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Do you feel this school develops honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students?
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Do you feel this school develops respect in its students?
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How do you feel about the amount of homework given at this school?
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How effective do you feel the teachers are at this school?
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Johnson Middle School 3

Posted December 13, 2015
- a student
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.

Johnson Middle School
Grateful to: Teacher

Posted December 13, 2015
- a student
I'm grateful for all my teachers, as they care about me succeeding in college and beyond. Although they might sometimes have negative outlooks, they do care about their students.


Johnson Middle School
Develops honesty: Agree

Posted December 13, 2015
- a student
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.

Johnson Middle School 5

Posted July 12, 2012
- a community member
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

Johnson Middle School 5

Posted June 14, 2010
- a community member
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!


Johnson Middle School 4

Posted March 28, 2010
- a parent
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.

Johnson Middle School 5

Posted August 20, 2009
- a parent
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 ...

Johnson Middle School
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Posted August 19, 2009
- a parent
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.


Johnson Middle School 5

Posted January 08, 2009
- a teacher
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.

Johnson Middle School 5

Posted October 29, 2008
- a student
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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Johnson Middle School
13603 Edwards Street, Westminster, CA  92683-3006
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. (714) 894-7244
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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