J.O. Johnson High serves approximately 575 students in grades 9-12. The administrative team is made up of Eric Jones, Principal, Teresa McDaniel and Roderick Tomlin, assistant principals. The Johnson High leadership team is working to rewrite the mission and vision statements. When complete, they will posted around the school and on the website.
J.O.J. opened in 1972 at 6201 Pueblo Drive, Huntsville, Alabama, to ease the overcrowding of Lee High School and to meet the needs of an area of Huntsville that had just begun to grow in population. The school was named for former Huntsville educator James Oliver Johnson. The road actually leading to the campus, Cecil Fain Drive, is named after another long term educator. Its primary feeder schools are the Academy for Science and Foreign Language, Edward H. White Middle School, and Davis Hills Middle School.
In August 2012, Huntsville City Schools announced plans to tear down the original two-story main high school building and replace it with a new structure. The new campus, located off of Pulaski Pike just north of Stringfield Road, will allow Johnson High to be rebuilt smaller. Johnson and the middle school will have separate administrative teams. Students will also remain separate from one another, with middle school students having their own building and high school students having their own facility. Ninth-grade students will have their own ninth-grade academy.
When complete, the new Johnson High School curriculum will expand the district's programs that prepare students for college. Johnson would also be the home of five career-readiness academies: an industrial robot academy; a fire, law and emergency medicine academy; a Project Lead the Way engineering academy; an esthetics and spa management academy and a business management academy.
*Sources: Wikipedia.org, AL.com