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.
National African American Parent Involvement Day (NAAPID)
All-School Gathering (Hosted by 2nd Grade Choir and 4th Grade Drum Line) 9:30 a.m. in Cafeteria.
Come for lunch with your children:)
5:00 - 6:30 p.m.
Please join us for a night of fun – kids can do
some great activities hosted by PBS!
Dinner provided by Junior League of St. Paul
Family Night is 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday 1/21
Click HERE to read about Family Night @ JAJ
Access the online Family Orientation form HERE
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.
With the recent concerns about the Ebola virus, the Saint Paul Public School District is following the guidance of the experts at the Minnesota Department of Health.
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Lisa Gruenewald, Principal | 740 York Avenue | Saint Paul, MN 55106 | (651) 793-7300 | Get Directions