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 2012, 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.

Spring 2023 Class Schedule

First Block              American History

Second Block         American History

Third Block             American History Honors

Forth Block            Planning      


Club Schedule
Monday                  Basketball (Auxillary Gym)

Tuesday                 Basketball (Auxillary Gym)

Thursday                Softball (Softball Field)

Friday                     Volleyball (Main Gym)


The 2023 Softball Season will kick off on Monday, February 27th with an away game at Fike High. Your Lady Panthers will take the field in pursuit of their TWENTY FIRST Conference Championship! You may access our full schedule below and come out to George Daniels Field to support your Lady Panthers!


2023 NJHS Softball Schedule 

JCPS Announcements

  • 2023-2024 School Calendars Approved

    The Johnston County Board of Education approved the 2023-2024 Traditional Staff and Student Calendars at their March Board of Education meeting. 

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  • New Wellness Opportunity for JCPS Students, Staff, and Families

    Johnston County Public Schools is committed to the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. With that in mind, we are excited to announce to you our partnership with Care Solace, a mental health care coordination service.

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  • JCPS to hold Job Fair on April 15

    Johnston County Public Schools will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, April 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM at West Johnston High School.

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  • Updated School Nutrition Information for 2022-23

    We hope that you and your student have already noticed some of the exciting new food and  meal opportunities we are offering in our cafeterias this school year. Our new options will include more fresh produce, vegetarian options, and opportunities for students to customize their meal choice. These new offerings will be available at both breakfast and lunch. 

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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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