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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Johnston County Early College Academy is a highly rated, public school located in Smithfield, NC. It has 232 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 85% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.

Johnston County Early College Academy Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
85%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1180
63 responses
Average ACT
26
59 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$56,842
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$848
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 41 responses
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  • Fall Fest
    27%
  • Spring Fling
    22%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Talent Show
    12%
  • Field Day
    10%
  • School Play
    7%
  • Dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
232
Free or Reduced Lunch
38%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,469
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,610/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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My experience at ECA has been amazing! I have grown so much as a person and academically. It has helped prepare me for college. I’ve had the great opportunity to meet amazing friends, and teachers. ECA is not a traditional high school which makes it unique to other high schools. I’m happy to be part of such a diverse community. A change I would like to see is more high schools like ECA. I believe ECA does a great job at preparing students to be successful in college. Students can learn and prepare in a diverse, supportive, safe and knowledgeable community that can be considered family.
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The school felt like a second home. I made life long friends while the teachers and staff were very involved in our education and overall lives. Everyone went out of their way to help one another and help the school succeed. There was never a moment that I did not feel safe, welcomed, and empowered. I could not have asked to attend a better school!
I am a freshman here and love it so far! To those who want to say stuff about ECA, go do it somewhere else. ECA is a place filled with happiness and laughter. Everybody is so close and there is much less drama than regular schools. They teachers actually care about not just themselves but about you also. If you do something wrong, action will be taken. To people who think you just come here to escape traditional high schools, you're wrong. The people who come here really do care about their education. Teachers don't teach for their own personal gain, they do it for us. Sure, we don't have a great sports team. But who cares? We have excellent staff and excellent students. That's the stuff that matters.