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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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
    A
Johnston Community School District is a top rated, public school district located in Johnston, IA. It has 7,337 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in math and 88% in reading.

Johnston Community School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Johnston Community School District

High Schools in Johnston Community School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
88%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1280
31 responses
Average ACT
27
385 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
7,337
Free or Reduced Lunch
20.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
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%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$98,552
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,137
National
$949
Median Home Value
$249,200
National
$184,700

Johnston Community School District Reviews

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Johnston High School has consistently been rated a top school in Iowa for their high academic standards, and the majority of students are very motivated and set high goals for themselves. The staff are very involved and dedicated to the students. The amount of clubs and organizations is quite high, the music and sports departments are competitively excellent and facilities are top-notch. There is a fair amount of diversity in the student body.
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The school is brand new, only 3 years old, very nice and comfortable. The teachers work hard and are respectful to the kids. The school ipads are very helpful. The counseling office has amazing help to apply to college. I would say many students are ready to go to college after attending Johnston, the teachers and staff know how to push students to succeed. There are some negatives though, there is a lot of bullying that happens behind screens on the ipads and over social media, but it's like that at many schools. The school itself is beautiful and you can tell its worth 82 million dollars. The facilities are top of the line, a new stadium, the weight room, and the gym are wonderful.
While the academics, facilities, and beyond high school opportunity at Johnston is strong, its diversity, student body morale, staff attitude and administration could be more open towards developing a more compassionate, open, caring, diverse environment for its minority staff and students.