West Johnston High School

5935 Raleigh Road
Benson, NC 27504
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 1,338 students in grades 9-12, West Johnston High School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in North Carolina for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 44% (which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 42%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 47% (which is equal to the North Carolina state average of 47%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the North Carolina state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the North Carolina state average of 55% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 94% (Top 20% in NC)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

West Johnston High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in North Carolina for:

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Attribute

School Overview

West Johnston High School's student population of 1,338 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 79 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,338 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
79 teachers
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School Rankings

West Johnston High School ranks within the top 50% of all 2,568 schools in North Carolina (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of West Johnston High School is 0.58, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NC)
#1146 out of 2568 schools
(Top 50%)
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44%
42%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of West Johnston High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in North Carolina by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
47%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
1%
4%
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Hispanic
23%
20%
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Black
12%
25%
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White
60%
45%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.58
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94%
85%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
47%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
2%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is West Johnston High School's ranking?
West Johnston High School is ranked #1146 out of 2,568 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in North Carolina.
What schools are West Johnston High School often compared to?
West Johnston High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Cleveland High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% NC state average), while 47% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 47% NC state average).
What is the graduation rate of West Johnston High School?
The graduation rate of West Johnston High School is 94%, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 85%.
How many students attend West Johnston High School?
1,338 students attend West Johnston High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
60% of West Johnston High School students are White, 23% of students are Hispanic, 12% of students are Black, 4% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of West Johnston High School?
West Johnston High School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the North Carolina state average of 14:1.
What grades does West Johnston High School offer ?
West Johnston High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is West Johnston High School part of?
West Johnston High School is part of Johnston County Public Schools School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,338 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 40%
  • : 94% (Top 20%)
  • : Top 50%
  • : 44% (Top 50%)
  • : 47% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NC Dept. of Education

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