Lisa Gruenewald, Principal
740 York Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55106
(651) 793-7300 | Get Directions
Our school is a classic on the outside, clean and modern on the inside, with natural light cascading through the windows. Johnson Elementary is more than a school – it’s a lively, friendly hub for a joyful community. That’s what “Achievement Plus” is about: education, recreation, wellness and other services, all in one convenient location. Learn more...
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.
John A. Johnson thrives through the support of a number of strong community partnerships, from the YMCA to the Wilder Foundation and more.
We have many Specialists in our building that offer exciting opportunities for the students at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary.
With more than 20 years of experience, Principal Lisa Gruenewald has served as a Special Education teacher and developed, taught and managed K-8 after-school and early childhood education programs. She first began working with Saint Paul Public Schools in 2004, most recently serving as Assistant Director for the Office of Early Learning.
John A. Johnson Elementary
740 York Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55106
Phone: (651) 793-7300
School Hours: 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
“Resilient is the word I use when asked about my childhood,” says Mr. Jamal Abdur-Salaam. “I learned how to be resilient, to be a go-getter, and to be creative with limited resources.” After Mr. J graduated from St. Paul Central High School, his parents encouraged him to find a job. They hadn’t gone to college (although they later went back to school) and work was highly valued in his family. Jamal started working as a paraprofessional in a special education classroom in St. Paul. Currently, he is finishing his Master's in Educational Leadership.
As Assistant Administrator, Mr. J makes sure kids know they are scholars. He works with students who need extra support, meets individually with students and, in his words, “gets kids hooked on school.”
Lisa Gruenewald is the new principal for John A. Johnson Achievement Plus this year. With more than 20 years of experience, Principal Gruenewald has served as a Special Education teacher and developed, taught and managed K-8 after-school and early childhood education programs. She first began working with Saint Paul Public Schools in 2004, most recently serving as Assistant Director for the Office of Early Learning.
2014-15 John A. Johnson School Supply List
SPPS is engaging stakeholders—teachers, students, principals, community programs and more—in order to determine whether the district should change start times for primary and secondary schools.
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Questions regarding transportation, please contact Jane Novak, school clerk at 651-793-7300.
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Lisa Gruenewald, Principal | 740 York Avenue | Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 793-7300 | Get Directions