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Savannah Arts Academy

Public | 9-12 | 769 students

Our school is best known its Visual and Performing Arts and Academic Readiness

 
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5 stars

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Based on 7 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 4 ratings

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Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014

Some parents reviews seem upset. It's true that the administration doesn't care at all about acting, but that's just the way it is. Replacing the acting kids chance to shine with yet another fluffy musical is a slap in the face to students who want to act, but they'll just have to deal with it. Honestly, we're all here really to avoid the other public schools anyway, the arts thing is just a blind. The administration's treatment of the acting program this year has totally turned my son off acting which I personally think is great. The last thing I want is for him to try an acting career (I don't want him to throw his life away as a waiter). Anything that SAA does to disillusion and discourage him from acting is fine by me. As for the rumor they're going to make nonmusical theater kids leave the school, I asked a mom in the know and she said it's not for sure yet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Saturday, August 30, 2014

If there are students who want to act why don't they get a faculty advisor and start an acting or theatre club? They could do a bunch of challenging short bare-bones plays, something besides the usual SAA pablum. The music students do concerts all the time, shouldn't the theatre students be doing plays all the time? You know, actually acting? I don't mean the Thespian Society, which has its own mission as an honor/leadership society (and about as much to do with real acting as the FBLA).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Friday, August 29, 2014

Word is going around that apparently the Theater major is being replaced by a Musical Theater major starting 2015. Vocal majors who wish to can transfer to this program. Current Theater majors will have to pass a vocal audition in Spring 2015, or they will need to return to their home high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Thursday, August 28, 2014

Good school, but unlike most fine arts high schools, it does not have separate Musical Theater and Theater majors. (You can see complaints about this below.) They really should have two different programs, because they're two different skill sets, two different learning curves, and two different performance vehicles. Now that the school has shifted over to be completely Musical Theater, a separate Theater track needs to be created if Savannah Arts is seriously trying to present itself as a comprehensive fine arts high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I find it interesting that this website allows information that is inaccurate and untrue - see the posting from June 12, 2013. For instance, one of the people reviewing the school states that students are thrown out of the school if they do not maintain their grades. Since the recent principal arrived, this practice has not occurred. In fact, students have not been thrown out of the school for failing courses for the past 8 years. A open records request was made by a citizen in Chatham County and this was found to be correct. There have been several students who have left the school on their own as a result of failing courses. Teachers have never been fired for doing their jobs. The reviewer is correct in stating the building is in bad shape. Mold, broken windows due to their age, etc. This is something the current administration is working on. However, SCCPSS Building Services has to address those issues. These concerns do not cause bad immune systems. Apparently, the reviewer didn't pay attention in biology!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 25, 2014

Academically fine, Savannah Arts Academy is NOT the school for a student who wants to learn acting. The Theater program has been turned into an exclusively Musical Theater program. Savannah Arts Academy no longer does legitimate theater, just big schlocky musicals: all singing, all dancing, no acting of any depth. Savannah Arts Academy provides ZERO opportunity for students who are interested in serious acting: better options are Savannah Country Day's and Saint Andrews' theater programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

I think it's interesting that the person below has a masters degree and thinks public school is free. the school rates higher because it takes only the smartest kids in the district- and if you read the comments the student discusses the poor state of the building and the high incidence of student sickness-" so do your work" - really? While most teachers at this school are fabulous there are still some major problems here that the administration continues to not address It's also interesting how so many negative comments about this school are deleted


Posted July 1, 2013

This is an amazing school. My daughter has attended for the last two years. The teachers are terrific (with of course, a few exceptions). Its the best college prep school in the state and one of the best public schools in the nation. Its not easy to get in - have to meet academic criteria and go thru an interview process. Look it up - its ranked in the top 100 public high schools in the nation and for very good reason. My comment to the negative comment below - do your work, get help if you are struggling, attend classes and you will have great success here. It might not be to best public art schools (remember its public and free) but its one of the best overall schools for education and college prep. These students are getting an amazing education at a public school. It's rated higher than nearly every private school in the state and nation. I am a state school product with a master's degree. I can only wish I would have had an opportunity to attend a high school this good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

Savannah Arts acadamy is a complete disaster on almost every level, people who don't pass their courses are thrown out of the school and there is no room for redemption as one of my good friends was thrown out at the begining of the year. Many teachers only put in grades when there jobs are threatened and usually well after progress reports are due, and an overall lazy staff makes students suffer. The students are suffering from teachers that think they are right on, in all levels and on all subjects. A lack of bad money placement has led to broken windows and a school that can under no circumstances pass a health inspection for a teaching instituion. Overall this school has fired the teachers doing their jobs, has kept those that don't and is harmful to a students well being. They force Conformity and a lack off compassion for students can lead to unhealthy mental stress and with unhealthy working conditions, thus in turn leading to people with low immune systems. Don't attend this school unless you want to be sick with a cold all year struggling to catch up with teachers who don't care if you learn the material, because they can just throw you out to keep up their school rating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 7, 2012

Amazing!!!! Very academic and offers so many electives and advanced content courses. The students are well behaved and the atmosphere is unlike any other high school I have seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

so the bottom line is most theater productions are only for theater majors, as the (european?) student says below. if your child is only interested in one branch of the arts, saa is a great choice. it will give her an excellent education both artistically and academically. however, if your child excels in more than one art form look for a school more welcoming of multi-talented students, for example savannah country day. or like the europhile student suggests, savannah childrens theater encourages children to excel in multiple interests.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

First of all, Savannah Arts is a fantastic school. Here's why: Everyone gets into the school on merit. This means the students here are great: talented, focused and fun. The teachers are excellent, and they don't have to deal with discipline problems, so they can really teach. Plus, because the school draws from the whole county, not just one district, if you move within the county it's not at all a problem, which is outstanding. It's true that there are shows that only theatre majors can audition for. So far this year, we've had auditions for "Dearly Departed", "Radio Show", and "Beauty". Only theatre majors could audition for the first two. So, two out of three. I don't see what the big deal is though. Dance, music, whatever, majors aren't theatre majors, so why should they audition for theatre shows? In Europe students are pretty committed to a major by the time they're 16. What is with Americans? I've wanted to be an actor since I was a little kid. If your grand daughter really wants more theatre, she could do SCT ensemble. I've got friends there and they're great too. Or she could change major.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2011

Savannah Arts has superb academics and passionate teachers in each of the arts majors. People should be warned, however, that Savannah Arts Academy doesn't want multitalented kids. My granddaughter is a dance major, but she also loves acting. They won't even let her try out for most plays because she's the "wrong" major. You'd think Savannah Arts Academy would want to grow their students, but they just want to pigeon-hole them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

Many teachers will not tolerate ideas that challenge their personal opinion, and many of the teachers' opinions are liberal. Suggested reading material for one class was a book written by MSNBC host Chris Matthews. No book written by those with opposing viewpoints was in the required reading. My son was in an AP class, had a perfect 100 average, participated in several extracurricular activities related to the class;, no one had as high an average, but he still did not receive the award in that class, probably because of his conservative convictions. He was not the only student to come across this attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

I am honored to work with the students and faculty at Savannah Arts Academy. There is no place like it. It amazes me to see the talent in these students and a pleasure to see them grow and thrive in academics, arts, and athletics. A little known fact about SAA is that we are a force in the athletic realm as well as our other successes! By the way, last week we received the Govenor's Cup for AAAAA schools for SAT scores for the second year in a row!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

I am proud to teach the talented students of SAA.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 22, 2009

I go to SAA and I love it! It's a great environment, and is filled with wonderful people. I lam learning more then I ever did at private school, and have teachers who are glad to help me and accomodate my needs. I highly reccomend SAA to anyone interested in the arts and has a passion for learning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

This is my child's first year at SAA after transferring from another public high school. At her old school, she did well academically but struggled with being 'just another number'. SAA's smaller class sizes, emphasis on the arts, and high academic standards suit her to a T. She loves the diversity of the students and doesn't miss the typical high school cliques. The only thing she doesn't love are the uniforms, which were introduced a couple of years ago. Other than that, she has nothing but positive things to say about SAA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

After having children in private school for over a decade and arriving at savannah arts, i have to ask myself what were we thinking? The academics here are superior to private school. The focus on arts definitely superior. These are some of the best and the brightest students at this school and i am happy that my child has the opportunity to go to this school. I also love that this was my high school and my parent's high school when it was savannah high. The teachers encourage excellence, they encourage diversity and we absolutely have no reservations about this school. Savannah arts is what all schools should be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

The Savannah Arts Academy has been named one of just six 'Blue Ribbon' schools in Georgia. Their students are in the top ten percent when it comes to state tests The students work hard, parents give us great support and our faculty is tops
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

187 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

205 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

192 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 69% 44%
Black 18% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 3%
Hispanic 3% 12%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Garrison Performing Arts K-8
Coastal and Ellis Schools, Ogelthorpe Charter,
Several Savannah area private schools
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 99% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 1% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Georgia
Georgia Tech
Georgia Southern University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
Portugese
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • US News and World Report (2014)
  • Newsweek (2014)
  • National Blue Ribbon School

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Industrial / graphic design
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Drama club
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French and Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Dual Enrollment Classes
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:55 am
School end time
  • 2:55 am
School Leader's name
  • Gifford K. Lockley
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (912) 201-4160

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • 24 Advanced Placement Classes
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Hybrid
  • Internships
  • STEM
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Arts (all)
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • French
  • Spanish
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming
  • Industrial / graphic design

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Dual Enrollment Classes
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Parking for student drivers
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Savannah Collee of Art and Design (SCAD)
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • LifeBridge Church
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Rock band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: French and Spanish
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Lesbian, gay, transgender club
  • Literary magazine
  • Math club
  • Mock trial competition club
  • Model UN
  • National Beta Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Recycling club
  • Robotics club
  • Science club
  • Several Honor Societies
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Fine Arts specialty area monthly meeting
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


4 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
220
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
550
Students typically come from these schools
Garrison Performing Arts K-8
Coastal and Ellis Schools, Ogelthorpe Charter,
Several Savannah area private schools

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Georgia
Georgia Southern University
Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD)
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Dual Enrollment Classes
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
4 year college - 99%
Military - 1%
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500 Washington Ave
Savannah, GA 31405
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Phone: (912) 395-5000

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