Mission Statement

William J. Johnston Middle School is committed to embracing the spirit of the changing adolescent. In a community where respect for self and others is highly valued, each student is empowered to employ high standards in taking responsibility to make good personal and academic choices. As WJJMS students embark upon their for identity, WJJMS strives to nurture the whole child. Balance and stability are provided with a safe environment allowing the students to learn to effectively take the risks necessary to realize their ultimate potential.

Developmentally responsive middle schools provide:

  • a curriculum that challenges, integrates, and explores a variety of options
  • teaching and learning methods that are varied
  • student assessment and evaluation processes that promote learning
  • organizational structures that are flexible
  • programs and policies that promote health, wellness, and safety
  • guidance and support services that are comprehensive