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Johnson Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 317 students

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Posted October 28, 2012

Love the school. We have 3 kids there and couldn't be happier. The teachers are excellent and school seems to truly strive to understand each child. We had previously been in private schools and are so happy we made the switch to Johnson.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2012

Such an amazing elementary school and I am sad that after six great years at Johnson this is our last year at this wonderful school. Both our girls loved this school and the youngest is not looking forward to graduating from this school. Staff makes sure that each and every child is challenged, whether they're in ESL, special ed or the gifted program. The teachers celebrate the fact that they teach a diverse population which makes the children feel welcome at the school. Discipline may seem a little strict to an outsider, but once you get to know the teachers you see that they truly care for these kids. It is also a pleasure to go on field trips with Johnson kids. They are so well behaved, which you notice especially when you run into other elementary school groups. Also, parent participation is welcomed (they have a strong PTO) and the school has many family get togethers, like the Fun Fair, annual picnic, Bingo/Silent auction night, African American night, choir performances etc etc. After school you will often find parents and kids congregated on the playground for a few hours. Can't say enough good things about this school and wish it was not our last year there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Some fun after-school clubs have been initiated this year at Johnson, taught by volunteers. Our daughter is in the knitting club, and a neighbor girl studies jewelry-making.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This school handles, and very well, some of the most underpriviledged children in Charlottesville, and will do more with whatever they get than many other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2010

We moved to C'ville 3 years ago (we're UVA professors), and initially had our kids in a private pre-school & kindergarten. When it was time for the kids to matriculate to 1st grade, we looked around, and opted for Johnson Elementary, our neighborhood public school in Johnson Village. Johnson teachers are superb (challenging, and they run a tight ship), the kids love it (we walk to school every day with our Johnson Village neighbors), and Johnson parents (our neighbors -- a number of whom are UVA affiliates) are really involved. The teacher-to-student ratio is great, and the principal is an excellent educator. We've told many friends about Johnson, and, after shopping around, two of our out-of-district friends who previously had their kids in private schools opted to enroll their kids at Johnson. Overall, a very strong, highly recommended school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Dedicated and energetic teachers! Great neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2010

Dedicated and energetic teachers! Great neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2009

Great school with wonderful teachers and assistent teacher, lovely students and a great principal. Great diverse teaching methods that can focus on each student's individual achievement level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

Terrific little school with an energetic, friendly and dedicated staff. Students are encouraged to take pride in their work and their school with an emphasis on respect for their classmates and teachers. Wonderful principal who genuinely cares about his students, staff and school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2009

We pulled our child from a private school to attend Johnson and I have to say that our expectations have been exceeded to say the least. Wonderful teachers, amazing children and top notch administration. The principal is open to new ideas, engaged and upbeat and energetic. We love Johnson!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

Johnson Elementary is a school that cares about all of its students and works hard to make sure every student succeeds. The teaching staff is very strong and the administration is very supportive of teacher and student needs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 23, 2008

This is a wonderful school where the teachers care about the students and push them to be their very best!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 7, 2008

Great school with small class size and excellent dedicated staff and principal.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 72% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 87% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
90%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Science

The state average for Science was 84% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

The state average for English: Reading was 70% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
92%
History and Social Science

The state average for History and Social Science was 84% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 75% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students67%
Female students58%
Male students82%
Black students50%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students93%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students70%
Proficient in English67%

Math

All Students65%
Female students65%
Male students65%
Black students67%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students79%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
Limited English proficient students50%
Proficient in English70%

Science

All Students85%
Female students79%
Male students93%
Black students65%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

English: Reading

All Students66%
Female students70%
Male students62%
Black students40%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students92%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English71%

Math

All Students76%
Female students80%
Male students71%
Black students53%
Asian studentsn/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White students100%
Students identified as economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficient studentsn/a
Proficient in English82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the Virginia Department of Education. Data is not reported when there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".
  • In 2007-2008, this school was rated "Fully Accredited".

About the tests


Virginia school accreditation ratings reflect student achievement on Standards of Learning (SOL) tests and other assessments in English, history/social science, math and science. The 2009-2010 ratings are based on passing rates on tests taken during the 2008-2009 school year or on overall achievement during the three most recent years. Schools are identified as either Fully Accredited, Accredited with Warning, Conditionally Accredited or Accreditation Denied.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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1645 Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 245-2417

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