Forsyth County School District

1120 Dahlonega Highway
Cumming, GA 30040
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
10/
10
Top 5%

Top Rankings

Forsyth County School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Georgia for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 5%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 5%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%)
Graduation Rate
Highest graduation rate (Top 10%)
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 41 public schools serving 52,757 students in Forsyth County School District. This district's average testing ranking is 10/10, which is in the top 5% of public schools in Georgia.
Public Schools in Forsyth County School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Georgia public school average of 35%), and reading proficiency score of 62% (versus the 39% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Forsyth County School District are Daves Creek Elementary School, Big Creek Elementary School and Johns Creek Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Forsyth County School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Georgia.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the Georgia public school average of 63% (majority Black).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (GA)
# Schools
41 Schools
2,315 Schools
# Students
52,757 Students
1,744,208 Students
# Teachers
3,185 Teachers
117,250 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Forsyth County School District, which is ranked within the top 5% of all 220 school districts in Georgia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 96% has increased from 93% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (GA)
Overall District Rank
#9 out of 221 school districts
(Top 5%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Forsyth County  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Forsyth County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
39%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Forsyth County  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
96%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Forsyth County  School District and public school graduation rate of GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.66
0.70
# American Indian Students
245 Students
3,504 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
14,142 Students
78,015 Students
% Asian Students
27%
5%
# Hispanic Students
7,634 Students
306,384 Students
% Hispanic Students
14%
18%
# Black Students
2,493 Students
633,654 Students
% Black Students
5%
36%
# White Students
26,333 Students
643,632 Students
% White Students
50%
37%
# Hawaiian Students
27 Students
1,805 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
1,883 Students
77,009 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
4%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
410
46,839
# Students in K Grade:
3,487
121,861
# Students in 1st Grade:
3,572
121,992
# Students in 2nd Grade:
3,607
124,041
# Students in 3rd Grade:
3,881
125,014
# Students in 4th Grade:
3,954
126,719
# Students in 5th Grade:
4,089
128,811
# Students in 6th Grade:
4,360
130,871
# Students in 7th Grade:
4,241
136,904
# Students in 8th Grade:
4,323
140,530
# Students in 9th Grade:
4,351
160,653
# Students in 10th Grade:
4,316
137,060
# Students in 11th Grade:
4,119
125,123
# Students in 12th Grade:
4,047
117,790
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,288 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,333. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,159 is less than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (GA)
Total Revenue
$648 MM
$24,999 MM
This chart display total revenue of Forsyth County  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$694 MM
$23,473 MM
This chart display total spending of Forsyth County  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,288
$14,333
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Forsyth County  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,159
$13,458
This chart display average spending per public school student in Forsyth County  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in GA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Forsyth County School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Daves Creek Elementary School
Math: 92% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3740 Melody Mizer Ln
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 888-1222
Grades: PK-5
| 1,164 students
Rank: #22.
Big Creek Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 85%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1994 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 887-4584
Grades: PK-5
| 613 students
Rank: #33.
Johns Creek Elementary School
Math: 90% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
6205 Old Atlanta Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 965-5041
Grades: PK-5
| 1,002 students
Rank: #44.
Brookwood Elementary School
Math: 88% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
2980 Vaughan Dr
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 965-5060
Grades: PK-5
| 944 students
Rank: #55.
Sharon Elementary School
Math: 84% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3595 Old Atlanta Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 888-7511
Grades: PK-5
| 908 students
Rank: #66.
Riverwatch Middle School
Math: 76% | Reading: 80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
610 James Burgess Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 455-7311
Grades: 6-8
| 1,518 students
Rank: #77.
South Forsyth Middle School
Math: 79% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4670 Windermere Parkway
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 888-3170
Grades: 6-8
| 1,457 students
Rank: #88.
Settles Bridge Elementary School
Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
600 James Burgess Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(770) 887-1883
Grades: PK-5
| 945 students
Rank: #99.
Piney Grove Middle School
Math: 71% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8135 Majors Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 965-5010
Grades: 6-8
| 1,006 students
Rank: #1010.
Midway Elementary School
Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4805 Atlanta Hwy
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 475-6670
Grades: PK-5
| 1,001 students
Rank: #1111.
Shiloh Point Elementary School
Math: 77% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8145 Majors Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 341-6481
Grades: PK-5
| 1,322 students
Rank: #1212.
Vickery Creek Middle School
Math: 67% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6240 Post Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 667-2580
Grades: 6-8
| 1,029 students
Rank: #1313.
Vickery Creek Elementary School
Math: 71% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6280 Post Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 346-0040
Grades: PK-5
| 1,282 students
Rank: #1414.
Kelly Mill Elementary School
Math: 72% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1180 Chamblee Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 887-2461
Grades: PK-5
| 1,085 students
Rank: #1515.
Haw Creek Elementary School
Math: 70% | Reading: 61%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2555 Echols Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 965-5070
Grades: PK-5
| 943 students
Rank: #1616.
George W. Whitlow Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3655 Castleberry Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(678) 965-5090
Grades: PK-5
| 1,395 students
Rank: #1717.
Lakeside Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2565 Echols Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 455-7311
Grades: 6-8
| 1,387 students
Rank: #1818.
Mashburn Elementary School
Math: 69% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
3777 Samples Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 889-1630
Grades: PK-5
| 826 students
Rank: #1919.
Silver City Elementary School
Math: 66% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
6200 Dahlonega Hwy
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 965-5020
Grades: PK-5
| 1,093 students
Rank: #2020.
Alliance For Innovation
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 Lanier 400 Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30040
(470) 695-7823
Grades: 9-12
| 1,137 students
Rank: #2121.
Brandywine Elementary School
Math: 64% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
175 Martin Drive
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 667-2585
Grades: PK-5
| 1,272 students
Rank: #2222.
Desana Middle School
Math: 53% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
625 James Road
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(770) 887-2461
Grades: 6-8
| 1,164 students
Rank: #2323.
Matt Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7455 Wallace Tatum Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
(678) 455-4500
Grades: PK-5
| 1,029 students
Rank: #2424.
Coal Mountain Elementary School
Math: 61% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3455 Coal Mountain Dr
Cumming, GA 30028
(770) 887-7705
Grades: PK-5
| 723 students
Rank: #2525.
Lambert High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
805 Nichols Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024
(678) 965-5050
Grades: 9-12
| 2,941 students
Rank: #2626.
Liberty Middle School
Math: 48% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
7465 Wallace Tatum Rd
Cumming, GA 30028
(770) 781-4889
Grades: 6-8
| 911 students
Rank: #2727.
Chattahoochee Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2800 Holtzclaw Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 781-2240
Grades: PK-5
| 795 students
Rank: #2828.
South Forsyth High School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
585 Peachtree Pkwy
Cumming, GA 30041
(770) 781-2264
Grades: 9-12
| 2,355 students
Rank: #2929.
Sawnee Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1616 Canton Hwy
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 887-6161
Grades: PK-5
| 1,582 students
Rank: #3030.
North Forsyth Middle School
Math: 47% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3645 Coal Mountain Dr
Cumming, GA 30028
(770) 889-0743
Grades: 6-8
| 1,253 students
Rank: #3131.
Otwell Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
605 Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 887-5248
Grades: 6-8
| 1,138 students
Rank: #3232.
Chestatee Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6945 Keith Bridge Rd
Gainesville, GA 30506
(770) 887-2341
Grades: PK-5
| 1,233 students
Rank: #3333.
Poole's Mill Elementary School
Math: 45% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7110 Heardsville Rd
Cumming, GA 30040
(770) 888-1285
Grades: PK-5
| 956 students
Rank: #3434.
Little Mill Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6800 Little Mill Rd
Cumming, GA 30041
(678) 965-5000
Grades: 6-8
| 881 students
Rank: #3535.
Denmark High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
645 Mullinax Rd
Alpharetta, GA 30004
(470) 533-2521
Grades: 9-12
| 2,391 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Forsyth County School District?
Forsyth County School District manages 41 public schools serving 52,757 students.
What is the rank of Forsyth County School District?
Forsyth County School District is ranked #9 out of 220 school districts in Georgia (top 5%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of Georgia school districts for: Highest overall rank (Top 5%), Highest math proficiency (Top 5%), Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 5%), Highest graduation rate (Top 10%), Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Forsyth County School District?
50% of Forsyth County School District students are White, 27% of students are Asian, 14% of students are Hispanic, 5% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Forsyth County School District?
Forsyth County School District has a student/teacher ratio of 17:1, which is higher than the Georgia state average of 15:1.
What is Forsyth County School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,159 is less than the state median of $13,458. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 41 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 52,757 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 50%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 96% (Top 10% in GA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 5%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 5%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 62% (Top 5%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), GA Dept. of Education

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