Johnson High School (Gainesville, Georgia)

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Johnson High School
3305 Poplar Springs
Gainesville, Georgia 30507

United States
Coordinates 34°13′29″N 83°51′13″W / 34.224828°N 83.853666°W / 34.224828; -83.853666Coordinates: 34°13′29″N 83°51′13″W / 34.224828°N 83.853666°W / 34.224828; -83.853666
Type Public
Established 1972
School district Hall County Schools
Principal Stan Lewis[1]
Faculty 65.3 (on FTE basis)[2]
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1,151 (2007-08)
Student to teacher ratio 16.0[2]
Color(s) Baby blue and white         
Mascot Knights
Rivals Gainesville High School
Flowery Branch High School
West Hall High School
Affiliations International Baccalaureate[3]

Robert Wood Johnson High School is a public high school located in Gainesville, Georgia, United States, operated by the Hall County School District. The school serves 1,150 students in grades 9 to 12.

About Johnson[edit]

Robert Wood Johnson High School was built in 1972 by the Hall County Board of Education under the direction of Superintendent Dean Myers. The school is named after the Johnson & Johnson Corporation's founder; the corporation owned a large piece of land in South Hall County and gave a small piece to the Board of Education as long as they in turn would name the school Robert Wood Johnson High School. The school at one time was called Robert Wood Johnson Memorial Comprehensive High School.

Johnson High School added a vocational wing in 1973.

In 1982 the Frank J. Knight Center was dedicated. This is home to many PE classes, basketball, volleyball, and school assemblies.

In 1990 a stadium was built for football and soccer. Nicknamed "The Dungeon," the official name of the facility is "Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium," after a former principal who died of cancer.

In 1996, the Performing Arts Center was built between the main building and the Frank J. Knight Center. This building is home to drama classes and chorus and band performances, and is referred to as the PAC.[4]


  • Stan Lewis: Principal
  • Tim Rogers: Assistant Principal
  • Jonathan Edwards: Athletic Director
  • Cathryn Sawyer: Curriculum & Instruction[1]

Feeder schools[edit]

  • Chestnut Mountain Elementary School
  • Chicopee Woods Elementary School
  • Jones Elementary School
  • Lyman Hall Elementary School
  • Martin Elementary School
  • Myers Elementary School
  • South Hall Middle School
  • Sugar Hill Elementary School
  • Tadmore Elementary School

Notable alumni[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ a b "Johnson High School". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved May 12, 2008. Students: 1047 (2005-2006) 
  3. ^ "Johnson High School". International Baccalaureate Organization. Retrieved May 12, 2008. IB school code: 003342...since February 2008 
  4. ^ a b A Little History of Johnson High School. Johnson High School. Retrieved on May 12, 2008.
  5. ^ "About the Lt. Governor". State of Georgia. Retrieved May 12, 2008. 
  6. ^ "Mike "MoonPie" Wilson". Georgia Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on April 23, 2014. Retrieved May 12, 2008. 
  7. ^ "Mike Wilson". Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved May 12, 2008.