School Details

Johnson Elementary School

3807 E Pueblo, Mesa, AZ 85206
(480) 472-6800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 676 students 18 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

86%
71%
69%
91%
77%
75%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
69%
65%
86%
79%
77%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
63%
63%
92%
80%
79%
58%
53%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
66%
63%
92%
82%
79%
68%
51%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Mesa Unified School District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Johnson Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mesa. 676 students go to Johnson Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the Johnson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 43% of the 676 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Johnson Elementary School is 18:1. Irving Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 25% 37%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% %
Multiracial 0.4% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43% 48%
Limited English proficiency 6% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent positive environment for kids. My kids adjusted very well to school after moving from California and my older son who struggled through out the year last year now is achieving A's and B's and enjoying going to school everyday. My daughter who is in Kindergarden just loves going to school and enjoys learning and I think it is great that kids love and enjoy learning! Teachers and staffs must be creating wonderful positive environement for kids. )

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent I love the montesori portion of Johnson. The class sizes are small and the teachers are great...

  • (6 years ago)

    I think Johnson Elementary is the best school ever! If you go there the staff in the front office are so polite. Your child will make friends like that everyone is really kind!

  • (6 years ago)

    My children have attended Montessori at Johnson for going on 4 years now. I love the Montessori option in the district and we feel lucky to have a tuition free option. The Montessori does feel a little excluded from the 'traditional' program however. I wish the new principal would do more to make the Mont kids feel included in the school. There was an incident recently regarding sharing PE equipment that was resolved well but shouldn't have arisen in the first place. Lunch period is too short for the kids to eat especially if they have to go through lunch line to get their meal (the line is very fast but it shortens the eating time). I also wish the Montessori program would grow and the district would do more to publicize it - very few families outside of Johnson are aware it exists at Johnson and Mendoza campuses.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is the best. The leadership Mrs. Yslas possesses is outstanding and the staff really care about the kids. I love this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is average at best. The front office staff is rude and are not very helpful. I have overheard staff and teachers using unkind tones with students. The feeling you get is they are there because its a job. I dont see very many caring teachers or staff at all. STAFF if you don't like working with kids ... get another job!

  • (8 years ago)

    Our child attended the Montessori Program at Johnson Elementary; the instructors in the program were great and the whole experience was highly beneficial for all of us - the student teachers and parents. I cannot address the 'traditional' program there but the teachers I did meet were all helpful as well

  • (8 years ago)

    I have been extremely pleased with Johnson and the Montessori program it offers. My son loves going to school there and the teachers he has had for the 3 years he's been there are fabulous! He has been on Honor Roll every quarter and has participated with the ELP group and after school sports. He has also participated in both band and orchestra. I feel Johnson is an awesome and enriching learning environment for my child with top Montessori teachers in the profession. However she is obviously a great leader and Principal to have such a wonderful learning environment for our students. Thank you Dr. Diaz and Johnson Elementary staff! I would reccomend this school HIGHLY!

  • (8 years ago)

    my daughter has been enrolled in johnsons pre-k program and has had a wonderfull year. Her teacher Mrs. Schaver is excellent and I am impressed at how much she has learned. They are patient and have extra assistance so the kids get plenty of help.

  • (9 years ago)

    Johnson is a great school with a caring staff. My childs specail needs have been met.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children who attend this school and I love it. The teachers do what ever they can to help the students acedemically.

  • (10 years ago)

    The kindergarden program is awesome. My son learned to read. The staff was great. I am sorry I had to leave.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school has outstanding education leadership observed in the kindergarten level school year 2003-04. Also have reading specialist to help them with a head start for reading going into the first grade. We as parents are very pleased with this school's academics at the kindergarten level.

  • (11 years ago)

    My children are enrolled in the Montissori program and have really flourished. The multi-grade classrooms and self-directed learning keeps them challenged. They are exceeding their grade levels because they can go at their own pace and do not have to wait for others to catch-up. The ELP for gifted children is an all-day program therefore children are given the time to really benefit from it. The principal is strict in terms of behavior so bullying is not a problem although some of the restrictions--no playing tag or other contact games are not allowed--go a bit overboard. In summary my children are happy and have friends which makes school a very positive experience.

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