Savannah High School (Georgia)
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|Savannah High School|
|500 Pennsylvania Avenue
|School district||Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools|
|Color(s)||Blue and white
|Accreditation||Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
Savannah High is now located at 400 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Savannah High School 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.
The Savannah High School campus hosts two separate programs of study:
- Pervis Ellison (born 1967), former NBA basketball player
- Brigadier General Walter E. Gaskin, USMC, SHS Class of 1969
- Frank Kearse (born 1988), professional football player for the New England Patriots
- Leah Ward Sears (born 1955), former Chief Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
- Willie Smith, former professional baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals
- Richard P. Stanley (born 1944), Professor of Applied Mathematics at MIT
- "Liberal Studies at SHS". Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "Law and CJ at SHS". Savannah-Chatham County Public School System. Retrieved 2010-01-17.
- "GHSA Region Alignment". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
- "GHSFHA Savannah Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-08-01.
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