Award Year: 2020

Johnson Elementary School

1839 Morrison Campground Road
Rome, GA, 30161-9186

(706) 236-1830

Mrs. Tanya Welchel, Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School

Floyd County Board of Education

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Striving to create an environment where students encounter life-changing education while aiming to lead the next generation to FOCUS, LEARN, and ACHIEVE life-long success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 1%
Student Collaboration and Engagement at Johnson Elementary

Student Collaboration and Engagement at Johnson Elementary

Johnson Elementary School (JES) is located in Rome, Georgia, serving just over 500 students in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade. Johnson prides itself on promoting excellence in academics as well as supporting students through their journey of social and emotional development. At Johnson, teachers and staff aim to create an environment where students will encounter life-changing education.

Johnson Elementary holds a history of community support and parent involvement. Since the current school facility opened in 2001, families have made attending Johnson a tradition. Decisions based on "What's best for students?" drive both academic and school-wide collaborations among teachers and administrators. In planning for student success, Johnson strives to prepare students for the next level of education by implementing a rigorous curriculum and providing plenty of student support and resources for our young learners.

With a vision toward success in all content areas, Johnson Elementary implemented the Developing Strategic Writers approach to writing through the genres beginning in 2018. Teachers embarked on a year-long training that would transform the way writing instruction was delivered. Through the use of Developing Strategic Writers, students were instructed to practice a higher level of thinking and reading skills to successfully develop authentic writing throughout the content areas. At JES, students from kindergarten through fifth grade are developing critical writing skills that will support their academic progress well beyond their grade-school years. It is through a commitment to excellence, that Johnson Elementary paves the way for future leaders and life-long learners who will thrive through life's journey.