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About This School

John Hopkins Middle School is a public middle school in Saint Petersburg. The principal of John Hopkins Middle School is Mr. Barry G Brown, whose e-mail is 4061.principal@pcsb.org. 931 children attend John Hopkins Middle School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 1% of the John Hopkins Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 931 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at John Hopkins Middle School is 14:1. Imagine Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 59% 19%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 59%
Asian 2% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 54%
Limited English proficiency 1% 5%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    The magnet program for guitar and art sounded so great...and could be if it weren't at John Hopkins. The bullying against the middle class was so tremendous I never thought kids would be that bad at that age. Tripping in the hall using push-pins as weapons name-calling stealing of food right out from under your child's nose. The negatives outweighed the positives by a landslide. The classrooms sounded like circuses. I had to pay a tutor to teach my 7th grader math because his elderly teacher couldn't control her students.The teachers cared but the problems there were so much larger than they could rectify. I do not recommend.

  • (11 months ago)

    John hopkins is terrible i would never put my child there in the future wow all i can say is wow iI used to JHOP 2012-2013 school year every thing was good to this new magnet AP came it turned too a nightmare. PLEASE do not go to the school the teachers mess up your grades. PLus now im in 7th grade its wonderful at my new school. I really enjoyed it there but it was to much

  • (1 year ago)

    I have sent two kids to this school for the magnet programs. The principal here is top notch. The teachers are very good especially Miss Makalala and Miss Smith!! If your child can get one of those two teachers you will have a wonderful experience!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have gone to John Hopkins (piano program- fine arts) for all three years and now I am at St. Pete. High school. To me my years at Jhop were probably the best years I have had so far. The school is wonderful if you just ignore the rough part and the fine arts program is absolutely amazing. I have so many memories and good things to say about the teachers at John Hopkins. My 8th grade class didn't even want to go to a different school when the year was over with.

  • (2 years ago)

    A lot of the problems in school are due to low discipline in the homes of the students.

  • (2 years ago)

    What has happened to the Drama magnet program? It was on the rebound of greatness with the productions of "Willy Wonka" and "Grease". The teacher changes have not helped to produce more opportunities in learning for the students. I would hope that the program is evaluated and a stimulating direction for students is put into place. Trojan Pride has not come back for my children.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love John Hopkins. A lot of bad things have been said about it recently but actually the school is on an upswing. Sure hope the principal gets to stay as a lot of good thing have been happening this year unfortunately the school keeps getting bad press. Where was the press the last 3 years. Trojan Pride is coming back.

  • (4 years ago)

    love John Hopkins. A lot of bad things have been said about it recently but actually the school is on an upswing. Sure hope the principal gets to stay as a lot of good thing have been happening this year unfortunately the school keeps getting bad press. Where was the press the last 3 years. Trojan Pride is coming back.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have gone to Jhop for three years now and I have learned what a fantastic school it is. Sure the school is a little ruff around the edges but the good things outweigh the bad. The fine arts program is a great part of the school. It allows students a chance to learn skills such as dance drama and art. The team of teachers and students have come together to bring our school's grade up to a 'B' (actually 1 point away from an 'A'). I am really proud to be a part of the Jhop family.

  • (4 years ago)

    Overall John Hopkins is a great school. It does have some rough spots but there are so many great things about it that outweigh the bad. The fine arts program gives students the chance to learn many creative skills such as drama dance and art. There is a great team of teachers and a great group of students that have come together for our school to have a 'B' grade (one point away from an 'A').

  • (4 years ago)

    I am pleased with the new principal for the school year 2009. The teachers at John Hopkins care about the students. I feel my daughter is recieving a wonderful experience.

  • (5 years ago)

    the program for the arts is phenominal with exelent teacher quality. The principals have been unstable however and much of the school general population is undesirable. The Fine Arts strand offers top quality education in all fine arts including dance drama and vocal. Mr. Butts is bombdidggitylicios.

  • (5 years ago)

    Magnet Program is great! They keep the children in their own areas away from the regular students. Teachers are very helpful. Too bad the new principal is already leaving!! He has made a difference.

  • (5 years ago)

    It is good to see jhop on the rebound it looks like the school board finally opened there eyes and hired a new principal who actually seems to care about the magnet programs lets just hope the school board supports him although the gang problem is becoming a bigger issue but i like his no nonsense actions to that also

  • (5 years ago)

    John Hopkins Middle School is amazing necause it gives kids the opportunity to explore the arts through dance drama art and music. All schools have there flaws (gang fights food fights etc.) but John Hopkins is overall a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My school is the best. We are a B school! Im very proud of my school. Oh and for the PCCA comment we have magnet programs to just not high school

  • (6 years ago)

    We have been very pleased with J. Hop. My children started at Bay Point Elementary a Math and Science Magnet School. We thought it would be good for them to shift focus to a school that had more emphasis on the arts. We have not been disappointed. They continued to be challanged in Math but were able to balance that with fine and literary arts. The teachers are very caring. Both of my daughters have scored extremely high on standard tests and my oldest daughter is now moving on to H.S. and had a choice of 3 magnet programs including the I.B. program. My children did enter through the Magnet program at John Hopkins. Some children enter the school as their neighborhood students. My 1st choice for new students would be the magnet program as it allows you to select a focus and that gives the children more options.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is attending JHOP and we are pleased beyond belief. She moved from a private school to JHOP in 6th grade and we were worried that public school's standards would be lower and that she would 'get lost in the system'. We have had great communication with all of her teachers and she has recieved educational challenges as well. Being primarily a school with Arts Communication and Literature oriented programs there are plenty of opportunites for the like cententered student. While the academic curricuum is FCAT centered (as all PInellas County schools are) the variety and methods that were introduced as well as the high performance expectations of the student by the staff was a positive change from the 'hand holding' our daughter experienced in private school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son loved JHOP. He is a sophmore now and some things have changed. My daughter will be going there in the fall. I am a little concerned that the academics and the arts have changed for the worse. Hopeful for the future!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to JHOP last year and it was an amazing three years. I had soo much fun...most of the teachers were really nice and smart and i learned a whole lot from them. I definetly reccomend the school though because i never had any problems at all and i will never forget JHOP. GO TROJANS!!!

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