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Beach High
3001 Hopkins Street
Savannah, GA 31405
Phone: (912) 395-5330
FAX: (912) 201-5334

Dr. Sonji Leach,
Acting Principal

Hours: Bell Times
Grades:  9th - 12th

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About Us 
Alfred Ely Beach High School is one of the oldest public high schools located in Savannah, Georgia. Beach High School is open to residents of Chatham County grades 9th through 12th.


Beach High students undertake a college preparatory curriculum that includes four years of English, history, and laboratory-based sciences (chemistry and physics are required), three years of mathematics (most students opt for four) and foreign language, a semester each of introductory art, music, health, and computer science, and two lab-based technology courses. Beach HIgh also offers students a broad selection of elective and CTAE courses.

Advanced Placement

Students can choose from Advanced Placement courses in Mathematics , English Language Arts, Science and History. 

Special Education

Beach High has an extensive special education programs for the following areas:

  • Learning disabled
  • Behavior disorder
  • Moderately intellectually handicapped
  • Mildly intellectually handicapped
  • Severely intellectually handicapped
  • Profoundly intellectually handicapped

Extracurricular Activities

Clubs and organizations

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • National Honor Society
  • Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA)
  • DECA
  • Jobs for Georgia Grads
  • Band (Marching and Concert Band)
  • Cheerleading (JV and Varsity)
  • Step Team
  • Flag Team
  • ROTC Rifle Team
  • Reading Club
  • Year Book Staff
  • School Newspaper
  • Broadcast Team


Beach High offers a variety of athletic sports including football, basketball, baseball, soccer, tennis, wrestling, softball, and volleyball. The teams compete in the Georgia High School Association's Region 3-AAAAA.

The school won the boys state basketball championship in 1953, 1963, 1964, and 1965.

The school won a boys state basketball championship in 1967 (the first year that African-Americans were allowed to play in the Georgia High School Association) under Coach Russell Ellington. The girls basketball team won a state championship in 2000.