Savannah Arts Academy in Savannah, GA - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    787
  • Type
    Public, Coed
  • Reviews
    460 3.8
  • Ranking

Savannah Arts Academy is a public coed school in Savannah, Georgia. It has 787 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 96% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 460 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 460 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are so many extracurriculars, and such a competitive nature to get a lot of cords at graduation, that students will often go to three meetings in an afternoon to not lose a cord
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: As a member of the orchestra and band, I am a part of the family like structure built up at Savannah Arts.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: Teachers at SAA are kind, understanding, and very caring for the student body.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: With SAA being the only arts public high school in Savannah, it is very unique in the sense that arts are combined with academics and there's a balance of both. All the students come from various backgrounds and skill levels so SAA is a great place to encounter new people and make new friends. Each art department, has their strengths and weaknesses. Some of my favorite classes were AP world history, AP US History, AP government, and AP chemistry. The academic rigor is great if you like a challenge and it is a great place to develop students artistry.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers want students to succeed and therefore put in the time and effort to help students achieve their full potential. They are overall consistent in their grading and the classes are engaging with multiple teaching styles used across the school. They are all very knowledgeable within their respective fields.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Low Elementary School 2 mi. 580
2.33 Jenkins High School 2 mi. 1,012
2.33 Beach High School 2 mi. 909
2.33 Johnson High School 2 mi. 875
2.00 The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School 2 mi. 700

Around Savannah Arts Academy

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

Gender

Gender
Female 66%
Male 33%

Student Diversity

Savannah Arts Academy United States Georgia Beach High School Jenkins High School Johnson High School Low Elementary School The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School
White 70.0% 51.0% 42.7% 4.0% 23.0% 6.0% 9.0% 2.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 36.9% 91.0% 67.0% 89.0% 86.0% 93.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 3.6% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 3.1% 2.0% 5.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 13.3% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0.2% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Enrollment

Enrollment
Grade 9 28.0%
Grade 10 26.8%
Grade 11 23.9%
Grade 12 21.3%

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 75 responses

  • 85% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 3% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 55 responses

  • 23% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 23% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 19% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 18% The learning environment is open and challenging
  • 8% Unique experience, prepares you well for college
  • 6% Historical Value of Building
  • 2% Principal Gif Lockley
  • 1% The ability of students to mostly get along

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 27% Run down facilities; A/C and Heat problems
  • 12% It's always extreme temperatures
  • 12% The ceilings are falling apart
  • 10% There's a lot of pressure to do everything
  • 9% Lack of funding for academics
  • 9% Are you there for Academics or Arts
  • 8% Keeping up with all the work
  • 4% THE STUDENTS
  • 4% Assistant Principal
  • 2% Students with drug problems
  • 2% There are so many administrators
  • 1% The lack of support and funding for athletic teams
  • 1% I have not identified any to date,

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 58 responses

  • 57% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 21% Arts+Academics, Fashion Show= 1 amazing experience
  • 17% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 3% It's has the highest test scores in the district
  • 2% Its history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 58 responses

  • 45% Talented
  • 29% Unique
  • 22% Stressful yet blissful
  • 3% It feels mostly like a prison.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 44 responses

  • 41% Be prepared to work hard, but also have fun!
  • 34% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 14% This is not your typical high school experience,
  • 11% It is very challenging, fun, and rewarding.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 50 responses

  • 18% I love everything about this school.
  • 76% 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.