Phone: 919-284-2031


Degrees and Certifications:

Chris Batten

I am a 1991 North Johnston graduate and while in private business, began coaching in the basketball program at North Johnston in 2006. I began coaching in the softball program in 2011 and after going back to college and earning my Bachelors Degree I began teaching in 2015, originally teaching World History and Civics & Economics.  I was the head basketball coach from 2016-2019 and have been the head softball coach since 2015. This semester I am teaching both American History and American History II. I am an Advanced Placement Certified teacher and have taught Advanced Placement United States Government as well as Civics and Economics.

  • Summer Camp 2022

    Register now for this summer's NJHS Youth Softball Camp! Current and former NJHS players will be on hand to work with players age 5-18 for three days (June 27, 28, 29) this summer at our Annual Youth Softball Camp! Registration for can be downloaded here!   

    All players interested in playing softball for the Panthers are welcome to attend our Summer Workout Sessions. Focus for summer workouts are both individual skill development and team development. Our summer  calendar is linked below. All players attending a summer workout session must have a current physical on file with NJHS along with all other paperwork completed in Final Forms
    Download our SUMMER WORKOUT CALENDARS here!
    June 2022 Softball Workouts
    July 2022 Softball Workouts

    Mr. Batten's Spring 2022 Schedule

    1st Block - American History II Honors
    2nd Block - American History II Honors
    3rd Block - American History
    4th Block - Planning


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JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS Summer Hours

    Johnston County Public Schools will be moving to summer office hours on June 13. School and district offices will operate on a four-day work week.  Offices will be open from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursdays. The summer schedule will continue until August 11. All offices will be closed on July 4. 

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  • 2022 Summer Information Fair Dates Set

    Johnston County Public Schools is always striving to provide students and families with exemplary service. In most cases, school bus transportation is essential for many students to access a quality education. In order to meet our daily goal, it is necessary to implement change that enhances and improves our overall operation. As we prepare for the 2022-2023 school year, JCPS Transportation Services and School Nutrition will be hosting a Summer Information Fair at each high school.

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  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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