Johnson Jr High School has many good points. It gets a bad reputation from being on the south side of Cheyenne. I've had two children attend and both enjoyed it for the most part. There are a few bad teachers, but you will find that at most schools.
This school does not support student with learning and attention issues. It has been an ongoing battle to get my son's needs met. He entered this school with his disability diagnosed prior. They have been ineffective in their treatment. He has not received services at this school. I have been treated with the same disdain that my son has been treated with. I have spoken to other parents to find out if my son was the only one impacted by this. I was surprised to find out the number of students who are being home schooled due to a lack of concern and support from this school. I would not recommend any parent sending their child with learning or attention issues to this school. This school needs an overall in meeting the needs of special education students in general. They have not met AYP in years. The concern level from the school's administration is nonexistent. The State of Wyoming reimburses school districts at 100% to educate and meet the needs of students with disabilities. With all these resources, one would think that they would be more willing to meet the needs of the students.
As a parent of a special needs child with an IEP, I am very disappointed. I've never been treated so poorly in my life and they have no desire to help my daughter or make any efforts to help her succeed. It's been a really terrible year and I've given up all hope. I've had my daughters doctors even call the school district, still no help. It's in your best interest to drive your kids to Carey instead, they seem to actually care about the students there.
Great school with great staff and great students. I think parents would be pleasantly surprised by the education their children could receive from this school. surprised by the education their children could receive from this school.
although Im only in 7th grade and today was my first day of school, it was amazing. I was so nervous about going to jh. I heard so many storys about johnson. I dont have one bad kid in my class. I have the most amazing teachers I have ever had. they dont give up and scream at you they talk in a tone as if you didnt get in trouble. I noticed the teachers that give respect to there students they get a lot of respect. I have to say I love johnson
Johnson really gets a bad rap but does a nice job with the kids. Becuase the rest of the town is so negative towards Johnson, the kids feel they are 'bad kids' and have no hope. However, we have always had good experiences with teachers who really care about the kids.
Excellent staff committed to ensuring education for all students. Staff participates in many professional development opportunities.
A school's ability to be successful relies on three things, the students desire to learn, the parents' encouragement of their children, and the ability of the teacher to meet student needs and to challenge them accordingly. Test scores do not accurately reflect the strength of any one of these areas, but does reflect a need for improved colaboration between the three parties mentiond above. Johnson is filled with wonderful teachers, and many of its students and parents want the students to be successful. When it comes to testing, what hurts Johnson is its diverse population, but as a teacher, a diverse population keeps teaching interesting and fun!
Johnson Junior Highis a great school. Both of my children have enjoyed attending Johnson. They now have moved on to high school and are doing very well. I think the teachers work very hard at Johnson to help meet the instructional needs of a very diverse population of students.
My sister and I both attended Johnson Jr. High and. It. Rocks. We had teacher support, a wide student variety, and plenty of class differentiation. My sister and I are both now in honors programs and I am on my way to a fully sponsored trip to Europe for 21 days. We found this school to be exciting and awesome. Johnson was recently chosen out of fifty schools to be a NASA Explorer School, complete with funding. We both agree it is a good school to send your children to.
My son attended Johnson Jr. High from 1999-2001. We found the acamedic program to be sufficient at the time. We have recently moved away and our daughter would have attended Johnson. We were astonished to learn from friends attending the school this year that Johnson has failed to meet certain academic standards for the past few years and families could look into attending other schools should they choose. Kids who are: bus/free and reduced lunch/ or at-risk would have priority due to limited availability. I am glad that we do not contend with this. I feel bad for parents who only want the best eduation for their children, but who don't meet the guidelines to go to a better school. Just what kind of message is this sending to our children?
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