B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Johnston County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Smithfield, NC. It has 34,551 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.
Address
2320 Hwy 70 E Business
Smithfield, NC 27577
Telephone
(919) 934-6031

Johnston County Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1120
639 responses
Average ACT
24
547 responses
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
34,551
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,882
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$278,019,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,802/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    64%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    5%

Johnston County Schools Reviews

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The only thing I think Johnston County Schools should improve upon is building school buildings the appropriate size for the area in the future. Having multiple schools less than 10 years old that are already overcrowded is a bit ridiculous and could be prevented with planning according to how the area might grow because of the new school, instead of how the area is at the moment. Other than that, I love Johnston County Schools!
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Johnston County Schools allows students to continue their education as a college student while still in high school. This makes the transition from high school to college easier and gets classes out of the way. However, some facilities clearly do not receive the same funding as others. For example Clayton High school is an awesome school but it’s appearance is very poor. Which is something that the staff and faculty have been trying to improve within the past few years.
I went to Cleveland Middle and High, my 8th grade year to my 12th grade year and graduated from Cleveland high. While
I enjoyed a good portion of my high school career, it was mainly enjoyable because of my friends and not at all because of the school itself. When I was attending CvHS, Dress Code and interactions with administrators were major problems for me. The dress code seemed to be different for all students. Some girls passed and others didn't and it seemed to be biased off of who the administrators were familiar with. Also, when I had an altercation with an administrator and tried to discuss the situation with the principal, no one believed me, I was deemed a trouble-maker and wasn't taken seriously. But, other than a few minor situations here and there, overall Cleveland was a decent school. Major school pride here.