West Johnston High School in Elevation Township, NC - Niche

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    Public, Coed
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West Johnston High School is a public coed 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 199 reviews written and they have been mixed.

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

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 199 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: The school nurse is never there when you need her. But i do love that we have 2 or 3 teachers that are 1st responders. I had a friend that started having a seizure and we had to get a 1st responder to help us and they are really good at what they do.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: Im in the Marching Band and i would lie to say i am ver disappointed in the fact that our school doesn't really care about us. We use to be the best marching band in Johnston County and now that we aren't as good as we used to be they don't care. At our school all they care about is the sports teams even if they aren't winning anything.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I love going to West. My favorite part would be the Band. I love being apart of a band family. And our band used to be known world wide and we almost went to London while i have been apart of the program.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Most teacher are good at what they do but then you have the select handful that don't. I enjoy going to school but if i have a class with a teacher that isnt very good at what they do or they have a boring class I don't really want to go to it. The grading is pretty good if the teachers would keep up with our PowerSchool accounts. The teachers sometimes grade things and we never see them in the grade book (powerschool). I personally like to look at my grades to make sure im doing what i need to do or if i need to go to tutoring.
    • High School Junior
    • 3
    Health & Safety: It's pretty average compared to schools in Johnston County

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Nearby Schools

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

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 North Carolina Clayton High School Cleveland High School Neuse Charter School Smithfield-Selma High School South Johnston High School
White 70.0% 51.0% 51.2% 57.0% 65.0% 72.0% 30.0% 63.0%
Hispanic 13.0% 25.0% 14.7% 13.0% 10.0% 5.0% 32.0% 21.0%
African American 12.0% 15.0% 26.0% 24.0% 18.0% 16.0% 31.0% 12.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 3.8% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 4.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 0% 4.8% 2.8% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0.1% 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 31 responses

  • 61% Yes
  • 26% Not sure.
  • 13% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 29% There's an amazing fine arts program
  • 29% We have some very good teachers at this school.
  • 18% Competitive sports teams
  • 16% 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 18 responses

  • 44% Color coded bathrooms.
  • 28% Our teachers have been caught it drug deals.
  • 17% 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 21 responses

  • 71% Teal pride
  • 14% Prison
  • 10% 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 16 responses

  • 6% I love everything about this school.
  • 62% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 31% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.