Students enrolled 1653
School leader Felisberto Cedros
Transportation options Yes
District Sacramento City Unified School District

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6879 14th Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95820

(916) 277-6300
(916) 277-6835
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4 stars
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December 14, 2013
I use to be a student in 97 and ive notice a huge change from when i went here and i havent heard anything bad coming from this school not like when i went there Johnson was always on the news and not becuz of something good. But we have to remember its up to the students if they want to learn or not and how they act in school.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2013
I have a son is attending to 10th grade this year to Hiram W. Johnson High school he like it is not bad what everyone say it has improve the student and the teacher willing to do right! Us parent are trying to get a PTA member to get more parent and student to help out the school and keep it safety and security. I like the how the school are getting more by langues to come together. We can o help the family come in one to bring there student to school in the same district. Principal and teacher should get more invold with the student and get to know them and instead stair a type them how they walk talk and dress it about education and who wants to lean and be somebody in there life going to school with out student in school teacher will not get paid. We are going to have more communication for the student and parent and teacher and principal to come together and hear everyone voice to be heard! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
I've attended Hiram Johnson for one year now as a Junior, now a senior. I previously went to a very "High ended" high school on the East Coast in North Carolina. The community and population is very different to me, it is more cultural and honestly I was culture shocked when first moving here. I am an Asian who was raised in a mainly white community, and it was very different for me. Despise the horrible rumors about Hiram Johnson, I attended and I'm glad I did. I'm a young girl who is pursuing a medical career and Hiram Johnson has given me the opportunity to visit multiple medical sites, receive hands on training, and to even meet many inspirational medical icons. The education here is wonderful as long as you know or have an idea of who you would like to be in the future. Some rumors are true, it all depends on who you decide to group yourself with.

- submitted by a community member
May 04, 2012
Dr.OZ has visited Hiram Johnson because of Mr. Vidovich and his third period English class.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2011
I'm a sophmore at HJHS. Many people say that Hiram Johnson Highschool is a bad school just because of the reputation of many bad kids, fights, and many other things and issues. This is FALSE. If you actually take a chance and come to this school, its a very good school. They teach you the same thing like any other highschools around us. Every teacher has their own way of teaching. The only thing that is backing Hiram Johnson Highschool down is the different administration. Last year when i was a freshman, the school was good. I knew many different teachers who supported me and welcomed me. On top of that, the administration was very different. Its not because of the student's reputation or the teachers. The only reason why teachers are teaching like this is because of the administarion and because they DO NOT want to loose their jobs. This year, half the teachers i knew were fired, BECAUSE OF THE STUDENT'S STATE TEST. The only reason why our school is in the top 10 of the WORST SCHOOLS is because of the state tests, grades, and the administration. If you have never went to HJHS, then you wouldn't know the difference between now and 10 years ago.

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2010
I am SO happy with the curriculum and programs at HJHS. I have two children there and they're very happy and excited about school! When we first moved to Sacramento, my daughter was just finishing middle school. Upon entering high school, she fed into HJHS however she wanted to go to another school so we transferred and her grades went down horribly. Now that she's back at HJHS, I can't tell you how much she's excelling in all her classes! She's involved in so many activities. My son just started high school. He also goes to HJHS. They are doing so well and are so engaged in clubs, athletics and their classes! I truly believe that with the sense of caring they're receiving from the teachers and program sponsors, they've become exceptional students. If I knew what I know now, we would've never left!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2010
We had tried to get my son in to McClatchy through a transfer, but they were so behind in paperwork that they let us know he got in during the middle of the second week of school. By that time, my son was enjoying Johnson! Comparing the staff at the two schools is like apples to oranges. Johnson has been caring, involved and motivated. I even got a call from one of his teachers last night just saying how glad she is that he's in his class and what a good kid he is. I'm so glad he chose Johnson!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 25, 2010
HJHS has a bad reputation from it's past, but in recent years, has really made huge strides in progress. The teachers and administrators are constantly seeking ways to better the school and improve the community there.

- submitted by a teacher
December 23, 2009
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October 15, 2009
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October 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2009
I am an incoming senior at Hiram Johnson High School and i have no regrets about coming here. When i started out my freshmen year, i had the opportunity to go to CKM or Christian Brothers, however, i ended up coming to Hiram Johnson. At first, i was like man i dont want to go there. However, after settling in for a couple of weeks, i realized that it wasnt such a bad school over all.. The Staff are really inspring and motivating role models. There are man unique teachers here. However, one bad thing about this school is the lack of desire students have to succeed. They were born raised in struggling conditions. What i dont like is how Hiram Johnson is criticized for being such a bad school when we are the ones that have to deal with the most adversities.

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
My daughter is a senior at HJHS. There are many teachers that are horrible, and a few really good teachers. I am very active in her life, and try to interact regularly with staff/admin. Many welcome this, but a few resent my participation. There should be better standards for the school administration, including teachers. There should be ongoing training and screening not just for current teachers, but substitutes as well. Just because you received your teaching credentials 20 years ago doesn't necessarily mean you are up to date and capable of interacting with the youth of today.

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September 21, 2008
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September 10, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 17, 2007
My daughter is currently a junior at HJHS. Although the administration clearly has good intentions, some of the most academically challenged kids are still falling through the cracks. There is virtually no parent communication and absolutely no parent participation. Some of the staff have a complete and total disregard for underachievers. If you are located in this school's boundaries, I would think long and hard before I decided to send my child to HJHS.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2007
I graduated from Johnson high 2 years ago. The school was undergoing alot of changes my last two years there, but overall I had a good experience, and I am currently going to a university. I will be honest, the school can definately use some improvement,in both the curriculum and the individuals they staf, but people are not perfect. The one thing I can say is that I do not regret my decision to stay at Johnson insteat of transferring when we moved out of the district

- submitted by a former student
December 20, 2006
I am a student at Hiram Johnson Hugh School and I dont think that the school is very bad. I think that there can be better staff but the school builds alot of character for students.

- submitted by a former student
May 17, 2006
Hiram Johnson has such wonderful students who deserve the best. Unfortunately, because many of them come from homes that are not middle or upper class, the school does not have the same funds to provide them the same opportunities as schools in upper class neighborhoods. Lack of support makes it difficult for teachers to retain their dedication and commitment in the district when they are told their hard work does not matter in the form of a lay off notice. Hopefully, the school will be able to retain its high quality teachers. The students deserve the best.

- submitted by a teacher
August 27, 2005
Wonderful friendly feel to the campus despite a facility in need of renovation. Students very cohesive and inclusive towards one another. Lots of afterschool clubs.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2005
I know the state makes the kids test but, I wish they had classes to learn a trade and get an apprenticeship when they graduate.

- submitted by a former student
no rating November 12, 2004
I have heard bad rumors about Hiram Johnson, but I believe those to be only rumors. It seems like the press over emphasize the bad things that happen, and don't cover all the wonderful things that are going on at Hiram Johnson. I think that if the community becomes involved in the school even more, then that bad press will hopefully end. The kids might have a better ourlook on the school, and care more about taking care of it, rather than 'living up to' that bad reputation.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2004
I wasn't fond of sending my son to Johnson, I didn't hear anything nice about the school, so I made a deal with my son, the first bad thing that happens I will pull him out. My son loves it there, he likes all his teachers, and Mrs. Lafoya. Not saying the school doesn't have there problems but all schools do, and this one came a long way and still has a ways to go, but my son has good friends, he is on the football team, and honor roll!

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
I think this schools has a big gang problem my kid is very scared to attend that school so I put him in home studies. I give that school a f-. the teachers are bad to they dont listen to the students when they have problems with there work. I am really upset with this school. I think the best think for it is to close it its a waste of the taxs payers money a good for nothing school.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2003
This school has improved over the past three years. There is a new principal there and she is doing a great job so far. My son's counselor (Joann Richardson) is the greatest, she has helped my son Stuart...she found him something he wanted to do in life (become a fireman). Thank you so much Mrs. Richardson and staff!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
Johnson High has improve for the last couple of years. My son and daughter enjoy their stay here with the students and staff memebers here. The staff memebers are also very helpful everytime I go to pick up my child. The teachers there do their best to help my son and daughter to acheive their goals and also to have good grades. Don't let the rumors get you wrong about this school. Its a very great school and they have excellent teachers/staff here.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2003
It is a new year at Johnson High. With a new principal, small learning groups, and fewer students it is a far safer, and more enjoyable school.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2003
This school has gotten better over the last 4 years but there still needs to be improvement.

- submitted by a community member
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Hiram W. Johnson High School
6879 14th Avenue, Sacramento, CA  95820
(916) 277-6300
Last modified Hiram W. Johnson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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