Mr. Garry High



Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Mathematics/Computer Science and Electrical Engineering minor from UNCC. Certified in Mathematics 9-12, PLTW Engineering and Business Education

Mr. Garry High

My name is Garry High.  I have been teaching here at West Johnston High School since 2019.

I am the IT/Computer Science teacher for the CTE department.  I teach CompTIA IT Fundamentals, Computer Engineering Technology I/II, and Computer Science Principles I/II.

I am certified in Mathematics 9-12, PLTW Engineering and Business Education.

Before coming to West Johnston High School, I taught mathematics and engineering at Independence High School in Charlotte, N. C. for 13 years.  Before becoming a teacher, I worked in industry for 24 years as a Software Engineer.

I graduated with honors from UNCC with a BS in Mathematics/Computer Science and Electrical Engineering minor. I have had post graduate training at NC State University, University of Tennesse Chatanuga, Duke University, Rochester Institute of Technology, UNCC and Central Piedmont Community College.

I have been married for 35 years.  We have 2 beautiful daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson.


  • 2019 - 2020

    9th Grade Homeroom  Deese - Ferguson

    Semester 1

    1st Block - Planning

    2nd Block - Computer Engineering Technology I

    3rd Block - Computer Engineering Technology I

    4th Block - CompTIA IT Fundamentals

    Semester 2

    1st Block - Planning

    2nd Block - CompTIA IT Fundamentals

    3rd Block - Computer Science Principles I

    4th Block - Computer Engineering Technology II

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for Dec. 8

    The December Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. All the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online at

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  • Second Semester Choice Form

    Every JCPS parent was to fill ou the Second Semester Choice form to choose either the Virtual Program OR face-to-face instruction for each of their students by Monday, Nov. 30. If you were unable to fill out the form by Nov. 30 please contact your child's school for assistance. The form was to be filled out for ALL students in grades PreK-12.

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  • Holiday Meal Kit Form

    We are offering a new opportunity for our families this winter break. Parents are invited to sign up to receive holiday meal kits that will be distributed from all of our high school sites. Each meal kit will include seven days of packaged breakfast and lunch meals per child.

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  • Say Something App coming to JCPS Nov. 30th

    On Nov. 30, JCPS will launch Say Something, an anonymous reporting system that lets middle and high school students, parents, staff, and community members securely share safety concerns.

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