B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
1140
67 responses
Average ACT
25
55 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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Events that are hosted by the art department.
    25%
  • Band concerts
    19%
  • Halftime at football games
    15%
  • Colorguard Competitons
    10%
  • Football Games
    10%
  • 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%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.26 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,053
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.4%
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.33 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.33 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.33 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
$8,247/ year
National
$11,890
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.35 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.35 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.35 responses

West Johnston High School Reviews

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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.
Review West Johnston High School
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.