Welcome to John A. Johnson

Johnson Elementary is more than a school – it’s a lively place open to the whole community. The beautiful East Side YMCA is connected to our building, and our students use this facility for physical education classes. Learn more...

Part—and Heart—of the Community

After School

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.

School Profile

Our Principal

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.

Contact Us

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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