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  • Type
    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    364 3.7
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Savannah Arts Academy is a public magnet school in Savannah, Georgia. It has 764 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 364 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

500 Washington Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 395-5000

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 364 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: Most students hate dress code. Being that the school is an art school you would assume students wouldn't be forced to wear such boring colors like black and white. Hardly any of the teachers are actually concerned with dress code unless its's very obvious. If there is a teacher who actually nags students and follows them to their homeroom, they are very crazy about it for some reason. But the vice principals love to enforce dress code. They go around during lunch taking people's jackets that don't conform to dress code. Who cares if it's 20 degrees outside and that's the only jacket you have.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Sports & Fitness: Many people come out to support the students on the teams. There are classes for fitness and weight-lifting. Students work very hard to be the best and represent the school well.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers incorporate a variety of teaching styles to ensure every student is able to understand the material being taught.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: There are so many clubs. There are clubs based on academics, majors, and even hobbies. The clubs are completely committed to their area. The most fun I would say is Operation Smile. They raise money in cool and fun ways to help kids in other countries who can't afford surgeries for cleft palettes. Last year the club raised enough for 14 kids to get surgery. This year they are aiming for 20!

    There are also lots of fun sports. There's tennis, basketball, soccer, swimming and others too, but no football team.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Admissions: You can choose from the following majors: Theater, Dance, Visual Arts, Band, Orchestra, Piano, and Communications. You have to have above an 85 or B- average to even be considered. There are different requirements for each major. For the music majors you have to do sight reading, play a prepared piece, along with other requirements. For communications you have to make a video. For art you have to have about 12 completed pieces with different requirements for each and there is a observational drawing done for the actual audition.

    By having a sibling currently attending the school you are given more precedence over other students as long as as the other criteria are met.

    This is a public school so no financial aid is needed.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

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3.00 Jacob G. Smith Elementary School Public
Notre Dame Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Hubert Middle School Public
Ramah Junior Academy Private, Religious
2.00 Derenne Middle School Public
Rambam Day School Private, Religious
2.00 Spencer Elementary School Public
2.00 Beach High School Public
2.00 East Broad Street School Public
2.33 Low Elementary School Public
2.00 Gadsden Elementary School Public
2.00 Hodge Elementary School Public
2.66 Myers Middle School Public
3.00 Pulaski Elementary School Public
2.33 St. Vincent's Academy Private, Religious, All-Girls
1.66 Jenkins High School Public
Veritas Academy Private
2.00 Shuman Elementary School Public
3.33 Esther F. Garrison School of Visual & Performing Arts Public
3.00 Heard Elementary School Public
2.66 Bartlett Middle School Public
2.66 Bible Baptist School Private, Religious
2.00 Haven Elementary School Public
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El Shaddai Academy Private
2.66 Benedictine Military School Private, Religious, All-Boys
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2.00 Johnson High School Public
2.66 Memorial Day School Private, Religious
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2.00 White Bluff Elementary School Public
3.00 Hesse Elementary School Public
2.33 Largo-Tibet Elementary School Public
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2.00 Garden City Elementary School Public
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2.66 Windsor Forest Elementary School Public
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3.66 Savannah Country Day School Private
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.00 Jacob G. Smith Elementary School 1 mi. 394
2.00 Hubert Middle School 1 mi. 649
2.00 Derenne Middle School 1 mi. 705
2.00 Spencer Elementary School 2 mi. 513
2.00 Beach High School 1 mi. 1,052

Around Savannah Arts Academy

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Male 34%
Female 65%


Grade 9 25.0%
Grade 10 22.8%
Grade 11 25.5%
Grade 12 26.7%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 10% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 22 responses

  • 30% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 23% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 21% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 14% Historical Value of Building
  • 11% The learning environment is open and challenging

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 40% Run down facilities; A/C and Heat problems
  • 22% It's always extreme temperatures
  • 13% Lack of funding for academics
  • 11% There's a lot of pressure to do everything
  • 4% The ceilings are falling apart

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 25 responses

  • 76% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 20% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 4% Its history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 46% Talented
  • 46% Unique
  • 8% Stressful yet blissful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 61% Be prepared to work hard, but also have fun!
  • 26% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 13% This is not your typical high school experience,

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding parent involvement at this school?     Based on 17 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most parents at this school put too much pressure on their kids
  • Most parents at this school are very involved in their child's education
  • The PTA/PTO (i.e. parent groups) are very committed and have a positive impact on the school environment
  • Most parents at this school care about the success of all students, not just their own
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for school athletic events
  • Parental support/attendance is very high for non-athletic school events
  • The parents at this school have a very positive impact on the school's environment and culture
  • The parents at this school respect the opinions and judgements of teachers and administrators
  • Most parents at this school are really great parents.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 19% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.