Leflore Legacy Academy

“The life you live is the legacy you leave, and here and Leflore Legacy Academy, we are preparing scholars to live a life that leads to a legacy.”

Founder and Executive Director Dr. Tamala Shaw

Leflore Legacy Academy is located in Greenwood, Mississippi.

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Leflore Legacy Academy was founded by Executive Director and Head of School, Dr. Tamala Shaw. Originally from Leflore County, it was her dream to open a public charter school and provide students with a quality public education. Leflore Legacy focuses on increasing the number of college-going and college-graduating students in Leflore County. Leflore Legacy serves sixth through eighth grade and empowers scholars through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum. Learning is project based and focuses on individualized instruction. Leflore Legacy Academy believes all students can achieve academic excellence.

Leflore Legacy Academy received its charter from the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board in 2019 with a planned opening in fall 2020. The world and education changed drastically in 2020, but Dr. Boyd Shaw did not let that deter her from fulfilling her vision. She opened Leflore Legacy virtually. She continued to feel a sense of urgency and met the moment by creating a new opening plan. 

Today, over 240 students receive their education at Leflore Legacy Academy. Scholars develop skills that include a growth mindset, perseverance, and self-efficacy. Students also receive ACT intervention and preparation and access to extended literacy programs like Project OSCAR (Our School Cares About Reading) and Books & Breakfast

Dr. Tamala Shaw

Founder and Executive Directorinfo@leflorelegacyacademy.org601-487-1658

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School Location

500 W. Washington Street
Greenwood, MS 38930

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