209 reviews
  1. Johnston County Schools
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Address
5935 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504
Telephone
(919) 934-7333

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1130
64 responses
Average ACT
25
50 responses
AP Enrollment
7%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
61%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.23 responses
Poll
52%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.23 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 45 responses
  • Events that are hosted by the art department.
    27%
  • Band concerts
    20%
  • Halftime at football games
    16%
  • Colorguard Competitons
    11%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Basketball Games
    4%
  • Marching band competitions
    4%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,359
Free or Reduced Lunch
30%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,247/ year
National
$11,890
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.34 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.34 responses

West Johnston High School Reviews

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Overall I have enjoyed this High School. I had the opportunity to join many clubs and was encouraged to participate in them as much as I could. While there were times that participation in interesting events, such as the zombie run, did not always coincide with my schedule, I did volunteer as often as I could. While my friends and I may not have enjoyed all the staff, I was encouraged to push myself and eventually I duel-enrolled with the local community college my senior year. This opportunity pushed me beyond my limits of comfort, but has made me grow and explore in ways that just last year were beyond my thoughts and comprehension.
Our schools extra curricular activities are off the charts compared to schools in other regions. We have many many many clubs and organizations lead by students and teachers, each with an individual goal. We have clubs that suffice for the religious people, as well as those for the test against abortion. Then there are activities like sports and arts. Our sports program is hard working and successful, but our fine arts thrives. The spring musicals are always astonishing and the band's organizations are over the top wonderful. They work harder than anyone is to imagine and they look great and have tons of fun doing so.
Afterschool activities range from FFA to Art Club. If you want to stay after school there are plenty of clubs you can join at none or little cost. There are educational clubs like Science Olympiads, two community service clubs, an art club, a jazz band, a renowned dance team, a organized marching band, colorguard, and drumline. It is very easy to start a club and gain approval. There are volunteer opportunities at games and we even have a student run food pantry.