Forsyth Central High School

Public 9-12

 131 Almon C. Hill Drive
       Cumming, GA  30040


(770) 887-8151

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
122nd of 429 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,449 Help

Feeder schools for Forsyth Central High School:

Elementary:    Cumming Elementary School
    George W. Whitlow Elementary
    Mashburn Elementary School
Middle:    Otwell Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  16.0
Number of students:  2,575

Racial breakdown:

White:
59.6%
Hispanic:
27.0%
Asian:
4.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  23.3%

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Compare Details Forsyth Central High School ranks better than 71.6% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks last among 7 ranked high schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 58.14. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (59.6%), Hispanic (27%), Asian (4.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 23.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Forsyth Central High School is 16, which is the lowest among 7 high schools in the Forsyth County School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Forsyth Central High School is $9,449, which is the 3rd highest among 7 high schools in the Forsyth County School District.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Forsyth Central High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth Central High School 122nd of 429 Georgia public high schools. (See Forsyth Central High School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 8th of 198 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Forsyth Central High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 75.05 53rd 335 84.2%
2007 77.11 49th 358 86.3%
2008 76.21 59th 370 84.1%
2009 80.68 40th 372 89.2%
2010 77.90 62nd 384 83.9%
2011 69.17 102nd 402 74.6%
2012 74.72 70th 396 82.3%
2013 67.52 95th 425 77.6%
2014 70.02 77th 425 81.9%
2015 66.41 75th 435 82.8%
2016 69.24 65th 426 84.7%
2017 71.33 56th 420 86.7%
2018 72.14 63rd 428 85.3%
2019 73.32 63rd 438 85.6%
2021 65.72 80th 410 80.5%
2022 58.14 122nd 429 71.6%

Data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Forsyth Central High School Test Scores
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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 4)
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by a parent
Monday, December 10, 2018

Open Quote My daughter loves it here. Grades are excellent. Never any issues besides someone stealing a coat once. Good mixture of all kinds of kids. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, August 15, 2016

Open Quote AAA Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 21, 2014

Open Quote Very Very good school Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 22, 2013

Open Quote FCHS is a wonderful school with many many positives. Like the other 4 high schools in the area there are issues, but no more than any of the others. I would not want my children to attend any other school! Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Open Quote When I went to this school is was the worst school i have ever been to. The students were mean and rude and there is a lot of illegal activities. On my first day on my ride home on the bus, I sat next to a student that was dipping tobacco. They were also selling cigarettes. I recommend you DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, August 5, 2012

Open Quote I'm giving this poor rating because Forsyth Central does a horrible job with special needs children. Poor is not what I would give the school overall. My friends and neighbors with regular ed kids are happy with the school. My rating would change if they would admit they are terrible with the special needs classification of child. This would give the special needs children the ability to go to the schools that do a good job with these children. Since I believe it is a fine school overall I wouldn't have commented but I believe parents who have a special needs child should be warned, STAY AWAY! They are so bad with these kids they forget who is the adult and who is the child. We finally moved to get away from them. He is thriving in his new school. His tutor even comment he can't believe how his knowledge has increased since the move, he is having a much easier time working with him. I don't believe the tutor should have to do the teaching. He should only help reinforce what the teachers should teach, nor can we afford to pay him to be the primary teacher. As a matter of fact when he was going to Central we would have spent less if we sent him to a private school. The only reason we didn't go the private school route is because we didn't know anyone going to these schools that could give us a recommendation. Being in the special needs community we got to know other special needs families that recommended another Forsyth county high school. Even though our child is special needs we are determined he will graduate with a regular ed diploma and not a special ed diploma. The teachers at the new school are helping him accomplish that goal. Again, we are thankful for the other Forsyth county high schools. I know we are a small segment of the population. If you have regular ed child please keep reading comments because I do believe Central will be fine for your child. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Forsyth Central High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1378 1378
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1385 1385
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1403 1403
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1390 1390
1994 1384 0 1 19 1 n/a n/a 0 1405
1995 734 0 1 19 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1996 734 0 1 19 0 n/a n/a 0 754
1997 746 0 0 19 0 n/a n/a 0 765
1998 907 0 0 24 1 n/a n/a 0 932
1999 993 0 1 13 2 n/a n/a 0 1009
2000 1064 0 0 40 3 n/a n/a 0 1107
2001 1166 0 4 46 2 n/a n/a 0 1218
2002 1438 6 10 84 1 n/a n/a 0 1539
2003 1438 6 10 84 1 n/a n/a 0 1539
2004 1602 5 11 127 2 n/a n/a 0 1747
2005 1653 9 14 174 2 n/a n/a 13 1865
2006 1684 8 19 211 3 n/a n/a 18 1943
2007 1750 24 31 252 4 n/a n/a 23 2084
2008 1392 18 23 240 5 n/a n/a 19 1697
2009 1234 25 18 222 4 n/a n/a 19 1522
2010 1062 36 22 273 7 4 26 0 1430
2011 992 51 24 278 9 2 24 0 1380
2012 984 42 26 289 16 2 36 0 1395
2013 1104 48 31 359 16 2 39 0 1599
2014 1248 76 38 365 17 1 46 0 1791
2015 1330 64 42 435 12 2 56 0 1941
2016 1444 70 63 521 8 2 58 0 2166
2017 1568 79 72 567 8 2 66 0 2362
2018 1652 76 89 637 10 2 72 0 2538
2019 1625 84 102 648 12 0 80 0 2551
2020 1612 96 117 672 13 1 74 0 2585
2021 1535 116 126 696 15 2 85 0 2575

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Forsyth Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1378 82.0 16.8 1.5
1991 1385 80.0 17.3 1.7
1992 1403 83.0 16.9 1.8
1993 1390 68.0 20.4 2.9
1994 1405 75.6 18.6 5.8
1995 754 50.5 14.9 5.8
1996 754 50.5 14.9 5.8
1997 765 43.0 17.8 8.5
1998 932 57.2 16.3 6.2
1999 1009 62.5 16.1 5.6
2000 1107 63.5 17.4 5.5
2001 1218 74.0 16.5 0
2002 1539 107.3 14.3 9.2
2003 1539 107.3 14.3 9.2
2004 1747 104.3 16.7 11.3
2005 1865 122.2 15.3 12.7
2006 1943 129.0 15.1 15.2
2007 2084 138.0 15.1 16.8
2008 1697 125.7 13.5 18.2
2009 1522 119.2 12.8 21.4
2010 1430 106.8 13.3 26.7
2011 1380 96.5 14.3 28.6
2012 1395 99.5 14.0 29.7
2013 1599 99.9 16.0 31.6
2014 1791 107.5 16.6 30.5
2015 1941 116.0 16.7 28.7
2016 2166 129.0 16.7 28.9
2017 2362 139.5 16.9 27.1
2018 2538 146.8 17.2 26.3
2019 2551 152.0 16.7 26.1
2020 2585 152.9 16.9 26
2021 2575 160.0 16.0 23.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Forsyth Central High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 1378 82.0 16.8 1.5
1991 1385 80.0 17.3 1.7
1992 1403 83.0 16.9 1.8
1993 1390 68.0 20.4 2.9
1994 1405 75.6 18.6 5.8
1995 754 50.5 14.9 5.8
1996 754 50.5 14.9 5.8
1997 765 43.0 17.8 8.5
1998 932 57.2 16.3 6.2
1999 1009 62.5 16.1 5.6
2000 1107 63.5 17.4 5.5
2001 1218 74.0 16.5 0
2002 1539 107.3 14.3 9.2
2003 1539 107.3 14.3 9.2
2004 1747 104.3 16.7 11.3
2005 1865 122.2 15.3 12.7
2006 1943 129.0 15.1 15.2
2007 2084 138.0 15.1 16.8
2008 1697 125.7 13.5 18.2
2009 1522 119.2 12.8 21.4
2010 1430 106.8 13.3 26.7
2011 1380 96.5 14.3 28.6
2012 1395 99.5 14.0 29.7
2013 1599 99.9 16.0 31.6
2014 1791 107.5 16.6 30.5
2015 1941 116.0 16.7 28.7
2016 2166 129.0 16.7 28.9
2017 2362 139.5 16.9 27.1
2018 2538 146.8 17.2 26.3
2019 2551 152.0 16.7 26.1
2020 2585 152.9 16.9 26
2021 2575 160.0 16.0 23.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Forsyth Central High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $252 (2.9%) $8,496 (97.1%) $8,747
2018 $266 (3.0%) $8,632 (97.0%) $8,899
2019 $228 (2.4%) $9,221 (97.6%) $9,449

Data source: Georgia Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Forsyth Central High School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 63rd of 438 High schoolsRanks 80th of 410 High schools
 5.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (Forsyth Central High School)60.937.9
 23%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Forsyth County)73.344.1
 29.2%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.329.8
 17.5%
End of Course Algebra I (Forsyth Central High School)4912.8
 36.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Forsyth County)76.362
 14.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.130.2
 10.9%
End of Course Biology (Forsyth Central High School)63.960.2
 3.7%
   End of Course Biology (Forsyth County)76.668.4
 8.2%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4940.7
 8.3%
End of Course United States History (Forsyth Central High School)57.940.6
 17.3%
   End of Course United States History (Forsyth County)70.551.1
 19.4%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.329.6
 18.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students25512575
 0.9%
African American84116
 38.1%
American Indian1215
 25%
Asian102126
 23.5%
Hispanic648696
 7.4%
Pacific Islander02
Two or More Races8085
 6.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients26.1%23.3%
 2.9%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Georgia Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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