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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 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 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. 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]


  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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Flash of Crimson at Forsyth Central High School - SENSE-ational - 10/4/2013

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

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

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Clouds That Sail In Heaven - Forsyth Central High School Concert Band

Forsyth Central High School Concert Band Concert 5/12/2011. Conducted by John Mashburn. Clouds That Sail In Heaven by Todd Stalter.

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

Flash of Crimson - Indivisible - Forsyth Central High School - 10/27/2012 at "Wolverine Classic 2012" at West Forsyth High School, Cumming, GA. Their program...

Flash of Crimson at Forsyth Central High School - SENSE-ational - 2013 Senior Show

Flash of Crimson at Forsyth Central High School - SENSE-ational - 2013 Senior Show - 11/18/2013 Directors Tom Tucker & Dan Grass.

Forsyth Central High School Drumline 2008

Came across the Forsyth Cental drumline practicing for the WGI Percussion World Championship. So part of their show. Sorry the quality isn't the best.

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Atlanta Journal Constitution
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:57:51 -0700

Kell High School junior Bryson Armstrong (7) pushes off a Forsyth Central player in Marietta, Ga. Kell High School defeated Forsyth Central High School 28-14. (SPECIAL/BRANDEN CAMP). High school football: Week 5 gallery · High school football: Week 5 ...
Forsyth County News Online
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:04:36 -0700

The losses had piled up for three years, so the time had finally come for Katie Vazquez to show her Forsyth Central volleyball team how to win. She gave them a challenge one day at practice that was ostensibly ludicrous: Vazquez and Lady Bulldogs ...
Forsyth County News Online
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:30:00 -0700

It's not often that a team has to replace two starting quarterbacks at the same time, but that's what North Forsyth must do heading into the 2014 season. Harris Roberts, who held down the starting job since his sophomore year, suffered a broken ...
Forsyth County News Online
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:41:15 -0700

Good: A year ago, the Bulldogs were forced to make drastic mid-season changes on offense under first-year head coach Shane Williamson. Now, Central has forged its identity early as a power-rushing team behind running backs Shaun Diebel (pictured) and ...
Forsyth County News Online
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:00:00 -0700

Our new 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 ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:09:06 -0700

Forsyth Central High School's automotive technology program has become the first Master Accredited Program for a comprehensive high school in the nation. The accreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation certifies that the ...
Gainesville Times
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Ewing Jr., a 2010 graduate of Forsyth Central High School, added his time as a Boy Scout and eventually an Eagle Scout, the organization's highest rank, fed his desire to someday make the thru-hike. He and his dad, who served as a. Scout master, logged ...
Forsyth County News Online
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 14:55:29 -0700

Northview's Matty Biondich stood back to punt on 4th-and-16 from his own 40 with the Titans leading North Forsyth 49-0 and less than four minutes remaining in the game. Instead of kicking it back to the Raiders, Biondich took off and ran 17 yards for a ...

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