Top 10 Best Johnston County Public Schools (2021-22)

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 47 public schools serving 37,164 students in Johnston County, NC. Johnston County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in North Carolina.
The top ranked public schools in Johnston County, NC are Johnston County Early College Academy, Johnston County Schools Career Technical and Corinth Holders High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Johnston County, NC public schools have an average math proficiency score of 35% (versus the North Carolina public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 46% statewide average). Schools in Johnston County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of North Carolina public schools.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the North Carolina public school average of 52% (majority Black).

Best Johnston County Public Schools (2021-22)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Johnston County Early College Academy
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
235 College Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 464-2314
Grades: 9-13
| 197 students
Rank: #22.
Johnston County Schools Career Technical
Vocational School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 464-2303
Grades: 9-12
| 115 students
Rank: #33.
Corinth Holders High School
Math: 56% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
6875 Applewhite Rd
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 365-4306
Grades: 9-12
| 1,931 students
Rank: #44.
Riverwood Elementary School
Math: 58% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
108 Athletic Club Blvd
Clayton, NC 27527
(919) 359-6300
Grades: PK-5
| 893 students
Rank: #55.
Cleveland Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
10225 Cleveland Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 550-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 820 students
Rank: #66.
Cleveland High School
Math: 60% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1892 Polenta Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 934-2455
Grades: 9-12
| 1,689 students
Rank: #77.
Neuse Charter School
Charter School
Math: 44% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
909 Booker Dairy Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 626-2300
Grades: K-12
| 935 students
Rank: #88.
Riverwood Middle School
Math: 44% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
204 Athletic Club Blvd
Clayton, NC 27527
(919) 359-2769
Grades: 6-8
| 1,229 students
Rank: #99.
River Dell Elementary School
Math: 48% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
12100 Buffalo Road
Clayton, NC 27527
(919) 553-1977
Grades: PK-5
| 1,061 students
Rank: #1010.
The Innovation Academy At South Campus
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
521 Martin Luther King Dr
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-6481
Grades: 6
| 93 students
Rank: #1111.
Cleveland Middle School
Math: 43% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
2323 Cornwallis Road
Garner, NC 27529
(919) 553-7500
Grades: 6-8
| 997 students
Rank: #1212.
Clayton High School
Math: 50% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
600 S Fayetteville St
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-4064
Grades: 9-12
| 1,797 students
Rank: #1313.
West Johnston High School
Math: 48% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
5935 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 934-7333
Grades: 9-12
| 1,424 students
Rank: #1414.
Powhatan Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3145 Vinson Rd
Clayton, NC 27527
(919) 553-3259
Grades: PK-5
| 662 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Princeton High School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 Dr Donnie H Jones Jr Blvd
Princeton, NC 27569
(919) 936-5011
Grades: 6-12
| 987 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
West View Elementary School
Math: 42% | Reading: 42%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
(1)
11755 Cleveland Road
Garner, NC 27529
(919) 661-6184
Grades: PK-5
| 1,032 students
Rank: #1717.
Swift Creek Middle School
Math: 39% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
325 Norris Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 262-0750
Grades: 6-8
| 615 students
Rank: #1818.
East Clayton Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2075 Nc Highway 42 East
Clayton, NC 27527
(919) 550-5311
Grades: PK-5
| 608 students
Rank: #1919.
Mcgee's Crossroads Middle School
Math: 33% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
13353 Nc Highway 210
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 894-6003
Grades: 6-8
| 710 students
Rank: #2020.
Dixon Road Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(2)
835 Dixon Road
Willow Spring, NC 27592
(919) 894-7771
Grades: PK-5
| 587 students
Rank: #2121.
Mcgee's Crossroads Elementary School
Math: 37% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
10330 Nc Hwy 50 North
Angier, NC 27501
(919) 894-7161
Grades: PK-5
| 893 students
Rank: #2222.
Archer Lodge Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
762 Wendell Rd
Wendell, NC 27591
(919) 553-0714
Grades: 6-8
| 1,120 students
Rank: #2323.
Glendale-kenly Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2001 Bay Valley Rd
Kenly, NC 27542
(919) 284-2821
Grades: PK-5
| 541 students
Rank: #2424.
Meadow School
Math: 34% | Reading: 38%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
7507 Nc Hwy 50 S
Benson, NC 27504
(919) 894-4226
Grades: PK-8
| 600 students
Rank: #2525.
South Johnston High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
10381 Us Hwy 301 S
Four Oaks, NC 27524
(919) 894-3146
Grades: 9-12
| 1,281 students
Rank: #2626.
Princeton Elementary School
Math: 35% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
650 Holt's Pond Rd
Princeton, NC 27569
(919) 936-0755
Grades: PK-5
| 740 students
Rank: #2727.
North Johnston High School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
5915 Us Hwy 301 N
Kenly, NC 27542
(919) 284-2031
Grades: 9-12
| 802 students
Rank: #2828.
Polenta Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 37%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
105 Josephine Road
Garner, NC 27529
(919) 989-6039
Grades: PK-5
| 1,079 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Four Oaks Elementary School
Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
180 Hatcher St
Four Oaks, NC 27524
(919) 963-2165
Grades: PK-5
| 1,090 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Four Oaks Middle School
Math: 32% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1475 Boyette Road
Four Oaks, NC 27524
(919) 963-4022
Grades: 6-8
| 502 students
Rank: #3131.
Smithfield-selma High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 30%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
700 Booker Dairy Rd
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-5191
Grades: 9-12
| 1,318 students
Rank: #3232.
Pine Level Elementary School
Math: 31% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
304 West Blanche Street, Po Bo
Pine Level, NC 27568
(919) 965-3323
Grades: PK-5
| 392 students
Rank: #3333.
West Clayton Elementary School
Math: 26% | Reading: 35%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1012 S Lombard St
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-7113
Grades: PK-5
| 920 students
Rank: #3434.
Clayton Middle School
Math: 23% | Reading: 34%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
(3)
490 Guy Rd
Clayton, NC 27520
(919) 553-5811
Grades: 6-8
| 587 students
Rank: #3535.
Corinth-holders Elementary School
Math: 29% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3976 Nc 231
Zebulon, NC 27597
(919) 365-7560
Grades: PK-5
| 603 students
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Johnston County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
521 Martin Luther King Jr Dr
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-6481
Grades: 9-12
| 21 students
425 S Collier Street
Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 934-6481
Grades: 6-8
| 12 students

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