South Forsyth High School

Public 9-12

 585 Peachtree Parkway
       Cumming, GA  30041-6821


 (770) 781-2264

District: Forsyth County

SchoolDigger Rank:
13th of 420 Georgia High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  18.3
Number of students:  2,489

Racial breakdown:

White:
69.5%
Asian:
12.1%
Hispanic:
10.8%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  11.1%

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Updated Wednesday, July 27, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, South Forsyth High School ranked better than 96.9% of high schools in Georgia. It also ranked 2nd among 5 ranked high schools in the Forsyth County School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 88.7. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (69.5%), Asian (12.1%), Hispanic (10.8%). (See more...)
Compare Details 11.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Forsyth High School is 18.3. 3 high schools in the Forsyth County School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare South Forsyth High School employs 135.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

South Forsyth High School:

SchoolDigger Ranks South Forsyth High School 13th of 420 Georgia public high schools. (See South Forsyth High School in the ranking list.)

Forsyth County:

SchoolDigger ranks Forsyth County 4th of 182 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% 5 star ranking
2007 87.78 12th 358 96.6% 5 star ranking
2008 87.87 16th 368 95.7% 5 star ranking
2009 82.57 35th 369 90.5% 5 star ranking
2010 85.81 27th 383 93.0% 5 star ranking
2011 84.77 29th 401 92.8% 5 star ranking
2012 89.94 12th 395 97.0% 5 star ranking
2013 88.01 14th 422 96.7% 5 star ranking
2014 85.62 15th 420 96.4% 5 star ranking
2015 89.67 11th 429 97.4% 5 star ranking
2016 88.70 13th 420 96.9% 5 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Georgia Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

South Forsyth High School Test Scores

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Test score data source: Georgia Department of Education

About the Georgia Milestones Assessment: The Georgia Milestones Assessment System (Georgia Milestones) is a comprehensive summative assessment pro?gram spanning grades 3 through high school. Georgia Milestones measures how well students have learned the knowledge and skills outlined in the state-adopted content standards in language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. Students in grades 3 through 8 will take an end-of-grade assessment in each content area, while high school students will take an end-of-course assessment for each of the eight courses designated by the State Board of Education.

Source: Georgia Milestones Assessment System

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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 537 532
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 1295 1290
1993 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1334 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

Test score 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 Fulltime 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 3.0
1996 971 57.0 17.0 3.0
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

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio South Forsyth High School

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Year # Students Fulltime 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 3.0
1996 971 57.0 17.0 3.0
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

Test score 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.




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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.

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