Benson is justifiably proud of its schools, which are part of the Johnston County Public School System and are recognized for their outstanding teachers and strong curricula. SAT scores surpass the North Carolina average, and the schools score well in state and national assessments.

Benson Area Schools

School Grades Address Phone Number
Benson Elementary
Kindergarten - 4th
2040 Highway 50 N
Benson, NC 27504
Benson Middle School
5 - 8
1600 N Wall Street
Benson, NC 27504
South Johnston High School
9 - 12
10381 US-301
Four Oaks, NC 27524

Colleges & Universities

Benson is served by Johnston Community College, part of the acclaimed North Carolina Community College System, and is within a short drive of four major, internationally recognized universities:
  • Duke University
  • North Carolina State University
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
It is also near the following:
  • Campbell University
  • Meredith College
  • NC Central University
  • Peace College
  • Shaw University
  • St. Augustine's