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Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy

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We absolutely love this school. The small class size allows the teachers to give each student personalized and individualized attention. Awesome school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2013

I am very disappointed in this school.My expectations and what I was led to believe we're way to high for what we received in return. The teachers are again not getting paid which I can see their attitudes and teaching stances are changing. Some teachers have been let go and some are leaving. I was sad to see one of the best teachers leave as the school needed her. Sis love will be truly missed. I guess you can't fault a teacher for leaving before second semester if they are not getting paid. I am also concerned about the curriculum. The enrollment is the lowest it has been in years and students are steadily leaving each month. Even the front desk receptionist left for not getting paid. The gas was turned off . The school says that the parents are not paying but you have to give the parents something to pay for. I was told that my child would be issued a Ipad and I haven't seen the computers yet. The administration tells you what you want to hear, they paint a lovely picture but it's not the reality.The school is slowly diminishing and all the students are the one that suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

I just saw a story on fox 5 news about this school. They are doing some amazing things. They teamed up with Coke and launched a Coca Cola can into space and filmed it. All I can say is WOW! keep up the good work.


Posted September 25, 2013

I am an instructor at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy, and the students I teach are some of the best and brightest. I have been an educator for 11+ years and I have taught at other public and private institutions. However, what sets S.A.C.A. apart is the passion, leadership and dedication from the Administrators as wells as the parental involvement. They might not pay as much as the public school system, but I find comfort in knowing that I am supported by the school administration, parents and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2013

Great school with great teachers! I don't regret my decision to send my children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

This is a very good school! My child is a 1st grader and has had quality teaching and teachers since she was in pre-k. I have read some of the comments below and I hate that some of the parents had a bad experience. But you can't please everybody all of the time. My child's education is crucial and I am confident that her education has been quality. They also have a great PTA
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

Great school! I've had my daughters since they were 3. My oldest is in 1st grade and my youngest is in pre-K. The wonderful thing that I have experienced with this school are the wonderful teachers in their Academy 1 school. My oldest daughter's teacher has a record of her students testing 2-3 grades higher. That's exciting to know. This year is going to be 1 for the books!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

I decided to enroll my daughter into SACA because of the un-organization, incompetency and chaotic environment that she had to endure in the public school system. She is in the 5th grade and when I spoke with the parents of previously enrolled students, I received good reviews. So far so good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2013

I am so worried on how well my student will do this school year in 7th grade. She attended Saca in the 2012-2013 school year.Prior to enrolling in this school I spoke to administration about my child's learning disability.I was told that she would get the help she needs and modifications would be put in place.It never happened.Many ofthe teachers are not certified and lack knowledge on to work with differences in children.Some teachers claim to be hands on but they are very hands off .There are some teachers who care and want to help the students,but administration is not giving them the help or the resources they need to do this .Parents please please do your research on staff especially administration.Ask alot of questions and ask to see the curriculum for the grade your child is going into if you are considering this school for your child.I dont recommend this school because I believe too much focus is on sports and not education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I was traumatized by my child s experience with SACA. I wanted so much to believe what I was being told by the administration. But sadly they were only telling me what I wanted to hear. There is an emphasis on athletics and NOT academics in this school at all. It is a sad representation of what a Christian education should be. When I took my child out of this school it was the best decision I could have made. Parents, there are other alternatives even if you don t have a lot of money. Many Christian Schools offer discounts based on income. We must demand and expect better from our black community. Sad to ever say my child attended this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2012

If you want the truth about this school, talk to brother Lee. He has been the only one to be honest about the ill doings of the school but has no power to do anything about it. They pad the student's grades to make themselves look like an accomplished school. Nothing they teach is on grade level. I will make it my personal mission to get this place shut down! They do not have real accreditation! DON'T BELIEVE THE POSSITIVE COMMENTS, THEY ARE FAKE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

Sounds to me like the positive comments are coming from the family/workers at the schools trying to save face


Posted August 19, 2012

Simply the best! I've read many of the negative comments on this site about this school and am left wondering what school are these people talking about. My guess is that these aren't real parents but haters from other schools. If you want to know about the school, call and visit any day of the week. SACA is one of very few schools who have been bench marked by a university to study how 80% of the graduating seniors are getting full academic scholarships and how a 6th grader scored in the 90 percentile on the SAT against college students. They have produced quite a few celebrities (Dwight Howard of LA Lakers and Cee Lo Green of Goody Mob, The Voice and Awesome Recording Artist due do there drive to push the children to be the best they can be Gods way. They are partnered with the Green Foundation and it shows all over the campus. DON'T BELIEVE WHAT HATERS ARE SAYING. Pray & Seek Gods face. If HE leads you to SACA, you will see for yourself how EXCELLENT this school is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2012

If I could give the school zero stars I would. I did not enroll my child at the school this year because it has been the worst experience ever. If I am going to pay for my child to go to school, then I should get what was promised: Ipods, education, family communication. Majority of the teachers are not certified and the teachers that were left. Last year the Kg, 3rd Grade, and 4th Grade teacher left in the middle of the year because the SCHOOL was not PAYING them. Now I don't know about you but I'm sure the moral was down with those teacher and the reason my child would come home stating, what I call an emotional roller coaster, with the teacher. How can you claim to be a Christian School funded on Christian principals, but your dogging your teachers and not paying them on time (some times several weeks later). My child's teacher stated that when questioning their pay, they would receive "Have faith in God." How can you use the Lord as a crutch to your devilish ways. As a parent, I would hope you would never send your child to a school that misuses your money that YOU pay. Also if you notice the family of the school never goes without. They drive nice cars and eat well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

SACA was the best in in the 80's, 90's and early 2000's but now its different. This mostly because of the new students. Since they are giving out academic scholarships more unchristian students have come thinking they can change Saca because they don't want to be there. The funding is also an issue if there was more money to go around we wouldn't be in this situation. But I'm just speaking for the high school. Elementary and middle school aren't really affected by this. High school just needs a makeover.


Posted November 27, 2009

I was previously a student at SACA and i can tell you that there is really nothing christian about the school. There is a syndrome called big fish-small pond syndrome that passes around through the school and your child will be around many people of bad character and habits. There is no form of discipline and many of the teacher displine students according to how long theyve been at SACA or who theyre related to. Teachers claim to be involved with us but have a very hands off approach to academics. Many teachers abuse their power and when parents come around create inquiries of instilling discipline. They say they want your child to have the best education but Ive noticed that all the teachers i learn the most from have been fired mid-semester
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2009

I have 2 children at SACA.we fill that it is a wondreful christian environment my children they love their teachers expecially the ELC. I am glad we are here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

Saca is a excellent school! Everyone is like a big family! I love the school, My kids enjoy being here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

SACA has wonderful teachers, yet unfortunately they don't feel the need to speak up when they feel a change is needed and this affects the children. Our child attended the SACA Early Learning Center and is now behind most other students at other schools. His teacher apologizes for the unorganized nature of their ELC program and also for having too many responsibilities, which take away from her ability to teach our children - - my child. I'm so upset because I had heard SACA was a good school, yet I think it's mainly good for older students - not younger. If you want your child to have a baby sitter - take them to the SACA ELC. If you want your child to learn their ABC's and 123's, try another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

Early Learning Center very unorganized. Not a place to put your child under 5 years old. School needs a major overall. Old classrooms and outdated equipment. Crazy bug problem in the playground area .
—Submitted by a parent


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Ethnicity This school State average
Black 99% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 12%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White 0% 44%
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