• Course Selection for the 2021-2022 school year is now open.
    It is extremely important that you pick your classes for next year so your schedule can be ready this Fall. All students attending Johnson High School for the 2021-22 school year, including incoming 9th graders, should complete this task. To select your classes for next year, please click the following link and complete the Google Form:  Course Selection 2021-2022 

    Additional resources can be found on the course selection page: Click here 

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  • Johnson 10th - 12th graders!  We are still looking for Govie Leaders for this school year! Both new and returning Govie Leaders should plan to attend a training session on Wednesday, September 1st.  Please check your school email for links to both the application form and the training sign-up (The links are below as well). We can't wait to see you for Govie Leader training on Wednesday, September 1st. Student leadership is important at JHS!

    Govie Leader Sign-up

    Govie Leader Training Session Sign-up

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Jamil Payton, Principal

1349 Arcade St., Saint Paul, MN 55106

(651) 293-8890 | Get Directions

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360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Welcome to Johnson!

  • Everyone can find a place to learn and grow at Johnson Senior High School. Our school is home to the district’s Aerospace and Engineering Academy that attracts students from all corners of Saint Paul.  More ...

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  • Aerospace and Engineering

    The Johnson Aerospace and Engineering Department is very excited to be the first high school in Saint Paul to offer the rigorous challenges of Aerospace and Engineering to its students.

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    Johnson has a rich tradition when it comes to athletics. Students have many opportunities to join a sports team. We offer more than twenty-five athletic activities during the school year.

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    The JHS Licensed School Counselors partner with students, families and staff to support student success. They do this through academic support, social emotional support, college & career readiness.

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    Johnson is very proud of our alumni. We look forward to new generations of students carrying on the traditions of excellence set by the classes of the past.

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  • Principal Payton


    Jamil Payton has served as a classroom teacher, cultural liaison, school administrator, assistant principal, and most recently, as principal of Hmong International Academy in the Minneapolis Public Schools. Mr. Payton understands the importance of collaborating with staff and families and embracing the unique gifts that each student brings.

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