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Walter Johnson Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1190 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2014

I really don't like this school. Most people are way too obsessed with drama and no one can just be nice. Yes, there are a few people who are nice but even they like to get all up in the drama. The teachers are okay. Some are really mean for no reason at all but there are also really good teachers like Mr. Walters, Ms. Chavez, and Mr. Wanemacher! And the soccer team is fun to be on (coached by Ms. Chavez). But the rest is pretty bad. The teachers never take into consideration of what we would like to learn. Its all about them. The people in the office are always really rude and have an attitude.


Posted August 25, 2014

majority of these feed back is really bad!!!does anyone in this school read all these comments??this is scary!!!we parent send out kids to school to learned and be productive adults..are these teachers,principals .counselors and all staff are worth to entrust our kids??just curious..this will the the first year for my nephew to attend this school and with all these negative comments make me wonder .. do we need to contact the board of clark county school district to check all these stuff???


Posted June 9, 2014

Johnson Junior High School was a very unpleasant experience. I only attended the school for three months and those were the worst three months of my life. The teachers are very dramatic, and the students are rude and careless for other people's feelings. I remember most of my teachers' could never get me to understand anything, they also would get mad and over-exaggerate over the most littlest of things. If you wanted to dress normally for one of the days you would have to pay a dollar, unlike Garside who has free dress days throughout the year. In my opinion I wish I did not attend Johnson and stayed at my old middle school. I can easily say that thanks to attending Johnson for those three months my grades dropped down to D's and F's by the end of my eighth grade year. That school is really good for nothing, and a very unpleasant atmosphere. I would not send my kids there, and I suggest you don't.


Posted May 14, 2014

Walter Johnson Junior High has easily topped my list of middle schools. Ive attended all 3 years. Honestly, I can't name one staff member I dislike . As a personal reccomendation, the best five teachers would be: Jim Loukas, the one health and PE instructor to have worked since the school opened. Mrs. Koprowski & Ms. Tishler, the 8th grade english dynamic duo. Mr. Walters, the interactive geography & history teacher. And last but not least, all three science department teachers who taught me. Mr. Wanemaker, Ms. Chavez, and Mrs. Etter. Anyone lucky enough to be taught by at least ONE of the above members deserves a great year at Johnson. Imagine how great my experience was when I was taught by ALL of them, (Except Ms. Tishler). May 14, 2014


Posted August 23, 2013

This is school is awful. I went in to get my little brother his class schedule and was met with the most rude and unpleasant woman I have ever met. Ms.Moody, the register secretary, didn't even glance up when I walked to the desk and asked if I could get my brothers schedule. She very rudly snapped at me mid sentence "We're closed." I then asked if they would be open on Monday so we could get it. She had the nerve to ask me "Why hasn't he gotten it?" I sharply said "That's why we're here." She then asked very condescendingly, "Well did you move?" I said "That's really none of your business." She said "Because they were mailed to you. Are you his parent?" I said no. She then happily said "We'll I can't give you any information" She then childishly said to my 12 year old brother, ill give you the information. The whole thing got very out of hand and I can't believe they would have someone so rude working with cherry. She clearly has no respect of any kind for anyone and I will be speaking to the principal about her. The whole thing could have easily been avoided if she had not come off so unpleasant and condescending. I'm very disappointed in this school.


Posted August 11, 2013

I went here for 2 years. It was dreadful! The kids are so rude, and snobby. The teachers would get mad at the littlest thing and give you detention. The school is very "dramatic" it seems like the kids are more into drama than learning. I had no friends because all the kids thought I was too feminine (I am a guy). I transferred to Brinley Middle School for 8th grade and it had much nicer kids! It was fairly clean, and the teachers were determined to help us learn, which the teachers at Johnson didn't. But hey this is my opinion feel free to disagree.


Posted July 27, 2013

I went here for 3 years and overall I'd say it's a pretty good school. It's clean, and everyone does their job. I liked it. Although some of the kids can be rude but I say ignore it. The staff is pretty good and the principle is nice. Things like electives are really fun too. I'd say it's a good school.


Posted June 27, 2013

This school is horrible! I attended my seventh grade year and it was absolutely dreadful. The kids were so rude, racist, and so ignorant. There's so much drama, and bullying there and the teachers do nothing about it! My counselor did nothing to help me and the teachers were bad! They would get side tracked so easily and talk about mostly their life, we learned nothing! NJHS was horrible, they seemed to give membership to ANYONE.


Posted January 10, 2012

I attennded my 7th grade year to this school, and let me say if i had a chance to go back in time id NEVER go there again ! The students there are very racist, and love to have drama with other students. I experienced lots of problems when attending there because of my race and id never reccomend to take yhur kids here unless yhu want them bullied or mistreated by the other students. They have really nice staff, but like one of the other reviews said, it takes toooo long to get in contact with them and they are too strict on the dress code i know yhur not supposed to wear inappropriate clothes but c'mon really?? its not to exaggerate that much as they do there...


Posted March 20, 2009

My child has attended this school for three years, the last two have been an absolute nightmare! The counslers don't return phone calls, so you can make a appointment with them. If you drop in they are not there, you can leave them notes and they never respond. I have been trying to speak to my child's counsler since the beginning of the school year. The one person I finally got in touch who was trying with was transfered. My child was passed when I asked them to hold him back last year. He has been told all he has to do is pass the CRT's test to pass. As long as your child is not a disipline problem and simply has trouble learning, they will never get attention from the administration. Even if you sit on their doorsteps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2009

My son loves coming to this school. The principal has great handle on things. I like the no nonsense approach. I think parents should know about the shenanigans that their kids try. These are excellent teachers. The parents need to keep their kids in better check. They don't realize how lucky they have it at this school. My son came from a horrible school. This school is like a dream compared to a lot of schools in Clark County. Thank you all at Johnson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My daughter enjoyed her 1st year @ JJHS. Made NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) The staff is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

i have had nothing but bad experiences with this school. they seem to lack focus on what is important and zoom in on things like my son not wearing the proper coler polo shirt...it was orange instead of blue or white..and of course orange would be o.k. if it were friday and i paid a dollar. this makes no sense to me and i can't understand how people don't recognize the infringement of civil liberties and constitutional rights. this school gets a zero from me and i am embarrassed that my children have to attend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

This is a great school. It has a very nice, clean environment and the teachers do their jobs exceptionally well. Only problem I actually had there was the deans singling out students during lunch. Their musical groups are excellent (I was in orchestra way back when) and I can say I'd like to do Middle School all over again just because of it. Great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 8, 2007

It's a really good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2007

Great School! But could do better on Extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2006

Great School! Lots of extracurricular! Great teachers, principal and vice principal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2005

johnson is the best school ever! plus the boys basketball team were the city champions in 2003-2004 it is the best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

Johnson Jr. high is the best school ever. There are excellent extracurricular activities and a variety of electives.


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.
Math

The state average for Math was 49% in 2013.

376 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 63% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2013.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2011.

337 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students51%
Female54%
Male47%
Black/African American26%
Asian76%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian61%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch45%
Full price63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)12%
Students without disabilities57%
Students with limited English proficiency29%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students60%
Female69%
Male51%
Black/African American40%
Asian84%
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian70%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch54%
Full price72%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities66%
Students with limited English proficiency31%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students46%
Female49%
Male44%
Black/African American29%
Asian72%
Hispanic39%
Multiracial54%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian58%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price57%
Students with disabilities (IEP)9%
Students without disabilities52%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students57%
Female70%
Male46%
Black/African American48%
Asian60%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian65%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch50%
Full price68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)8%
Students without disabilities65%
Students with limited English proficiency15%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant57%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

Math

All Students38%
Female35%
Male40%
Black/African American20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracial47%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian49%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch35%
Full price44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities42%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Black/African American30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracial43%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian56%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch39%
Full price53%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities49%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant44%

Science

All Students54%
Female49%
Male59%
Black/African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracial64%
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White/Caucasian69%
Students qualifying for free/reduced lunch49%
Full price64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)3%
Students without disabilities61%
Students with limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant54%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Nevada used the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Nevada. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Nevada Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Nevada Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 36% 40%
White 34% 37%
Black 13% 10%
Two or more races 8% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • School social worker/counselors(s)
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  • Library
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Sports

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  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer

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  • Photography
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7701 Ducharme Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89145
Phone: (702) 799-4480

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