Teachers truly care and go above and beyond to help each student at his or her level. Both my kids went here and both had many outstanding teachers who fostered a love of reading, art, science, and more. Good parent and community involvement, too.
This is a quality school in a great neighborhood. It is not a great school. As a teacher myself I haven't seen anything that sets is apart. It's very nice looking , yes. The classrooms are nice looking , yes. There's just nothing to rave about. I'd recommend 1 of the 3 teachers my child had at this school. They have activities like rock climbing but you better be on the inside because it's full before they even send the notice out to all the parents. It really bothered me how the previous bi-lingual principal seemed to favor the ESL kids. Stopped going to PTO because of it . He sat at the head of the table and decided what to do with your $$$. And they're always asking for your $$$.
Johnson Elementary is an excellent school. The teachers are nice and the principal (in 2006-2007 school year) is fun. 6th graders have lockers and switch classes. To me, the lessons in 6th grade are too easy and repetitive. The math books are on one or to topics per month. I get the concepts in a day. Other than that, the school is superb.