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About This School

James H. Bright Elementary/J.W. Johnson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Hialeah. The principal of James H. Bright Elementary/J.W. Johnson Elementary School is Mrs. Maritza M Garcia and can be contacted at pr0481@dadeschools.net. 769 students attend James H. Bright Elementary/J.W. Johnson Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 63% of the James H. Bright Elementary/J.W. Johnson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 96% of the 769 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at James H. Bright Elementary/J.W. Johnson Elementary School is 13:1. Cinderella School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 96% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 24%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 8%
Multiracial 0.3% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.07%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.03%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96% 73%
Limited English proficiency 63% 21%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    i will always love this school i have wonderful memories there i was a student there back in 1991-1996 n they were the best years of my life

  • (2 years ago)

    I was a student of James H. Bright from 1988 to 1991. That was back when 6th grade was still considered elementary school. My best school experiences were there. The teachers were phenomenal. Students and teachers were like one big loud goofy family. Back then we had the career lab in pod B Mrs.Johnson( one of the P.E teachers back then) was in charge of cheer leading. It was my favorite part of the year when we got to cheer at the Jose Marti parade every January. Mrs. Gavinsky the music teacher was a wonderful music teacher who saw the music potential in each of her students and encouraged them all to learn how to play an instrument or work on their singing and last but not even close to being least was Assistant Principal Mrs. Naveiras. She started "The Lunch Club" with just a few at risk kids and it grew like wild fire. Everyone wanted to come eat lunch at the office with her after a while. She would eat with us like parents do at the dinner table with their kids and discuss home friends class work etc. It was more than just lunch it was a great experience knowing she really cared about us. I WILL ALWAYS LOVE JAMES H BRIGHT ELEMENTARY. =)

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has a great autism program. The only thing I do not like is that they do not have the afterschool program available for children with special needs.

  • (3 years ago)

    There after school programs to help students that are lagging behind.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school because it feels like a family and all of the children are receiving a great education.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great school as the teachers are always going that extra step to help the students.

  • (4 years ago)

    James H. Bright is the most awsome school in Dade County because it has the most amazing caring and understanding staff!

  • (4 years ago)

    Because we have amazing teachers that always have the students' best interests at heart.

  • (4 years ago)

    Where beter to relax laugh and have a wonderful time? Just in James H. Bright...

  • (4 years ago)

    I love my school because I work with such a great group of teachers. We are truly united and collaborate all the time! We are simply the best!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school are excelent they have great teachers there when i went there and there still are. My dauther studing there and she says is the better school she have and the teachers too. James h. Bright is amazin school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am soo lucky to go to tis shool i love my teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    James H. Bright is an amazing school. They have great teachers there when I went there and there still are.My son goes there and he say that 'He say that those teachers are great that he can stop studying to pass there classes.

  • (6 years ago)

    no communication among the administration. Where is the PTA or the money? I feel sorry for the kids next year.This school lacks much communication and organizational skills.

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