Johnston County Schools, North Carolina
|Johnston County Schools|
|Smithfield, North Carolina|
|Number of schools:||44|
|Website:||School Home Page|
|Board of Education|
|Board president:||Larry Strickland|
- 1 About the district
- 2 Superintendent
- 3 School board
- 4 Budget
- 5 Teacher salaries
- 6 Schools in Johnston County
- 7 Academic performance
- 8 Contact information
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
About the districtJohnston County, North Carolina. The county seat of Johnston County is Smithfield. Johnston County is home to 177,967 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.
Johnston County underperformed in comparison to the rest of North Carolina in terms of higher education achievement in 2013. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.9 percent of Johnston County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 26.8 percent for North Carolina as a whole. The median household income in Johnston County was $50,132 compared to $46,450 for the state of North Carolina. The poverty rate in Johnston County was 16.1 percent compared to 16.8 percent for the entire state.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
The superintendent of Johnston County Schools is Ed Croom. The board of education named Croom to the position in December 2008 and he officially took over the role on March 1, 2009. Croom began his career in Johnston County Schools as an agricultural education teacher in 1988. He served as Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services from 2003 until he took over as superintendent. He was initially given a three-year contract with an annual salary of $134,352 and a $20,000 annual supplement.
Johnston County Schools are overseen by a seven-member board elected at-large to four-year terms.
|Johnston County School Board|
|Member||Assumed Office||Term Ends|
School board elections
- See also: Johnston County Schools elections (2014)
Members of the Johnston County school board are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held every even-numbered year. Three seats were up for election in 2014 and four seats are up for election in 2016.
Public participation in board meetings
The Johnston County school board maintains the following policy on public testimony during board meetings:
|“|| Policy Code: 1250 Public Address to the Board
Members of the public may address the board during the public comment portion of regular board meetings.
Persons desiring to address the board shall do the following:
1. Sign up forty-eight (48) business hours prior to the meeting by contacting the office of the Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services;
2. Limit comments to 5 minutes or less; and
3. Furnish statements or written information prior to the meeting.
Public hearings required by law or deemed advisable by the board shall be organized by a special order adopted by a majority vote setting forth the subject, date, place and time of the hearing as well as any rules regarding the length of time of each speaker, etc. At the appointed time, the chair or a designee shall call the hearing to order and then preside over it. When the allotted time expires or when no one wishes to speak who has not done so, the chair or a designee shall declare the hearing ended.
—Johnston County Schools website, (2014), 
|Expenditures by Category|
|School Year||Staff Expenses||Student Services||Operational Expenses||Debt Service||Other||Budget Total|
|Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget||Total||% of Budget|
Johnston County Schools employed 2,157 K-12 teachers during the 2011-2012 school year.
The following table details the 2014-2015 starting salary schedule for classroom teachers in North Carolina public schools. Salaries are assigned based on class level of a teacher's license, their experience level and area of assignment. Those who currently hold National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification receive a higher salary.
|Degree level||Minimum salary ($)||Maximum salary ($)|
|Bachelor's + NBPTS||36,960||56,000|
|Master's + NBPTS||40,260||61,000|
|6-Year + NBPTS||41,520||62,260|
|Doctoral + NBPTS||42,790||63,530|
Schools in Johnston County
Johnston County Schools served 33,097 students in 44 schools during the 2011-2012 school year. The district does not provide historical enrollment data.
Johnston County Schools operates 44 schools listed below in alphabetical order:
|Johnston County Schools|
|Archer Lodge Middle School|
|Corinth Holders High|
|Corinth Holders Elementary|
|Dixon Road Elementary|
|East Clayton Elementary|
|Four Oaks Elementary|
|Four Oaks Middle|
|Johnston Co. Early College Academy|
|Johnston Co. Middle College|
|McGee's Crossroads Elementary|
|McGee's Crossroads Middle|
|Micro-Pine Level Elementary|
|North Johnston High|
|North Johnston Middle|
|River Dell Elementary|
|Selma Middle School|
|South Campus Community High|
|South Campus Community Middle|
|South Johnston High|
|South Smithfield Elementary|
|West Clayton Elementary|
|West Johnston High|
|West Smithfield Elementary|
|West View Elementary|
|Wilson's Mills Elementary|
North Carolina conducts standardized End-of-Course (EOC) tests "to provide a global estimate of the student’s mastery of the material in a particular content area." Students in grades nine though 12 are required to take tests in English I, Biology and Algebra I.
The following table displays composite test results for all students in Johnston County Schools who took all tests:
- Note: Results from 2011-2012 contain retests while those from 2012-2013 do not.
|Year||# At or Above Level III||# Valid Scores||% At or Above Level III|
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- Johnston County Schools elections (2014)
- School board elections portal
- Johnston County Schools
- Johnston County Association of Educators
- North Carolina Association of Educators
- Classroom Teachers Association of North Carolina
- Johnston County, North Carolina
- North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
- North Carolina School Boards Association
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Johnston County 4-Year Cohort Graduation Rate Report 2013-2014," accessed November 24, 2014
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Johnston County Schools," accessed November 24, 2014 (timed out)
- United States Census Bureau, "Johnston County, North Carolina," accessed August 18, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "NC Voter Statistics Results," accessed August 18, 2014
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014
- WNCN, "Johnston Board of Ed Names Croom New Superintendent," December 23, 2008
- Johnston County Schools, "Board Directory," accessed November 30, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Johnston County Schools Board of Education Policy Manual, "Policy Code: 1250 Public Address to the Board," accessed November 30, 2014
- Johnston County Schools, "Budget," accessed December 3, 2013
- Johnston County Schools, "2014-2015 Final Budget," accessed December 12, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "NC Public School Personnel State Salary Manual," accessed November 29, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "2014-2015 Salary Schedules," accessed November 29, 2014
- Johnston County Schools, "School Profiles," accessed December 1, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "North Carolina End-of-Course Tests," accessed November 28, 2014
- Public Schools of North Carolina, "Reports of Disaggregated State, School System (LEA) and School Performance Data for 2011 - 2013," accessed November 28, 2014
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