• Prom FAQ's and Answers


    When is prom this year?
    answer: Friday, May 3, 2019

    Will students have the day off for prom?
    answer: No.

    What time is prom?
    answer: 8:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

    Where is prom?
    answer: Prom is at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel: 421 South Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27601

    How much are prom tickets?
    answer: Tickets will be $45 each.

    When and where will tickets be sold?
    answer: Prom tickets will be available for purchase online from February 6 through April 3.

      • The convenience fee for this service is 4.75% (That’s $2.14 in addition to the $45 ticket cost).
      • Those who order online should complete the online Google Form of student and guest information.
      • Students who order online may pick up their ticket packets in the media center.
      • Please allow up to 48 hours for us to verify payment and student information before picking up your ticket packet.
      • Prom tickets will be on sale in the school cafeteria during lunches from March 20 through April 3.  

    What age/grade do I have to be in to purchase tickets?
    answer: Only juniors and seniors may purchase tickets.  Each junior or senior may purchase two tickets (one for themselves and one for a guest).  Freshmen and sophomores may attend prom only as the guest of a junior or senior.

    Is it okay to purchase a ticket for a guest of the same gender as I?
    answer: Yes.  People often bring a friend/guest of the same gender.

    May I bring a guest who does not attend West Johnston High School?
    answer: If you complete the Prom Guest Form, supply the required documentation (government-issued photo identification (examples: driver’s license; school issued id. card; passport; DMV identification card), NOT a selfie or personal photograph, and receive administrative approval, your off-campus guest may attend West Johnston’s prom. The guest form submission deadline is April 17, 2019.

    Will I have to show ID at prom?
    answer: Yes, all students and guests must show ID and tickets as they enter prom.

    What are the age limits for guests coming from off-campus?
    answer:  Off-campus guests must be in grade 9 or higher.  Guests cannot be age 21 or older on the day of prom.  Identification is required to verify guests’ ages.

    Do I have to attend school the day of prom in order to be admitted to prom?
    answer: Yes, you must attend at least one half of the school day to be allowed entry into prom.

    What is the attire for prom?
    answer: Prom attire is semi-formal.  Ladies should wear tasteful gowns or cocktail dresses; gentlemen should wear tuxedos or suits and ties.

    Will food be served at prom?
    answer: Yes. Heavy appetizers, desserts, punch, and water will be available to all guests.

    Will there be a photographer at prom?
    answer: Yes. Formal photographs will be available for purchase.  Please, check back at the school’s website for more information later. A photo booth is also available for students to have their photos taken free of charge.

    Can students rent rooms at the Sheraton on prom night?
    answer: No. The Sheraton does not rent rooms to prom guests, and students will not be able to access other areas of the hotel beyond the mezzanine and ballroom sections.

    Is there parking at the Sheraton?
    answer: Yes, but the Sheraton parking garage charges an exit fee. Street parking is free after 5:00 p.m.