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Educating Future Generations

Living in Savannah means a variety of educational options from preschool through college, including an award-winning public school system, a variety of private schools and 17 area colleges and universities.

K-12 Education

Savannah teachers are making a difference in the classroom.

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System, focused on igniting a passion for learning, is nationally recognized for its innovative use of technology and its focus on each child and their future. The public school system has 24 elementary schools, 8 K-8, 8 middle schools, 11 public high schools and 5 charter schools.

Savannah is also home to more than 30 top-tier, award-winning private schools.

Top 10

Savannah Arts Academy is consistently a Top 10 High School in Georgia

US News and World Report

670

high school students in dual enrollment receiving college credits

Savannah Chatham County Public School System

#1

The STEM Academy at Bartlett awarded #1 STEM middle school nationwide

Future of Education Technology Conference

Chatham County K-12 Schools
Indicator Value
Student Teacher Ratio 15.41
Total Enrollment 39,853
Graduation Rate 90.10%

Source: Governor's Office of Student Achievement, 2021

K-12 Specialty Programs within Chatham County
School Program Initiative/Credits
Heard Elementary Advanced Learning/STEM Elementary School Advanced STEM education
Hodge Elementary Medical and Allied Health Introduces students to Healthcare Education
J.G. Smith Elementary Traditional and Core Knowledge Technology integrated, focused learning approach
Largo-Tibet Elementary Leader In Me Focusing on culture, academics, and leadership
Marshpoint Elementary Environmental Sciences/STEAM Allows students to apply STEM/STEAM concepts to real world scenarios
Coastal Middle International Baccalaureate Middle Years Focused on cultural immersion/understanding and building multilingual skills
DeRenne Middle Medical and Allied Health Develops interests/skills related to healthcare professions through field trips/hands on learning
Ellis K-8 Montessori Focused on students natural development timeline
Garrison K-8 Visual and Performing Arts Audition based, students are pushed to excel in visual/performing arts
Hubert Middle Innovative Learning Academy Rigorous STEAM education w/ project based learning
Southwest Middle Cinematic Studies Focused on cultural immersion/understanding and building multilingual skills
STEM Academy at Bartlett Middle Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Engineering based, students introduced to advanced tech programs (VEX, MakerSpace, etc) to foster skills in STEM fields
Beach High Medical and Allied Health Opportunity to become PCT's or Phlebotomists through clinical rotations
Groves High Maritime Logistics Students can become Certified Logistic Technicians after capstone completion
Groves High Aviation Manufacturing & Service Program Partnered w/ SAV Tech, Gulfstream; Offers chance at certifications which lead to direct employment after High School in Adv. Manufacturing fields; Chance to complete apprenticeships at Gulfstream while in school
Islands High Veterinary Science Offers internships, coursework in basic agriculture and veterinary science
Islands High Environmental Science Students complete professional level research projects
Jenkins High School of Engineering Fosters STEM skills, opportunity for free college credit
Johnson High International Baccalaureate Accelerated learning producing self motivated/advanced students
Liberal Studies at Savannah High Liberal Studies & Criminal Justice Opportunities for internships and introduction to criminal justice
Liberal Studies at Savannah High 3DE - JA Academy Delivers rigorous business-related coursework
Savannah Arts Academy Visual and Performing Arts Robust performing arts program providing collegiate opportunities
Savannah Early College High Early College Dual-enrollment program, students complete high school and can earn 2 years of transferable college credits/associates degree simultaneously
Windsor Forest High School Aviation Drone Program Focused on the aerospace environment, basics of aicraft navigation and communication methods for safe aircraft operations, and foundation to prepare to earn a commercial license to pilot an unmanned aircraft system
Woodville Tompkins Technical & Career Career and Technical Advanced technical training promoting global leadership skills

Source: Savannah Chatham County Public School System, 2021

Higher Education

From the Savannah College of Art and Design, which offers more degree programs and specializations than any other art and design university; to Savannah Technical College, which is consistently named a top Georgia technical college; to Georgia Southern University, one of America’s best colleges according to Forbes magazine, the Savannah region provides a highly skilled, educated workforce to meet your needs.

The HOPE Scholarship program (Helping Outstanding Pupils Educationally) provides tuition assistance to students who reside in Georgia that demonstrate academic achievement. The HOPE Scholarship is merit-based with GPA requirements while the HOPE Grant encourages technical training with no specific GPA requirements in high school. The program is funded entirely by revenue from the Georgia Lottery, and since 1993, $11.2 billion in HOPE funds have been awarded to more than 1.8 million students enrolled in Georgia public and private colleges and universities and public technical schools.

72,000+

students pursuing higher
education at 17 colleges
and universities

7,000

area college and university
students majoring in
technology fields

Enrollment in Area Colleges and Universities
Institution Fall 2020 Enrollment
Georgia Southern University 26,949
Savannah College of Art and Design 14,265
South University 6,223
Savannah State University 3,488
College of Coastal Georgia 3,457
University of South Carolina-Beaufort 2,006
Georgia Institute of Technology - Professional Development* 1,500
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University** 1,426
Strayer University* 590
Webster University** 525
Saint Leo University** 457
Mercer University School of Medicine 62
Columbia College 90

Source: University System of Georgia, NCES. **Fall 2018, *Fall 2019

Enrollment in Area Technical Colleges
Institution Fall 2020 Enrollment
Savannah Technical College 3,949
Technical College of the Lowcountry 2,119
Coastal Pines Technical College 3,606
Ogeechee Technical College 2,153

Source: Individual Schools

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