• 150 years


    Forsyth County Schools' history started in 1873 when "old field schools," log buildings with dirt floors built in cleared fields, were consolidated into one public district. At that time, there were 1,456 total students in the school district, 114 Black or African American and 1,342 White. To honor the history of Forsyth County, many schools are named after former schools, communities, and deceased leaders.

    NEW! Historic Canvases in the lobby of the Board of Education/Professional Development Center:

    The canvases above contain images and information from the late 1800s through the late 1960s. Future canvases will cover the 1970s - present. Thank you to the Historical Society of Cumming/Forsyth County for their assistance with this project!


    More canvases coming soon! 150 years of FCS Superintendents (Board Room) and Mrs. Betty Jones Benson (42 years of service to FCS; is honored with the naming of room 380).