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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
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
South Forsyth High School is a top rated, public school located in Cumming, GA. It has 2,600 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 81% in reading.

South Forsyth High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
698 responses
Average ACT
29
538 responses
AP Enrollment
55%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A+
Median Household Income
$101,743
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,319
National
$949
Median Home Value
$321,000
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.61 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.61 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 143 responses
  • Friday Night Football games! Go BAND!
    24%
  • Culbs and student get togethers.
    22%
  • IB campouts
    13%
  • Performing Arts Program
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • 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
2,600
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.63 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.63 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.63 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,901
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.87 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.87 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.87 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
$11,461/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.96 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.96 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.95 responses
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South Forsyth High School Reviews

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South Forsyth High School is an inclusive, welcoming, diverse, and safe environment for all students! My school has always been a place I am very excited to go to. Every teacher is kind, involved, and connected. I have had several teachers create such a positive impact on me and have become role models in my life! South Forsyth is an amazing school filled with tons of opportunities for each and every student no matter their situation. My school encourages raising awareness on current issues in America such as Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, making sure each student feels valued. This school has allowed me to enjoy learning and has encouraged me to work towards my bright future. I feel prepared for college, not stressed and not anxious like most students across America. I am proud to say I attend South Forsyth High School and I would encourage students/educators to attend/work at this school!
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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 its a very good school.
I love my SOFO family! Overall, I've had a great experience at South. I've met some of my best friends and created some great relationships with teachers. Specifically, I've gotten super involved in the DECA program at South and am so blessed to serve on the leadership team. Our principal at South is so caring and approachable! She sat down with juniors this past January, one being myself, and asked us how we could improve the school for our senior year. She truly cares about her students, and South has become a place that will forever be special to me.