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Greetings and Welcome to Johnston Square Elementary School!

Raymond Braxton, Principal
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,

I would like to welcome you to Johnston Square Elementary School. This is the place where excellence is the expectation. Our goal is very simple: We want to create a dynamic learning environment where students can learn and grow.

At Johnston Square Elementary School, we will show students how much we care through our expectations of excellence. We expect our students to be ready, respectful and responsible. We expect parents to participate as equal partners in their child’s learning. We expect our students to do their best!

We are a close knit school community, so it is my goal to give families the personal attention you deserve. Our doors are always open for you to come in and visit your child. Please do not be a stranger to our website to keep abreast of the exciting things that will be happening at our school.

Collectively we can revamp our school’s belief system and vision to create a successful environment for our children.  

Our  vision is

At JSE, we are passionate educators that practice patience with our children and families. We are committed to improving our teaching practices to enhance the education and daily lives of our students to help them become productive citizens.
Our mission  is
At JSE, our daily mission is to provide meaningful learning experiences that show passion for the subject we teach, patience with our students  and opportunities for deep practice so our students will become critical thinkers, readers and writers.
WE are a Success for All school. It is an excellent reading intervention and acceleration program designed to have all kids reading on grade by the end of 3rd grade. For more information, check out it out at We also a free Johnston Square app. It is availble at the apple store or google play.  

Throughout out the year, you will be able to see evidence of our new vision and mission.  I hope you find this website useful as I continue to improve the ability to communicate with you. I will update this site monthly with upcoming events and reports.  If you have any questions in the interim, please give us a call 410-396-1477 or stop by the school. Once again, I am humbled by the opportunity to serve you.

                                     Raymond Braxton, Principal