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Jo Johnson High School

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Posted July 17, 2009

My husband and I are both graduates of Johnson high school. My husband attended Auburn University on a full scholorship. We have 3 sons whom also attended J.O.J. Johnson has an excelent Magnet program. One of our sons attends Auburn(full scholorship). One attends Tuskegee(full scholorship). and one is a senior with offers. We are just ONE of the many success stories. Excelence is a choice. We chose Johnson High
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

Had my first visit to Johnson on College Day. I was impressed by the great building and lovely grounds. The student body was pleasant, polite and congenial. I was most impressed with the students positive attitudes, questions, interests and plans for their future. I hope our system does not let them down.


Posted February 1, 2007

I graduated from J.O.Johnson in 1995 and was SGA President. I have since gone on to become a successful executive with a very competitive corporation. I owe the foundation of what I learned about people skills, focus, and drive from the terrific educators at Johnson.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 12, 2005

I graduated from JOJ in 1987 and it was and still is a great school! I now have a son attending JOJ and he loves it! I think the administrators and teachers are doing an awesome job. The problem with any school is parental involvement. Students can learn all day at school but if it's not being reinforced at home, that is where the problem resides. Parents must first realize that certain things (discipline, character and respect for self/others) must first be taught at home.
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Posted June 2, 2005

I am a 1997 graduate of Johnson High. This school was and is still is a wonderful school. If I had to do it all over again, I would not have chosen any other school.It is the students that make or break any school.If parents would start setting an example for their children,motivating and enforcing discipline,I strongly believe that is an important factor in any school! In addition to that, support the school and faculty; it is always a group effort!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 23, 2004

This scholl is as bad or as good and the child wants it to be. The teachers are great and the facility is well motivated. The Principal has what it takes to keep the students on track. I am a proud Johnson supported for the past 30 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2013.

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

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Povertyn/a
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Reading

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Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 95% in 2013.

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90%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
83%
Language

The state average for Language was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 98% in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
86%
Language

The state average for Language was 91% in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
73%
Math

The state average for Math was 95% in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 94% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 88% in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students90%
Female84%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible90%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant90%
Poverty91%
Not poverty86%

Language

All Students52%
Female48%
Male56%
Black51%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible51%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant52%
Poverty50%
Not poverty57%

Math

All Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black63%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant64%
Poverty62%
Not poverty71%

Reading

All Students63%
Female56%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible62%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant63%
Poverty59%
Not poverty76%

Social Studies

All Students43%
Female37%
Male49%
Black44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible40%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special educationn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant43%
Poverty38%
Not poverty57%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Biology I

All Students97%
Female2%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible97%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education83%
General population4%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant97%
Poverty97%
Not poverty0%

Language

All Students71%
Female81%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education8%
General population80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
Poverty71%
Not poverty70%

Math

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible84%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
Poverty85%
Not poverty91%

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible89%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education25%
General population94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
Poverty89%
Not poverty74%

Social Studies

All Students63%
Female67%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education33%
General population67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
Poverty56%
Not poverty83%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 95% 34%
Hispanic 2% 5%
White 2% 58%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr Louis Edward Berry
Fax number
  • (256) 428-8118

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Squash
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6201 Pueblo Dr NW
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