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 1,354 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 174 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

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3.2 from 174 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I love coming to this school because nothing is better than the WJ Baseball family.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: No matter how bad the students feel they are treated, one thing that always stays constant is our pride in WJHS wildcats.
    • Niche User
    • 2
    Overall Experience: My little brother, who now attends this school, is also complaining about how this school functions. The one good thing that topped anything for me, would have to be when they got rid of the trailers in the parking lot and actually got classrooms.
    • High School Senior
    • 2
    Overall Experience: Overall the teacher's are either too lazy and don't do enough to challenge the students or are too harsh and don't try to help the students. Their are a few great teachers that I have had the pleasure to be taught by, they were few and far between though. We also need more time to get help in the classes that we need in, which is what power lunch used to be for.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: The teachers I personally have had all interact very nicely with us students. They teach us, joke with us, and build a relationship with us with the time they have us to teach. As long as they are respected, they give back the same and more.

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Nearby Schools

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

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
Cleveland High School 3 mi. 1,338
2.66 South Johnston High School 8 mi. 1,143
3.33 Clayton High School 10 mi. 1,496
3.00 Garner High School 14 mi. 2,395
2.33 Smithfield-Selma High School 12 mi. 1,224

Around West Johnston High School

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


Male 51%
Female 48%

Student Diversity

West Johnston High School United States Clayton High School Cleveland High School Garner High School Smithfield-Selma High School South Johnston High School
White 72.0% 51.0% 57.0% 66.0% 38.0% 29.0% 65.0%
Hispanic 12.0% 25.0% 12.0% 9.0% 18.0% 32.0% 19.0%
African American 11.0% 15.0% 24.0% 19.0% 37.0% 32.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.0% 3.0% 4.0% 3.0% 2.0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 23.9%
Grade 10 21.8%
Grade 11 21.7%
Grade 12 32.6%

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 22 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 32% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 35% There's an amazing fine arts program
  • 35% We have some very good teachers at this school.
  • 17% Competitive sports teams
  • 9% A few really intelligent people.
  • 4% The girl's sports are better than the boy's

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 27% Punish everyone instead of the problem students
  • 24% The Lunch System
  • 24% They did away with Power Lunch
  • 12% Feels like a penetentiary
  • 12% Treat us like an elementary school

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 14 responses

  • 43% Color coded bathrooms.
  • 21% We have a power lunch system.
  • 21% Our teachers have been caught it drug deals.
  • 14% Nothing

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 64% Teal pride
  • 21% Prison
  • 7% Substandard at best
  • 7% 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 15 responses

  • 27% Challenge yourself by taking Honors and AP
  • 27% To always do your work but also challenge yourself
  • 20% The honors classes are as easy as standard
  • 20% Always do your homework.
  • 7% Get out as fast as you can

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 9 responses

  • 0% I love everything about this school.
  • 56% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 44% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.