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North Forsyth High School

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Posted April 17, 2014

North Forsyth High is a great school in a great location within the state of Georgia.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2013

NFHS is a very good school! We have moved from out of state and the staff and administration has been nothing but supportive and helpful and very pleasant to work with. Our child has been able to get into all of his classes he needed and wanted, including all AP and Dual Enrollment classes. The teachers and staff really strive to help your child in succeeding and really show they care! Very pleased! It also takes a lot of support from Parents as well as the child to succeed - if the parents are not willing to help and support the system and your child, the system, along with your child fails...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Awful school. My student is an AP, honor student, top athlete, and we still can't stomach this school. The teaching is below average (they've given up), the students, for the most part, could care less about their education. Come on, Forsyth County, and Georgia, for that matter. When will proper education be important, and encouraging the students to have respect for their educations and future and more importantly,THEMSELVES. We had to move to this state for job purposes, and are saddened by the lack of education and parental involvement at every school level. It's a shame. We will be moving before our other child has to endure Georgia schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2011

NFHS is overcrowded and understaffed. The fire marshal will no doubt be intervening and if the administration does not cut their out-of-district population there is no way they can meet the building person limit codes. If you are out-of-district be prepared to be sent back to your home school for any little thing (tardy included), now 4.0 students are being sent to their home schools due to a few tardies. North needs relief now and in-district students are suffering in crowded hallways and lunchrooms while other new schools in the county have empty classrooms waiting to be filled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

We have a great administrative staff and teachers that really care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2010

I have been at North Forsyth since my sophomore year. I moved from an extremely competitive school in Massachusetts and came to find my classes to be much easier than they were at my old school. However, I don't attribute this to the teachers. I just think that kids aren't prepared for high school coming out of Georgia Elementary and Middle Schools. I am happy to say that I am going back to Massachusetts for college. I will have very fond memories of NFHS, especially from my many AP classes (the ones I was lucky enough to get), and will keep in contact with friends that I have made through the years. Overall, the teachers clearly care about their students and want the best for them, but the level of learning is not what it should be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2010

North Forsyth is a wonderful school. The staff is the most caring and supportive we have experienced. It is a large school but people go out of their way to make sure the students know they care. Academic expectations are very high. We have been very satisfied with the education at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2010

North Forsyth High School is wonderful. We have had nothing but good experiences. The staff is the most caring we have experienced. Their academic standards are very high. It is a large school but everyone goes out of their way to let the students know they care. We highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2010

My son has attended North since he was a freshman. I am extremely disappointed in this school. The staff is rude, the administration is indifferent, and most of the teachers don't care. In the 4 years my son attended, he failed 2 classes but was given a 70 so he could pass to the next grade. Most of the teachers are indifferent to the kids and just herd them through whether they learn anything or not. There is no pride from the staff or teachers or the kids that attend. There are much better choices in Forsyth county for high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

I attended North as a student for 2 & 1/2 years. They certainly do not have the cleanest environment, but it is tolerable. The staff can be alright. There are those who don't care about the students progress but then there's always those few that do. The teaching is very poor. They tend to have ridiculous assignments for the students- ex: 11th grade, cutting, pasting and coloring pages into an 'Interactive Notebook' as the daily classwork. I dropped out of North with a gpa of under 2 and many offenses on my record, especially truancy. I now attend a new, more professional learning environment and have absolutely no problems. I've yet to find myself in any trouble, and my gpa has risen to above 3.4. Bottom line, if I could tell each one of you my honest opinions of North as a former student, do NOT send your child there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

Compared to Liberty County, GA Schools - North Forsyth seems to be light years ahead in academics, extracurricular and in teaching. My wife and I look forward to moving to Forsyth County and sending our kids to North Forsyth High School. Great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

Amazing! Great faculty, student body, extra-curricular activities, and facilities. The only thing lacking is the baseball field, by far one of the worst in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

This school is alright. I moved here in the middle of my Sophmore year, and I can tell you it was hard transition, I went from a 6 period day, to a block schdual, and I had to repeat some classes. Some teachers are ok but Over all this school is average
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

This was my first year at North and let's just say i an not in love with it. I have many teachers that could care less if i pass or not. The environment here is very in unwelcoming. It is unsanitary and just a worn out school. The teachers don't care about the child's needs. Overall North Forsyth high school has not impressed me one bit!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2008

North Forsyth is an amazing school and I enjoyed all four years that I spent there. My teachers were so caring! I graduated in 2005, but I still keep in touch with some of my old teachers because they were that great! They were truly concerned with each student and their grades. They could see the potential and they would do whatever it took to help each student reach their goals! Of course they could be strict sometimes, but that's their job! They push you because they care! It was for our own good! I treasure my education, and I owe so much thanks to NFHS! Definitely the best school in Georgia! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2008

North Forsyth is a wonderful school. I moved here with my family, wife and 2 kids (6th and 10th grade from MA (Wellesley) and my kids are very happy and I am happy as well. Two of my sons teachers have masters and most of the rest have Bachelor degrees. Kids love the school, teachers and friendlier kids than they had up north in MA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2007

My son will be a Sophmore this year, he is very involved in sports and is a B-average student. He really enjoys school and he says his teachers are cool! If the next three years go as great as the last one--we will be happy! The parents that I have met are awsome and care about their children and their school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

North Forsyth is the best school in Forsyth County. And the teachers are amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

Nfhs is a terrible school! They are not truly a 'school of excellence' Their block scheduling creates a huge obstacle when a student needs additional time grasping any particular lesson, this is because there is simply no time in the curriculum for the teacher to spend more time focusing on any one part!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2006

This is a GREAT school. I went to 5 high schools, and this was the best. The teachers were wonderful, the academic curriculum was stimulating, and the teachers and administration cares about the students. Thank you N. Forsyth High.
—Submitted by a former student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

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96%

2010

 
 
96%

2009

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

464 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

463 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
96%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

462 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
82%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

537 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

521 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
95%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
82%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

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n/a

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n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
86%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

514 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

546 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 44%
Hispanic 9% 12%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 37%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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