More Than a Building

The Johnston Community School District is made up of five elementary schools – grades PreK-5, two middle schools – grades 6-7 and 8-9, and one high school – grades 10-12. Information on each school can be found below, along with a link to their website.


Johnston Early Learning Academy

Programs for 2-, 3-, and 4-year preschool. Currently, there are different sites for these programs; in 2018, they will all be housed in the new Johnston Early Learning Academy, part of the renovated Wallace Elementary.

5608 Merle Hay Road (office)
Director: Joy Palmer
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: Vary by program
Phone: (515) 278-60470
Fax: (515) 278-5884

Johnston Early Learning Academy Website


Elementary Buildings (PK-5)

Beaver Creek Elementary photo
Beaver Creek Elementary

8701 Lyndhurst Drive
Principal: Eric Toot
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 8:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 12:35 p.m.
Phone: (515) 278-6228
Fax: (515) 278-1049

Beaver Creek Website


Horizon Elementary photo
Horizon Elementary

5905 NW 100th Street
Principal: Lindsey Cornwell
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 8:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 12:35 p.m.
Phone: (515) 986-1121
Fax: (515) 986-1131

Horizon Website


Lawson Elementary photo
Lawson Elementary

5450 NW 62nd Avenue
Principal: Thomas (Tom) Bartello
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 8:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 12:35 p.m.
Phone: (515) 278-0478
Fax: (515) 278-4851

Lawson Website


Timber Ridge Elementary photo
Timber Ridge Elementary

7370 NW 54th Avenue
Principal: Kelley Harrison
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Dev. Kdg: 8:40-11:25 a.m. and 12:40-3:35 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 8:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 12:35 p.m.
Phone: (515) 331-4379
Fax: (515) 331-9093

Timber Ridge Website


Wallace Elementary photo
Wallace Elementary

6510 NW 62nd Avenue
Principal: Suzie Pearson
Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
School Hours: 8:40 a.m. – 3:35 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 8:40 a.m. – 2:35 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 12:35 p.m.
Phone: (515) 278-6977
Fax: (515) 278-9894

Wallace Website


Middle Schools

Summit Middle School photo
Summit Middle School (6-7)

9500 Windsor Parkway
Principal: Chris Billings
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 7:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 11:50 a.m.
Phone: (515) 986-0318
Fax: (515) 986-0952

Summit Website


An architect's rendering of the updated front on the renovated Johnston Middle School (formerly Johnston High School).
Johnston Middle School (8-9)

6501 NW 62nd Avenue
Principal: Brent Riessen
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 7:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 11:50 a.m.
Phone: (515) 278-0476
Fax: (515) 278-0130

JMS Website


High School

New JHS
Johnston High School (10-12)

6500 NW 100th St.
Principal: Ryan Woods
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
School Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
Early out Wednesday (Weekly): 7:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
3-hour early dismissal: 11:50 a.m.
Phone: (515) 278-0449
Fax: (515) 276-5795

JHS Website