 building, computer lab, science lab, library, high school and elementary
offices, lunchroom, gymnasium, weight room, playground, football field, and baseball