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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
Address
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
Information
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
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Athletics conference 7-AAAAA
Mascot Bulldogs
Newspaper The Central Way
Feeder schools Otwell Middle School,
Lakeside Middle School,
Little Mill Middle School
Website
[1][2]

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.

Athletics[edit]

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) 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]

References[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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At Forsyth County Marching Band Exhibition 10/07/2014.

WGI 2012 | In the Lot (FINALS) - Forsyth Central High School

Forsyth Central High School Drumline 2008

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WGI 2012 Percussion World Championships (Dayton, OH) Forsyth Central High School Drumline, 4/21/12

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Flash of Crimson - Indivisible - Forsyth Central High School - 10/27/2012

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Forsyth Central High School Flash of Crimson

Flash of Crimson Marching Band in competition 10-6-2012 US Band Georgia Regionals at Chattahoochee High.

Flash of Crimson at Forsyth Central High School - SENSE-ational - 9/6/2013

Flash of Crimson at Forsyth Central High School - SENSE-ational - 9/6/2013 Directors Tom Tucker & Dan Grass.

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2280 news items

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 02:33:45 -0700

Nobody on Forsyth Central's baseball team shows up to the ballpark with a bigger to-do list than pitcher Parker Morrison. Don't let anyone touch your glove. Make sure to keep track of your frames by the bricks. Make sure the throw around before the ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Fri, 17 Jul 2015 02:32:56 -0700

Every spring, high school athletic departments are required to provide the Georgia High School Association with the number of students who participated in a sanctioned sport that school year. The GHSA has collected participation data since the 1987-88 ...
 
Forsyth Herald (press release)
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 09:04:15 -0700

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Among the high school students in Forsyth County sit the best of their classes, the valedictorians. These students worked hard to earn the prestigious title and are bound to be destined for great things. The Forsyth Herald ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Sat, 20 Jun 2015 21:15:10 -0700

Clark Patterson Lee presented the local board of education with design plans for construction projects at Forsyth Central High that span the campus in an effort to combine the west and east sides and unify the school's aesthetics. With groundbreaking ...

Forsyth Herald (press release)

Forsyth Herald (press release)
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:37:30 -0700

Reaping Nature Educational Outreach Foundation and Sawnee Woman's Club awarded Forsyth Central High School and Vickery Creek Middle School with garden towers as part of an Earth Day contest. The students at the schools submitted short videos ...
 
Forsyth Herald (press release)
Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:11:15 -0700

Both Quigley, who is the drama instructor at Forsyth Central High School, and Cannady, who owns and operates Forsyth Academy of Performing Arts, praised the show's cast, which includes a cast of 24 local actors comprising a wide age range. “We have ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 11:00:00 -0700

The Independence Day tradition, which features floats from local veterans groups, nonprofits, churches and businesses, began at Forsyth Central High School and continued down Tribble Gap Road, ending at the Cumming Fairgrounds off Castleberry Road.

Forsyth Herald (press release)

Forsyth Herald (press release)
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:03:45 -0700

Forsyth Central High School is comprised of two schools: the original high school, known as East Campus, and the original Otwell Middle School. When the new Otwell was built across the street, the old middle school became Forsyth Central's West Campus.
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