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  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+
Johnston Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Johnston, IA. It has 7,021 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 91% of students are at least proficient in math and 89% in reading.
About Johnston Community School District...
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
89%
Percent Proficient - Math
91%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1310
23 responses
Average ACT
28
308 responses

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,021
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$66,346
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$75,919,000
Expenses Per Student
$15,054/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%

Johnston Community School District Reviews

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Johnston High School was excellent regarding academics opportunities. They had block times so students could spend adequate time in certain classes, so they could advance farther in math and science. They also partnered with Central Campus downtown for other learning opportunities for example film art. They also worked with DMACC campus, so students could take college courses and earn college credits. This was advantageous especially when planning your college experience and trying to get into college programs you wanted to pursue. It also allowed for relief from a financial burden of college.

The culture of the school is one of upper middle class, so it can be difficult if you were of middle or lower class to fit in. The school has large class size so athletics can be very competitive and time consuming.
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Johnston High School is a strong learning cultural environment. Teachers and administrators are eager to put the students first and especially our safety amongst the community. Using iPads as a way to learn, as well as holding events for the students involvement is splendid. Hundreds and hundreds of parking spots for the students and many electives for students to choose from. Johnston is a great community for your student to be apart of. Create memories with friends and graduate with high education.
First off the Johnston community is a great place to live! I have had a great experience from Kindergarten to Senior year. Most of my teachers have been a great source of inspiration especially my music teachers. My band and chorus teachers have taught me so much about not only how important it is to be a good student, but to be a good person. I have always felt safe and cared about in my school.