Forsyth Co Schools
Forsyth County School District
If you’re looking at buying a home in one of the great Forsyth County communities such as Cumming, GA and you want to learn a little bit more about the award-winning schools that Forsyth has to offer, then take a look at some of the information below. As an 18-year Forsyth County resident with two children who are currently attending Forsyth schools, I can bring a wealth of knowledge to your search for the perfect home through an understanding of the high-quality education your children will receive in our school district.
GENERAL FORSYTH COUNTY SCHOOL INFORMATION
Forsyth County has the ninth largest school district in Georgia with a total of 35 schools and was the third fastest growing district in the country between 2005 and 2010. While Georgia’s average graduation rate is only 67%, Forsyth County is happy to have 88% percent of its students graduate and, along with proudly boasting the highest CRCT and ACT scores in the state, it also has the highest SAT scores in all of Georgia. Additionally, Forsyth County was also labeled the “100 Best Communities for Young People” in 2010 and 2012, and was on the 2012 “20 to Watch” list by the National School Board Association (NSBA).
FORSYTH COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Forsyth County boasts 20 outstanding elementary schools which are all either new or fully renovated, and include state-of-the-art media centers, gymnasiums, and outdoor play fields. While all students participate in the base language arts, science, math, and social studies courses, certified teachers are also available in all Forsyth County schools to provide instruction in physical education, music, and art.
Each Forsyth classroom, from kindergarten through fifth grade, is equipped with built-in projectors and interactive white boards, and computers are not only available in all classrooms, but through media centers and portable work stations as well.
Additionally, Forsyth County aims to facilitate the various needs of different children through programs which are targeted towards intervention, special education, English Language Learners (ELL), and Gifted/Horizons Students. With this, they retain full-time nurses at all schools, as well as certified counselors and Instructional Technology Specialists (ITS).
FORSYTH COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOLS
Forsyth County hosts 9 middle schools, which educates children in grades six through eight. Like all Forsyth elementary schools, the buildings are also either new or recently renovated, and all are fitted with the latest technological, athletic, and outside play facilities.
In addition to the core classes taught at the elementary level, students attending any Forsyth County middle school may receive instruction in connection classes such as health and physical education, band, chorus, computer literacy, technology, drama, creative writing, speech/debate, and foreign language.
Classroom sizes in Forsyth County middle schools remain small with 15-30 students per teacher and each classroom is also fitted with projectors, white boards, and computers which remain accessible to students during all hours of the school day.
FORSYTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOLS
Lambert High School’s football field
Forsyth County is proud to have five high schools, which educate students in ninth through twelfth grade. Additionally, Forsyth is also home to the Academies of Creative Education (ACE), which is comprised of a school for grades six through twelve, the iAcheive Virtual Academy, as well as Forsyth Academy/Academy @ Night and Gateway Academy (6-12 alternative program).
Each Forsyth high school is either new or fully renovated, and several offer career academies for workforce development in engineering, business and communications, energy and natural resources, consumer services, and arts and humanities. With this, Forsyth County high schools also offer opportunities for work-based learning and apprenticeship, as well as various after-school