Local School Districts: Bryan, Effingham, Chatham, Liberty

Home buyers with families and school-aged children often consider local school districts and their performance as one of the factors that can make or break a home. Here’s a brief lowdown on the local school districts in Coastal Georgia.

Bryan County Schools
Serves the communities of:Richmond Hill, Pembroke, Belfast, Fort Stewart, Blitchton, Black Creek (headquarters), Keller, and Ellabell

Bryan County Schools (also known as Bryan County School District) oversees eleven schools that serve Richmond Hill Township and the surrounding areas. It has a student population of approximately 8,200 students, according to education information website, Niche.com.

The best known school under Bryan County Schools is Richmond Hill High School, located in Richmond Hill, GA.

Effingham County Schools
Serves the communities of: Rincon, Guyton, and Springfield (headquarters)

Ranked as one of the top 15% of well-performing school districts in Georgia, Effingham County Schools has created a learning environment that puts emphasis on data-informed decision making and research-based practices.

Effingham County Schools manages eight elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, and a college and career academy. Schools in the county include South Effingham High, Springfield Elementary, Marlow Elementary, Effingham County Middle, Ebenezer Middle, and Effingham County High.

Savannah-Chatham County Public School System
Serves the communities of: city of Savannah and the rest of Chatham County

Run by a Board of Election, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) supervises most of the schools in Chatham County, including those within the Savannah, its county seat and largest county. SCCPSS oversees over 40 schools including two satellite facilities, an adult learning center, and two alternative schools for middle and high school students. To date, SCCPSS serves more than 34,000 students.

Some of SCCPSS’s elementary schools:

  • Bloomingdale Elementary
  • J.G. Smith Elementary
  • Garden City Elementary
  • Port Wentworth Elementary
  • White Bluff Elementary
  • Spencer Elementary
  • Howard Elementary
  • Pulaski Elementary
  • Windsor Forest Elementary
  • Tybee Maritime Academy

SCCPSS’s middle schools include the following:

  • Mercer Middle School
  • DeRenne Middle School
  • West Chatham Middle School
  • The STEM Academy at Bartlett
  • Southwest Middle School
  • Myers Middle School

SCCPSS also operates several high schools, including:

  • Savannah Arts Academy
  • Windsor Forest High School
  • Woodville Tompkins High School
  • Groves High School
  • Liberal Studies at Sav. High
  • Beach High School

SCCPSS has several specialty programs offered in different SCCPSS schools. For example, International Baccalaureate Primary Years are offered in Largo-Tibet Elementary and Marshpoint Elementary, while International Baccalaureate Middle Years are offered in Southwest Middle and Coastal Middle. Specialty programs offered in high school include Early College in Savannah Early College High School, Maritime Science and Logistics in Groves High, and International Baccalaureate Diploma in Windsor Forest High and Johnson High.

Liberty County School System
Serves the communities of: Fort Stewart, Hinesville, Midway, Allenhurst, Walthourville, Flemington, Riceboro, and Gumbranch

The last school district on our list is Liberty County School System, which oversees 15 schools scattered across Liberty County and the surrounding areas. Aside from promoting a love for learning among its student body, LCSS also aims to instill a good sense of citizenship and excellence.

Some of the schools under LCSS include:

  • Bradwell Institute
  • Snelson-Golden Middle School
  • Button Gwinnett Elementary
  • Lewis Frasier Middle School
  • Liberty County High School
  • Frank Long Elementary