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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 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
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 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. 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.

Central Crazies[edit]

The school's student section for all athletic events. Notorious for the "rollercoaster" celebration, which was later stolen by all county schools. Widely regarded as the best student section in the county, this group is known to rattle other schools, steal their prom dates, and help win games.

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 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. 

External links[edit]



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1922 news items

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 02:30:00 -0800

Our weekly print and video series - presented by Lanier Technicial College – where local high school students share “The Buzz” about what's going on at their school – and compete for the most “buzzworthy” moment of the week. Tell us who should win by ...
 
Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 21:03:45 -0800

CUMMING — The Sawnee-Cumming Optimist Club recently sponsored an "Expressing My Passion" program for students with special needs at Forsyth Central High School. Twenty six students from the classes of teachers Melanie Averitt, Asheley Bell and ...

Forsyth County News Online

Forsyth County News Online
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 21:12:20 -0800

FORSYTH COUNTY — A myriad construction projects, from additions to new schools, are under way and on schedule, Forsyth County school system officials said Thursday. All five high schools have some form of additions and/or renovations set to be ...
 
MarketWatch
Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:03:43 -0800

The community, as part of the Forsyth County School District, places resident's children in three great schools: Mashburn Elementary School, Lakeside Middle School and Forsyth Central High School that features the STEM program for math and sciences.
 
Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700

When Shane Williamson took over as head coach at Forsyth Central before last season, he inherited a 2-8 Bulldogs team and an array of unfamiliar faces peering back at him in the huddle. He arrived after 11 years coaching in southeast Georgia ...

Scranton Times-Tribune

Scranton Times-Tribune
Sat, 24 Jan 2015 21:03:45 -0800

Announcement is made of the engagement and upcoming wedding of Gabriella Torquato, Cumming, Georgia, formerly of West Pittston, to Joey Ray Johnston, Cumming. The bride-elect is the daughter of Anthony and Diane Torquato, Cooper City, Florida, ...
 
Forsyth County News Online
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:21:42 -0800

An empty gym and a 10 a.m. tipoff is usually recipe for the strange and unexpected, but the West Forsyth and Forsyth Central boys didn't get that memo. The county rivals raced through an entertaining first quarter and were within single digits at ...
 
Forsyth County News Online
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:30:00 -0800

Lambert baseball's 36-2 run last season caught the attention of USA Today. Their state championship drew the eyes of USA Baseball, too, so much so that the Longhorns earned an invitational to the elite National High School Invitational (NHSI) from ...
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