I want to thank Cathryn Sawyer for her over and above care and assistance in an intense time of academia for my student child after her first semester at Johnson. She helped me as a parent to get my child into Summer School intervention after the registration deadline with a review of and adjustment in graduation requirements. This would not have been possible without her concern and the moral ethics as an assistant principal to seek the best outcome for a continued quality education.
Johnson High School is a very good school in academics and curriculum. it has very good teachers and para professionals to help your child to stay on track. The assistance, attention and care is tremendous. All a parent has to do is get involved with seeing their child through and keeping in contact with his or her teacher as needed and staying abreast of their child's grades and progress. It is our responsibility as a parent to work hard to make sure our child is not left behind. A proud parent of Johnson High with a student who is a Senior this school year. My child has been attending Johnson High since second Semester of 10th grade. Johnson High is a well hidden secret in the NE GA, open to ambitious students willing to succeed. And yes the school is up-to-date on technology for a rural- like suburbia area.
The school strive to develop honesty, integrity and fairness in its students by being an example of its own among the teachers and para professionals they hire to teach and train our students as they prepare for the real world.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.