South Forsyth High School

Public 9-12

 585 Peachtree Pkwy
       Cumming, GA  30041


(770) 781-2264

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
14th of 446 Georgia High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,234 Help


Feeder schools for South Forsyth High School:

Elementary:    Daves Creek Elementary School
    Haw Creek Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.3 Help
Number of students:  2,443

Racial breakdown:

White:
45.6%
Asian:
40.0%
Hispanic:
7.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  4.5% Help


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Compare Details South Forsyth High School ranks better than 96.9% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranks 3rd among 7 ranked high schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.05. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of South Forsyth High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (45.6%), Asian (40%), Hispanic (7.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 4.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Forsyth High School is 19.3. 4 high schools in the Forsyth County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare South Forsyth High School employs 126.4 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at South Forsyth High School is $8,234. 4 high schools in the Forsyth County School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger Rankings:

South Forsyth High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks South Forsyth High School 14th of 446 Georgia public high schools. (See South Forsyth High School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 9th of 201 Georgia school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Forsyth High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools GA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 87.31 12th 335 96.4%
2007 87.78 12th 358 96.6%
2008 87.87 16th 370 95.7%
2009 82.57 35th 372 90.6%
2010 85.81 27th 384 93.0%
2011 84.77 29th 402 92.8%
2012 89.94 12th 396 97.0%
2013 88.01 14th 425 96.7%
2014 85.62 15th 425 96.5%
2015 89.67 11th 435 97.5%
2016 88.70 13th 426 96.9%
2017 90.27 9th 420 97.9%
2018 89.82 16th 428 96.3%
2019 92.34 9th 438 97.9%
2021 86.62 18th 410 95.6%
2022 91.12 13th 429 97.0%
2023 92.05 14th 442 96.8%
See the entire list of Georgia High School Rankings!

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

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Data source: Georgia Department of Education

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.9)
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Reviews:
by a parent
Sunday, April 19, 2020

Open Quote Hi all
My son's a freshman at South Forsyth High. I feel South's curriculum has everything required for a student's all round development.
#southstrong Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, June 1, 2018

Open Quote Great school in all aspects Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, October 27, 2017

Open Quote Very strong academics and extracurricular programs. Parent & community support is a key component of the school's success. Overall, the students are great kids with ambitious goals it's a positive environment on a daily basis. Teachers & coaches are very dedicated to developing college ready students. Our kids are thriving...we are extremely satisfied. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Open Quote I agree with the previous parent's review and have had the same poor experiences. The school now has over 3,400 students with a freshman class of 998. I have dealt with errors being made on schedules with little to no help in correcting and schedules being moved and changed five days into classes even though the student was happy with his original schedule. Administration states there is nothing that can be done because the school is so crowded. The administration has definitely made the students and the parents feel as they are a number and not individuals. The school is trying to play catch up when they could have been more prepared. It is not the great school it used to be. We will be leaving this district when we can. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, November 15, 2015

Open Quote Parents need to be aware that the school is extremely over crowded and that the administration will shuffle your child where ever they can fit them regardless of what is good for the student. The counselors are useless. They will not work with you at all to solve any types of scheduling issues. Even though they admitted mistakenly placing our son in the wrong level of math class, they will not move him. They suggested we spend $50 an hour for a tutor. Which it turns out is hard to find since so many kids at the school need one. The new administration is apparently not as good as the last that left for a new school. Close Quote


by a citizen
Thursday, July 30, 2015

Open Quote Only school in the Forsyth public school systems to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, which employs a few unique advantages on the higher level high school education while mandating a more comprehensive weighted class curriculum on students.

The school also has been a forerunner in offering STEM classes geared towards some of the more in-demand career paths students will expand upon in college; many of them for college credit.

The dip in teachers can be attributed to the opening of nearby West and Lambert schools, although South Forsyth retained an enormous amount of teaching talent. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Open Quote Moved from out of state with two children needing a great high school. I think we have found it in South Forsyth. Close Quote



Enrollment information for South Forsyth 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 532 532
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1268 1268
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1290 1290
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1329 1329
1994 747 1 2 3 1 n/a n/a 0 754
1995 949 3 1 17 1 n/a n/a 0 971
1996 949 3 1 17 1 n/a n/a 0 971
1997 1012 3 1 19 1 n/a n/a 0 1036
1998 986 6 2 26 5 n/a n/a 0 1025
1999 1080 5 4 34 5 n/a n/a 0 1128
2000 1217 9 10 38 3 n/a n/a 0 1277
2001 1346 10 13 62 3 n/a n/a 0 1434
2002 1665 14 17 109 6 n/a n/a 0 1811
2003 1665 14 17 109 6 n/a n/a 0 1811
2004 1830 24 31 146 3 n/a n/a 0 2034
2005 2036 35 51 168 2 n/a n/a 16 2308
2006 2219 64 72 182 7 n/a n/a 23 2567
2007 2380 81 121 192 8 n/a n/a 33 2815
2008 2063 85 161 206 7 n/a n/a 44 2566
2009 2100 106 195 204 8 n/a n/a 56 2669
2010 1193 78 160 200 11 0 35 0 1677
2011 1107 81 184 199 6 0 43 0 1620
2012 1304 87 209 191 7 1 53 0 1852
2013 1499 90 258 220 6 1 61 0 2135
2014 1729 98 301 269 9 2 81 0 2489
2015 1836 120 367 281 10 3 76 0 2693
2016 1937 133 479 298 12 4 85 0 2948
2017 2004 139 622 344 10 5 82 0 3206
2018 2015 166 823 341 10 3 84 0 3442
2019 1581 89 664 184 5 2 75 0 2600
2020 1312 53 707 149 3 2 63 0 2289
2021 1293 64 766 138 8 3 69 0 2341
2022 1178 63 853 166 9 2 84 0 2355
2023 1115 67 978 177 11 2 93 0 2443

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 South Forsyth High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 532 36.0 14.7 3.9
1991 1268 75.0 16.9 4.1
1992 1290 82.0 15.7 5.6
1993 1329 76.0 17.5 3.1
1994 754 47.1 16.0 10.5
1995 971 57.0 17.0 3
1996 971 57.0 17.0 3
1997 1036 59.5 17.4 4.2
1998 1025 67.0 15.3 3.5
1999 1128 70.5 16.0 3.7
2000 1277 74.5 17.1 3.9
2001 1434 89.5 16.0 3.1
2002 1811 115.5 15.7 5.5
2003 1811 115.5 15.7 5.5
2004 2034 116.8 17.4 7.4
2005 2308 132.5 17.4 7.2
2006 2567 155.0 16.6 7.5
2007 2815 169.5 16.6 7.3
2008 2566 162.7 15.8 7.8
2009 2669 162.2 16.5 8.6
2010 1677 104.6 16.0 13.2
2011 1620 98.7 16.4 14.4
2012 1852 114.1 16.2 12.4
2013 2135 120.6 17.7 12.8
2014 2489 135.7 18.3 11.1
2015 2693 151.0 17.8 9.7
2016 2948 157.0 18.7 9.6
2017 3206 176.4 18.1 9
2018 3442 183.6 18.7 9.2
2019 2600 146.0 17.8 5.8
2020 2289 129.0 17.7 4.7
2021 2341 129.0 18.1 3.9
2022 2355 127.9 18.4 n/a
2023 2443 126.4 19.3 4.5

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio South Forsyth High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 532 36.0 14.7 3.9
1991 1268 75.0 16.9 4.1
1992 1290 82.0 15.7 5.6
1993 1329 76.0 17.5 3.1
1994 754 47.1 16.0 10.5
1995 971 57.0 17.0 3
1996 971 57.0 17.0 3
1997 1036 59.5 17.4 4.2
1998 1025 67.0 15.3 3.5
1999 1128 70.5 16.0 3.7
2000 1277 74.5 17.1 3.9
2001 1434 89.5 16.0 3.1
2002 1811 115.5 15.7 5.5
2003 1811 115.5 15.7 5.5
2004 2034 116.8 17.4 7.4
2005 2308 132.5 17.4 7.2
2006 2567 155.0 16.6 7.5
2007 2815 169.5 16.6 7.3
2008 2566 162.7 15.8 7.8
2009 2669 162.2 16.5 8.6
2010 1677 104.6 16.0 13.2
2011 1620 98.7 16.4 14.4
2012 1852 114.1 16.2 12.4
2013 2135 120.6 17.7 12.8
2014 2489 135.7 18.3 11.1
2015 2693 151.0 17.8 9.7
2016 2948 157.0 18.7 9.6
2017 3206 176.4 18.1 9
2018 3442 183.6 18.7 9.2
2019 2600 146.0 17.8 5.8
2020 2289 129.0 17.7 4.7
2021 2341 129.0 18.1 3.9
2022 2355 127.9 18.4 n/a
2023 2443 126.4 19.3 4.5

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 South Forsyth High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2017 $176 (2.5%) $7,006 (97.5%) $7,182
2018 $191 (2.6%) $7,091 (97.4%) $7,282
2019 $167 (2.0%) $8,068 (98.0%) $8,234

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

Impact of COVID-19 on South Forsyth High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 9th of 438 High schoolsRanks 14th of 442 High schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Literature and Composition (South Forsyth High School)85.879.4
 6.4%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Forsyth County)73.366.9
 6.4%
   End of Course American Literature and Composition (Georgia)47.338.9
 8.4%
End of Course Algebra I (South Forsyth High School)7554.8
 20.2%
   End of Course Algebra I (Forsyth County)76.362.5
 13.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Georgia)41.135.8
 5.3%
End of Course Biology (South Forsyth High School)82.185.5
 3.4%
   End of Course Biology (Forsyth County)76.670
 6.6%
   End of Course Biology (Georgia)4945.5
 3.5%
End of Course United States History (South Forsyth High School)79.667.8
 11.8%
   End of Course United States History (Forsyth County)70.555.3
 15.2%
   End of Course United States History (Georgia)48.337.1
 11.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students26002443
 6%
African American8967
 24.7%
American Indian511
 120%
Asian664978
 47.3%
Hispanic184177
 3.8%
Pacific Islander22
White15811115
 29.5%
Two or More Races7593
 24%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients5.8%4.5%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about South Forsyth High School

Students at South Forsyth High School are 46% White, 40% Asian, 7% Hispanic, 4% Two or more races, 3% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,443 students attended South Forsyth High School.

Yes! South Forsyth High School is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 14th of 446 Georgia high schools.

South Forsyth High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Daves Creek Elementary School
Elementary : Haw Creek Elementary


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