Savannah Arts Academy in Savannah, GA - Niche

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    Public, Magnet
  • Reviews
    385 3.7
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Savannah Arts Academy is a public magnet school in Savannah, Georgia. It has 774 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 385 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 385 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: There are many fun things to do at the school, however some rules are unnecessary which is partly due to the board of education. It used to be a fun and sort of relaxing environment but with the newest assistant principal that was added it feels like a prison. If i could do it all over i would probably still choose this school and hope for different results.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Going to a Performing Arts school that also has a fantastic academic reputation is definitely a challenging yet rewarding experience. There is a lot of pressure to do everything within your art major and to excel at academics at the same time. That being said, the faculty and staff has always been supportive of each individual student and pushes them to shoot for perfection. I have developed great personal bonds with the students and the teachers at my high school and would absolutely choose this school once more if I were to do high school all over again. The experience has been a fascinating one that has exposed me to all different types of backgrounds, cultures and lifestyles that have helped to shape my current beliefs and have allowed me to develop into the person I am now.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: It's the only school I wasn't bullied to my face.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Great school academic and talent wise.
    • Parent
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Academics are very challenging. Little support for the students out side of the class room environment.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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3.33 Esther F. Garrison School of Visual & Performing Arts Public, Magnet
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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.33 Low Elementary School 2 mi. 550
2.00 Beach High School 2 mi. 906
2.00 Johnson High School 2 mi. 887
1.66 The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School 2 mi. 773
3.00 Islands High School 5 mi. 828

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


Female 63%
Male 36%

Student Diversity

Savannah Arts Academy United States Beach High School Islands High School Johnson High School Low Elementary School The School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High School
White 68.0% 51.0% 5.0% 71.0% 5.0% 10.0% 3.0%
African American 16.0% 15.0% 90.0% 16.0% 88.0% 84.0% 92.0%
Asian 5.0% 4.8% 0% 4.0% 0% 0% 0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 3.0% 2.8% 2.0% 4.0% 3.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 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 52 responses

  • 83% Yes
  • 13% Not sure.
  • 4% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 36 responses

  • 28% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 24% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 22% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 17% The learning environment is open and challenging
  • 9% Historical Value of Building

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 37 responses

  • 29% Run down facilities; A/C and Heat problems
  • 13% It's always extreme temperatures
  • 12% There's a lot of pressure to do everything
  • 11% The ceilings are falling apart
  • 9% Lack of funding for academics
  • 7% Are you there for Academics or Arts
  • 7% Keeping up with all the work
  • 3% Assistant Principal
  • 2% Students with drug problems
  • 1% I have not identified any to date,

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 39 responses

  • 64% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 18% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 13% Arts+Academics, Fashion Show= 1 amazing experience
  • 3% Its history
  • 3% It's has the highest test scores in the district

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 39 responses

  • 46% Talented
  • 33% Unique
  • 18% 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 37 responses

  • 43% Be prepared to work hard, but also have fun!
  • 32% 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 31 responses

  • 26% I love everything about this school.
  • 71% 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.