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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.
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
19 responses
Average ACT
27
272 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
4.2%

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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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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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.
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.