Pillow Academy – Home of the Mustangs
School Colors: Green and Gold
Pillow Academy is an independent college preparatory school which approximately 750 to 800 students from a five-county area in and around Greenwood, MS. The school is located on Highway 82 just three miles west of Greenwood on a 58 acre campus, with physical facilities that are modern and practical. Students in kindergarten through high school are offered a diverse combination of academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities.
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Over the years the enrollment has gone from a high of 1200 in 1970 to its current figure of 775.
Student/Teacher ratios are:
15/1 in grades K through 2
20/1 in grades 3 through 5
18/1 in grades 6 through 12
Seventy-five teachers are employed at the school. Average tenure is 10 years; many have served the school longer. All teachers take professional courses toward the renewal of their certification and are involved in a staff-development program each year. Staff and Faculty K4-12
99% of Pillow students enter college. Graduates consistently score above the state and national average on ACT scores. Achievement test scores for grades 1-9 are at or above the 70th percentile.
Pillow Academy admits students of any race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, and athletic or other school-administered programs.