School Details

Johnston Co Early College

235 College Road, Smithfield, NC 27577
(919) 464-2314

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Public Grades 9-12 234 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade


End of Class Tests (EOC)

In 2011-2012 North Carolina used End-of-Course (EOC) tests to assess high school students in Algebra I, English I, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Carolina. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Johnston County Schools average
  • North Carolina state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Johnston Co Early College is a public high school in Smithfield. The principal of Johnston Co Early College is Mr Brandon Garland, who can be contacted at 234 children attend Johnston Co Early College and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander. 30% of the 234 students here get reduced lunch prices. Johnston Co Middle College is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 60%
Multiracial 5% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 3% %
Pacific Islander 2% 0.07%
Hispanic 17% 20%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 16%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4% 0.5%
Asian 0.4% 0.7%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Students participating in the Early College program earn a large number of college credit hours and graduate with a high school diploma. My daughter will soon graduate from the ECA program with credit hours that satisfy 50% of the requirements for an undergraduate degree. The quality of instruction offered at the school has been first rate with a high level of engagement from faculty and administrators. Class sizes are small and students are excited to come to school every day. Although the program is excellent overall there are a couple of potential downsides to consider. 1.) The school currently has no athletics program which can cause problems down the road for some seniors when filling out college applications. 2.) I have found that the English department has been somewhat remiss in delivering effective instruction on English writing. To improve SAT scores I had to resort to hiring a private tutor to address deficiencies in the English instruction my daughter received at Johnston ECA. Deficiencies aside this is a great program for high school students that I would recommend to others without hesitation.

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