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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Teacher effectiveness: Neutral


- a parent
Again, some teachers are highly effective, while others should search for another career. We have a handful of teachers assigned to this campus who hurt students mentally and academically. Teachers should not scream at students. The Principal is oblivious to this notion.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
I believe many teachers assign homework that's appropriately thought-out and aligned to the curriculum. It is my belief as a parent homework should be an extension of content taught that school day.


Develops character: Disagree


- a parent
No. The Principal refuses to learn from the mistakes of his teachers and upholds them when he knows full well the teacher is wrong.



- a parent
Overall, this school comprises highly qualified teachers, but there are a few who should find another profession as they hurt the academic progress of students. A few teachers employed at this school are sarcastic, scream at students often, and put students down. Administrators do not have a clue what REALLY goes on in the classrooms. Once the teachers close the classroom doors it's their words against the students. Teachers say and do whatever they please, and when reported by parents, this Principal has a monotonous script ready - He says, "I am shocked to hear this. You are the first parent who has ever said this. I often talk to the students around the school, and they love this teacher." I hope the new Superintendent of Schools will "weed-out" ineffective teachers and administrators who hurt our students.

Develops character: Strongly agree


- a parent
The teachers are disciplined and care about the kids. The principal is involved and in-tune with the school's needs. The parents care as well and support the school at functions.




- a parent
Amazing school. Our son chose Johnston as a magnet in choir and orchestra. The teachers are very good and the GT class work is rigorous. As for the magnet classes they are even more rigorous and students who fail to comply with the high standards lose their eligibility. I know many parents are concerned about sending their child to a Title 1 school but they really miss out when they write Johnston off.

Amount of homework: Agree


- a parent
It certainly isn't a cakewalk! Still, my child is managing the load and 2 outside activities each week.

Develops character: Agree


- a parent
I believe that the administrators and faculty strive to promote these values. Let's be fair - 11 years of bad parenting cannot be overcome in 3 years. This question refers to values which should have been instilled by the parents prior the child entering the school system. Further, there are members of the community and HISD officials who seek to undercut the efforts of the individual schools to promote these values by eliminating the school's authority to impose discipline. So, I agree that the school tries to promote these values , while it is the parents' responsibility to develop these values.




- a parent
My child wants to go to school every day. She has developed lasting friendships here. She is learning and is excited to tell me about her learning. That she is able to take art, orchestra, Karate and French classes is amazing. I am involved with her education. I have taken time to meet all of her teachers and have discussions with them. I know about the curriculum for each class. When she struggles, I know about it and I let her teachers know - other students may also struggle. We are looking forward to the 2nd half of the year!

Develops character: Disagree


- a parent
Too much bad behavior going on to focus on learning, integrity and there was no fairness.

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Last modified Johnston Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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