A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
5608 Merle Hay Road
Johnston, IA 50131
Telephone
(515) 278-0470

Johnston Community School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
14 responses
Average ACT
27
221 responses
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,858
Free or Reduced Lunch
15.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,341
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$75,919,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,871/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    66%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    4%

Johnston Community School District Reviews

19 reviews
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Johnston is a suburban district, and the people are mostly very nice. The teachers are invested in the students' personal success, as they go out of their way to ask students how they are feeling. The facilities are great, although it is obviously apparent that the district is very sports oriented. However, there are many challenging classes for advanced students, and those teachers are great at getting to know each student. There's a very strong music program in each building. The music staff are the nicest people in each building, as they motivate you to do your very best, and provide someone you can relate to on a personal level. The administration is not really talked about. They do listen to students, though. The one negative thing I can say about Johnston is that many students think Johnston is the be-all-end-all, which causes students to be looked down upon by other schools at all competitions. Despite this, I recommend Johnston as a place to go for a quality education.
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Johnston Community School district not only exemplifies an education organization devoted to the success of their students, but to the personal satisfaction of their pupils. Through massive funding towards the arts, and AP classes, Johnston really shows great support in helping the future of adolescents blossom.
I like that they make an effort to raise mental health awareness, however, they do not do so in an effective way. They need to hire more teachers that are willing to erase the stigma around mental health so that more kids feel comfortable reaching out and getting help.

I have only had three teachers that I feel genuinely care about who I am as a human being. After three years of high school, I would hope that number would be higher. Hire teachers that like kids, because right now, it feels like a lot of them don't.