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1000 Crestwood Boulevard North
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411

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October 02, 2014
Not the same since getting a new principal last year. Moral is at an all time low, principal doing everything she can to stop parent involvement. We used to love this school and its' small town appeal. Everyone was proud. Now it is just like every other mediocre school. So hard to watch our school be destroyed.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
4+ year parent here-In addition to the previous post I agree with all the parent said -It is just a shame -they do say you don't know what you have until you lose it- Mrs. Hench was so much better for this school -Despite some lows -She was organize, nicer and professional about keeping the teachers on their toes and pretending very well to care about parents concerns.it is a shame that the school is now being run like a prison. the kids are unhappy, they are being treated like adults.. they simply show no care for children.. some of the teachers are extremely rude in their communication and few are wonderful; it seems more like just a job for this people not a passion...

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2014
My son will be going into first grade in a few days. I had extremely high hopes after reading reviews for the school but I wasn't overall pleased with the school his kindergarten year. I don't like that there aren't honor roll assemblies, the awards come home in a folder with the report card and I feel positive recognition is so important to children. At first we were allowed to pick up kindergarteners and first graders at their door as well as drop them off, mid way through that changed and we had to leave them at the gate. These kids are still very little, they claimed it was for safety but it seemed more and more like they don't want parents on campus. Events that they do have aren't extremely well planned. If I had not been able to drop my child off at his door at the start of the year I would not have known his teacher if I passed her at a store. Parking is absolutely miserable and the car loop extremely slow. Something has to be done. I heard such great things about the principle that was there until the start of last school year so that might be the reason for the lackluster experience. I hope this year is better.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
HL Johnson Elem. my girls attended here (ages 26 and 22 now) and my son age 10 is attending now(5th gr). has always been an excellent school. Teachers we have had in the past 20 yrs there are very caring and hard working to make sure a child is recieving the best education they can give. thanks HLJ , this will be our last year at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
I started at HLJ in second grade. I switched because it had the gifted program, and my other elementary school did not. I graduated from HLJ and went to Bak MSOA for middle school. I found out about it through HLJ. I am now in 10th grade, and attend Dreyfoos School of the Arts. Some of my best memories are within HLJ's halls. I would not be where I am now without going here.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2013
I love this school!! I went here when I was a child from kindergarten to 5th grade & it was great! I am now a mommy of 2 & my 5 year old daughter started kindergarten today just like I did 24 years ago & it is still GREAT! Everyone there is so friendly and helpful; & you can tell that they truly care about the children. My daughter came home from her first day today ecstatic! I think that I was more nervous than her!! I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to put there kids in a private school, but just can't afford it right now, like me. It is just as good & ALOT less expensive! :)

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2012
i love the school. everyone is so nice. They help the kids, and i always can reach my sons teacher for any questions concerns etc

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2011
We are new to H.L.Johnson, but, all comments about this school are the best. so i'm so happy with my son here.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2011
We are new to HL Johnson. I must say after Visiting several Public schools in our area, I had just about decided to go Private. I saw lots of negative. Lots of teachers with a less than child friendly attitude, and one princapal who was entirely off mark when she made a very unprofessional remark to me about how they deal with children, and what they do and don't have time for.... I met a Quality person at that same school "Marianne Marooney". She was very happy to talk with us, very patient, spent some time understanding what our needs were, and was in NO HURRY to get rid of us. After meeting with us she recommended we Visit H.L Johnson. I frist emailed the school to get information. I am pleased to say that I recieved a phone call the next day from the Principal "Mrs Hench". Not only did she call me, but called me on her day off. She took my sons files, read them, got to know us and what his needs where and had him enrolled in 24 hours. She has a warm and carring personailty which is exactly what I look for in anyone dealing with my son. I would recomend this school and Mrs. Hench to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
We were concerned when we switched our student from a small private school to the gifted program at HLJ but our concerns quickly vanished. The teachers in the program are top notch and pay attention to the students not only academically but socially as well and intervene right away when they need to. If the need for special accommodations for injuries arise, they are quick to act and assign someone to help the student move throughout the school while recovering. This is a large school with high parent involvement and an excellent staff. This is our second year at HLJ.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
I was very impressed when I read thru all of the parent ratings for this school that we decided to put our child in this school. Unfortunately experience has not been what we expected. When our child started school this year we were told he was below his grade level. What happened the year before? Did the teachers just ignore this or does each teacher have a different opinion. This year our teacher is also very difficult to get thru. She does though communicate very well if she has something negative to say about our child. I am very dissapointed with this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2010
Gifted program is superior and my son has advanced so much in the few years that he's been there. Parent participation is high and the teachers are informative and communicative.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
They keep children interested in learning with creative modalities. If we inspire to learn now they will continue to be inspired.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
We have had a great experience with this school, the teachers are very helpfull. They really encouraged and push my son to reach his full potencial, especially in reading, in wich the teacher set monthly goals for them to reach and he had received encouragment and awards for good results.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
It is a wonderful neighborhood school. My granddaughter goes there and does exceedingly well - she is an A student. She likes her school and her teachers.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2009
Not good with watching the children very well.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
We are going into our last year at HLJ in the fall and could not have asked for a better school! Keep up the great work!

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May 22, 2009
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May 22, 2009
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May 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 16, 2008
My daughter attends here and she says she loves her teacher(Ms. Foster). No complaints

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 28, 2008
Both my son and daughter attended HLJ in the gifted program from Kindergarten through 5th grade. The teachers were very dedicated, enthusiastic, experienced, and highly qualified. Mrs Hench, the principal is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 21, 2008
Mrs Hench has a problem with accepting responsibility for her teachers. We informed the teacher at the beginning of the school year that our child was having difficulty w/ reading, and that we were ready to assist in any way she thought helpful. We regularly requested meetings and communication to discuss our childs progress only to be told everytime that everything was fine and there was progress. Then suddenly mid February we are told 'that progressing to the next grade would not be possible'. We since have been using a tutor at great expense in the hope of salvaging the year knowing that if the teacher would have spoken with us as we had requested we could have been providing extra help for our child since the start of the year and clearly progressing with the other class mates. Now our child will pay for that lack of communication.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2006
I am a parent of 4 children who have and are attending hlj. Sharonhench is a caring devoted sincere, honest and a very dedicated principal and mentor to all kids. Donna eldrige has a big heart , shes all the above and a wonderful asst pricipal.The school is a great school with great teachers and a great staff. The school is serious about academics and making the children feel good about coming every day to learn and share. We have been to another school in palm beach county many yrs ag and its was unruly, not safe. And a terrible learning experience for my older 2. Hlj is an a school with a plus plus plus faculty, we love the school

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
Absolute awesome staff whose goal of producing well-rounded students shine through and through. I am very honored and blessed to have my son attend.

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September 18, 2006
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May 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
This school with its staff go above and beyond in all areas. Awesome gifted program is a gift to the students and parents.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
Wonderful supportive teachers. Great administration. Positive learning experience for the children.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2005
The staff at H.L. Johnson are truly commited to the education of our children. They seem to go above and beyond to ensure their well being as well as to meet their individual needs. The children truly enjoy school as the staff works to create thoughtful and meaningful lessons that will engage their minds. I feel blessed to be able to send my children to this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2005
H. L. Johnson not only met my expectations, but exceeded them. My family relocated to royal palm beach from rhode island four years ago, and i was worried we wouldn't find the same caliber schools my children had previously attended. Mrs. Hench, the principal at h.L. Knows almost every child and treats them as if they were her own. The school felt my son should be in an advanced program and tested him to be sure. He has been in the gifted program for four years now and loves every minute of it. The teachers set high standards for the children and provide the help they need to meet those standards. Parent volunteers are a valuable resource for this school and are well appreciated. This school has a wonderful arts program tailored to blend with the curriculum. I cannot say enough good things about our experience with hlj!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
HL Johnson is exactly what we were looking for our children. We are so lucky. It is our home school, but they offer a gifted program here. My son is in the 1st grade gifted program. There are two teachers that work together and they are wonderfully organized keeping the kids moving and challenged everyday. My son loves it. they have an open door policy which I truly believe in. I volunteer as much as possible and we are really loyal to our school. Our principal and assistant pricipal our outstanding citizens and very easy to talk to and to approach. That is why we are what we are.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
H.L. Johnson has been wonderful to my daughter. She was falling behind (6 months to be exact) in her reading from her previous school, where she went to Kindergarten and no one noticed until she was in 2nd grade, at HLJ. I am proud to say that she just completed 3rd grade and according to her FCAT scores, she is reading on grade level now! I could not be happier with the work we have done together with her. Thanks for another great year!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2005
I absolutely love this school. Parents are made to feel welcome and the staff is terrific. The gifted program is awesome and my son is progressing so well in it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2004
I'm very satisfide with this school, my son attend since 1 year ago and fron the very fist moment I found out involment teachers and principal in develoment of knowlech, that result in increased student learning, highter academic grades and improved test scores. I'm very happy whith this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2004
The staff, parents and volunteers are a wonderful and dedicated group! Achievement is excellent and has been maintained through various adminsitrations over many years!

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2004
This school is definatley one of the best schools in Palm Beach County. They are organized in the mornings so well, that dropping your children off will be a pleasurable experience as you calmly see your child start their day, instead of the panic I see as I drive passed others schools. Teachers stick around at this school, so you know that a school that is established, then so is your child. I cannot say enough great things about this school- my son could not be more content at HL Johnson, as are my husband and I. 11 out of 10!

- submitted by a parent
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H. L. Johnson Elementary School
1000 Crestwood Boulevard North, Royal Palm Beach, FL  33411
(561) 904-9300
Last modified H. L. Johnson Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
H. L. Johnson Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top