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For schools of the same name, see Central High School (disambiguation).
Forsyth Central High School
Forsyth Central High School Main Entrance.jpg
"Excellence In The Three A’s"
Academics, Arts, Athletics
520 Tribble Gap Road
Cumming, Georgia, 30040
United States
Coordinates 34°12′57.4″N 84°8′24.45″W / 34.215944°N 84.1401250°W / 34.215944; -84.1401250Coordinates: 34°12′57.4″N 84°8′24.45″W / 34.215944°N 84.1401250°W / 34.215944; -84.1401250
Type Public school
Opened 1955
School district Forsyth County Schools
CEEB Code 110920
NCES School ID 130222000956[1]
Principal Mitch Young
Assistant principals Mike Satterfield, Kim Head, Jimmy Pagel
Faculty 208
Teaching staff 96.5 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,089 (2015)
Student to teacher ratio 14.3
Campus type suburban
Color(s) Black, White, Red
Athletics conference 7-AAAAA
Mascot Bulldogs
Newspaper The Central Way
Feeder schools Otwell Middle School,
Lakeside Middle School,
Little Mill Middle School

Forsyth Central High School is a public high school located in Cumming, Georgia northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Built in 1956, the school currently stands at 520 Tribble Gap Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040. It was originally known as Forsyth County High School until 1989 when South Forsyth High School opened its doors. It is 1 of 5 high schools in the Forsyth County School District.

Student data[edit]

Forsyth Central High School has an approximate enrollment of 2,020 (as of Spring 2008). The student body is that of mainly those of Caucasian, and Hispanic origin, with African-American students the third most prominent, and Asian students the fourth. Students are mainly drawn from Liberty and Otwell middle schools.

Flash of Crimson[edit]

The Flash of Crimson Marching Band is based in Forsyth Central HS and led by Tom Tucker and Dan Grass. The Flash of Crimson has won Class Champion (AA0 3 years in a row (2008,2009,2010) and 8th place finalists at Bands of America Super Regional in Atlanta, Georgia in 2009. They also traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana to compete in BOA Grand Nationals. They won 29th place out of 94 bands. The Flash of Crimson is considered one of the greatest bands in the southeast and former band director John Mashburn is one of the nations elite directors.

The School is also known for their World Class Indoor Drumline. They attended WGI World Championships in Dayton, Ohio in 2012 and placed as the 8th place high school in the entire world. Some of their previous accomplishments were 11th place in 2010 and 9th in 2009. Their 2012 season has been the most successful year in the school's history.


Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds, Micah Owings played baseball at Forsyth Central. Forsyth Central currently competes in Region 6-AAAA (Area 3 A-AAAAA for Lacrosse).[3] The school has played in the region since 2002, with the exception of the period between fall 2006-spring 2008, when Central was part of Region 7-AAAAA.[4][5]

The Bulldog football team recently finished with a 2-8-0 record. The Bulldog basketball team recently finished with a best in the county 15-11-0 record. The Bulldog baseball team recently finished with a best in the county 22-9-1 record. The baseball team also ended the season ranked 8th in the state. The Bulldog Varsity volleyball team recently advanced to region for the first time since 2008 The Bulldog competition cheer end at top 10 in state

Theater Department[edit]

Forsyth Central's Theatre Department is currently headed by Colleen Quigley. The Theatre Department has won 18 Regional One Act Competitions (91, 92, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 04, 05, 06, 08, 09, 10, 12, 14) and 8 State Competitions (94, 95, 96, 97, 00, 02, 04, 05). The elite performance group from the FCHS Theatre Department is known as the Masquers (formerly Maskers, or Portable Players). Most notable alumni is, Kelli Giddish who plays a main character on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.

Bulldog Engine Team[edit]

Forsyth Central's bulldog engine team recently won the Skills USA championship, and is currently ranked #1 in the nation. They recently posted a record time of 15:05 and a national placement time of 19:10.

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Search for Public Schools - School Detail for Forsyth Central High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Forsyth Central High School Fact Sheet". Forsyth County Schools. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.ghsa.net/2015-2016-lacrosse-area-assignments
  4. ^ "GHSA Sanctioned Athletic Events". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  5. ^ "GHSFHA Forsyth Central Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.forsythnews.com/section/3/article/27437/

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Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:26:15 -0800

CUMMING — Forsyth Central High School's Flash of Crimson Marching Band was represented on both sides of the field at last week's College Football Playoff national championship game, though neither former student required a helmet. Alyssa Flynn, a ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:25:50 -0800

CUMMING — One Forsyth Central High School graduate will be in the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., tonight as the Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the Clemson Tigers, but she will be neither in the stands nor in the game. She will ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 09:26:15 -0800

Frank Hepler has accepted the job as Forsyth Central's 15th head football coach, it was announced via a press release from the school on Friday morning. Hepler already has local ties to the county and the region. He started the West Forsyth program in ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

Three years ago, Micah Gilliam watched the other boys and girls do cute little dives into the water. It was at the end of a Forsyth Central swimming practice at the Cumming Aquatic Center, and a Lambert coach invited the Bulldogs' swim team to the ...
Northwest Georgia News
Tue, 02 Feb 2016 23:18:45 -0800

Two weeks after falling to Dalton by nearly 40 points, the Rome Wolves showed how they had regrouped in a 65-43 victory over the Catamounts at home. Trey Driver led the Wolves with 18 points, followed by Jai Creamer with 16 and Daniel Reyes with 14 in ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:41:20 -0800

Ever since he began playing football during his sophomore year of high school, South Forsyth's Jalen Camp has been at the center of a tug-of-war between not only his position coaches, but—eventually—college recruiters. Three years later, Georgia Tech ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Sat, 19 Dec 2015 21:15:00 -0800

CUMMING — The oldest high school in Forsyth County has 60 years and more than 15,000 alumni to its name, and recently added one more thing. The Forsyth Central High School Alumni Association has been established as a nonprofit in honor of its ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:30:00 -0800

Before she throws on her game jersey, Caroline Hearn will spend time sitting in the stands at Forsyth Central on a week-day afternoon, attentively watching the junior varsity team run up and down the floor. She'll break down every play in her head ...

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