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Overall Niche Grade
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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 top 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, 73% 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
73%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1250
2,262 responses
Average ACT
28
1,714 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%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,125
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$966
National
$949
Median Home Value
$210,800
National
$184,700

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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I think that the quality of the schools here are nice. There is no severe bullying going around. Not many fights break out in the school. Accidents have rarely occurred. The schools are relatively clean and the teachers can be very approachable. The only issue that I find with the high schools would be their counselors and other outside staff. They do not seem to take the liking for other students as much as the teachers do. Counselors here have not been so great in my experience. Though a few are very kind and understanding, others were rude and impolite. Other staff members seem as though it is not their responsibility to be kind to the students at the school. Perhaps it was just my experience with them.
The Forsyth County School District does a decent job encouraging students to excel in Advanced Placement classes. The high school administration and counselors are spread too thin due to the sizes of the schools. While the sizes of the schools do have a negative effect on administration student relations it does, however, offer each student with more opportunities. The school offers a large and varied selection of clubs, academic and social. I found it very easy to find a place and a friend group that fit my interest and values.