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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
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

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
63%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1200
96 responses
Average ACT
27
50 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$29,885
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$710
National
$949
Median Home Value
$39,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
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  • Field Day
    26%
  • Spirit Week
    19%
  • Mole Day
    17%
  • Pi Day
    14%
  • Homecoming
    10%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
519
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$57,790
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,298/ year
National
$12,239
46%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
8%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Saginaw Arts & Sciences Academy Reviews

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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.
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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.