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520 Tribble Gap Rd
Cumming, GA 30040

(770) 887-8151
(770) 781-2289
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November 03, 2013
This is an excellent school. Although it is the oldest high school in Forsyth County, it is by far the best in terms of caring teachers, challenging academics, availability of athletic programs, drama, chorus, the STEM Academy, and home of the Flash of Crimson (one of the best band programs in the southeastern US). My kids love this school and did not want to go anywhere else when given the option. Yes, there are newer high schools in Forsyth County, but they cannot come close in comparison to Central. Just because other schools in the county might be shiny and new, that does not make them a better school. There is a pride that emanates from FCHS students as they navigate their way through their high school experience. They graduate this school with skills and experiences that have enriched their lives and have prepared them for the road ahead. There is no better high school in Forsyth County. I am the proud parent of two current students and one FCHS honors graduate. If you want your child to get an excellent education and have fun in sports, band, STEM or other activities along the way, enroll them in Forsyth Central. They will love it.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
If I could give 0 stars I would. Please do not send your child here.. We came from West and have continually been disappointed. Most of the teachers are not knowledgeable, the school itself is poorly run and outdated. The administration is unhelpful. There is a growing drug/alcohol problem, although that seems to be prevalent at many schools in this county. Forsyth central has to be the worst school I've seen to date... a joke to the county. If you want a good school, Lambert, West, or South are your best bet.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
I have 2 children attending Forsyth Central and have had a fantastic experience. We attended another South Forsyth high school in years past and found Forsyth Central to be the most diverse high school in the county! We love it here! The administrative personnel could not be more accommodating and friendly.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Just a warning: stay as far away as you can. It is really a shame to have this school in the county.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
I am in the STEM program at Central and am LOVING IT. Other schools are defensive and talk about their IB programs, which are good, but in the science and math sector STEM exceeds. People talk about racism, but you will not encounter that any more than at other schools. The teachers are almost all supportive and willing to help. Central gets a bad reputation because it is the oldest school and people think that is bad. However it is a lot more put together then some of the others.

- submitted by a student
December 13, 2012
I have gone to many schools and lived in many places, but I wouldn't trade Central for anything. to all the people talking about racism: there is racism EVERYWHERE in EVERY TOWN. Central is not racist and is a very successful school. Yes, the school mostly very conservative and to me, that is a problem. Not having a huge political spectrum, that is. But Central is an amazing place.

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2012
Central is a good school but and they have their issues with violent students racism is alive at this school i will be removing my child from this school it's a shame that your ethnicity is a factor with some individuals

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2011
Please note, FCHS is the home of the new STEM Academy (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). This is a VERY rigorous program and not for the faint of heart. They have an excellent band program. The drama program is well-supported and the chorus is coming along nicely. Some of the teachers are very good at following I.E.P.s (Individual Educational Programs and some are DECIDEDLY not! However, I will reserve my full judgment until my child graduates.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2010
Its an ok school, there are alot of haters at this school. Unless your white it is pretty hard to be a stand out student. The reason for that is racism. Anyways you want great schools Go to Santa Ana Ca and Orange county California. Its a better life over here!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2010
I absolutely LOVE this school. I wouldn't want to go anywhere else. My teachers are very wonderful and I love them all. I have friends that attend other schools in the county and they all say that FCHS is the best! Class of 2013!

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2010
I have two children who are currently attending FCHS. They are very diffeerent from each other and both have found wonderful experiences with FCHS. One child is very involved int he drama department. We could not have been happier when we found out that FCHS was the county's school that offered a career pathway from dramatic arts! Our other child is athletic and participates in several school sports. Both children take AP courses and standard classes as well. They had a desire to learn Greek, which was not offered, but there is was a teacher who agreed to meet with them on her own time and teach them Greek! Our experience has been a wonderful one at FCHS!

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March 13, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2009
I love it! There are no drugs or gangs. The best in forsyth county.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
Great school...Great Staff, Great kids, The school offers so much for the kids and engages them in all their choices.

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July 28, 2009
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March 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
Most desirable school in the area! Large enough to offer a large variety of classes yet small enough that every student can be involved!

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December 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 17, 2008
I attended Central and loved it. I graduated in 2005 and enjoyed four wonderful years there. I had many caring teachers who encouraged me and also participated in multiple extracurricular activities. Forsyth Central offers a wealth of courses and a variety of extracurricular activities. my

- submitted by a student
no rating August 05, 2008
Wonderful school, dedicated and caring teachers, harworking and caring students, both my daughters are graduates of this school and went on to successful college careers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 18, 2008
My 4 children attended Central & they are all successful students at Georgia Tech & UGA. Every one of our children were encouraged to do his & her best & work hard by the dedicated teachers & the wonderful counseling staff. I get tired of hearing other parents complain if their children were not 'given' grades. Children need to work to achieve & Central cares about teaching their students responsibility.

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June 28, 2008
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December 21, 2007
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December 18, 2007
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December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2007
The students are as exhausted as the teachers. The school scores fairly low on the new SAT. No effort to teach these kids how to think; hence, they forfeit their imaginations in exchange for tests they could take over and over again until they got an acceptable grade. Good school? Don't believe the hype.

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February 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 19, 2006
Where are the black students at Central?

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2004
I'm a part of the 2003 graduated class of central. We had a great principal (Kenny Fox. great man). Teachers were great if you strove to put yourself into the AP classes and the more advanced classes. I'm a third semester student at Georgia Tech right now, and i feel coming here that i had plenty of preperation for this tough college. It was a really safe school, with a really great art program, great drama, bad football , and state recognized band. I'd say overall, i think i got one of the better schools in the state. But they won't force your student to take the more difficult classes... you'll have to do that yourself. They are there if you want them at FCHS and the environment is great.

- submitted by a former student
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Forsyth Central High School
520 Tribble Gap Rd, Cumming, GA  30040
(770) 887-8151
Last modified Forsyth Central High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Forsyth Central High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top