School Systems Outside Savannah Georgia
Savannah may not have the top of the line school districts in the country but just outside its borders in places like Pooler, Richmond Hill, Rincon, Port Wentworth and Effingham there are little better ratings. Here’s what you need to know about relocating to this area and the school districts surrounding Savannah GA.
Richmond Hill seems hands down to offer the best publics schools in the area. Richmond Hill is part of the Bryan County School District and has received a nine out of 10 rating for some of the best public schools in the area. These schools include the Dr. George Washington Carver elementary school, the Richmond Hill elementary school, the Richmond Hill middle school and the Richmond Hill high school, all receiving a 9 out of 10 from greatschools.org. Richmond Hill has 11 preschools, six elementary schools, three middle schools, three high schools and 12 private schools. “Wonderful! I’ve gone there for two years and I have two brothers that go there, excellent education resources” [GreatSchools.org]
South Effingham also has higher rated schools. It recently received a nine out of 10 rating from GreatSchools.org and a five-star community rating. “I am impressed by South Effingham! I love the school, teachers, staff and educational program. My kids have been challenged and had a good time. I love the school and looking to remain in this district!” [GreatSchools.org]
Chatham County offers excellent private schools but the homes are also a little more expensive than in areas around Pooler and closer to Savannah.
The Pooler school district receives a 6 out of 10 rating on average and a 7 for Godley Station School in the Pooler elementary school district. The West Chatham Elementary School had great marks while the Middle school was lacking in student cohesiveness.
Rincon is also in the Effingham School District and the Rincon Elementary School comes in at a 9 out of 10 rating. This school serves kids PK – 5th with an average of 600 students. Many parents said that they have had multiple children in the school all 6 years with excellent results.
While each school is different and may offer general ratings it really comes down to the student and the teacher. There are great teachers in bad schools and vice versa. You have to take the information provided and make an informed decision for your family. Home prices may also play a factor when deciding on schools so for more information on budget, home values and communities around Savannah, feel free to call me anytime.