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Today the Magnolia Heights educational facilities consist of the original land housing a primary building with a modern library facility, middle school and high school wings, 2 technology centers plus a virtual classroom, 2 fully equipped science labs, administrative offices; an air conditioned gymnasium with an up-to-date weight room, coaches' offices, 6 dressing rooms, film room and training room; a middle school building with ten classrooms; a "Little Red Schoolhouse" for three-year old kindergarten; a kindergarten complex with six classrooms for four and five-year-old kindergarten plus extended care; Baker Hall for the elementary grades 1-3; and a multi-purpose building with music and art rooms, stage area with computerized theatrical lighting, basketball practice area, commercial kitchen and dining area. Adjacent to the buildings are a 2,750+ seat football stadium, a full size practice football field, a lighted baseball diamond, girls' softball complex, an elementary playground, and a fenced kindergarten-extended care playground with equipment.

In recent years, with the explosion of technology, national attention has been focused on the necessity of students being computer literate. Magnolia Heights strives to continually keep pace in this fast changing area. In addition to the state-of-the-art secondary technology center, a fully equipped elementary technology center was added.  In the 2006 renovation is a virtual classroom that allows students to take online courses in many diverse fields such as advance foreign languages and advanced sciences.  Students are continually encouraged to use computers as a tool in their education and MHS is committed to providing students with the latest in computer technology and accessibility.  The student/computer ratio starting the 2006 school year was less than six to one. There is nothing common about the education students receive at Magnolia Heights School.

Accreditation has been something Magnolia Heights' faculty and supporters have recognized the need for and have striven for over the years. In 1970-1971, the school received AA accreditation from both the Mississippi Private School Association Accrediting Commission and the Mississippi State Department of Education. In 1981 the school and its education programs were regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Today the school retains accreditation by the Mississippi Private School Association, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and holds membership in the Southern Association of Independent Schools, and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Magnolia Heights School now enrolls over 700 boys and girls in a disciplined, Christian, non-denominational environment. Over the past thirty years Magnolia Heights has graduated over 1000 students and produced many young men and women who have made positive contributions to the community in many leadership roles, including those of teacher, minister, doctor, lawyer, banker, as well as many other service occupations. In the thirty year history of the school, 99% of all Magnolia Heights graduates have gone on to college, and well over half have received college scholarships.  

The school continues to build on its motto, "molding tomorrow's leaders through educational excellence today" with over sixty five full and part-time faculty members, forty per cent of which hold at least one advanced degree. Magnolia Heights is now serving its second generation of area students and continues to be one of the leaders of non-public education in the state of Mississippi.