Proud of Our Past, Eager For Our Future

In the Johnston Community School District, we give much credit to the building blocks our founders laid more than 100 years ago – it has built a district of reputable excellence. And while much learning occurs beyond the walls of the classrooms and schools, we are proud of the outstanding, modern facilities that house our students, staff, and administrators in the district.

ARC 2010 (6)Administrative Resource Center (ARC)
5608 Merle Hay Road
P.O. Box 10
Johnston Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-0470
Fax: (515) 278-5884

The district’s Administrative Resource Center (ARC) houses the Superintendent, Student Services, Teaching, Learning, & Innovation, Behavioral Services, Human Resources, Financial Services, District Communications, Nutrition Services, Technology Services and Special Education.

Artist's rendering of JELAJohnston Early Learning Academy (JELA)
6207 NW 62nd Ave.
P.O. Box 10
Johnston Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 727-5352
Fax: (515) 278-4085

The Johnston Early Learning Academy serves students in ages from 2-years-old to 4-years old. Prior to 2018, the preschool classes were spread throughout the district; in 2018, JELA opened to house all preschool ages under one roof. Their new facility features natural light in all classrooms, community spaces, an indoor playscape, and abundant space outdoors for play and learning.

Beaver CreekBeaver Creek Elementary (K to Grade 5)
8701 Lyndhurst
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515)-278-6228
Fax: (515) 278-1049

Built in 1997, the school includes various instructional classrooms, two art rooms, vocal/band rooms, computer lab, library media center, story telling area, cafeteria, and full-size gym.

HorizonHorizon Elementary (K to Grade 5)
5905 NW 100th Street
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515)-986-1121
Fax: (515) 986-1131

Built in 2001, the building includes various instructional classrooms, two art rooms, vocal/band rooms, computer lab, library media center, cafeteria, and full-size gym.

LawsonLawson Elementary (PDK to Grade 5)
5450 NW 62nd Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 51031
Phone: (515) 278-0478
Fax: (515) 278-4851

The school, built in 1958, and added on to in 1961, 1998 and 2011 includes various instructional classrooms, two art rooms, vocal/band rooms, computer lab, library media center, cafeteria and full-size gym.

Timberridge07 (3)Timber Ridge Elementary (K to Grade 5)
7370 NW 54th Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 51031
Phone: (515) 331-4379
Fax: (515) 331-9093

The school was built in 2007 and added on to in 2013 and includes various instructional classrooms, two art rooms, vocal/band rooms, computer lab, library media center, story telling area, cafeteria and full-size gym.

artist's renderings of the New Wallace south entryWallace Elementary (K to Grade 5)
6207 NW 62nd Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-6977
Fax: (515) 278-9894

The original Wallace Elementary was built in 1988 and added onto in 1990. In July 2018, it moved into a renovated and beautiful new space in the former Johnston Middle School. The new Wallace features large studio classroom space with abundant natural light throughout the building. There are art rooms,      music spaces, a large auditorium, computer labs, media center, and two gyms for students to enjoy.

SummitSummit Middle School (Grades 6-7)
9500 Windsor Parkway
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 986-0318
Fax: (515) 986-0952

The school, built in 2004 and added onto in 2012  includes various instructional classrooms, full-size gymnasium, swimming pool, a library media center, cafeteria, industrial technology room, computer lab, Family & Consumer Science (home-ec) room, art/graphic design rooms, one vocal room, digital communications room, and a band room.

photo of the exterior of the Johnston Middle school (2018)Johnston Middle School (Grades 8-9)
6501 NW 62nd Avenue
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-0476 or (515) 278-0477
Fax: (515) 278-0130

The original JMS was built in 1985 and added onto in 1991 and 2007. In 2017, the staff and students moved into the former Johnston High School to accommodate growing student populations. The space includes various instructional classrooms, Library Media Center, cafeteria and serving area, two gymnasiums, art rooms, industrial technology rooms, ICN telecommunication room, Family & Consumer Science (home-ec) room, 600 seat auditorium, computer labs, vocal room, band room, athletic office and wellness center.

photo of the exterior of the New JHSJohnston High School (Grades 10-12)
6500 NW 100th St.
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-0449
Activities Office: (515) 278-2407
Fax: (515) 276-5795

The original JHS was built in 1973 and added onto in 1978, 1994 and 2008. In 2017, construction on the new Johnston High School was complete and staff and students moved into a brand-new, state-of-the-art learning facility located at 6500 NW 100th St. It is 369,000 finished square-feet, making it one of the largest high schools in the state of Iowa, with a capacity of 1800 students. There are 48 general ed classrooms, 12 science labs, 20 related arts classrooms, a 1,200-seat auditorium with fly loft and orchestra pit, 2,500-seat field house with three gyms, a 5,600-seat outdoor stadium and athletic complex.

Photo of the Johnston Community Education buildingJohnston Community Education
P.O. Box 10
6600 NW 62nd Ave
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Main Office Phone: 515-278-0552
Kids Connection Phone: 515-252-8490

Johnston Community Education serves as a partnership between the Johnston Community School District and City of Johnston, and aims to provide educational, enriching, and athletic opportunities for all community members. Community Education offers affordable enrichment, fitness, and sport classes for youths and adults – in addition to before and after child care at the elementary (K-5) and middle (6-7) levels, preschool for ages 2-3, and aquatic programs.

Buildings and Grounds Facility
6350 NW Beaver Drive
P.O. Box 10
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-5874

Fax: (515) 276-2378

Photo of Johnston School Buses lined up outsideTransportation Facility
6350 NW Beaver Drive
Johnston, Iowa 50131
Phone: (515) 278-8149

Providing safe, reliable transportation to and from school is a critical part of the school day. The Johnston Community School District is pleased to partner with Student Transportation of America (STA) to offer bus ridership to students in the district’s boundaries. All transportation-related questions can be directed to the STA office, 515-278-8149, or emailed to Katie McBride at kamcbride@ridesta.com.

Aerial shot of Dragon stadium, located at 6500 NW 100th St., Johnston

Outdoor Facilities
Facilities include the Johnston stadium, located at 6501 NW 62nd Ave., with an eight-lane all-weather track, softball and baseball fields, eight tennis courts, outdoor basketball court, and open play areas. The Dragon Stadium is located at Johnston High School and features a 5,600-seat stadium, synthetic field, team building, entry building, home/visitor concessions, and restrooms, and an 8-lane track. Each elementary has outdoor play equipment and open space for various sports.

 

Energy Efficient Facilities
All school buildings are Energy Star Rated facilities. A number of our buildings utilize Geothermal heating/cooling as well as LED lighting and other environmentally-conscious efficiency efforts.

 

 

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