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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    At John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary (JAJ) 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. With all of our on-site services, our ultimate goal is to eliminate barriers that get in the way of our scholars reaching their full potential. We are committed to best practices and strategies that address individual needs and interests through our Science and Social Studies-themed Areas of Study. We strive to help scholars become self-directed learners through culturally relevant instruction and materials.  We believe that through shared leadership with students, families, staff and community partners, we actively participate in student learning and achievement.

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

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    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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Elizabeth Cherek
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    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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