Guide: Johnston County Schools

March 21, 2010 

EDUCATION IN JOHNSTON COUNTY

The Johnston County School District includes about 40 elementary, middle and high school programs. The serve a total of roughly 30,000 students.

LEADERSHIP

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

Attendance Maps

School Calendars

Whom to Contact

Lunch Menus

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

Academically and Intellectually Gifted Center

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

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