Savannah Arts Academy in Savannah, GA - Niche

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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 376 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.7 from 376 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: Honestly, I cannot see myself at any other school other Savannah Arts Academy. It definitely has its faults but at the end of the day I learn what I need to succeed and I am also learning new skills such as the art I was taught. A lot of things could be better such as the cafeteria and the environment but none of that matters in the end it's all about our experience. I must say I have had some of the best experiences ever. I met my best friends and I participated in the coolest events and I am very thankful.
    • Niche User
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I loved everything about Savannah Arts Academy. The teachers were very helpful and really care about the students and want to see them succeed. The student population wasn't hostile and their were virtually no violent outbreaks between students. Academics and Arts were spectacular as well as our sports programs. I don't regret going to this school for one second.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Administration & Policies: They only say something when we have guest in the building. The assistant principals and the person who runs the uniform closet have to different views on what uniform appropriate.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: If you are interested in the area of studies the teachers do all they can to help you further your studies.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are all types of clubs and organization. They vary based on grades, religion, and career based.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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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

Around Savannah Arts Academy

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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 43 responses

  • 84% Yes
  • 12% Not sure.
  • 5% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 26 responses

  • 29% Emphasis on students' passions
  • 25% Teachers, classes, and fellow students.
  • 22% Good size. Not too big not too small.
  • 13% The learning environment is open and challenging
  • 12% Historical Value of Building

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 34% Run down facilities; A/C and Heat problems
  • 17% It's always extreme temperatures
  • 14% Lack of funding for academics
  • 14% There's a lot of pressure to do everything
  • 9% The ceilings are falling apart
  • 3% Are you there for Academics or Arts
  • 2% Students with drug problems

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 29 responses

  • 69% Arts+Academics= one amazing experience!
  • 21% Performances, SAT scores, and our Fashion Show
  • 7% Arts+Academics, Fashion Show= 1 amazing experience
  • 3% Its history

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 45% Talented
  • 38% Unique
  • 17% Stressful yet blissful

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 27 responses

  • 59% Be prepared to work hard, but also have fun!
  • 30% Know how to manage your time wisely.
  • 11% This is not your typical high school experience,

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 75% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 5% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.