Johnson Primary School is a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school which serves approximately 550 students in preschool through second grade. The school opened in school year 2005-2006 as a result of merging the primary grades from the three main side base elementary schools.
The certified staff at Johnson Primary School includes special area teachers for art, music, physical education, media skills and Spanish. Additionally, a full time nurse, two guidance counselors, school psychologist, Gifted Resource Teacher (GRT), and educational technologist serve students. The special needs of students are met through instructional support in reading and math. Johnson Primary School also serves students in special education through a continuum of special education services. Gifted students are served through the GRT program, which is a combination pullout/inclusion model. Johnson Primary is also a Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) focused school.
At Johnson Primary School children are placed in multi-age classes and single grade kindergarten, first and second grade classes. The multi-age classes are K-1-2 configurations. Teachers plan together and look at student work in grade level and cross grade level teams. Individual student needs are met through flexible grouping in both single and multi-age classes.
Our school is named in honor of Carla Rae Bratton Johnson.
Carla was a teacher, assistant principal and principal for DoDEA Schools in Okinawa, Japan and at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. She was tragically killed in an automobile accident in 2001.
Carla is remembered as an incredibly dedicated principal who "would do almost anything for her kids" and was always "right there with them". Carla lived her life with the belief that if you..."make a difference in a child's life every day it will make a difference in yours."
Grades: Pre K - 2
Educate, Engage, and Empower Each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
JPS kids SOAR higher!
S - Super Problem Solvers
O - Outstanding Writers
A - Accomplished Readers
R - Ready for Success
Hard Work + Resiliency + Team Work = SUCCESS!