School Details

Satilla Marsh Elementary School

360 S Port Pkwy, Brunswick, GA 31523
(912) 265-3675

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 801 students 16 students/teacher (GA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Middle Grades Writing Assessment (MGWA) to students in grades 5 and 8. The MGWA is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2012
  • Glynn County School District average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Satilla Marsh Elementary School is a public elementary school in Brunswick. The principal of Satilla Marsh Elementary School is Kathie Matthews, whose e-mail is 801 students go to Satilla Marsh Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 1% of the Satilla Marsh Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 49% of the 801 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 42% are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Satilla Marsh Elementary School is 16:1. Heritage Christian Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 76% 49%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 36%
Asian 1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 61%
Limited English proficiency 1% 5%
Economically disadvantaged 49% 64%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter attended SME from K-3rd grade with little to no challenge. We made the decision to enroll our daughter in private school where she is now excelling. The leadership and poor communication skills of the principal and some of the teachers make for very strained relationships with concerned parents. Unless of course you are the PTA prez or part of the cliques of parents that are very very inappropriate. This school is not about inclusion but exclusion. Very very poor communication all around. Big issues with creative writing skills and ELA.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a Grandparent undergoing the rearing of Grandchildren. It is an honor and a privilege to have them enrolled at Satilla Marsh Elementary. I have been a parent/guardian of children in the Public School system for more than 30 years in different states. I 've not found more caring kooky staff in any other school. -) My children are treated with respect and consideration. THANK YOU Satilla Marsh!

  • (7 years ago)

    Results of teaching to tests remain undocumented. However the SMES teachers are an enthusiastic dedicated group and are lead by Kate Matthews the best principal in the system.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child likes this school but I do not feel that it is challenging my child as our previous school did. My child does not do a lot of group work or cooperative learning groups like her old school in Atlanta. The teachers are great and very interested in my child.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have been attending this school since the 1st grade. I would not change anything. This school has made a change in my daughters learning skills and I think that the teachers have a one on one feel with the kids. My oldest child is in her last year with the school and my youngest has 2 more years. I would not change them for the world. Keep up the good work Satilla Marsh

  • (9 years ago)

    This is a great school! The entire school feels and works like a large family. The teachers are very caring and work hard to see that the students excel. The school has a wonderful playground and outdoor classroom area. This is our first year at this school and we are much happier here than we were at another school in the county.

  • (9 years ago)

    My grandson recently moved into this school zone. I was a little worried about the change since he was moving from private school to public but everything has been better than I hoped for. He has a wonderful teacher lots of friends. This is a very warm friendly school. I was quite impressed when I visited for Thanksgiving lunch.

  • (11 years ago)

    We recently transferred our children to this school because we moved in this school district. I was so nervous at first because my son (4th grade) struggles with his studies; however he brought home better grades on his first report card here than he has all year at his previous school. The staff and teachers are wonderful - you really couldn't ask for a better school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Satilla Marsh is a great school with an excellent staff!

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