• 1. Student Check-in Form This form is used by students who feel like they may need to speak to a member of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL)

    2. Uniform Assistance Form This form is used for parents/caregivers who need school uniforms

    3. School Parking Lot WiFi Access A list of schools in Johnston County that have WiFi access

    4. Housing Resources List of housing resources in Johnston County

    5. Backpack Buddies (Spanish Version) Program that sends food home on the weekends for students

    6. School Newletter This newsletter is for Parents, Staff, and Students (comes out on the 1st of every month)

    7. Resources for parents/caregivers: 

              A. NC Child Treatment Program providers

              B. Parenting Class 101 Parents/Caregivers with children birth to 5 years 

    8. Professional School Counselor If you would like to know more about the Professional School Counselor


    * (Working) School Improvement Plan

    * (Working) Comprehensive School Counseling Plan

    * (Working) Advisory Counsel




Phone: (919) 553-0256 Ext. 2365


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Martin

My name is Garfield Martin Jr and this is my 4th year at Cooper Academy. As a Professional School Counselor (PSC), I wear many hats and serve the entire population of the school. Some of my duties include Homebound Service Coordinator, McKinney Vento Coordinator, 

I am 1/3rd of the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team. As a team, some of the services we provide are to include but not limited to; small group instruction (generally 4-6 weeks), Classroom instruction (bullying, building self awareness, etc...), Individual instruction, and consultation. 

My mission is to help ALL students in the areas of academic achievement, career, and social/emotional development. 

My office is located in the STEAM Lab if you ever need me and I can be reached via phone at (919) 553-0256 ext 2356 or email at garfieldmartin@johnston.k12.nc.us

Role of an Elementary PSC

School Announcements

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JCPS Announcements

  • Class of 2022 Graduation Dates

    Johnston County Public Schools is pleased to announce graduation ceremony dates for our traditional high schools for the 2021-2022 school year. For questions regarding a specific ceremony, please contact the specific 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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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit www.johnston.k12.nc.us/busdelays for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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