I was extremely bullied at this school, through both random hate and targeting. This school is very rough, with drug use, disrespect to teachers, etc. Several of the teachers are very strange, pinning kids to walls, etc. This is not a great school, but it's survivable I suppose.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!