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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    381 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 381 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 381 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: Water fountains are kind of sketchy but other than that no problems.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: It helps you to learn how to be social
    • Niche User
    • N/A
    Educational Outcomes: I feel like Im very read to take on any career in the management field
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Since this is a performing arts school, there is always plenty of extracurriculars available for you to participate in that involve your art. This includes honor societies for each major, after school rehearsals, extra gigs, and branch off groups that perform around the city. Savannah arts also has excellent sports teams like volleyball, soccer, track, cross country, swimming, golf, tennis, and wrestling. All of our sports teams are very successful, and most of them end up winning their region. If you are more into academics there is also plentiful academic clubs like mock trial, model UN, chess club, young politicians club, Technology Students Association, Future Business Leaders of America, and the quiz bowl team. Nevertheless, there is always something going on at Savannah Arts and plenty of opportunities to get involved.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Admissions: The best advice I can give you is to over-prepare for your audition into Savannah Arts. When given the criteria for your audition make sure you complete each requirement to the best of your ability, do not skip any steps. If the judges see that you know your material thoroughly or they see you have a great passion for your art they will definitely take note. Also, stay calm. You perform your best when you are somewhat relaxed. Take a deep breath, and reassure yourself of your ability. You should definitely arrive 30 minutes before your audition time so you have plenty of time to register and gather yourself before you enter your audition. Remember to be yourself and show off your personality.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

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


Male 34%
Female 65%

Student Diversity

Savannah Arts Academy United States Beach High School Derenne Middle School Hubert Middle School Jacob G. Smith Elementary School Spencer Elementary School
White 68.0% 51.6% 5.0% 1.0% 1.0% 34.0% 0%
African American 18.0% 15.2% 89.0% 96.0% 93.0% 54.0% 91.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.7% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Hispanic 3.0% 24.5% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0% 0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.6% 3.0% 1.0% 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 40 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 30% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 23% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 22% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 13% Historical Value of Building
  • 12% The learning environment is open and challenging

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 37% Run down facilities; A/C and Heat problems
  • 20% It's always extreme temperatures
  • 14% Lack of funding for academics
  • 12% There's a lot of pressure to do everything
  • 6% The ceilings are falling apart
  • 2% Are you there for Academics or Arts

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 26 responses

  • 77% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 19% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 4% Its history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 25 responses

  • 48% Talented
  • 44% Unique
  • 8% Stressful yet blissful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 58% Be prepared to work hard, but also have fun!
  • 29% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 12% This is not your typical high school experience,

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 17 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.