Johnson County High School Reviews
Rating 3.12 out of 5 50 reviews
I feel like Johnson County High School has helped me improve my education all my teachers are very helpful on any questions, I have. I do feel like the school lunches could be improved on, every since Michelle Obama cut back on lunches they are terrible and a lot of my friends don't even eat lunch which is not healthy or good for them to have alert minds as they are still hungry after lunch and the portions have considerably decreased. I feel like there is two things a student of any age needs to succeed is to have a healthy filling meal and a good nights sleep.
I like the opportunities given to the vocational kids, however it is sad that sports seem to be the primary focus and glory of the school. There is very little funding used for what most students feel it should be used for and instead is used for sports or cosmetic fixes to the school which is a shame because it takes away from the educational opportunities.
It has a small town feel and very easy to make friends. As a new student my senior year this has been a great environment.
It’s an good school for a small town. The sports aren’t the best since they do not offer all sports. Teacher are good at their jobs and everyone is very friendly. Our fasfa person who helps us with college does a good job on getting you ready for college. Our guidance counselors are very friendly and very helpful. Our principles are the best, very nice but get the point across if something goes wrong.
At Johnson County High School, I have been able to obtain an abundance of opportunities. JCHS is a small school, I see this as an advantage. Our students are able to make connections with the teachers and staff. Since JCHS is such a small, rural county, we do not have a large amount of diversity. We are, however, diverse in our opinions. The best part is that we are all able to exist with one another in the environment that we are in. The teachers at JCHS are always there to help when you need them. I believe that our academics are fairly good. One of the best things JCHS has to offer is the clubs. JCHS makes sure you are able to experience everything provided to you through these clubs. JCHS makes sure that student athletes are able to get the resources they need. Overall, JCHS is an amazing school and I am so glad that I have had the privilege to be able to say that I am a student there.
Horrible school, bullying is a major issue from students as well as staff, The Director of Schools is no better because she doesn’t care what is going on in the school as long as the kids are present and not wanting a better education
I graduated Johnson County High school in 2016. The teachers were great and very supportive. I wish that the work would have been a little more challenging. Also, the transition from high school to college was difficult, only because the lack of challenge in classes. Overall it was a pretty good school.
Jchs over all is a safe environment to attend school. Our administration works hard to ensure the safety of all students. Our school is small and our resources are limited but a good place.
Johnson county high school is a school where excellence isn't expected or rewarded. Your discipline often depends on if you play sports or not, and hard work isn't rewarded and often gets you no where, teachers are often biased towards students as well.
Our school is very opening to visitors, and no precautionary measures are taken.
We have a few extracurriculars, but they aren't very involved.
Our school is primarily dominated by football which forces academics back a few spots.
The teachers are very friendly and approachable, but some do lack the desire for their students to acquire knowledge.
Most of the teachers go way beyond their job qualifications. However, there are always some that ruin the set standards for how everything is supposed to go and they don't give the adequate time they need to give to ensure the students learn everything they need to.
Very many people are bullied here, and if you tell the principal you get a "well, bless your heart. I'll take care of it." and that is the end, no matter how many more times you bring it up. We have one to two drills a year. There was a shooting right below our school last week, and the teachers were told to shut their doors. That's it. We were not put on lock down, the kids in the gym kept playing, the kids in the field house which is at the entrance of the school were left down there and not brought up. When parents or friends come to visit or bring you lunch, they can go in the office and sign in, or they can just go to your class or sit down at your table in the lunch room. It is not something that is well monitored. There is a security guard at the base of the hill, but he is rarely armed and only waves at those coming up, there cars are never checked and they never have to give a reason as to why they are there.
We have many clubs, but the only clubs taken seriously whatsoever are HOSA and FFA. FCA is a good club, but is only 30 minutes during the school day once a month and the Thespian Troupe is fairly active but again, only 30 minutes once a month other than Thespian Conference. Every other club is a joke and is just to get out of class, and even when the students try to get something going, teachers do not want to participate and take their time to help a student build something they believe in.
My experience at this school has mostly been very bad, but there have been a few really great moments that even it out to being okay overall. While I haven't learned a lot from most of my teachers, and rarely feel prepared for tests, there have been a couple of teachers that changed my life. As far as my education goes, I definitely feel that I could have gotten a better one elsewhere. However, I am still not completely positive that I would not choose to go this school if I could restart. I am very proud of who I am today, and while I have not learned much in the class room, I have taught myself a substantial amount. Due to educating myself, I do not feel as if I am behind students from other schools that I have contact with. If I had of attended another school, while I may not have had to teach myself as much, I would not have met the few teachers and peers that have impacted my life so much. While not all of them were exactly positive, I learned from the experiences and they are what has made me who I am today. Who I am today is someone I am very proud to be, and if given the chance to redo it all, I don't think I would risk the chance of me coming out to be someone different.