West Johnston High School in Elevation Township, NC - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Grades
    9-12
  • Students
    1,376
  • Type
    Public
  • Reviews
    195 3.2
  • Ranking

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 195 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 195 reviews
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    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It's pretty average compared to schools in Johnston County
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Lots of ways to get out and be active and involved!
    • High School Junior
    • 4
    Teachers: You will find a lot more friendlier teachers than most parts of Johnston County. They wish to be there and continue to drive for student success. Even if a teacher is grumpy about something, they continue to find ways of teaching that work for students. I am happy to say that I attend West Johnston.
    • Niche User
    • 3
    Overall Experience: My experience at West Johnston High School was great. It is a very diverse school where you can meet different groups of people to interact with.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Teachers: At West Johnston High School, teachers are acceptable. They will take time out of the lesson to help students who do not truly understand the lessons. Also if there is need for help about a assignment out of the classroom, contacting teacher via email is very useful.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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

Around West Johnston High School

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

Gender

Gender
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%

Enrollment

Enrollment
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 29 responses

  • 59% Yes
  • 28% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 30% We have some very good teachers at this school.
  • 28% There's an amazing fine arts program
  • 19% Competitive sports teams
  • 15% A few really intelligent people.
  • 9% 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 17 responses

  • 47% Color coded bathrooms.
  • 24% Our teachers have been caught it drug deals.
  • 18% Nothing
  • 6% Multiple cases of teachers with legality issues
  • 6% It's fine arts programs are one of the finest

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 75% Teal pride
  • 15% Prison
  • 5% Substandard at best
  • 5% 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 15 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 33% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.