If you have children, no matter their age, the schools available become one of the most important factors in choosing where to live.  Here in Savannah, Ga, we are blessed to have a variety of award winning schools that provide top notch educations and are lucky and happy to be a part of a school system that continues to expand and adjust for the best interests of the children.

In order to help you with your decision to move to the Savannah area, I’ve put together this in depth look of the area schools so you can rest assured your child is receiving is an exemplary education.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School Systemserving Savannah, Pooler, and Pt Wentworth

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced the finalists for 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year and for the third year in a row Savannah-Chatham’s Teacher of the Year has been named a state finalist!  In Savannah-Chatham, selecting the district’s Teacher of the Year comes as a year-long effort that combines an intensive application process, panel interviews, and classroom observations.

“This is truly a great accomplishment for Mrs. Konter and one that we can all take pride in.  The Teacher of the Year program is a major highlight for our district and this community.  It showcases the dedicated, and very talented, educators that serve our children each day,” said Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Thomas Lockamy.  “The state level recognition is representative of the high quality teachers found throughout all schools in Savannah-Chatham County.”

Here’s an example of how the school system is making changes to better the education of the area students:

Construction has begun for the new wing of the Largo-Tibet Elementary School.  The addition to the school will be among one of the many facility upgrades taking place in Savannah-Chatham County funded by ESPLOST.  The new wing is 13,200 Square Feet of free standing addition that is suited for 12 classrooms (K-1st).  It will include a teacher’s resource suite including conference/work room, and support areas (custodial, storage, electrical, and data server rooms).  New classrooms are built to support the latest technology employed by SCCPSS.  An energy efficient mechanical system will be installed.  Also, a new canopy will connect the existing campus and bus canopy plus all data, fire alarm, and intercom systems will connect back to the existing facilities. The new wing will eliminate old portable classrooms buildings and create green space.