Historic Markers Across Georgia

Savannah High School

Marker ID: GHS 25-11
Location: 500 Washington Ave., Savannah, GA
County: Chatham
Coordinates: N 32° 02.797    W 081° 05.544
  32.046616    -81.0924
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WME2XT
Savannah High School Marker  


Savannah High School evolved as the senior division of Chatham Academy, chartered by the Georgia Legislature in 1788. In 1935, due to overcrowding in schools, the Board of Education collaborated with the Public Works Administration to erect this structure, the largest construction in the state at that time. In 1963 twelve African-American students selected by the NAACP integrated Savannah High School, one of the first two schools in Chatham County to integrate. Savannah High School moved to Pennsylvania Avenue in 1997 and Savannah Arts Academy, a visual and performing arts school, occupied this site.

Erected by The Georgia Historical Society
2002.3 and the Savannah Arts Academy Foundation 25-11


Savannah High School