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Johnson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1212 students

 
 

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Posted September 5, 2014

This school is great. I am very happy I put my kids in this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Johnson High is one of the best kept secrets in Hall County. Their academic program is hugely successfu. The International Baccalaureate progam is outstanding. The graduates of this program are receiving scholarship offers from some of the best colleges and universities in the Southeast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2008

I graduated from Johnson High 27 years ago, and when we moved back to Gainesville, I wanted my kids to go there. I have been very pleased with academic programs the school offers, and this year the school began the IB program. Students who graduate with an IB Diploma will have a year's worth of college credits under their belts. The school is demographically diverse - both by race and socio-economically. I personally feel that this fosters a greater feeling of community and prepares students for the 'real' world after high school. The administration is top notch, and the faculty is the best in the county. I couldn't be happier as a parent, and I would recommend the program to any incoming family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

As a former student of Johnson I would say that my 4 years spent here were decent in prepairing me for college. I've decided to take up education as a career and I had the pleasure of observing back at Johnson for 18 hour this semester. The changes that Dr. Gibbs has put in place are very evident and I'm very impressed with the current educational atmosphere. If you have the chance please suggest that your child gets put into the classroom with Ms. Tana Over. I feel that my historical education was incomplete at Johnson and I feel a small sense of envy for her current students. They really get a high quality education in the social sciences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

Even through the school is improving, it still fails by comparison to the other schools. The students don't seem to care about their education. Also, field trips that would help students learn are usually declined, although field trips for extra. classes are plenty and unneeded.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

the school is awsome. you dont hear of gang activity everyday like some people say. there are some good sports teams at johnson other than girls basketball like tennis, wrestling, and soccer. the whole 8 days and your failed is dumb its 8 unexcused days and as long as you bring a parent or doctor excuse its counted as absent. If you notice its just parents making the school sound worse thatn it is. the students like it or think its okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2007

I believe that the new principal has implemented alot of new things and I can definetely tell that the Campus and the Building looks much, much better than before, but I, personnally do not think that Dr. Gibbs is a 'people person'. I have never seen hime smile, laugh or even talk except at the opening assembly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2007

Johnson High is a failing school compared to other local high schools. They will fail students that miss more than 8 days per semester even if their grades are passing and absenses are exscused. They do not offer alternatives to help once they enforce this policy. Your on your own.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2006

Johnson High School is becoming into a very bad school. Everyday you hear about fights that go on, and gang activity is really high. Teachers don't seem to do much about it. They are very strict but it doesn't help because there is still a lot of mischief. As far as teachers go, they have improved. . In their extracurrical activities they have much pride. They don't have much impressive sports or extracurricular activities except for the lady knights' basketball team. Overall the school is turning into a bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Johnson High is an outstanding school. It prepares students towards accomplishing their goals in the future. The teachers i had were great. My favorite person there is Sally Oliver. JK is the way to go! -Sunoris Mattox
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 26, 2004

I would have to say that Johnson is the best school. I love being there, and teachers there have taught me so much. Theres only one problem though- And any student can tell you. The student-teacher ratio in classes- 30 students to 1 teacher - Is not working. It causes the teacher to accidentally ignore a few students who may need help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2004

Johnson is an A plus school with many extras to offer students. I think the leadership is awsome and would reccomend this school to any parent for thei teenager.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 23, 2004

Johnson High School is one of the best schools around. Everyone that works at Johnson are very helpful and caring about the students. Johnson also has a lot of good things to be involved in such as sports, clubs, and other extracurricular activities. They really push you to do your best and help you to get ready for college and the world to come.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 4, 2004

This school is a great one to be at! It has teachers who care and who are friendly. If there is a place to send your child it's to Johnson High it's great and so much fun!
—Submitted by a student


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
90%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 80% in 2011.

171 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % at or above passing

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 95% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

9th Grade Literature

The state average for 9th Grade Literature was 86% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
67%
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 30% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
American Literature

The state average for American Literature was 91% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Coordinate Algebra

The state average for Coordinate Algebra was 37% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 29% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 59% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
46%
Physical Science

The state average for Physical Science was 83% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
47%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Georgia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 55% 12%
White 33% 44%
Black 6% 37%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3305 Poplar Springs Rd
Gainesville, GA 30507
Phone: (770) 536-2394

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