Summer time is a great time to move, if you have children. So, it’s never too early to start looking at schools. Once you’ve found a school you like, you can move on to housing. In addition to these local schools, Chatham County has magnet schools that specialize in different areas that anyone can apply to get into. Also, the school year will change this year. The kids will begin school in September instead of August. And if you are new to the area, the children will wear uniforms to school. The colors and types are based on each individual school.
Elementary Schools: (All schools have Gifted Education Programs for identified students)
Bloomingdale Elementary is located on East Main Street in Bloomingdale. This is a magnet school that focuses on fine and performing arts. Bloomingdale is situated over Chatham and Effingham Counties. The principal is Mr. John King and the phone number is (912) 748-3680. For more information about this school and how it ranks, check out the website School Matters.
Garden City Elementary is located on Kessler Avenue, is home of the Knights, and is a Title One Distinguished School. Garden City is the closest city in West Chatham to downtown Savannah
It has accelerated reading, brain-based education, quiz bowl, quick-think-a-thon programs along with a reading and math marathon. The principal is Mrs. Andrea Williams and the phone number is (912) 965-6820. School Matters has great information and rankings on this school.
Pooler Elementary is home of the Bulldogs and is located on Holly Avenue . The school is located almost centrally in the older Gleason Heights subdivision. It has many activities to offer such as Pooler Idol, Fun Day, Spirit Day, etc. The principal is Mrs. Caroline Gordon-Jelks and the phone number is (912) 748-3625. For more information on this school, go to School Matters.
Port Wentworth Elementary is located on South Coastal Highway and is a Title One Distinguished School. The principal is Dr. Deborah Jones and the phone number is (912) 965-6742. For more information on this school, go to School Matters.
West Chatham Elementary is located on Pine Barren Road. It is located in Pooler, Georgia as well. In fact, it is approximately 10 minutes away from Pooler Elementary on the other side of highway 80. The principal is Ms. Susan Creech and the phone number is (912) 748-3601. For more information on this school, go to School Matters.
Mercer Middle School is located on Rommel Avenue in Garden City. It is a Georgia Lighthouse School to Watch. They have Advance Programs in Spanish, Language Arts, Geometry, and Algebra. They also offer after school programs. The principal is Ms. Gloria Dukes and the phone number is (912) 965-6700. For more information on this school, go to School Matters.
West Chatham Middle School is located on Pine Barren next to the elementary school and home of the Wildcats. They offer an after school program for students that need assistance in reading. The principal is Mrs. Kerry Coursey and the phone number is (912) 748-3651. For more information on this school, go to Public School Review.
Groves High School is located Wheathill Road in Garden City and home of the fighting Scottish Rebels. They have an International Baccalaureate Program that offers Advanced Placement Courses in Language, Literature, US History, European History, Biology, Spanish, German, and Calculus A/B. The principal is Mr. Cecil Cobb and the phone number is (912) 965-2520. For more information on this school, go to School Matters.
Also, there will be a new elementary and middle school built off Benton Boulevard. The school board will be redistricting next year for all the new communities and taking into account the new schools.