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West Johnston High School is a public school in Benson, NC. It has 1,800 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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On Teachers: They wanted to offer African American literature with no African American English teachers at the school.

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On Food: You better bring your own food if you have certain dietary needs.

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On Health & Safety: We had the drug sniffing dogs come to the school multiple times each year.

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On Extracurriculars: Most high school kids are lazy and just want to sit on the computer all day and no one seems to care.

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On Resources & Facilities: I rode the bus all four years, I hated it but, it could have been worst.

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West Johnston High School is a public school in Benson, NC. It has 1,800 students in grades 9-12. Students score average on state standardized tests. There have been 156 reviews written and they have been mixed.

🔖 About the Academics See more in Academics ...

Graduation Rate

88%

Test Performance

62
West Johnston High School performed better than 62% of other schools on North Carolina math and reading standardized tests.

Average standardized
test results

SAT:
1630

Based on 20 students surveyed
Math
590
Verbal
530
Writing
510

ACT:
24

Based on 15 students surveyed
Math
25
English
23
Reading
23
Science
23
All test result data aggregated from users of colleges.niche.com

🏦 Where Students Go See more in Educational Outcomes ...

Student Polls

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 33% The honors classes are as easy as standard
  • 22% Always do your homework.
  • 22% To always do your work but also challenge yourself
  • 11% Challenge yourself by taking Honors and AP
  • 11% Get out as fast as you can

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 7 responses

  • 32% Punish everyone instead of the problem students
  • 21% The Lunch System
  • 16% Feels like a penetentiary
  • 16% Treat us like an elementary school
  • 16% They did away with Power Lunch

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 43% We have some very good teachers at this school.
  • 36% There's an amazing fine arts program
  • 14% Competitive sports teams
  • 7% The girl's sports are better than the boy's

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 8 responses

  • 75% Teal pride
  • 12% Prison
  • 12% Substandard at best

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 60% Yes
  • 27% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 9 responses

  • 44% Color coded bathrooms.
  • 33% We have a power lunch system.
  • 22% Nothing

About the Students More in Student Culture & Diversity ...

Gender Diversity

Male
48.8%
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Female
51.2%
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Racial Diversity

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White
72.9%
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African American
14.7%
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Hispanic
10.2%
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Multiracial
1.5%
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Native American
0.6%
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Asian
0.1%
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Pacific Islander
0%