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A. Dikeos

Ashley Dikeos
Principal


Johnson Elementary is a quaint, neighborhood school that began educating students in 1923 and has built a tradition of excellence which continues to this day.  We are a NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED U.S. Department of Education BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL, CURRENTLY RANKED 5TH OUT OF 733 KENTUCKY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS with an OVERALL SCORE OF 83.9; RECOGNIZED AS A DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL AND A SCHOOL OF DISTINCTION by the Kentucky Department of Education. Johnson Alumni include screenwriter Chuck Pogue, award winning illustrator and National Geographic artist Greg Manchess, artist Mike Glier, Kentucky Hall of Fame Member Jaime Richey, and University of Louisville Women’s Head Basketball Coach Jeff Walz.   
 
We provide a safe, orderly, family environment where our students can grow and learn.  We also provide enrichment to those students who need additional challenges, remediation for those times when a student does not understand a concept, and many opportunities for our students to develop their natural talents (Studio Art, Chorus, Student Technology Leadership Program, 5th Grade Leadership Team, Chess Club, Drama Club, and Academic Team). 

However, we do not do this alone.  The success of our students is directly related to the dedication and exceptional quality of our faculty and staff, supportive parents who understand that a quality education begins at home, and students who are willing to accept the challenge of hard work. The Johnson staff and parents work together to ensure the best possible future for our children and we do this through consistent commitment and communication.
 
Currently, Johnson Elementary consists of a pre-school program, full-day and ½ day kindergarten, as well as grades one through five. Our staff of 49 experienced professionals has adopted the district vision to provide our 405 students with experiences that include Creative and Critical Thinking, Cooperative Decision Making, and a Collaborative Spirit all provided in a positive and supportive environment.
 
We are excited by the UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES available to the students of Johnson Elementary and we are extremely proud of the accomplishments of our students, staff, and PTO. Johnson Elementary – Rich in Tradition, Committed to the Future!



3/5/2009


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