Welcome to Johnson Elementary School

Destination Graduation-For Every Child!

LaDonna L. Turrentine, Principal

Shannon Pollitz, Assistant Principal


Mission Statement:
At Johnson Elementary School we aim to create an environment where students will encounter life changing education. We aim to lead the next generation to FOCUS, LEARN, and ACHIEVE great success through high school graduation and beyond.

At Johnson Elementary School we believe:

in building positive relationships with students, parents, and community.

in providing a safe environment and an academic foundation to support learning for all students.

in making school relevant and meaningful to ensure student involvement.

in providing a solid foundation for a variety of options and pathways to graduation.

The Vision at Johnson Elementary School:

The graduates of Johnson Elementary will be prepared for college and career opportunities of the future.

A letter from Georgia's School Superintendent

Op-Ed by Superintendent Richard Woods

In October, we’ll release student scores for the first year of the Georgia Milestones Assessment System -- and I want to caution that scores will likely reflect a smaller percentage of students who are proficient than we have seen in previous years.


Taking an Honest Assessment of Where We Are

Why will scores likely reflect a smaller percentage of students who are proficient? Because Georgia Milestones sets a significantly higher bar for student proficiency compared to the old Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT). That’s not an arbitrary decision. Under the CRCT, Georgia had some of the lowest expectations in the nation for its students. Too many students were labeled as proficient when, in reality, they had not fully mastered the standards and needed additional support. That hurt our kids, who need to be competitive with others across the country and hurt our teachers by making it difficult for them to have a true picture of the academic strengths and weakness of their students. Read more...