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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  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-
Johnston Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Johnston, IA. It has 1,548 students in grades 10-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 89% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
89%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1300
20 responses
Average ACT
27
283 responses
AP Enrollment
25%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$95,565
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,076
National
$949
Median Home Value
$237,600
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
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
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  • 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
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,548
Free or Reduced Lunch
17%
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
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,341
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.9%
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
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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Johnston Senior High School Reviews

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Johnston is a relatively balanced school, athletics and art take an equal share of the daily announcements. The school is predominantly white rich kids, but strong efforts are made to increase and embrace diversity. There are a number of social equity clubs: GSA, CORE, and We the People. While there are always crappy teenage boys, the vast majority of the student body is smart, kind, and respectful. There are a few great AP options and opportunities to take classes with Central Academy and DMACC. Only French and Spanish are taught here. Math classes extend to BC calculus. Science classes include bio, chem, and physics, and their ap counterparts. English classes only last 1 semester, and normally aren’t very rigorous. This is a good school to attend, solid 8.3/10.
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Great school spirit, there's always something going on and students are very involved in sports, clubs, and activities. New high school opened 2017-2018 school year, the facilities are excellent and the building is clean and well-maintained. Wonderful staff members, it's easy to build a relationship with all the teachers. There's a good selection of AP classes that really prepare you for college level coursework. Although there is a lot of students, the Johnston school district really makes and effort to connect all students and parents in the community.
Johnston Sr. High school is an R.I. high school whose stars are the faculty. If you develop a relationship with the right teachers/administration, you will gain access to multiple resources you may never have known were available. It is important that you ASK. Tell them about your goals and ask what can be done to get you closer to them. There a lot of hidden angels strewn around the classrooms, library, and guidance office. Of course there will be those counselors/teachers that turn you down or discourage you. If this happens, please look for someone else to talk to. They can help you with testing finances, college applications, job opportunities, and even college tours.