December 27, 2005
Teachers at Johnson Elementary are some of the best to be found. They go way above and beyond the call of duty. Both of my children have had superb teachers, with only two exceptions, for a combined total of 14 years at Johnson. Discipline = very good, though in 6th grade it becomes rather lax. Principal (as of 2005) quite bad, disliked by students and parents, and I personally know over 20 families who have left the school because of him. Parental involvement quite good, though the same parents always volunteer each year (probably like most schools). Great art and P.E. teachers. Our only complaints (other than the principal) are too many unnecessary assemblies (fund raisers, school spirit, etc.) which take time away from classroom learning, and the lunchroom scene is awful. Unhealthy atmosphere to say the least. Academics = high in history, geography, math, average in reading/writing, good in science.
- submitted by a parent