West Johnston High School in Elevation Township, NC - Niche

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West Johnston High School is a public school in Elevation Township, North Carolina. It has 1,376 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 48% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 190 reviews written and they have been mixed.

5935 Raleigh Rd
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 934-7333

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3.2 from 190 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: Safety is great at West. We are in the rural country area, so there isn't too much to worry about.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: There are some extracurricular activities that are beneficial. Though some are not as good as others.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: I have really learned a lot during my years at West. My favorite memories are from my American Sign Language classes. They are always the highlight of my high school experiences. Also football games, and playing on the volleyball team was a very fun part of my experiences. The school has a lot of spirit, which is what makes it so much fun to attend.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: Teachers at West Johnston tend to vary. Some are great teachers who honestly impact their students. They care and try their hardest to teach their students to the fullest. However, on the other side of the spectrum, there are teachers that don't care as much and tend to not care about their students.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Extracurriculars: 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.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.33 McGee's Crossroads Middle School Public
2.33 McGee's Crossroads Elementary School Public
3.33 Cleveland High School Public
2.00 Polenta Elementary School Public
2.66 Cleveland Middle School Public
2.66 Cleveland Elementary School Public
2.33 Dixon Road Elementary School Public
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.33 West View Elementary School Public
Southside Christian School Private, Religious
2.33 South Johnston High School Public
2.00 Benson Elementary School Public
2.00 Four Oaks Elementary School Public
2.00 West Smithfield Elementary School Public
2.33 Clayton Middle School Public
2.00 Benson Middle School Public
2.33 West Clayton Elementary School Public
3.00 Clayton High School Public
2.33 Four Oaks Middle School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
3.33 Cleveland High School 3 mi. 1,390
2.33 South Johnston High School 8 mi. 1,146
3.00 Clayton High School 10 mi. 1,475
2.33 Smithfield-Selma High School 12 mi. 1,198
2.00 Neuse Charter School 12 mi. 745

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

West Johnston High School United States Clayton High School Cleveland High School Neuse Charter School Smithfield-Selma High School South Johnston High School
White 70.0% 51.0% 57.0% 65.0% 72.0% 30.0% 63.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 13.0% 10.0% 5.0% 32.0% 21.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 24.0% 18.0% 16.0% 31.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 30.0%
Grade 10 23.8%
Grade 11 24.3%
Grade 12 21.8%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 28 responses

  • 57% Yes
  • 29% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 30% We have some very good teachers at this school.
  • 28% There's an amazing fine arts program
  • 20% Competitive sports teams
  • 15% A few really intelligent people.
  • 8% The girl's sports are better than the boy's

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 27% Punish everyone instead of the problem students
  • 24% The Lunch System
  • 24% They did away with Power Lunch
  • 10% Feels like a penetentiary
  • 10% Treat us like an elementary school
  • 2% My school doesn't offer a lot of options.
  • 2% A number of teachers are inconsiderate.

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Color coded bathrooms.
  • 27% Our teachers have been caught it drug deals.
  • 20% Nothing
  • 7% Multiple cases of teachers with legality issues

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 18 responses

  • 72% Teal pride
  • 17% Prison
  • 6% Substandard at best
  • 6% They care too much about perfection they wont get.

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 17 responses

  • 35% Challenge yourself by taking Honors and AP
  • 24% To always do your work but also challenge yourself
  • 18% The honors classes are as easy as standard
  • 18% Always do your homework.
  • 6% Get out as fast as you can

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 8% I love everything about this school.
  • 54% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 38% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.