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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Johnston County Schools is an above average, public school district located in Smithfield, NC. It has 34,815 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% 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
45%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1130
711 responses
Average ACT
24
625 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
34,815
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,882
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

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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My experience with Johnston County Schools was an incredibly negative one. As a school district, they pride themselves in claiming to help students prepare for life, meanwhile they refuse to address any serious issues that the students face.
For example; my sophomore year I was inappropriately touched- unwillingly- by another student. The administration didn't even report it. The incident was brought to the attention of the school by my father after I called him bawling from a school bathroom. The teachers push their political views on students and are only ever focused on the sport teams versus their lesson plans.
If you have the choice between sending your kids to Wake County Schools, or Johnston County Schools - ALWAYS pick Wake County.
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Teachers were lovely and dress code was nice, but assistant principals was horrible! Food was nasty and a lot of favortistm with students. Unecessary classes.
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!