#1 Middle School in GA and #1 in Forsyth County

South Forsyth Middle School

4670 Windermere Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041

How Good is South Forsyth Middle School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A Learning Enviroment
A- School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Located in Cumming, Georgia, South Forsyth Middle School, is a Forsyth County school. The school reports an enrollment of 1268 students in grades 6-8 and a student–teacher ratio of 17 students per teacher.

This school performs significantly above average when compared to other Georgia schools. South Forsyth Middle School received an overall grade of A+ from The School Review. Of middle schools, South Forsyth Middle School ranks 1 in the state and 1 for its county.

The school data used in our grading is collected by the U.S. Department of Education and state boards of education. These data are analyzed to calculate a grade for safety, academics and learning environment for each school. The school's overall grade is then computed through a weighted aggregation of those scores. You can read a more detailed description of our grading system on our methodology page.


A number of factors, including Georgia standardized test scores, are used to determine a school’s academics score. South Forsyth Middle School performs significantly above average compared to other Georgia middle schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: GA Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent
Algebra 1 Passed Fair

Learning Enviroment

The learning environment at a school is evaluated by comparing many factors including teacher certification rates, student attendance and percentage of novice teachers. South Forsyth Middle School performs above average compared to other Georgia middle schools for learning environment. The school's grade for this metric is A.

Students : Teacher
GA Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
GA Avg. 3%
New Teachers
GA Avg. 10%
Learning Enviroment Grade A
Student–Teacher Ratio Fair
Student Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Absenteeism Very Good
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience Excellent


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to estimate a school’s safety. South Forsyth Middle School earned a grade of A- for safety. For this measure, this school is above average when compared to other middle schools in Georgia.

Safety Grade A-
In-School Suspensions Very Good
Out-of-School Suspensions Excellent
Physical Altercations Good


Information about the student body at South Forsyth Middle School is listed below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
GA Avg. 12%
Free Lunch
GA Avg. 56%
Econ. Disadvantaged
GA Avg. 61%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 1,268
Minority Students 494
Diversity Index 39
Students with Disablities 113
Economically Disadvantaged 3%
Limited English Proficiency 1%
Gifted Students 34%


A+ School - Only the top 5% of schools are awarded the distinction of being an A+ School. Schools that receive this grade excel in academics and cultivate a safe and effectual environment for learning. They represent the top schools in the nation and are eligible to display our award badge on their homepage. You can download your award here.

Compare Nearby Schools

Listed below are middle schools near South Forsyth Middle School. The table includes The School Review’s score for these schools. All Cumming schools can be seen on the Cumming, Georgia schools directory page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Piney Grove Middle School A+ A+ A- A
2 Riverwatch Middle School A+ A+ B+ A-
3 Lakeside Middle School A+ A+ A- A-
4 Desana Middle School A A+ C+ N/A
5 River Trail Middle School A+ A+ A- A+

South Forsyth Middle School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend South Forsyth Middle School? 1268 students.
  • How good of a school is South Forsyth Middle School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is South Forsyth Middle School in? The school is located in Forsyth County.
  • How can I contact South Forsyth Middle School? The school's number is (770) 888-3170. You can visit their website at http://www.forsyth.k12.ga.us/sfms/site/default.asp.
  • Where is South Forsyth Middle School? 4670 Windermere Parkway, Cumming, Georgia 30041

How we rate schools?

We rank middle schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics primarily using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance across subjects and years to the distribution of middle schools on the same tests in the state. We also assess a school’s Academics from the percent of students who passed Algebra I in 8th grade, which indicates a college academic track. Next, we evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure Safety from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Piney Grove Middle School
8135 Majors Rd Cumming, GA 30041
Riverwatch Middle School
610 James Burgess Rd Suwanee, GA 30024
Lakeside Middle School
2565 Echols Rd Cumming, GA 30041
Desana Middle School
625 James Road Alpharetta, GA 30004
River Trail Middle School
10795 Rogers Cir Duluth, GA 30097