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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 Rudy Hampton
Assistant principals Mike Satterfield, Kim Head, Jimmy Pagel
Faculty 208
Teaching staff 96.5 (FTE)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 1,383 (2011)
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 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. 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 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. 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.[3][4]

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.

Theater Department[edit]

Forsyth Central's Theatre Department has been under the direction of Adam Pingel since 2011. Pringel will be replaced at the end of the 2013-2014 school year. He has decided to pursue a career in motivational speaking.....The Great Yatesy Harvey retired from her long term position as Director/Theatre teacher/God in 2011. Under the direction of Yatesy Harvey (aka The Golden Days), the Theatre Department flourished and 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.

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 on 14 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "GHSA Sanctioned Athletic Events". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  4. ^ "GHSFHA Forsyth Central Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 

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

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183 news items

Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:18:45 -0700

Forsyth Central's theater group invites the community to its production of "Into the Woods" on April 17, 18, 19, 24 and 25 at Forsyth Central High School's performing arts center, 520 Tribble Gap Road. This whimsical, steampunk version of the classic ...
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Forsyth Central Stage invites you "Into the Woods" April 17,18,19,24, and 25 at the Forsyth Central High School's Performing Arts Center. Shows begin at 7 p.m., and tickets can be purchased at the door or online for $10 adults/$8 students at ...
Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:48:03 -0700

CUMMING — The scene Wednesday was stark: A single-vehicle wreck involving four students from Forsyth Central High. There was at least one fatality and two severe injuries. It appeared alcohol was a factor. Law enforcement and emergency personnel ...
Northern Gwinnett News (NGwinnett.com)
Tue, 22 Apr 2014 02:33:45 -0700

Solid driving by junior T.J. Blanchette and senior Lisa Reed along with good engineering by the Mill Creek High School Electrathon team resulted in a first place finish for the Hawks during the April 19 Electrathon America race at Forsyth Central High ...


Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:11:15 -0700

Forsyth Central High School will host North Georgia's first ever Electrathon America race this Saturday, April 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 520 Tribble Gap Road in Cumming. The event is sponsored by Siemens and Forsyth County Schools. Additional ...
Access North Georgia
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:30:00 -0700

CUMMING - The Forsyth Central High School Dance Dawgs ended their season with a second place win at the Universal Dance Association Georgia Competition, competing against 24 other high schools. It was a bittersweet win, with four seniors competing ...
Forsyth County News Online
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Forsyth Central High School's letter C logo is painted against a white wall surrounded with the signature of everyone with the date of their first event. This where they have come two to three times a week in the afternoons, always on Saturdays, for ...
Forsyth County News Online
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:56:15 -0700

It was Nov. 16, and a fresh high school basketball schedule had recently begun. West Forsyth, with high expectations, was coming off a tough opening night loss to Forsyth Central and was in need of a spark against its next opponent, Mountain View.

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