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The school is average for a public school in my opinion, as the school needs to follow the United States Public School Educational System guidelines. There are some good things about this school, but I mainly had an somewhat okay experience. There is room for improvement in many different aspects, especially communication, organization of the community. First, teachers have a negative outlook on students and other teachers/staff. Of course the teachers do care, but they don't try to understand students and meet their perspective. Instead they make irrational decisions in the classroom, causing low-income students to suffer. Teachers usually "follow" standards that does not engage nor challenge students. They also expose students to inappropriate content (in my opinion as a student). Usually they do not stick with their plans or curriculum since school changes happen randomly (like frustrating schedule changes). The teachers' assigned assignments are not self-directed for the students unfortunately, but they do have little assignments, which is a good thing as homework has no correlation to success in school. Some teachers are extremely rude to students for not having enough resources or for students who have trouble interpreting and understanding the teacher. Others however make students feel happy and motivate students. All of my teachers have not engaged or challenged me, but they're teaching styles are good except for the over-use of technology. There are problems with Chromebooks as restrictions make it harder to access assignments or resources as it can sometimes be blocked. Staff, in my opinion, are sometimes rude and unprofessional, yet sometimes nice. Jupitered.com , is the site students and parents use to check grades, yet it is rarely updated and accurate by teachers. Teachers have lack of communicating to each other and complain about other teachers. There are rarely any fieldtrips (I have attended none) but there are some academic opportunities like science fairs. The campus is clean but staff are rude, restricting students from many areas like walking on grass (which is unreasonable in my opinion). The principal and co-principal is good at managing student behavior, but it doesn't seem that they communicate to teachers that much. Overall, my experience here at Johnson Middle School is okay but there are some areas that could be improved.

Develops character: Agree


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They have a motto about respecting, putting effort, and using pride in school. Although some teachers have a negative outlook on students, there have been good student behavior if the teacher is good at managing the class. Integrity and honesty is highly prioritized in this school, but does develop fairness in its students and do not try to meet the perspective of students.




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I went to this school when i was in 6th n 7th grade so the years of 03-06...i loved this school so much it was a lot of fun, we where the top school we always won games and everyone was hard working form what i herd the school has gotten bad which is really sad cuz i had so much fun at this school



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Well I have to say Johnson M.S is the best school around. I use to think Johnson was a horrible school. I then moved to another school in the Garden Grove District. I realize that "hey Johnson isn't that bad of a school" it was way better than the new school I'm in right now. The teachers at Johnson are nice, they comfort their students, and they know how to teach not like the teachers in the Garden Grove District. The Garden Grove District teachers blame their student that they can't learn..but on my opinion they can't teach..Johnson is the BEST!



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I see there hasn't been a post for quite some time. My daughter who is now 16 and my son 12 both attended Johnson. They are wonderful students and never had problems. Maybe all these students having problems are the ones needing to be looked at? PARENTS are a big problem here. MOST parents here need to step up and follow through with their kids education.




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Yeah, I agree with you. Johnson is a good place for education. Their staff and teachers do better jobs than I think before. If your children don't do well, don't complain their school, ask yourself ...

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It always amazes me that people do not understand our system of education. Do parents understand that it is necessary that they do their job and follow through with their student? The school cannot do it alone. Johnson does every program to help parents know what is going on. they have their website, snapgrades, (which is up to date) e mail, voicemail and more. ZAP is also there to give students more time for homework. Parents need to help too. Johnson is a great school for all students.



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Johnson Middle School is NOT a dirty or unsafe campus! It is clean, safe and the teachers work very hard to help all students succeed. You shouldn't have your cell phone at school, to be stolen. This school provides more opportunity and technology than any other school in the area.




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Johnson Middle School is (in my opinion) a very good school! Most of the teachers are nice, and you can get along easily with most everyone. I recommend this school to everyone, and since this is my first year, I'm happy to have 2 more years at this awesome and fun school!



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to Joy Goodwin: you may be impressed now, but i think you will notice that they have no follow through, and will not alert you to any thing you need to know. bad grades, no conferences scheduled, promises that even when the v.p. steps in he doesn't do a darn thing. If your child has problems, maybe joined a gang, tagging, attitude, grades...etc...good luck being informed. Oh yeah, and snapgrades is a joke!! rarely ever kept up on , always incorrect and not current. The influences in this school are out of control, and getting worse. They can not pass the testing requirements, and so every year they lose more funding as a punishment. Little to know field trips, except a hike. Free, of course! My child qualified for free tutoring to help her pass this testing, they lagged, for 5 months even with constant calls from me. yuck

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Last modified Johnson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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