Elizabeth Cherek, Principal

740 York Avenue
, Saint Paul, MN 55106

651-793-7300 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

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Part—and Heart—of the Community

Welcome to John A. Johnson

  • We are a collaborative community committed to the academic success of all scholars.


    As an “Achievement Plus” school; education, recreation, wellness, and other services are all here in one convenient location. Learn more... 


    Our current JAJ Community partners provide: 

    • medical, dental, and mental helath services
    • legal guidance
    • housing and emergency food supplies  

     Need Resources? For information on housing, childcare, metro transit, mental health, food, and more click here.


    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.

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    John A. Johnson thrives through the support of a number of strong community partnerships, from the YMCA to the Wilder Foundation and more.

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School Profile

Elizabeth Cherek
  • Our Principal

    Ms. Cherek brings a wealth of experience in helping our youngest students succeed. She has served as a Pre-K, kindergarten and elementary teacher, a staff coach to support early learning programs, and most recently, as a continuous improvement specialist for John A. Johnson to help improve student achievement.

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    John A. Johnson Elementary
    740 York Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55106

    Phone: (651) 793-7300
    School Hours:
    7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

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