North Forsyth High School (Georgia)

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North Forsyth High School
3635 Coal Mountain Drive
Cumming, Georgia
United States
Type Public school
Established 1994


Faculty 151
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2,416
Color(s) Black, purple, silver, and white
Mascot Raiders
Rival West Forsyth High School

North Forsyth High School is a public high school located in Cumming, Georgia, United States, a suburb northeast of Atlanta. The school is located at 3635 Coal Mountain Drive. It is one of five high schools in the Forsyth County School System and serves students residing in Northern Forsyth County, including the communities of Matt, Coal Mountain, Silver City, Chestatee and Oscarville.

Student data[edit]

North Forsyth High School is expected to have an enrollment of 2,416 at the start of the 2016–17 school year.


The school was established in 1994 in the northwestern part of Forsyth County. It has three gymnasiums; an artificial turf field used for football, soccer, and lacrosse; practice fields; a baseball complex; a softball complex; four tennis courts; and a separate performing arts center. The last addition to the school, completed in the summer of 2016, created new classrooms, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.

Athletics and extracurricular activities[edit]

North Forsyth began the 2016–17 school year by competing in Region 5-AAAAAAA (Area 3 AAAAAAA for lacrosse).[2] North Forsyth High School competes in 15 varsity sports.[3] The school also fields junior varsity teams for most sports, and freshmen teams in football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and lacrosse. The school is a member[4] of the Georgia High School Association.[5][6][7][8]


North Forsyth's band consists of three tiers of concert ensembles: Concert Band (GMEA Grade 3/4 or 4), Symphonic Band (GMEA Grade 4/5 or 5), and Wind Ensemble (GMEA Grade 5/6 or 6). These three groups have consistently scored Superior ratings at Large Group Performance Evaluations under the direction of Raymond W. Thomas (Director, 2003–present) and Kevin A. Kenney (Assistant Director). The North Forsyth High School concert ensembles have been invited to perform at many festivals and locations around the world including London, New York City, Chicago,and Kennesaw State University.

The band program's other excellent ensembles include the Raider Marching Band, Indoor Percussion, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensembles,and a Winter Guard program.

The Raider Marching Band is currently a Class AAAA Band.

2016:Pearl Harbor Band captain: Stephen Burden, Drum Majors: Drey Woodson and Anna-Grace Brown, Band lieutenants:Luke Fasone,Bailey Knezevich, and Dylan Jordan

2015 Latin Fantasy Band captain:Zachary Flynn,Drum Majors: Ashli Campbell and Brittany Eggington Band lieutenants:N/A

Year Show title Music selections Band captain Drum majors
2014 Curtain Call

Conrad Patrick

Justin Ebert
Ashli Campbell

2013 Home

Zachary Miller

Patrick Collins
Cheylin Dutra

2012 aMAZEing

Kevin Espinoza

Patrick Collins
Cheylin Dutra

2011 When Classics Collide

Trevor Gowdy

Marissa Anthony
Grace Bellamy

2010 Ancient Warriors

Barrett Myers

Barbara VanKempen
Brooke VanKempen

2009 Cirque

Barbara VanKempen
Brooke VanKempen

2008 Cuban Fire
  • Bolero Opener
  • La Suerte de los Tontos
  • A Mis Abuelos
  • Welcome to Cuba
  • Havana Express
  • Children of Sanchez

Kacey Gentry
Barbara Vankempen

2007 Twisted World

Kati Giffen
Kacey Gentry

2006 American Heroes

Nicolas Collins

JT Lee

Alyssa Hill

2005 Rockin' Tour of England
2004 West Side Story

Mark Carden
Heather Ellis

2003 Chicago

 Denotes Grand Champion 


The North Forsyth High School is the only high school campus in the county that has a JROTC program, which is based on the United States Marine Corps. North Forsyth's MCJROTC has been awarded National Naval Honor School nine years in a row. As of the 2012–2013 school year, the Raider Battalion has 197 total cadets enrolled. The drill team has also been named Best in Service (Marines) at the American Legion National Drill Competition in Montgomery Alabama in February 2011 and also won 2nd place overall. The drill team was named Best in Service four out of the last five years. The drill team were also champions of the unarmed and armed divisions at the 2011 American Legion National Drill Competition.


The North Forsyth Robotics team competed at the national level once but failed to move on to the international level.[citation needed]


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  3. ^ North forsyth high school. (n.d.). Retrieved from
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  6. ^ "GHSA Region Alignment". GHSA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
  7. ^ "GHSFHA North Forsyth Yearly Region Standings". GHSFHA. Retrieved 2009-07-24. 
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Coordinates: 34°16′39.08″N 84°6′26.84″W / 34.2775222°N 84.1074556°W / 34.2775222; -84.1074556