Johnson Elementary School

Preparing today's child for tomorrow's world

About Us

About Our School

4101 Seneca Fort Collins, CO 80526


Principal: Georgianna Dawson
School Colors: Teal & Black
School Mascot: Thunderbird
Grades: PreK - 5
Enrollment: 400


Johnson Elementary School opened in 1988 and was named in honor of Mary and Curtis Johnson, two lifelong Fort Collins educators.  We have been a long standing quality comprehensive school since then.

Learning Culture

At Johnson, we believe in addressing the needs of the whole child.  We pride ourselves on insuring a safe and healthy learning environment focused on academics.  We look for opportunities to engage and challenge each student as well as provide opportunities for students to explore gifts and talents.

Academic Environment

Our academic environment is focused on student mastery of the Colorado Academic State Standards.  To this end, all grade levels enjoy long uninterrupted blocks of time for literacy instruction and math instruction.

Students enjoy a weekly rotation of "specials" classes including art, media and technology, music, physical education, and counseling. These classes allow students to explore their creative interests and participate in art shows, concerts, track meets, honor choirs, and service learning projects.

Fifth graders have their own wing of the building. They have lockers and change classes in preparation for their transition to middle school.

Instructional Programs

Johnson provides a continuum of services to meet the diverse needs of our student population.  We have gifted and talented programming, a full range of services for students with learning disabilities, English Language Acquisition services for students needing to learn English, specialized literacy interventions, and specialized math interventions.  All of these services are in addition to core instruction and compliment the classroom setting.

Kindergarten students may attend morning or afternoon half-day classes or tuition-based full-day classes.  We have a preschool program as well here at Johnson.  For more information about preschool, please see the district's main web page for further detail.

Opportunities for Parents

There are many opportunities to get involved at Johnson.  We have a strong Johnson Parent-Teacher Organizations (JPTO) and our Johnson School Accountability and Advisory Committee (SAAC) if a parent or community member would like to provide leadership to our school.  There are also many volunteer opportunities. Johnson's incredible community spends thousands of hours each year helping our students and staff.  We average over 20 hours of volunteerism per day.  Parents can help in the classroom, work with small groups of students, prepare materials for instructional staff, offer after or before school enrichments, as well as many other options.  We value our volunteers greatly here at Johnson.  If you would like more information about volunteering at Johnson, visit our Volunteer Spot.