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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  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 35,341 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 46% 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
46%
Percent Proficient - Math
44%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
1,031 responses
Average ACT
24
938 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
35,341
Free or Reduced Lunch
46.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,469
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$278,019,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,610/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    65%
  • Support Services
    30%
  • Other
    5%

Johnston County Schools Reviews

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My overall experience with Johnston County Schools has been very good. I have had great teachers who have taught me a lot of things that I will need to proceed with college. I have been able to play sports for six years ranging in football, basketball, and baseball. Baseball is my favorite sport and I hope to play more ball after high school. My advisors in high school has helped me to take classes that will help further my education after high school. I have been in a leadership group for two years now which has taught me how to be leader towards my community. I feel safety needs to be re directed more because of what this world is becoming, but other than that being a student of Johnston County has been a great experience for me.
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My experience at Johnston county Schools has been pretty good, I have never had any problems with anything. We have had good diversity in race and academics, and also have a really good college here!
4 year student athlete and academic scholar. I played football and wrestled. I am a member of the national honor society and I volunteer my time in community activities such as adopt a highway, visiting retirement homes, and the YMCA. My school has encouraged these things and they have contributed greatly to successes in life. I have been accepted to Elon University where I will be playing football while working on completing my Pre Med education. My Coaches and teachers have been very positive role models and have always been there when I needed something. Our school system has been great in providing a path to opportunities and helping us all develop as productive adults.