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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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  10. Resources & Facilities
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Forsyth County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Cumming, GA. It has 46,238 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 70% in reading.
Address
1120 Dahlonega Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
Telephone
(770) 887-2461

Forsyth County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
70%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1240
1,913 responses
Average ACT
28
1,471 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
46,238
Free or Reduced Lunch
15.8%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$327,321,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,425/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    5%

Forsyth County Schools Reviews

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We moved to Forsyth County (from Gwinnett) for the schools. We had 3 kids go through all levels and all 3 graduated from South Forsyth HS. All took advantage of AP classes and varsity athletics. One was also in the IB program.
We have nothing but positives to say about SFHS. The teachers, coaches and counselors are all wonderful.
Each child was well prepared for college (2 at UGA, 1 at Georgia Cillege).
One child is already a doctor (pediatrician), one is 2 nd year medical student and one is a first year dental student.
So we are very happy with our kid’s future , thanks in part to their education from Forsyth County Schools!
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For the most part, I have found the school to be outstanding. Strong, diverse curriculum with a wide variety of AP courses and career tech programs, great fine art departments (besides the fact they have no orchestra). Many of the staff and faculty there go above and beyond to provide a quality education experience, pushing college readiness/career exploration young. Financial aid for students for things such as AP testing and such is outstanding. And this may be largely dependent on my individual high school, but I wish that students had more personal freedoms (ie-- being able to leave the school for lunch, or walk around campus outdoors during the school day and so on), that there were more diversity both in staff and students, and that money went to other equally deserving groups, such as visual arts class funding or necessary renovations to the Performing Arts Center instead of the sports teams year after year.
I have attended middle school and high school in the county. Both experiences were average in my community. The schools themselves are nothing special, odd layouts though. People in the community are nice enough, though I had experiences with students that were very stuck-up and privileged. They are top rated schools, so nothing bad can be said about their academics. Overall I would say I had an average experience, nothing special but nothing horrific.