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
1st Block - Planning
2nd Block - Computer Engineering Technology I
3rd Block - Computer Engineering Technology I
4th Block - CompTIA IT Fundamentals
1st Block - Planning
2nd Block - CompTIA IT Fundamentals
3rd Block - Computer Science I
4th Block - Computer Engineering Technology II Honors
A special called session of Johnston County Board of Education has been called for Monday, March 1, at 3:00 p.m. in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield. To comply with the Governor’s Executive Order, only the board members will be allowed in the boardroom. However, the open session portions of the meeting and all announcements will be accessible to the public via livestream.
Now more than ever, we are aware of the many different needs of our students and families. As we begin planning for the 2021-22 school year, we are seeking feedback from parents to gauge interest in establishing a Johnston County Public Schools Virtual Academy, as an alternative to the face-to-face instruction environment for students. We are asking for your input by completing an online interest survey.
Johnston County Public Schools has developed a detailed plan to mark senior milestones, including prom and graduation, while adhering to guidance from the Johnston County Public Health Department and the CDC in regards to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Online Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is Feb. 15-March 5. Full details are available on the Kindergarten Registration website.