Mashburn Elementary was built in 1976 along Route 8 in rural Forsyth County. It was named after the late Dr. Marcus Mashburn, Sr., a prominent local physician. The school opened in 1976 to 250 students from Big Creek and Cumming Elementary schools. It was built on land donated by Uni City through Billy Martin. Since its opening Mashburn Elementary has received four additions and renovations to the campus. Mrs. Ruth Hopewell was the school first principal and was the first full-time female principal in the history of Forsyth County Schools.