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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Forsyth Central High School is a highly rated, public school located in Cumming, GA. It has 2,362 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

Forsyth Central High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1210
348 responses
Average ACT
27
240 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
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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

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
Report
  • Football Games, Prom, and Pep Rally
    18%
  • Homecoming, Central Stars, Pep Rallly, Football
    18%
  • Academic Competitions
    13%
  • Drama productions.
    11%
  • Marching band season.
    9%
  • Soccer Season
    7%
  • Football and relay for life
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,362
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
7%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,425/ year
National
$12,239
86%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.42 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.42 responses
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FCHS is a super-spirited school. Teachers and staff support all athletic programs, drama and music too. (We have an amazing band - the Flash of Crimson!) Parents are highly involved too. There is so much diversity and inclusion that it makes me proud to be part of such an accepting culture. I have friends from many different cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs and financial statuses and yet it all feels like family! We have some of the highest test scores in the state of Georgia too :) Go Dawgs!
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Our daughter has had a great experience here so far! Plenty of extracurricular activities to be involved with, caring teachers and excellent academic programs like the new Humanities Institute.
Forsyth Central has been amazing the teachers and administration are so nice and cooperative. The school has definitely improved, from when my brother went. We now have a school store that is run by students if you decide to take the marketing program. Being an ambassador has taught me more that I could believe, we have the opportunity to talk to freshman about joining clubs. We inform them and are able to get to know some of the freshman without any turmoil. Since we have a class called IF also known as instruction focus I personal am able to get all of my college applications and scholarships finished. This school has taught me that no matter what everyone is human mistakes will be made, we need to learn from our mistakes and become better.