This school has extremely poor test scores, administration that does not care at all about what parents or teachers want and unfortunately appears to have the school board in its pocket. A curriculum coor has convinced the school to eliminate grades for students k-8, and it essentially a pass/fail system where no one is allowed to fail. They push students along who are doing poorly and do not challenge higher students. They are presently looking to change the hs grading system in a very similar way. Teachers are very unhappy, which makes for a poor educational environment. One teacher told me he would not send his own child to this school! This is a dumbing-down of the educational system. No child left behind does not mean make all students appear to be the same. Communication with parents is horrible. Notice how old other reviews here are!
- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2009
Small in size, large in heart. That about describes the Johnson Creek Bluejay's students and staff. As a seventh grader, I was nervous about the step up from elementary school to 'up the hill'. Now looking back, all of my concerns seem stupid. In the first week, the staff were all more than happy to open a lock or point a lost little me in the right direction. All of my acedemic classes are fun and educational. The small learning enviornment provides a lot of one-on-one time. The extracurriculars offered are as large in numbers as they are in variety. In addition to sports, there is a number of academic clubs, including Forensics and Spanish Club. Our high school band is phenomonal. This year the band is traveling to Florida to perform. This little school truly has tons of dedicated teachers helping us to make our best better.
- submitted by a student
January 18, 2007
Johnson Creek is a small school trying to compete in a tough world. Sports programs are excellent, extracurricular activities are available, and most of the teachers appear to be trying hard. The school has a history of problems in the Special Ed department. They appear to be working on it, with a new department leader and they have managed to keep a special ed teacher for more than a year for the first time in many years. Teacher and administration turnover in the high school appears to be higher than in the elementary school. The staff does not appear to work well together and there are underlying tones of unrest that make me nervous as a parent with three more students yet to go through this schools system. In a rapidly growing community, school enrollment is not increasing. Yet the area parochial schools are growing rapidly, which makes me wonder why.
- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
Johnson Creek High School is a very well-balanced school. The school has everything to offer for anyone going on to college and also classes for children thinking of going into the trades, like building or auto-mechanics. The school is small and everyone knows your child's name and are very active in helping kids to make the right decisions. There are many extra-curriculars for the athletes and many for the child that would rather be in the Astronomy Club than football! It is a great school that really cares about kids. A big plus is the fact that the drug and violence problem that most schools face is practically non-existant here.