About This School
In 2011, Louise R. Johnson Middle School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Florida average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Louise R. Johnson Middle School Reviews
This school is a negative environment for both students and parents. I volunteer at the school alot. I don't think the principal appreciates the PTO or the dedication the parents put into the school and the students. A great deal of emphasis is placed on improving the school rating as opposed to rearing quality teenagers with a desire and ability to make a great future for themselves. My teen says she she likes her teachers and for the most part doesn't mind the school work, but yet hates to go to school because as she puts it "all they (admin) focus on is the bad in people, the negative. They never say anything good about us". The discipline policy is guilty and not allowed to defend yourself. This sends a strong message to kids that their voice is not to be heard. Shame, we had such high hopes.
This is the third year that Johnson has initiated it's IB program and although it is indeed rigorous, it is well worth the effort it requires of its students. This is my child's first year at Johnson (he's in 6th grade) and he is thriving under such professional, dedicated and innovative teachers. He has already participaed in two of the many, many afterschool programs - Math Counts and Lacrosse. Johnson offers a choice of foreign languages (French, Spanish or Chinese), which is one of the many advantages of attending this school. The PTO is just getting off the ground but already there have been two school dances with many more dances and fundraisers to come. Each child has to serve 10 hours of community service and each family must volunteer for a minimum of 10 hours as well. We like that there is such a high level of involvement and think that Johnson's view of student success involes everyone: child, parent and school. The school does ask alot of their students, but also provides them with the tools and support they need to succeed. We are very happy with the choice we made to send our son to Johnson Middle School and highly suggest anyone reading this post to come and check it out!
This school is an MYP IB School. The teachers are excellent and the curriculum is vigorous. There is an after school program and many sports.
I would highly recommend this school.