Johnston County Public Schools (JCPS) serves more than 37,000 students in grades pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Doubling the student population in the past 15 years, Johnston County currently has 23 elementary schools, 12 middle schools and 10 high schools, all which are fully accredited.
Johnston County also has two Cooperative Innovative High School (CIHS) programs on the campus of Johnston Community College: Johnston County Career and Technical Leadership Academy and Johnston County Early College Academy.
As part of the Research Triangle region, Johnston County boasts access to some of the best colleges and universities in the world. For proof, you need look no further than Duke, UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. These three Tier One research universities sit within minutes of each other and combine to spend close to $2 billion annually on research initiatives. More and more, these universities (and others in the area) are actively pursuing options to commercialize their research — leading to new jobs and investments in our region.