A+
Overall Niche Grade
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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 an elite, 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.
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
1290
17 responses
Average ACT
27
260 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
7,021
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
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

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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.
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Johnston high school is very populous and generally welcoming place. It has a wide variety of class options in fields ranging from common core as far as engineering, tech and the arts. It’s well known for its sports teams and its show choir/marching band and has a generally lively school spirit. It’s students and faculty are not very diverse, however the community is welcoming to people if all backgrounds. Teachers at the school can be both professional and fun with their subjects, so students will not be caught in the mundane from period to period. Clubs and Activities at the school are mostly student-lead but there are teachers and coaches for supervision and management as well. Clubs can range as far as Art club to Mathletes and beyond, we have various sports from volley ball to bowling and more, and we also have extracurriculars such as Academic Decathelon and Students for Change.
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.