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.

Fall 2022 Class Schedule

First Block        7:15-8:45          American History

Second Block   8:50-10:20        American History

Third Block       10:25-12:40      American History Honors

Forth Block       12:45-2:15        Planning      


Optional Softball Workouts will begin Tuesday, September 27th. Workouts will be Tuesdays and Thursdays, after school until 4:00pm. All players interested in participating must have a current physical and complete Final Forms before attending. To pick up a Fall Workout Schedule, Spring 2023 Game Schedule or any other questions, come by and see Coach Batten in Room 404.

JCPS Announcements

  • JCPS to implement state-of-the-art security systems

    At the November Regular Session Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to improve safety and security in Johnston County Public Schools by implementing state-of-the-art security systems in each of the district’s schools.

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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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