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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  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-
South Forsyth High School is a top rated, public school located in Cumming, GA. It has 3,206 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 80% in reading.
Address
585 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
Telephone
(770) 781-2264
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South Forsyth High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
80%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
594 responses
Average ACT
29
478 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$96,445
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,249
National
$949
Median Home Value
$301,100
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.55 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.55 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 responses
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  • Friday Night Football games! Go BAND!
    27%
  • Culbs and student get togethers.
    21%
  • IB campouts
    13%
  • Performing Arts Program
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Musical Theatre Education
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,206
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.57 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.57 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.57 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$55,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.81 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.81 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.81 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,425/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.90 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.90 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.89 responses
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South Forsyth High School Reviews

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South Forsyth High School is amazing with their students and education. Teachers and staff care so much about the students and there are many teachers that any students can ask help for and they will always be there for you. South is very diverse and everyone is treated equally with care and we all support each other in any help. One thing I absolutely love about South is the many opportunities and experience students get to have! We have amazing field trips if you're in DECA, for example going of out state and also for foreign language there are a lot of amazing field trips like going to Paris or Spain!The one thing I would change about South is the school spirit. I believe that school spirit should be expressed in every event and not only football. There should be school spirit in pep rallys, soccer games, basketball games, baseball/softball games, plays, etc. Overall I'm lucking enough to attend South Forsyth High School and get the best high school experience.
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South Forsyth High School is a very organized and well run school that brings many opportunities of learning and growth to their students! The staff is very giving, and not only do teachers focus on their classes as a whole, but they also look out for each individual person. It is a safe environment and a wonderful place for learning.
Good school, all of the teachers were really nice. Sports are big part of south forsyth. This year (2019-2020) we are really working on improving school culture and its working out. Food is okay we cant really change that. Academics are amazing teachers work hard to prepare students for college!