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Your guide to the 2018-2019 Forsyth County school year

It’s almost time to send the kids back to school.

Forsyth County invites parents and students out for middle school open house on July 30 and elementary school open house on July 31. There is no open house scheduled for high schools in the county, according to Forsyth County schools calendar.

Here is information you need to know for the 2018-2019 school year.

Forsyth County school district calendar:

  • First day of school: Aug. 2
  • Fall  Break: Sep. 24-28
  • Thanksgiving Break: Nov. 19-23
  • Winter Break: Dec. 21 - Jan 7
  • Spring Break: April 1-5
  • Last day of school: May 24

Enrollment Information: Forsyth County student registration

Bus Routes: Forsyth County school bus stop information

MORE: Forsyth school boost spending plan for safety

Number of Schools:

The district has over 48,000 students and more than 5,000 staff members.

  • 21 elementary schools
  • 10 middle schools
  • 7 high schools
  • 1 alternative program
  • 1 non-traditional program
  • 1 online school


  • White: 62 percent
  • Black: 3.6 percent
  • Hispanic: 13.3 percent
  • Asian: 17.5 percent

School Menus:

Information about Forsyth County school menus, costs and special dietary needs can be found on the district’s school menu and nutrition information page.

Other info:

  • Graduation rate (2017): 94.4 percent
  • School tax millage rate (2018): 17.3 mills
  • Budget (2018): $444 million

You can find information about your school, such as test scores, graduation rates and school climate rating at the Ultimate Atlanta School Guide.

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