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Johnson High School

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Posted February 10, 2014

This school is a joke, I am a 10th grade student at Johnson and not only am i having problems with the teachers attitudes about me needing a little help, some of this teachers cant even teach. This school also has cockroaches not only in the hall, but also in the cafeteria. Some of the teachers shouldnt even teach at this school, some are very rude, curse, and even use slang every time they talk. Not only is that unperfessional, but just wrong to allow these certain teachers to teach your children. I wouldnt allow my kids to go to such a bad school. The principal doesnt even care about the school, she promised the rotc program that she would help keep the program, but when the person that allowed this school to have the program asked her to meet with him, she called in sick on a tuesday and returned wedsday perfectly fine. I dont even know how this school is still running.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2012

I rate this school a 5 because its actually a really great school. The teachers are so wonderful. This is my first year at Johnson. Even though they had to get rid of one of my favorite teachers...its still so so wonderful. We may not have a lot of money like other schools but at least we like to have fun while learning at the same time.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

i love this school because of the ib program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2009

This fall will be my 3rd year working at Johnson. The principal is very supportive of faculty and staff, and she sincerely cares about the students' well-being and education. I'm proud to be an Atomsmasher Teacher!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2008

i went to this school for one year and i absolutly loved it, i had a lot of fun there, it was exciting, everywhere u turned there was something happening, fights food fights..etc, parents dont like that kinda stuff but its fun for us students...go smashers!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2008

AWESOME SCHOOL! THey have a tough IB program that gets your child into college with ease, which if he/she does well, it will probably be their first choice college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2005

i have attended johnson all four years and i have never had a problem the history and science teachers are the best and are very well educated i have been involved in the athletic program three years and our softball team was the best my 10th and 11th grade year we have some of the well rounded coaches as head of our athletic teams they have always made sure that everyone achieves inside the classroom as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2004

I have a child enrolled in Johnson that will graduate in 2005. He has enjoyed his classes and teachers during his three year attendance at Johnson. He has been in advanced classes and has been challanged and encouraged by his teachers. The teachers at Johnson are very qualified and professional. I intended to send my rising ninth grader to Johnson and she is looking forward to her high school experience at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

Education is not being a top priority at this school. Students are watching movies ( Finding Nemo, Pirates of the Carribean etc.) talking on cell phones during class and teachers are giving the students answers to the test the day before.What are they actually learning here?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

We had three children in the public schools in Chatham County. Two of them graduated from Johnson and one from Jenkins. We found Johnson to be a lot more laid back than Jenkins, comparatively speaking. Some of the teachers were very good at Johnson and some were mediocre. We recommend that parents research the schools before passing judgement. Do not base your decision on what you hear from one or two people. Most importantly, understand that every school has the potential to change, for the good or bad, every year. We saw that evidenced as our children approached high school. Graduates in our family: Jenkins-1996, Johnson-1998, Johnson-2002. I will add that hindsight tells us that we should have kept all three at Jenkins.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My experience with school was not a happy one. Both of my children were discouraged by the lack of interest the teachers and faculty had in weather they succeeded or not. If I could do it all over again my children would not have attended this school. I feel as if my children are unprepared for college and I think they are realizing the same thing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

My 3rd child is about to attend this school. the teaching faculty were very instrumental in providing my 1st child with the knowledge she needed in preparing for the University of Georgia. My second child is now also preparing for college in the IB program there which 'will give her a head start in earning some college credits.' She is impressed with the concern the teachers have for her achieving her goals there. The experiences I have had with the the Ib director there and with a couple of the other teachers in both my students' career have been, for the lack of a better word, excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2003

I have 2 children that go to this school and i am not the least bit satisfied with the teacher or councilors, they did not asst. my children in any goals or choices in the future.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

208 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
93%
Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2011.

201 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 93% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
86%
Social Studies

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

206 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
90%
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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
93%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 75% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
56%
Coordinate Algebra

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

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%
Economics

The state average for Economics was 79% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
59%
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

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
50%
Integrated Math II

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
32%
Physical Science

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

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
47%
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
Black 88% 37%
White 6% 44%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Hispanic 2% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Bernadette Ball-Oliver
Fax number
  • (912) 303-6418

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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Savannah, GA 31404
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