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1501 North Market St
Frederick, MD 21701

(240) 236-8200
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December 06, 2014
This school sucks , there punishments are so stupid its ridiculous , some teachers are nice but others are just rude and disrespectful, we can't even use the bathrooms in connect , what if its a emergency , the food is so nasty , just overall this school sucks

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2014
Some teacher is acting really mean The food is bad And the students always get suspended for some invalid reason

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June 04, 2014
To be honest the school is terrible. To start I will go with the food. My friend got a of chips and it was nasty, the chips were soggy and the cheese was crusty. Second. We have a 45 minute block which is a study hall. We are not only prohibited to leave the class room, but not even allowed to use the restroom in dire need. Half of the restrooms are locked and the ones open are filthy from over use. The administration itself is crumbling. They are beginning a new system called "centralized printing". It basically removes all printers for approximately 3 printers, so the administration can "monitor" paper usage. There are currently about 20 including personal printers. The teachers are also going to be charged money for the paper used and extra for colored and cardstock. The whole entire school is falling apart and is only cleaned when inspection comes around. The other day a ceiling tile fell off and hit a peer. I will not even start on the education itself because I believe this common core is silly. Not to mention the teachers who purposefully disrespect and mistreat student. "You're lucky you're pretty." should not be a comment made by any person, especially a staff member.

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March 05, 2010
This is a great school for sports and has an amazing theatre program and im part of it. I love my schoo<3

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September 12, 2009
i was only a freshmen when i went to the school and i started out knowing nobody, but the kids here are really friendly and you would have a friend by the end of the first month. the teachings are great cause the school has block scheduling (4 classes a day, 90 min each) so u really learn alot instead of 50 minutes and where u come in the class, sit down, and by the time u know it, the bell rings again! (also means less hw). this also means kids get to double up more, for example im a sophomore now and im already in latin 3 (latin 1 first semster, latin 2 second semester) i even go to a magnet school now and it still doesnt compare to TJ...

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March 07, 2007
Academic Programs are very good, although class sizes are sometimes ridiculously large. Very man extracurricular activities availabe, not much funding to art and music activities, such as marching band. Nonetheless, it is the best school in the county in my opinion in every aspect.

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February 18, 2007
I graduated from TJ recently and I absolutely loved my time there. It is an awesome school that excels in academics and is so widely diverse that I had so many different friend. The school has such spirit and vigor that it's amazing. And all the teachers are outstanding. They all care for their students and make sure they receive a thorough and rigorous education that other high schools in this county can't offer.

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January 08, 2007
I'm currently a freshman at TJ, and i love it. I was scared to death the first time I walked in there. I though i was not going to be able to find any of my classes or i wasn't going to find my friends at lunch. However the teachers were very understanding of our concerns and helped us through our transition into High school. The teachers are great. They try to make things as fun as possiable. The theater is outstanding here and so are sports, and technology. The school is a little cliquie but everyone always has at least one friend that they can sit with at lunch. There are fights but what school doesn't have them. They are mostly caused by out of school situations such as at parties and such and are quickly dealt with as there is always a trusty Maryland state troper there for us.

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October 04, 2005
Academic is based upon mainly around math. needs to invovle more of english and science. Music is decreasing. they need to show kids that music is cool and fun!

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December 18, 2004
Wonderful school, great education. Wonderful diverse enviroment, yet everyone is always excepted. Very few fights compared to frederick high school where my siblings, we love tj! not to mention, the school spirit is amazing! on spirit days, the red white and blue is outstanding.

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Gov. Thomas Johnson High School
1501 North Market St, Frederick, MD  21701
(240) 236-8200
Last modified Gov. Thomas Johnson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gov. Thomas Johnson High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top