Overall Niche Grade
- College PrepA-
- Clubs & ActivitiesC-
- Health & SafetyA
- Resources & FacilitiesD+
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy is a highly rated, public, magnet school located in Saginaw, MI. It has 519 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 63% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy Rankings
Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
Niche users from this school are most interested in the following colleges.
- A125 Students
- A+121 Students
- B104 Students
- B100 Students
- B+63 Students
- B+62 Students
- B-59 Students
- B-50 Students
- B48 Students
- B+40 Students
Note: School map boundaries may have changed for the current school year so please contact your school district to verify school assignment for your child.
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responsesReport
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
Schools like Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy
- C-Arthur Hill High School
- Saginaw Public Schools, MI
- 113 reviews
- B+Heritage High School
- Saginaw Township Community Schools, MI
- 264 reviews
- A-Frankenmuth High School
- Frankenmuth School District, MI
- 69 reviews
- B+Swan Valley High School
- Swan Valley School District, MI
- 107 reviews
Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy Reviews
Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy is a school full of talented, intelligent kids with much potential. However, teachers who don't seem to be too concerned with their students' quality of education plus lack of funding, which results in insufficient work environments and absence of necessary materials, work together to create conditions in which students cannot truly succeed (this goes without saying there are a handful of incredible teachers who strive to watch their students flourish). However, as a 2020 graduate, the last thing I would ever say is that I regret attending SASA. Not only did the academic rigor build my tolerance for large workloads, therefore likely making college easier for me, but I met the most amazing people and made lifelong friends at this school. Its creative and dominantly liberal environment allowed me to be myself. Once you get warmed up to the environment, the students at SASA have a bond that goes unmatched by any other school in the area.
My experience at Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy could have been better. The school, unlike many other schools, has no windows. I feel, despite what the teachers and administrators told us many times, that this most likely damaged our learning opportunities. Every time I left the school at the end of the day, my eyes had to readjust to natural light. It wasn't good, and I felt like my eyesight has gotten worst over the last six years in which I have attended the school. I did enjoy many of my experiences there, such as the living arts and the competitions that they enter you in depending on the concentration you are in. I felt like this expanded my horizons in many ways, that I wouldn't have gotten if I didn't attend Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy. Even though the academics were very vigorous, I feel more prepared for college.
SASA has small class sizes and a lot of diversity, which is great. There are some very fun electives to choose from, and most of the staff make the school an accepting place. However, the school is very stressful academically. The homework load is heavy and the classes are quite demanding. It prepares students well for college but also has a negative effects on a lot of students’ mental health. The school doesn’t have much technology and our materials are extremely old, worn, or lacking. We have almost no access to a social worker. Administration has spruced up the school as much as they can but the complete lack of windows, extremely run-down bathrooms, and inconsistent heating and cooling do nothing to help improve student mental health. If SASA had more funding and more resources, it could be even better both academically and when it comes to student experience.