West Johnston High School in Elevation Township, NC (2024)

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  1. Academics

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  2. Diversity

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  3. Teachers

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  4. College Prep

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  5. Clubs & Activities

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  6. Administration

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  7. Sports

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  8. Food

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  9. Resources & Facilities

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West Johnston High School is a public school located in BENSON, NC. It has 1,469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 44% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.

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(919) 934-7333

5935 RALEIGH RD
BENSON, NC 27504

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About West Johnston High School...

  • AP Offered
  • Gifted Prog. Offered
  • High School
School District
Johnston County Public Schools
  • North Carolina
  • Elevation Township

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading

This is the percentage of students that scored at or above proficiency levels on their state reading/language arts assessment test. Because states implement these tests differently, use caution when comparing this data to data from another state.

47%

Percent Proficient - Math

This is the percentage of students that scored at or above proficiency levels on their state math assessment test. Because states implement these tests differently, use caution when comparing this data to data from another state.

44%

Average Graduation Rate

This is the percentage of 12th graders who graduated. Because states calculate graduation rates differently, use caution when comparing this data to data from another state.

92%

Average SAT

Average SAT composite score out of 1600, as reported by Niche users from this school.

1150

135

responses

Average ACT

Average ACT composite score out of 36, as reported by Niche users from this school.

24

155

responses

AP Enrollment

13%

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Popular Colleges

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    North Carolina State University

    302 Students

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    East Carolina University

    251 Students

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    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    223 Students

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    Appalachian State University

    201 Students

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    University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    179 Students

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    Campbell University

    167 Students

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    University of North Carolina - Wilmington

    150 Students

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    Western Carolina University

    120 Students

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    University of North Carolina - Greensboro

    115 Students

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    Wake Technical Community College

    111 Students

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Elevation Township

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Overall Niche Grade

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  1. Cost of Living

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  2. Good for Families

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  3. Housing

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Median Household Income

$71,414

National

$75,149

Median Rent

$1,122

National

$1,268

Median Home Value

$225,000

National

$281,900

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Culture & Safety

Poll

59%

of students agree that they feel safe at their school.34 responses

Poll

53%

of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.34 responses

Poll

What are your favorite school events or traditions?

Based on

81 responses

  • Events that are hosted by the art department.

    21%

  • Halftime at football games

    14%

  • Band concerts

    12%

  • Football Games

    12%

  • Homecoming

    9%

  • Colorguard Competitons

    7%

  • Basketball Games

    6%

Students

Diversity

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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.

Students

1,469

Free or Reduced Lunch

20%

69%

of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.36 responses

78%

of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.36 responses

78%

of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.36 responses

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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio

Student-Teacher Ratio may not be indicative of class size. It is calculated using the reported number of students and full-time equivalent teachers.

19:1

National

17:1

Average Teacher Salary

Average salary for all teachers within the district.

$43,573

Teachers in First/Second Year

0.5%

51%

of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.43 responses

58%

of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.43 responses

60%

of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.43 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities

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Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.

Girls Athletic Participation

Low

Boys Athletic Participation

Low

Expenses Per Student

$9,798/ year

National

$12,239

91%

of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.45 responses

29%

of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.45 responses

60%

of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.45 responses

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West Johnston High School or WJHS is located in Benson, North Carolina. It is part of Johnston County School district, and was established in the 2002-2003 school year to address crowding problems in other local high schools.

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Lucas R. Meade | Director of Bands

Meade is excited to be in his seventh year teaching at West Johnston High School and ninth year of teaching overall. Mr. Meade graduated with a Bachelors of Music Education in 2015 and with a Masters of Music Education in 2017, both from Texas Tech University.

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Our district serves more than 37,000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade.

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