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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Forsyth County Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Cumming, GA. It has 44,286 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
1,665 responses
Average ACT
28
1,280 responses
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Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
44,286
Free or Reduced Lunch
16.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,585
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$327,321,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,341/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    27%
  • Other
    5%

Forsyth County Schools Reviews

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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.
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Exceptional in its own rights, while a bit off the charts in others. Forsyth County schools had a lot to offer. For instance, when my family and I had first moved to the county, we were astonished by how they made use of technology and operated a program that enabled teachers to share and store documents with students. Everything was organized. It was almost a dream come true, but I soon remembered that all dreams weren't perfect. There was, of course, the dreaded lunch food. The first time I had eaten my school's lunch, I knew that the popcorn chicken nuggets weren't for me. Although this was a downside for accessibility, I wouldn't say it ruined my experience, but made it for the better. I had learned to pack my own lunch and snacks soon after. In general, I'm very fortunate in going to school in Forsyth County, not only are the academics pretty impressive, but I've had a fun time just staying where I am.
All of the teachers are excellent. The schools are very diverse and welcoming! Every single facility is kept clean. The sports teams are outstanding, every game has a competitive atmosphere.