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“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Mission Statement

Essie Academy  will promote academic excellence and cultivate confident, lifelong learners and leaders.

About the Academy

Essie Academy is located in the area of Salisbury, North Carolina. Students will be actively engaged in rigorous, authentic and meaningful experiences that stimulate curiosity and critical thinking. New knowledge will be applied beyond the classroom and students will grow as leaders in their community. A safe, nurturing, and inclusive learning environment will be maintained meeting the educational needs of all students.

Essie Academy  is named for the late Essie Mae Kiser Foxx, a prominent community leader in East Spencer, NC over her lifetime. The school has been referred to as “Essie Academy,” for short.

Essie Academy 

Board of Directors

Tina Foxx-Wallace, Board Chair

James Davis, Vice Chair

Reverend Ruby Steele, Treasurer


Reverend Patrick Tate

Kenneth Muhammad El

Darrell Foxx



(704) 232-5282


Street Address:

507 W. Innes Street

Salisbury, NC 28144

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 400
East Spencer, NC 28039