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 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...
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.
Please click on the PDF document to see grade level supply lists for the 2015 to 2016 school year at John A Johnson Elementary.
JAJ School Supply List 15-16 PDF
On April 23, the students at John A Johnson Elementary entertained a crowd of approximately 250 people with dancing, singing, magic, and acrobatics. Click here to view pictures.
Saint Paul Public Schools is teaming up with the city of Saint Paul and Ramsey County to reinforce the message that school attendance — and missing classes — can impact a student's learning.
“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.”
Lisa Gruenewald is the new principal for John A. Johnson Achievement Plus this year.
Every student enrolled at our school will receive a healthy lunch at no cost beginning in fall 2015. Learn more about the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program: English | Soomaali | Español | Hmoob |
2015-16 John A. Johnson School Supply List
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