Mr. Paul Costa

Phone: 919-934-4696


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees in Education with Psychology and Computer Science Minors Higher education in History Certificate in Electronics Certificate in Taxidermy Private Pilot Licence

Mr. Paul Costa


Welcome to the new 2019-2020 school year. 


 This year I will be teaching 2 sections of 8th grade and 2 sections of 7th grade Social Studies.   I enjoy working with students and helping them reach their potential and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.  I have been a teacher for 25 years. 

 I am married to a wonderful woman from the Philippines. When I am not involved in educational activities I like to travel a lot, hunt and fish, and collect Boa Constrictors.  I do taxidermy on the side. 




  • Block 1 Social Studies  8th grade 7:50 - 9:05

    Block 2 Social Studies 8th grade 9:08 - 10:18

    Block 3 Overtime  10:21: - 11:01

    Block 4 Social Studies 7th Grade 11:04 - 12:44

    Block 5 Social Planning 12:47 - 1:57 

    Block 6 Social Studies 7th Grade 2:00 - 3:15

School Announcements

JCPS Announcements

  • JCEF Adult Spelling Bee set for Oct. 29

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  • Johnston County Public Schools sets make-up days

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  • 2019-2020 graduation dates released

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin graduation season with two ceremonies on Friday, May 15, followed by eight traditional high school ceremonies on Friday, May 29.

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  • Here Comes the Bus coming Fall 2019

    Johnston County Public Schools will begin using Here Comes the Bus in the 2019-2020 school year! Here Comes the Bus is a school bus tracking app that gives parents real-time bus location information and alerts to get students to the bus stop on time. The app is expected to roll out by the first day of school, August 26...

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