Mashburn Elementary was named after the late Dr. Marcus Mashburn, Sr., who was a prominent local physician, senator and civic leader. The school opened in 1976 to 250 students from Big Creek and Cumming elementary schools. At the time, this area was one of the fastest growing in the county because of the desire to live on the lake. It is built on land donated by Uni City through Billy Martin. Since its opening Mashburn Elementary has received four additions and renovations to its campus. Ms. Ruth Hopewell was the school’s first principal and was the first full-time female principal in the history of Forsyth County Schools.