EDUCATION IN JOHNSTON COUNTY
The public schools are led by Superintendent Anthony Parker, who was hired in 2004. Parker and his staff answer to a seven-member Board of Education. The board typically meets at 2 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month.
NEED TO KNOW
DATA AND STATISTICS
- Get a "Report Card" of individual schools in Johnston County, including such criteria as student performance, safety records and teacher qualifications. (Select "Johnston County Schools" from the list and then pick a specific school.)
- Check how individual schools fared against state Adequate Yearly Progress and federal No Child Left Behind standards. (Enter "Johnston County" in Quick Search.)
- Graduation rates by high school (2005-06): Clayton High: 84 percent Johnston County Middle College: 93 percent (13 out of 14 students) North Johnston High: 72 percent Princeton High: 80 percent Smithfield-Selma High: 72 percent South Johnston High: 79 percent West Johnston High: 76 percent Johnston County: 75 percent (Source: N.C. Department of Public Instruction)
OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL RESOURCES
Career and technical education programs
English as a second language instruction
CHARTER SCHOOLS In fall 2007, the county's first charter school Neuse Charter School opened in Selma.
PRIVATE SCHOOLS Consult the N.C. Directory of Non-Public Schools for a list of Johnston County private schools