Schools & EducationBenson is served by the Johnston County Public School System. SAT scores surpass the North Carolina average and are 99% of the national average. Benson schools score high on North Carolina's ABC's Accountability Model and federal No Child Left Behind testing. Johnston Community College serves the Benson area and is part of the North Carolina Community College System, rated first in the nation for industry support and training. The New and Expanding Industry Training Program offers customized, free training to new and expanding industries. The Focused Industrial Training Program offers customized, free training to new and expanding industries. The Focused Industrial Training Program provides ongoing training to local companies at a low cost. The Benson area is close to many internationally know universities and colleges such as NC State University, Duke University, the University of North Carolina and several others. A complete offering of graduate and undergraduate programs are offered. The Research Triangle Park is recognized as a leader in university-affiliated research and development.