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9-12
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San Antonio, TX

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23203 Bulverde Road
San Antonio, TX 78259

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(210) 356-0400
(210) 356-0430
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December 04, 2014
I honestly don't like this school. They have a big drug problem and the teachers and staff don't do anything about it. Nobody follows the dress code.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2014
We recently arrived in the Johnson High School District, and we absolutely love this high school. As we prepared to move, my wife flew to San Antonio to find a house and research the schools. She called Johnson and was met by a member of the administration who gave her a full tour of the campus and an orientation of the academic and extracurricular activities. It was above and beyond. As we arrived in town, I took my son to the high school to join the summer conditioning program, and the head f-ball coach and athletic director spent a full 30 minutes with us. The majority of that time, he talked to my son about academics and character...with a sprinkling of football and wrestling information. They have their priorities right. We love this school, teachers, and administration.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
I was a student at Johnson in the 2012-2013 school year, and from my time spent there I loved the school. I was a freshman and I can honestly can say I'm really happy Johnson is where I spent my first year of high school. It was a very bright, open environment. The architecture of the school was great, it had a very open feel. I took Pre-AP classes and I loved all of my teachers. If I needed assistance they were there to help. Contrary to other schools I'd attended, I didn't experience any racial problems. I made very good friends that I still communicate with although I live in a different city. I now attend an online school as a Junior, but if I had the choice to attend any high school, I would pick Johnson. Go Jags!

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2014
My oldest daughter was a freshman at JHS last year. She did struggle with the transition from middle to high school. I called the counseling office within the first 2 weeks of school, as we saw she was struggling. The counselors set her up to meet with 2 upper class man girls to sort of guide her, it helped a lot. She then joined Art club, and is in advanced Theater Production classes. My middle daughter will be a incoming freshman this year, and is very excited to be a Jaguar. I can speak to the admin, to the counseling staff, who called me at 9 pm, on a Tuesday evening, well after school hours so we could switch my daughters schedule around, to better accommodate her interests. I also had her bumped from English to AP English, with no time elapsed, so it was an instant next day change at the beginning of school. Overall, we've been very impressed with all the assistance we've received from the principal, to the admin, to the teachers and Theater Staff. We moved to SA, from Ca about 5 years ago, and JHS was a wonderful choice for my daughters high school education.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2014
I don't know how this can be considered a high school. I only went here for a couple months and then decided to leave. The office staff is absolutely horrible. The dress code is not enforced what so ever so I saw girls walking around with shorts up their butts. Some teachers are better than others but for the most part mine were not that good. I would have loved to have gone to a school that actually focused on the academics and not the latest gossip, what people are wearing, and whoi has the most money. Often times I felt like I was being made fun of because I wasn't wearing all the same designer brands everyone else was wearing. If you actually want a good learning environment for your child do not send them here.

- submitted by a community member
May 28, 2014
Johnson is a great school if you have a great student. However, there are few things available to those who aren't competitive in a specific area; if you're not a great athlete or musician, and you don't want to do JROTC, you have a good chance of falling through the cracks at this school. And there's too much money and temptations at this school to fall through the cracks without getting into a mess. They need more good programs and better teachers, especially in the technology area.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2014
We just moved to Texas a few months ago. We found a beautiful house in the Johnson High school district. After reading all the negative reviews about the teachers and the staff I was nervous about sending my child to Johnson High. Coming in the middle of the year was a difficult adjustment for my child. My child was struggling in math and I contacted the math teacher Ms. Perez and she worked with my child after school and my child has completely caught up. So I am not sure why there are so many negative comments about the teachers. I have found the majority of the teachers to be wonderful. The office staff is a different story, they are rude and seemed bothered by having to do any type of work. This school has so much potential, I hope the parents become more involved.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2014
The school's math department is the worst out of the whole district. They are very unorganized and do not report grades in a timely matter. Same goes with the chemistry department. These seem to be the only areas that need tremendous improvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2014
@Guy idolizing the lawman You've got it all wrong. WORST EXCUSE FOR A LEO I'VE EVER SEEN! I would never trust him with my life but sadly I can't decide for myself. All NEISD "police" are a joke. Intimidating students and lying to them about their RIGHTS.

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2014
I don't understand how some parents seem to have such a problem. None of my children had issues that went unaddressed. Morning tutoring is free at school and my children have taken advantage of it when needed in their years at JHS. Its a great school and I'm proud of my children and believe this high school has made/making them very ready for college. I checked a lot of reviews before moving to this area and I'm glad I didn't see these kind. I love my neighborhood and the schools here and feel blessed.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2014
Principal is in way over his head. He will not deal with issues and then tries to cover up when administration gets involved. Very scary. He is more worried about being addressed as Mr. Disappointing to say the least. I would never recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2013
I agree with the post below about the JHS Math programs. Poor instruction in many subjects is more the norm than the exception. Almost every child I know has a tutor at least weekly at $50-$60/hr. Who can afford this? The curriculum needs to be adequately covered during class with supplemental help through before/after school tutoring (raises another issue). The Administration talks the talk but needs to walk the walk and address BAD teachers and manage their staff. They need to address the fact that many extracurricular leaders do not support their students academic endeavors. Kids are precluded from attending tutoring and reviews because they fear penalties. They are afraid to even ask to miss a practice or event. These coaches/directors say they can attend yet there are usually consequences/threats. In the kids eyes it s not even worth it. Shouldn t every staff member at JHS support the "whole child ? This unsaid policy is not fair to the children and certainly no way to positively motivate or manage. Parents are too scared to ask questions or bring up concerns for fear their children will suffer retaliation. It very dysfunctional and sad for the students.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2013
The math department at Johnson is lacking in a HUGE way! They do not teach at all, students are not prepared for any exams. I have had to pay for a turtor for 4 years (50.00 a week) to make up for the lack of teaching and preparation for my children. Some of the teachers have a good web page and send out emails and "talk a good game" but do not deliver! Your child will NOT be prepared for SAT/ACT if you rely solely on the Math Department at Johnson High School...very disappointing for a large school with HUGE funding!!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2013
The principal at Johnson High School is such an amazing administrator. My child has had him since 6th grade. He is always open to suggestions and feedback. If we have had an issue he has addressed it right away. He is fair, unbiased and responsive. I like the way he uses common sense and calmness. Some of the parents at this school are a little rabid. He uses a no nonsense approach that is very appreciated!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2013
So far I'm impressed with Johnson. It has very high academic standards and a group of very committed teachers that communicate well with parents. It may not be the easiest High School, but it gives students the best opportunity to be successful for college, life and the REAL world. I would not want my child anywhere else!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2013
This school has a problem enforcing all it's policies, it just picks the ones that are the easiest. DefiniteIy doesn't care about the dress code, but has no problem allowing a student go hungry if they're short a few cents for lunch. I don't believe the majority of faculty concerns themselves about the students as much as they should. Definitely disorganized. This school may look majestic sitting on top of a hill, but don't judge this book by it's cover because it's anything but majestic! I'd have my child go to Reagan in a heartbeat if I could.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
Johnson has gone from an 9 now down to an 8 and honestly I can see why! As a junior I have seen it change for the worst. There are far too many kids, and in one of my classes I had to wait days before I had a desk! The administration is rude and seems unbothered by their students problems. Schedule changes take weeks as well as class leveling. I have been involved in several different clubs and all seem to be extremely disorganized. I have been disappointed over and over. Although I have had some amazing teacher there were ones I felt were not qualified to be teaching the course. Nice Campus, but overall it is not even worth that 8 more like a 6 to me.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2013
My school is really awesome. All the teachers rock and it is a great campus.

- submitted by a student
August 13, 2012
I am one of three members of my family to go to Johnson High School. It has some excellent qualities, but unlike the student below, I cannot state that it is "amazing." IMO, quite frankly, in several cases, teachers and administrators promise, but don't come close to delivering (and some just don't tell the truth at all). A lot of talk, very little action. Don't even get me started on such items as the school Web site, or any communication at all. Some teachers do a fantastic job in preparing you for such things as AP exams, others are clueless. From everything I hear, the JROTC program is a mess and best avoided (some fellow students complained about everything there). The actual counselors are very competent, but weird rules. One thing is for absolute sure: most administrators or teachers never get back to you, either in a timely fashion or ever, which is a hypocritical double standard as they sure expected us to turn things in on time. And they seem to all act like they are too busy, as if no one else on the planet actually works for a living. Always excuses. Also, while I'm no expert on the English language, can someone/anyone at this school actually spell-check? - Graduate

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2012
This school has the worst leadership I have ever experienced. Their response time is horrible and the principle does a whole bunch of talking when dealing with an issue but lacks substance or solutions. Don't even get me started on the spirit clubs-- The people running these programs were either the real unpopular ladies when they were in HS trying to prove something or they are trying to relive highschool through their girls. Either way it is pathetic! How the funding is handled for the extracurricular clubs is a mystery. And what is the success criteria for the school--- how many students have graduated and got accepted to or are going to AAU schools??? I would guess few but who knows because the joke of a principle is more concerned about baseball....... Enough said!

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2012
Right now i'm going to be a senior and I've been here since I was a freshman. I'm going to give you the whole truth from experience. There is one word to describe this school- AMAZING. Of couse there are little glitches, just like there are in every other school, BUT the students strive to succeed and the teachers give them tools to do so. Academicly, the school IS the best public school in San Antonio. Not only that, but the band, sport teams, dance, and rotc (and more) ARE one of the best in the state, if not, the country.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2012
un-friendly staffs, laughable "credit recovery program", terrible Vice-principals, secretaries, teachers that seems to not give a snap about the success of their students.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2012
With all the PhD and Master's degree in Johnson High School, the only smart person that I encountered there is the school policeman. Our children might not have a good principal, assistant principals and teachers but by God we have the best policeman in NEISD serving the school. There's no rating for the policeman I would have given him 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2011
The school has gone from bad to worse when the current principal assumed the position. There very few teachers who are dedicated to their calling as a teacher. I question the way the principal manage the school or there lack of. Not only the JROTC is problematic but also the Spirit/Cheerleading. This school is an accident waiting to happen.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2011
I am a two-year attendee Senior at Johnson, and a high ranking member in the school's AJROTC. The education at this school is one of the best, but extremely competitive, to the point that students who are not the most studious or smartest in the class, get left out of a lot of opportunities that the rest receives. Also, the school is immature in its administration and has difficultly handling the problems that arise in any high school. Also, sadly the ROTC is problematic. There is a non-stop flow of gossip and un-cadet-like behavior that is a huge turn-off for anyone who accidentally gets involved.

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2011
Johnson High School has excellent academics, but has problems in certain areas. Most teachers are really, really poor in responding to emails or calls and they don't even seem to care about updating websites (has nothing to do with "hand-holding" as it does with working with parents/guardians as an education team). Therefore, it's hard to figure out what on earth is going on. Bluntly, no excuse for that. There are reported problems with the JROTC program, so this may be an area to avoid. Because the school is new, they seem to want to hang their hat on athletics to build a reputation, which is rather idiotic. They should be spending their time promoting their academics and the academic successes of their students to make sure their students go to excellent universities. Counselors seem to talk only about Texas colleges. Have/had couple children at this school, so seen it all. As another parent said, no one seems to want to rock the boat in this entire school district at all. School district administrators appear completely clueless. They spent more time getting money from homeowners than seeking cutting edge solutions to advancing education for their students.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2011
The school is very beautiful, but it is a glaring example of the mismanagement of funds the NEISD school district receives. Sports programs are over funded while other programs do without. I have 3 kids at Johnson. They have 7 classes each. Only 7 of their teachers' web pages had updated, useful information. The school district administration & school administrators are close-minded to new ideas that are proven efficient & effective in other school systems. For example, the school's mainframe computer system runs on DOS programming. It takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete a schedule change at the beginning of the year! This school is excellent compared to other Texas schools, but that is not saying much considering the low national rankings of the Texas schools. My kids like Johnson although they are micromanaged. As a parent and former educator, I am not too impressed.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
We are so glad we chose this school. We bought our house in this area so our 3 children could go to Johnson (ages 5, 13 and 16). It was the best decision ever. The band program is outstanding. The band director as well as the teachers are very eager and enthusiastic. The work is demanding but the results are rewarding. The buildings are new and beautiful. This is trully an outstanding school

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2010
Parent involvement in this school is great, but what is the involvement surrounding? Extracurricular activities mostly.... Teachers are average, some with very poor attitudes, one fired for cussing out students, after the 3rd time, another discriminating or favoring some students over others. Some teachers have little if any control over their students, and as far as correcting behavior and punishing mis-behavior, it goes without saying that this districts clean record is a result of brushing these under the table! Female sudents seem more concerned over matching their Coach shoes to their purse than their education.

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April 23, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2009
Priorty is the student, i am a grandma of a student. And these young adults are the future. Thank you johnson high.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
Johnson is a great school to go to. Most of the kids really want to succeed and the teachers are all very eager to help. We don't really have any major drug, gang, fighting or any of those problems at school. There are also so many different clubs and orginizations you can join and there are a lot of different electives you can take for all different types of intrests. The best part however is that there so many different AP courses that you can take!

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April 09, 2009
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October 23, 2008
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October 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
Johnson H S is Great. The Staff of the School from the top adminstrator down to the custodians, work with their hearts and souls to make sure the students have only the best. Everyone is friendly and caring and as a parent you know when your child is at school they are in the BEST of hands.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2008
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Johnson High School
23203 Bulverde Road, San Antonio, TX  78259
(210) 356-0400
Last modified Johnson High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Johnson High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top