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I have had an incredible experience at Arthur L. Johnson. The teachers and staff are extremely welcoming and truly seem like they want to make a difference in the student's academic achievement. The classes I have taken were challenging but extremely rewarding since I learned a lot from them and it has prepared me for college. There are a wide variety of classes, sports, clubs, and activities that a student can become involved in that personally benefit their knowledge and developing skills that can be used outside of school. There are endless opportunities that the students can take to better themselves and ready themselves for college at Arthur L. Johnson. The school has a positive learning environment that I have benefited immensely from.
It is a good school, and the teachers are very nice. I have had a few teachers who go above and beyond to make sure that I have all the information needed to get great grades in school and set up my future for college.
There were many positive aspects about my high school. My high school was a great size, 800 or so. This allowed teachers to know the students and students to know each other. It also allowed for a smaller teacher to student ratio which in turn led to more understanding of the course material.

On the down side, our school did not have diversity. I would have liked to meet more students/friends from diverse backgrounds. It did not allow for real life diverse interactions.
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I had a poor experience with Arthur L. Johnson for many reasons. However, I didn’t put one star because I at least made friends, even in strange places. I was a good kid with good values and I tried my best to stay out of trouble. But I realized that it was no way to live, to fade into the background. I came out a year ago to a lot of hate and backlash. And there was zero support for me or my friends. My friends would get pushed around, go to guidance, and hit a wall there. And so overall, I was happy to leave. I’d never go back.
Arthur L. Johnson is am excellent school to ready you for post-secondary education. They push you to challenge yourself so that you are ready to apply to any college you wish to!
I liked the classes that we were able to take that helped us better decide what we wanted to do when we graduated. However, I think the guidance department could do a better job with helping students make sure they are on task and on time with their graduation requirements in order to move on and go to college and become successful.
There is a class for everyone. No one is left behind. The school is welcoming to all students. It is a positive learning environment.
I love how many friends I made. I made some of my closest friends in this school. I learned life skills and some college lessons. Some things that I can change is that there are more bathrooms. Some days it takes like 10 minutes on line just to go to the bathroom and then it gets really crowded.
Our high school is 100% good education wise but everybody has their problems during the years. As a African American girl people start with the racist jokes and the name calling. I don't let it bother me though. Honestly I take it as a joke myself. But the main problem is they keep switching principals and they laid off some of my favorite teachers. The principal we have right now is really strict about everything, like as a senior I feel like we should have more freedom and more privileges.
Arthur L. Johnson is a great school, everyone there is kind and always encouraging others. The teachers are always willing to give students extra help. But the only thing the school should change is increasing the amount of electives to choose from.
I'm telling you this school is garbage don't come here this school is filled with drug addicts no extra courses too many young teacher have have terrible teaching skills and diveristy is a joke there's like 10 Hispanic and 3 black kids in the whole grade. Not enough interesting electives to take after sophomore year unless you want to take stupid puppetry and art the rest of your years here. I'm begging my mom to move me to scotch plains to continue my education in engineering and technology
Good supportive teachers, although one on one office hours are hard to obtain. Some teachers rush subjects and teach what they feel neccisarry just to pass a student. Clubs are not very active and athletics are decent with dedicated coaches. The guidance staff are very helpful and will develop a relationship with each and every student, they're possibly the best asset to the school. The students display rude behavior and racist attitude toward students of other race, making a school day possibly intimidating. Otherwise a good school dedicated to preparing a student for the future and a good teacher/student ratio.
Great place to find friends, great teachers who truly care about you and strive to help you achieve greatness.
I enjoyed being a student at Johnson was a good experience. I feel that we had a large option of classes with a lot of great teachers. There are also many different sports options available and clubs as well.
My overall experiences at Arthur L. Johnson were good. I will have fond memories to take with me. What I liked most about my school was the various clubs that it offered and being in the music program. I love and will dearly miss my music instructor and her staff that assists in marching band. We became one big, happy family.
If I could change anything, it would be my experience in physical education. I feel like the staff could participate a little more rather than bark out orders!!!!
The school is an overall welcoming environment, and is a safe place to be due to the installment of new security guards. Diversity is low but that is only due to the school's location.
When I came to ALJ a couple years ago, the community welcomed me with open arms and I immediately felt like I belonged here. The students are overall pretty open-minded but like every school, there is always those couple closed-minded individuals as well. Most of the teachers are overall excellent and care about their students. The sports are decent overall, but unfortunately, there is some favoritism with certain teams and people. There is an ample amount of clubs and activities at this school, but I wish there was a little bit more clubs. The school is not exactly diverse either, but people are accepting of the few minorities here. The school definitely prepares you for college, and they really push that on the students, and sometimes it is a bit too much (especially with certain subjects). Even though there is some flaws with this school, I would definitely come back here again in a heartbeat.
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It was a great place to learn and grow but there was no cultural diversity so students dont get enough exposure to the different ways people live and think.
Arthur L Johnson high school has changed my life for the better. My courses were challenging, but never too difficult and my teachers were always more than willing to help me succeed. I truly felt that my teachers were genuinely concerned about my well-being and wished great success on all their students. The guidance department is extremely knowledgeable and hardworking. Everything I could have possibly needed or wanted from a guidance counselor, I was able to find in mine. My teachers helped me shape my future goals and allowed me the opportunities I needed to make those dreams come true. If I had to do high school over again, I would choose to go back to ALJ without hesitation.
They are good. Everything you want, ALJ has in terms of clubs and extracurricular activities.
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