Forsyth Central High School

131 Almon C. Hill Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
9/
10
Top 20%
Forsyth Central High School serves 2,538 students in grades 9-12.
Forsyth Central High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Georgia for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 51% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 61% (which is higher than the Georgia state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Georgia state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Georgia state average of 60% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Forsyth Central High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Georgia for:

School Overview

Forsyth Central High School's student population of 2,538 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
The teacher population of 147 teachers has grown by 13% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,538 students
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Total Classroom Teachers147 teachers
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School Comparison

Forsyth Central High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 2,188 schools in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Forsyth Central High School is 0.52, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (GA)
Overall Testing Rank
#414 out of 2188 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
42%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
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American Indian
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Asian
4%
4%
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Hispanic
25%
15%
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Black
3%
37%
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White
65%
40%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.520.69
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Graduation Rate
93%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
23%
56%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
3%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameForsyth County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, GA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Forsyth Central High School is West Forsyth High School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Otwell Middle School (0.2 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cumming Otwell Middle School Math: 63% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 1,309 student
    0.2 miles
    605 Tribble Gap Rd
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (770) 887-5248
    0.2 6-8 1,309
  • Cumming Cumming Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 978 students
    0.4 miles
    540 Dahlonega St
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (770) 887-7749
    0.4 PK-5 978
  • Cumming Kelly Mill Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,220 student
    1.7 miles
    1180 Chamblee Gap Rd
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (770) 887-2461
    1.7 PK-5 1,220
  • Cumming George W. Whitlow Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,233 student
    2.4 miles
    3655 Castleberry Rd
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (678) 965-5090
    2.4 PK-5 1,233
  • Cumming Sawnee Elementary School Math: 65% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 1,404 student
    2.8 miles
    1616 Canton Hwy
    Cumming, GA 30040
    (770) 887-6161
    2.8 PK-5 1,404

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