Public & Private Schools in Smithfield
There are multiple choices for getting a good education in Johnston County, starting from preschool and extending through the college experience.
Johnston County Schools
The district has 43 schools with nearly 33,000 students in grades K-12, making it the sixth-largest school system in North Carolina. With the overall population of Johnston County growing each year, JCS is currently the second-fastest growing school system in the state. Student achievement ranks in the top 20 percent of all North Carolina districts, and SAT scores averaging 1022 are above the state and national average.
Neuse Charter School
Johnston County’s only free public charter school made news in 2011 when it opened a new campus off Booker Dairy Road, with separate pods for kindergarten, elementary (grades 1-5), middle school (6-8) and high school (9-10). The school first opened in 2007 and today has 540 students, and will add grades 11 and 12 over the next two years. Neuse Charter School admits students through a lottery system and focuses on international studies, offering foreign language education as early as kindergarten.
Partnership for Children of Johnston County
This non-profit organization provides a variety of programs and services to assist families. Partnership for Children programs include providing support and information for families seeking child care options, and overseeing an intensive parent education program that educates families on child development and parenting skills, in order to promote child language, intellectual growth, and physical and social-emotional skills.
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