Savannah High School (Georgia)

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Savannah High School
Type Public secondary
Grades 912
Location 500 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Savannah, Georgia,
United States
Coordinates 32°03′47″N 81°03′28″W / 32.063114°N 81.057868°W / 32.063114; -81.057868Coordinates: 32°03′47″N 81°03′28″W / 32.063114°N 81.057868°W / 32.063114; -81.057868
District Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools
Accreditation Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Colors Blue and White
         
Nickname Blue Jackets

Savannah High School is located in Savannah, Georgia, USA.

Campus[edit]

Savannah High is now located at 400 Pennsylvania Avenue in Savannah, Georgia.

History[edit]

Savannah High School building, was originally located on Washington Avenue between East and West Atlantic Avenues. The original building, built by the WPA and designed by William Bordley Clarke, Sr., was once the largest public school building in the United States. The foundation of the original building had been built as a luxury hotel, but the owners went bankrupt in the Great Depression and the City of Savannah took over the unfinished building. The three-story brick and mortar structure included two interior courtyards, one of which held a rifle range for the ROTC as well as several circular interior fire escape slides, which have since been sealed off. The distance around the interior hallway was in excess of one quarter mile. Today, that building houses the Savannah Arts Academy, the only public high school for the arts in Savannah.

Academics[edit]

The Savannah High School campus hosts two separate programs of study:

  • Liberal Studies at Savannah High School[1]
  • Law and Criminal Justice at Savannah High School[2]

Athletics[edit]

Savannah High School currently competes in Region 3-AAAAA and has since 2000.[3][4] The school is a member of the Georgia High School Association.

Notable Alumni[edit]

Pervis Ellison (born April 3, 1967) is an American former NBA basketball player.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Liberal Studies at SHS". Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  2. ^ "Law and CJ at SHS". Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Retrieved 2010-01-17. 
  3. ^ "GHSA Region Alignment". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 
  4. ^ "GHSFHA Savannah Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-08-01. 

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