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+.
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.
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.
Information about the student body at South Forsyth Middle School is listed below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.
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.
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+|
At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.
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.