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Lisa Gruenewald, Principal

740 York Avenue
, Saint Paul, MN 55106

(651) 793-7300 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Welcome to John A. Johnson

  • At John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary (JAJ) we are a collaborative community committed to the academic success of all scholars. As an “Achievement Plus” school: education, recreation, wellness and other services are all here in one convenient location. We work with our amazing volunteers and community partners to provide dental and medical services, mental health services, legal guidance, tutoring, and housing and employment assistance right here at school. With all of our on-site services, our ultimate goal is to eliminate barriers that get in the way of our scholars reaching their full potential.

     At JAJ, we believe strong relationships are the foundation of a thriving school environment. As such, we strive to provide a positive physical, social and emotional environment that is student-centered and data driven. We are committed to best practices and strategies that address individual needs and interests. Our work is to focus on continuous improvement, and to provide guidance to help scholars become self-directed learners. Through shared leadership with students, families, staff and community partners, we actively participate in student learning and achievement.

    We invite you to come and visit us anytime!



                        Lisa Gruenewald (Ms. G.) - Principal                 Jamal Abdur-Salaam (Mr. J.)- Assistant Principal

                              Ms. G.                                    Mr. J.  

Part—and Heart—of the Community


    Your child has a fabulous opportunity to participate in a variety of high quality after school classes and activities at your child’s school. Programs offer a variety of enrichment, recreation, and academic opportunities for students to explore and develop.

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    John A. Johnson thrives through the support of a number of strong community partnerships, from the YMCA to the Wilder Foundation and more.

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    We have many Specialists in our building that offer exciting opportunities for the students at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary.

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School Profile


    John A. Johnson Elementary
    740 York Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55106

    Phone: (651) 793-7300
    School Hours:
    8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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SPPS Transportation

  • bus Questions regarding transportation, please contact Shannon Platzer, school clerk at 651-793-7300.

Saint Paul Public Schools