School Details

Johnson Elementary School

1355 Kelton Rd., San Diego, CA 92114
(619) 264-0103

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 515 students 16 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Johnson Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Johnson Elementary School is Tracey Jenkins-Martin, whose e-mail is 515 students go to Johnson Elementary School and are mostly Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 29% of the Johnson Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 515 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Johnson Elementary School is 16:1. Oak Park Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 5% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 13%
Hispanic 40% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 25%
Multiracial 2% %
Filipino 1.0% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 129055%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 1%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 63%
Limited English proficiency 29% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Thus far this school has been a great experience for my son. His teacher is structured and consistent. He's homework is also consistent and I like the methods of learning that his teacher uses. I also have to say that the principal is very involved with the students and also assists with making sure students leave school safely.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have twin and they are in the 3rd grade. This is there 1st year at johnson and I love it. My son a daughter are improving alot at Johnson. Test scores are higher I am a proud parent. I'm not happy about the school turning into a k-5 now my kid are doing so well I wanted them to stay until 6th grade.

  • (5 years ago)

    Johnson Magnet school is the best. Really changeles students to be open minded and use all the tools at their disposal to come up twith solutions for everyday problems as well as teaching the stat mandated circulium. Kudus to the the teaches and staff at Johnson magnet school for pushing our kids to a higher level of learning!

  • (5 years ago)

    Johnson has a great principal who is respectful cordial focused and dedicated to bringing excellence to the school. The staff is very cooperative and the teachers very committed. The campus is very orderly. The teachers and students seem to have a sense of ownership of the school. The school is well equipped with science and computer labs. We have come across no disciplinary concerns. Our daughter attended Johnson this school year and she has been the happiest.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child just started 6th grade here and his teachers have been a blessing. They are really devoted to their students. My son came from another school where his years there weren't at all positive and it's incredible what a grand difference it makes here at Johnson. I'm glad to see my son excited to come to school again. I do recommend this school. You'll love the principal and all the office staff too.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love johnson ele. Because it has shown me in a short time great works with my child. And other children. They can read alot faster and interested in reading than the last school my child was at..

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a parent that had her children here and it was very stressful for my children. there was alot of bullies and the students there had no discipline. i had to remove my children from there because of the stress it caused my 11 year old son. something needs to be done about the students there that are disrespectful and not willing to learn.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school committed teachers.

  • (9 years ago)

    I had 2 children graduate from here. My youngest child's last year here was the worse due to the new principal and vice principal. All other years were great due to the wonderful teachers and past administration.

  • (9 years ago)

    The curriculum here is solid and it's obviuous that the staff care deeply. Their space-oriented programs make learning truly enjoyable for the kids.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school has been a great stepping stone for academics for my daughter. This school's staff truly believe that kids are the most important thing on earth and there is nothing greater than to have a child excel in academic. They have programs set up for parents to learn how to continue the learnings at home as they are doing in school. They encourge parents to part take and make us feel our child is the most improtant child in the school. The afterschool programs are wonderful they even let my young ones go to learn how to recieve the teaching from their older sister without the fighting and negativity. I couldn't have asked for a better school

  • (9 years ago)

    this is a great school my daughter is in the first grade so she got her first two years of schooling at johnson and I could not ahve asked for a better start. the school is very involved with its parents and students they focus on making the kids better readers.

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