Savannah Arts Academy in Savannah, GA - Niche

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Savannah Arts Academy is a public 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 392 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

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3.7 from 392 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: My overall experience at Savannah Art Academy has been the best. Yes, there are some problems and issues at Savannah Arts, but every school runs into problems and issues. There is no absolute "perfect" school out there. You have to find the school that is perfect for you and for me that school is Savannah Arts. As a student at Savannah Arts, you are surrounded by so much talent and academic success, that it just rubs off on you. The showcases and performances our school puts on are so amazing. There is so much talent at our school, that it is almost overwhelming. Everyone at Savannah Arts is so self-motivated, and are always striving for the best. Our school is so unique because of our success in the classroom, in the arts, and also in athletics. We may not have the traditional high school sports, but we still succeed. Whatever it may be that a Savannah Arts Academy student devotes their time and energy into, they will more than likely be successful. Savannah Arts is also unique because we don't take any student. Students must pass an audition and have a certain GPA to be admitted into Savannah Arts. If I had the opportunity to "do it all over again" I would without a doubt choose Savannah Arts. It's funny because when I first was deciding where to go to high school, I wasn't even considering Savannah Arts. Now, I couldn't see myself attending any other high school in Savannah. I have made friends with girls who will be my friends for life and will probably be bridesmaids in my wedding. I am always proud to say "Savannah Arts Academy" whenever someone asks me where I go to school. I will always carry the "Panther Pride" with me wherever I go.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: This school has some of the most talented, and intelligent students in all of Chatham County.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: This school has great art classes, but the academic teachers are lacking.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: Balancing arts and academics is hard and the teachers don't make it any easier. There's too much time spent on uniforms and minor discipline infractions that takes away from learning.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: It's a predominately white school with little diversity. Some things are fantastic and unlike any other school, such as the annual Junk2Funk Fashion Show. Other things are awful, like stuck up bourgeoisie students who've never been taught proper manners or discipline. There's a bunch of druggies, like any highschool, but also a lot of people who are willing to accept you.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
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St. Paul Academy Private, Religious
3.66 Jacob G. Smith Elementary School Public
2.66 Calvary Day School Private, Religious
Notre Dame Academy Private, Religious
Ramah Junior Academy Private, Religious
3.33 Hubert Middle School Public
Rambam Day School Private, Religious
Low Elementary School Public
3.00 Spencer Elementary School Public
2.33 Jenkins High School Public
3.00 Gadsden Elementary School Public
3.33 Myers Middle School Public
3.33 East Broad Street School Public
3.00 Derenne Middle School Public
2.33 Beach High School Public
3.00 Hodge Elementary School Public
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3.66 Heard Elementary School Public
3.00 Shuman Elementary School Public
3.66 Esther F. Garrison School of Visual & Performing Arts Public
Veritas Academy Private
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3.00 Haven Elementary School Public
2.66 Memorial Day School Private, Religious
2.33 Johnson High School Public
Savannah Christian Middle School Private, Religious
2.66 Benedictine Military School Private, Religious, All-Boys
3.00 Butler Elementary School Public
2.00 The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School Public
3.33 Thunderbolt Elementary School Public
Hancock Day School Private, Religious
Chatham Academy Private, Special Education
3.66 Oglethorpe Charter School Public, Charter
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St. James Catholic School Private, Religious
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3.33 White Bluff Elementary School Public
3.33 Pulaski Elementary School Public
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3.66 Hesse Elementary School Public
3.33 Largo-Tibet Elementary School Public
3.33 Isle of Hope School Public
2.33 Savannah Christian Preparatory School Private, Religious
3.66 Coastal Middle School Public
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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

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


Female 66%
Male 33%

Student Diversity

Savannah Arts Academy United States 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% 4.0% 23.0% 6.0% 9.0% 2.0%
African American 15.0% 15.0% 91.0% 67.0% 89.0% 86.0% 93.0%
Asian 7.0% 4.8% 0% 2.0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 4.0% 2.8% 2.0% 5.0% 2.0% 3.0% 3.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 0% 0% 0% 1.0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


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 59 responses

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

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 43 responses

  • 25% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 24% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 21% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 17% The learning environment is open and challenging
  • 9% Historical Value of Building
  • 3% Unique experience, prepares you well for college

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% 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 46 responses

  • 61% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 20% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 15% Arts+Academics, Fashion Show= 1 amazing experience
  • 2% Its history
  • 2% It's has the highest test scores in the district

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 46 responses

  • 46% Talented
  • 33% Unique
  • 20% Stressful yet blissful
  • 2% 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 38 responses

  • 24% I love everything about this school.
  • 74% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 3% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.