Johnston is part of the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Area. It is the location of the headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred Seeds, John Deer Financial, Iowa Public Television, and The Gardeners of America/Men's Garden Clubs of America. Also located here are the Camp Dodge Military Reservation as well as the Paul J and Ida Trier House, a private residence designed by famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Johnston Community School District's mission is to commit all district resources to guide the learning of each student, to graduate as confident learners with character, knowledge and the skills to excel in any endeavor they pursue. Approximately 6,600 students from preschool through 12th grade attend the Johnston School District. The district has five elementary schools, two middle schools, one high school and one shared alternative school for 9th through 12th graders. The JCSD is the 14th largest school district in the state and the fourth largest employer in Johnston. The district covers 40 square miles and serves the community of Johnston as well as parts of Urbandale, Des Moines and the surrounding rural areas of Grimes and Granger. Johnston Community Education also provides before/after school childcare, preschool, recreation and adult education programs. (www.johnston.k12.ia.us/about-us/district-information/demographics/)
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