A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
South Forsyth High School is an elite, 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
1260
392 responses
Average ACT
29
317 responses
AP Enrollment
64%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    B-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$91,842
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,190
National
$949
Median Home Value
$281,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.42 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.42 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 94 responses
Report
  • Friday Night Football games! Go BAND!
    31%
  • Culbs and student get togethers.
    24%
  • IB campouts
    13%
  • Performing Arts Program
    11%
  • Musical Theatre Education
    5%
  • Homecoming
    3%
  • Senior prank week
    3%

Students

Diversity
B+
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%
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.44 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.44 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.44 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$53,585
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.7%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.68 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.68 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.68 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,341/ year
National
$12,239
91%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.77 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.77 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.76 responses
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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!
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Overall a great school! I really enjoy the International Baccalaureate Programs. The school is very academically rigorous and there are many opportunties here. The only negative is the counselors. They leave right before the bell rings, so it's hard to get a hold of them.
I am a senior at South Forsyth High School and have enjoyed most of my time there. The school is very diverse in both ethnicities, religions, political views, and sexualities. The school has very good qualified teachers generally and the school has a wonderful IB program. The school does have problems with being overcrowded but many of our students have been able to transfer to the school opening in the fall. The school has hundreds of club activities open to all students that run throughout the duration of the school year. The school also has many very successful and high level sports teams, such as football, marching band, and basketball. South Forsyth also offers a wide range of elective classes from engineering to fine arts so its possible for everyone to find at least one elective class to enjoy.