A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
6501 Nw 62nd Ave.
Johnston, IA 50131
Telephone
(515) 278-0449

Johnston Senior High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
90%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1280
14 responses
Average ACT
27
223 responses
AP Enrollment
44%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
97%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.31 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.31 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 83 responses
Report
  • Football games
    28%
  • Rock around the Clock
    27%
  • Cookie Day
    12%
  • Fundraising events
    10%
  • Senior Challenge
    7%
  • Show Choir
    6%
  • Dig Pink Spike Blue
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,541
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.33 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.33 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.3%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.47 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.47 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.47 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,871/ year
National
$12,239
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.47 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.47 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.47 responses
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I loved attending Johnston Senior High School. The teachers really showed an interest in my learning. My favorite thing was all of the extracurricular activities they have. There is archery, bowling, swimming, track, cross-country, cheerleading, show choir, choir, dance team, football, basketball, volleyball and more! Even better they allow you to do more than one. For example, I was on cheer, dance team, color guard, band, jazz band, cross-country, track, show choir, choir, all-state choir, and I even tried wrestling for a year. This is a place where you can be anything you want to be while still getting a top notch education. I don't have any complaints about this school.
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JHS has excellent extracurricular opportunities. The music program is exceptional, with many different levels for those who choose to be more or less involved. The show choir is very popular at JHS and is a big competitive activity in the Des Moines area and the Midwest. Our varsity Innovation show choir has won national titles and went undefeated one year. Our sports are also excellent, with girls cross country, baseball, and softball all recently winning state titles. Our athletic teams usually qualify for state and are greatly supported by administration and students. There are also tons of clubs to join, such as art, drama, Spanish, faith-based clubs, and GSA. There is a huge variety and any student that chooses to can be involved in these activities. Show choir is probably the most expensive, followed by sports, but other activities are usually very inexpensive.
Johnston High School (JHS) offers a variety of subjects to students with several opportunities to take on extracurricular activities, AP classes, a great athletics program, including tennis, volleyball, soccer alongside the football and swimming. Located in a pleasent family town of Johnston in the suburbs of Des Moines, IA, JHS is a wonderful school with a good balance of academics, athletics and arts.