• We would like to thank you in advance for your patience and understanding as we all start working in a new Distance Learning environment. This is new for everyone. Please be patient, be kind and be understanding -- and know we are all in this together. 

    If you have questions that you cannot find answers to on our website, please call your child’s school. You may also leave a message for the Office of Family Engagement at 651-767-8347 or email family.engagement@spps.org for assistance. We will do our best to respond within one business day.

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Elizabeth Cherek, Principal

740 York Avenue
, Saint Paul, MN 55106

651-793-7300 | Get Directions

Principal/School Name

360 Colborne Street, Saint Paul, MN, 55102

651-767-8100 | Get Directions

Welcome to John A. Johnson

  • 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. We work with our amazing volunteers and community partners to provide dental and medical services, mental health services, legal guidance, tutoring, and housing and employment assistance right here at school. Learn more... 

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Part—and Heart—of the Community

  • AFTER SCHOOL

    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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  • COMMUNITY

    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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  • SPECIALISTS

    We have many Specialists in our building that offer exciting opportunities for the students at John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary.

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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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  • CONTACT US

    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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