Student Placement Center
Mon, Tues, Wed,Fri   7:30am - 4:30pm
Thurs 12:00pm - 4:30pm

2102 University Avenue West, Saint Paul 55114

Johnson Senior High School

Address: 1349 Arcade St.
Saint Paul, 55106
Grades: 9-12
Principal: Jamil Payton
Enrollment: 1243
Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Phone: (651) 293-8890
Fax: (651) 293-8895
  • Our school is home to the District’s aerospace, engineering and manufacturing magnet program, attracting students from all corners of Saint Paul and the Twin Cities.

  • We offer career pathways opportunities in education and business in addition to aerospace and engineering.

  • Johnson is a certified “Project Lead the Way” school where students can choose from a wide range of pre-engineering classes that offer college credit.

  • We also offer more than 20 Advanced Placement and College in the Schools courses across content areas.

  • Johnson students participate in more than 40 clubs and organizations, 24 athletic teams, and Minnesota’s most active and innovative student leadership program.

  • For graduation, all Johnson students complete a senior project that demonstrates they can write well, speak confidently to a public audience and successfully manage a major project. 

  • We offer Upward Bound and College Possible to assist students with college readiness

  • Our community and business partnerships include 3M, HiWay Federal Credit Union, Saint Paul College, the Metropolitan Airports Commission, the Eastside YMCA, the East Side Area Business Association and the University of Minnesota.

  • Johnson High School is truly the “Pride of the Eastside,” combining innovative career and technical programs with a long tradition of academic and extracurricular success.  

We offer:

  • World Languages: Spanish, French

  • AVID

  • University of Minnesota courses

  • Saint Paul College courses

  • St. Catherine University courses

  • Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) - Air Force

Please Note: Johnson Senior uses Metro Transit instead of school buses to get students to and from school. Learn more at
Community School for Area A
Programs offered:
  • Advanced Placement (Areas A, B)
  • Aerospace/Engineering (Areas A, B, C, D, E, F1, F2)

Quick Facts

Students who identify themselves as:
  African American
23 %
  American Indian
1 %
52 %
11 %
10 %
  Pacific Islander
0 %
  Two or more
4 %
Students in English Language Learning
23 %
Students in Special Education
16 %
Students eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch
79 %
1349 Arcade St.
Saint Paul, 55106