B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
5935 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504
Telephone
(919) 934-7333

West Johnston High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
48%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1130
81 responses
Average ACT
24
68 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
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.25 responses
Poll
48%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.25 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Events that are hosted by the art department.
    23%
  • Band concerts
    17%
  • Halftime at football games
    15%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Colorguard Competitons
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    6%
  • Homecoming
    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%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
47%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$8,802/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.36 responses
28%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.36 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.36 responses
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Not a place to study if you plan on taking your education seriously. Very low-quality teachers with the exception of the handful that teachers that teach advanced classes. There are very few resources to help students with disabilities. Additionally, this school is located in the heart of the country and people with very closed-minded, traditional views are not that inclined to provide the necessary attention to the LGBT community. Lastly, bullying runs rampant and is not taken seriously which has led to numerous unpublicized casualties. If you plan on participating in any extracurricular activity--break your piggy bank open, because WJHS sure wont.
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West Johnston is a dignified and respectful school full of intelligent school teachers who teach subjects at a view where the student can understand to be prepared for the outside world. Each teacher teaches certain methods to absolutely make sure the student understand the concepts of the subject. They also give students opportunities to engage in curricular activities to help the community, show the students business, and a whole lot more. Your mind is tested to its abilities, but makes the student feel comfortable about what they're learning and how they learn it. In conclusion, West Johnston is a place where a student can succeed in the future and lets them exactly know what they want to do when they step through the doors.
West Johnston is a community-based school containing a variety of individuals from many backgrounds and cultures. The social aspect of the school is great, but successful academics are lacking. Many of the teachers I've had aren't very passionate about their proffessions, and don't care whether or not you succeed in their class. Being an individual who works very hard and is passionate about learning, it was frustrating for me to be in that environment. Not only that, but some teacher refuse to assist or tutor you when you're struggling.