I was worried about sending my daughter here but so far she has had a good experience and I'm very impressed with how well she is doing. She has an excellent teacher and every staff member I have meet has been very kind and wonderful with the kids. The teachers really care about their students. However, there seems to be a lot of kids with serious behavioral issues and not much support from parents. The lack of parental involvement and the behavior problems from some of the kids can make it a little stressful for the other kids and on occasion I have been concerned about safety issues. But overall I'm more impressed with this school then I thought I would be.
This is probably the most culturally diverse elementary school in Buncombe County and it is a beautiful thing to witness. As a PTO member and substitute teacher, I have seen how much the teachers, administration, and guidance counselor care about the success of the students. I am impressed by how creative the teachers are and make learning the fundamental subjects fun. The school also offers music and art and has a great computer lab. There is a 3rd and 4th grade after school chorus that performs concerts around the county. My child's last four years at Johnston Elementary have been a wonderful experience.