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9th Grade Academy
Groves High School
100 Priscilla D. Thomas Way
Savannah, GA 31408

Phone: (912) 395-2520
FAX: (912) 201-5840

Timothy Cox,
Principal
timothy.cox@sccpss.com

Hours:
Bell Times
Grades:
9th - 12th

Driving Directions

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About Us 
 
 

Groves Rebels


School Mascot - Scottish Rebel

School Colors - Black and Gold

Groves is Great!

Groves High School, established in 1958, is named for Robert W. Groves, a former business and civic leader of Chatham County. During his lifetime, Mr. Groves was President of Strachen Shipping Company and of Atlantic Towing Company. For many years he was a Director of the Savannah Bank and Trust Company and served as Board Chairman from 1942 until his death. Outside of his many commercial activities, Mr. Groves took a strong interest in community affairs and was particularly concerned about young people and the educational needs of West Chatham County. He demonstated this by both financial and moral support for all programs at Groves.

 
Alma Mater

Hail Alma Mater, Hail all hail!
We sing to you with hope and pride!
Hail to your name so great and glorious,
Always trusted, true and tried.
United we are praising thee;
Our loyalty is ever thine.
Hail to your name, dear Groves High School.
Let thy light forever shine.
                               - Kreinen

 

Cumming Field


2nd Lt. Britt C. Cumming

Cumming Field Photo

 

 Cars by the thousands pass by it daily on Highway 21 in Garden City. Some people may, in their hurry to get somewhere else, even notice the monument by the track at Groves High School. It’s hard to get a good look as you drive by. But, if you get stuck by a train, you’ll have plenty of time to read the monument and wonder how it got there.

The field is dedicated to 2nd Lt. Britt Cumming who died in 1945, during World War II. He was killed during a Japanese artillery barrage in the battle for Okinawa.

Cumming was born in Statesboro in 1924. His family later moved to Savannah and lived on East Park Avenue. He graduated from Commercial High School in 1942. And, like so many young men of that class, he joined the Army right after graduation.

After basic training, Cumming attended Officer Training School and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the infantry. After completing a Jungle Training Course in Hawaii, he was assigned to the 96tth Infantry Division, and joined the unit in April of 1945. He was assigned as a platoon leader in Company E, 2nd Battalion, 383rd Infantry Regiment, of the 96th Infantry Division.

He then became part of the American invasion force at Okinawa, the bloodiest battle of the war in the Pacific Theater. Cumming, who had just turned 21, was fatally wounded by shrapnel on April 29, 1945.

The young lieutenant was buried in a temporary cemetery on Okinawa until after the war.  His body was returned to Savannah in May of 1949, and interred at Hillcrest Cemetery.

The Groves High School monument to his service and sacrifice was put up in 1963 and repaired and refurbished in 2003.

For more information about 2nd Lt. Cumming, please read the story at  http://savannahnow.com/news/local/2006-05-29/familys-love-slain-world-war-ii-soldier-continues-flower.