Savannah Arts Academy

478 reviews
  1. Chatham County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    D
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
500 Washington Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
Telephone
(912) 395-5000

Savannah Arts Academy Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
282 responses
Average ACT
27
101 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
58%
AP Enrollment
55%
AP Exam Pass Rate
87%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    54%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    43%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    3%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
91%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.57 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.57 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 182 responses
  • Showcases! Each major performs for the school
    29%
  • Junk2Funk Fashion Show
    21%
  • Senior Night! Seniors paint themselves for support
    12%
  • The Annual Musical
    10%
  • The Savannah Arts Academy Film Festival
    9%
  • Senior Soda Day!
    5%
  • Senior Days
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
787
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
97%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,418
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.7%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Data not available
Expenses Per Student
$10,945/ year
National
$11,890
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.80 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.80 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.80 responses

Reviews

478 reviews
  • Excellent
    97
  • Very Good
    219
  • Average
    134
  • Poor
    21
  • Terrible
    7
Savannah Arts Academy is an exceptional high school, which focuses on artists and musicians. The classes are laid out much like a college, with studio classes being a priority. I believe that this helps the students stay focused on their passion and helps them realize that school is not "just about academics". The teachers push their students to do their best and the counselors do a great job in helping the upper-class prepare for college. Let's not forget Mr. Lockley - he is the best principal any student could ask for! He connects with the kids on their level and is always available to ease a dispute between teachers and students whenever necessary - somehow he always finds a way to satisfy everyone's needs. Did I mention the building? It is a piece of artwork in itself, an inspiration to young artists with its decorative columns, high ceilings and large windows. I cannot say enough about this school, it has been a true blessing.
  • Parent
  • 2 months ago
The teachers at Savannah Arts are top-notch. They are all quite knowledgeable in their subject areas. All of the teachers I have had do a great job at have a variety of teaching- they present the information in different ways to allow students the opportunities to learn in a way they can best retain the material. There have only been a few exceptions to this, but I believe that has mostly been dealt with. Different teachers have different consistency in grading. Teachers who have mostly underclassmen are relatively good at being quick with grades due to the level of material they have, but upper level classes understandably have a lag in the grading process. Teachers do their best!
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago
We have almost any honor society you can think of, including, but not limited to, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National English Honor Society, and many more. There is practically an honor society for every subject-- from math (Mu Alpha Theta) to theatre (Thespian Society). Most of these clubs require commitment, be it with money or time (usually both). We also have religious societies, JV and Varsity sport teams, and quiz bowl teams. My personal favorite extracurricular activity is Odyssey of the Mind. Some students do more than others (the most overachieving ones aim to be the president of every society). Basically, if you want to make a club, round up a few friends, ask a teacher to stay afterschool once or twice a month with you, and there you have it!
  • Niche User
  • July 10 2014