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7701 Ducharme Ave
Las Vegas, NV 89145

(702) 799-4480
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September 30, 2015
I have an eighth grader, it's his second year. I cannot tell you how much his confidence has grown. He's always been a great student, but very shy. Thanks to some Amazing Teachers he raises his hand and speaks his mind. I also have a sixth grader here. He's learning how to play the trumpet. Mr. Motamedy's band program is Awesome! Mrs Jacobs is Fantastic. As an Assistant Principal, she really understands the need for a parent to be their Child's Advocate!

- submitted by a parent
Grateful to: School leader
September 30, 2015
I'm excited about the changes the Title I has bought to the school! It's raised the bar for us as parents, my children as students, and the administration.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Neutral
September 30, 2015
That comes from a Parents, we are our Child's Advocate! It's important for a parent to work with the school, by communicating the needs of the child, supporting academic excellence and achievements

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
September 30, 2015
I've had a couple of issues pop up. I reached out to the Administration and it's not only been resolved, they were committed to finding solutions!!

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2015
Johnson is a great school. For every review saying how rude and drama-filled the kids are, you'll find those kids everywhere. As for some of the staff members, yes there are some terrible ones that I agree need to be fired. But I advise you to give this school a chance because if you chosen the right classes and became friends with the right people, you will love this school. So please do not talk bad about this school. I went there for all three years and seen it change for the better each and every year. So write a bad review when you went there all three years , not just one.

- submitted by a teacher

April 04, 2015
Attended for three years. First off, my main problem wasn't really the teachers but the students. Even while telling many adults whether my parents or admin, I was bullied. It became easier to deal with bullies by ignoring them than to ask people for help. This statement would lead you to think that it was easy, but it made my life an inescapable torturous daily living condition. I have to say that the teachers were really helpful. I felt very lucky with the teachers I had, they always motivated the unmotivated (including me) to go do things. Looking back from high school I saw the potential that the teachers saw in myself. I'm convinced though that without parental guidance I may not be as successful as I am now. To backtrack it was my parents who motivated my teachers to motivate me. Even still, I felt like I was drowning in their work. I would complete assignments never motivated to reach the next one and never saw a clear path for my success. The administration did their job perfectly. My definition of perfect fits right into the CCSD definition of perfect. Perfectly robotic in solving problems and disputes. Never thinking about the children, but the jobs. -Displeased Student

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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???

- submitted by a community member

June 09, 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.

- submitted by a community member

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

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

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.

- submitted by a community member

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...

- submitted by a community member

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

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

June 16, 2008
My daughter enjoyed her 1st year @ JJHS. Made NJHS (National Junior Honor Society) The staff is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
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

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 student

August 08, 2007
It's a really good school

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2007
Great School! But could do better on Extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a student

June 22, 2006
Great School! Lots of extracurricular! Great teachers, principal and vice principal!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 08, 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

September 09, 2003
Johnson Jr. high is the best school ever. There are excellent extracurricular activities and a variety of electives.

- submitted by a community member
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Walter Johnson Junior High School
7701 Ducharme Ave, Las Vegas, NV  89145
(702) 799-4480
Last modified Walter Johnson Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walter Johnson Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top