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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 2,948 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 83% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
585 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
Telephone
(770) 781-2264

South Forsyth High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
83%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1280
485 responses
Average ACT
29
412 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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.50 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 116 responses
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  • Friday Night Football games! Go BAND!
    27%
  • Culbs and student get togethers.
    22%
  • IB campouts
    13%
  • Performing Arts Program
    11%
  • Spirit Week
    7%
  • Musical Theatre Education
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,948
Free or Reduced Lunch
10%
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,585
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.76 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.76 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.76 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
$8,341/ year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.85 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.85 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.84 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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I have an overall good experience as a student at South Forsyth High School. The school provides a range of on level, honors, AP, and even IB courses. This allows us, students, to find what our interests may be through our studies. The teachers also help us be where we want to be with study resources, extra help sessions, and extra credit opportunities. I am an active attendee of many different clubs like National English Honors Society, Spanish National Honors Society, National Technical Honors Society, FCCLA, and Junior Civitan. I am so grateful to attend this high school and become an alumnus in a few months. Go Eagles!
I started high school from the bottom when I needed the most assistance however, the counselors work extremely hard to ensure that every student graduates and provides equal opportunity for all to be able to gain a complete advantage of all the resources offered at South. The administration works nonstop to ensure the protection of the school while ensuring some downtime for students to enjoy their high school experience. What is great about the school is also the constant emphasis on leadership, passion, confidence, and exploration.
The International Baccalaureate program offered at this school is top-notch. The teachers in the program are thoroughly immersed in their subjects and experienced enough to not only be able to help each and every student succeed with a diploma, but to also instill a sense of inspiration to be aggressive and go after their aspirations. Being an IB student at South has led me to become a more well-rounded student in preparation for life after high school.