Special programs: Johnson provides academic pathways for students: Health and Medical Services; Law Academy; Johnson Corporate Business Academy; Johnson Public Services; Air Force Junior ROTC; Technology and Engineering Design.
Sports: Football, volleyball, soccer, cross country, wrestling, basketball, softball, baseball, track and field. For more information on Johnson athletics, click here.
Clubs: Johnson students participate in more than 30 clubs, including National Honor Society, Key Club, Robotics, Speech and Debate and Junior Rise. For a full list of clubs, click here.
Signature field trips: College tours
Hiram Johnson High School is one of the Superintendent’s Priority Schools. Our goal is to provide innovative systems that support high academic achievement for all students through the following Small Learning Communities/California Partnership Academies.
They are: Health and Medical Services which seeks to engage students in their education through the integration of Health Technology into the core curriculum; Education and Leadership Academy, a California Partnership Academy with a strong emphasis on education; Johnson Corporate Business Academy, a California Partnership Academy which is focused on business practices, administration, management, marketing and sales through class work; Human Legal Services/Air Force Junior ROTC which offers specialized courses that give an in-depth description of law enforcement and Air Force
training; and School of the Arts which creates well-rounded artists by providing inter-disciplinary classes with arts the core.
Editor’s note: Great schools begin with great people, and Sacramento City Unified has no shortage of talented educators leading our campuses. The eConnection will be profiling principals new to their campuses this year to help our community get to know our administrative team. We kick off this occasional series today with two high school principals — Jim Hays at the School of Engineering and Sciences and Kal Phan at Hiram Johnson.
Jim Hays, Interim Principal, School of Engineering and Sciences
Join the students, families and staff of Hiram Johnson High School at the campus’ annual Warrior Palooza Open House on May 21.
The showcase event is an opportunity for incoming freshmen and their families to learn what HJHS has to offer. Meet teachers, counselors, athletic coaches and student government representatives. Learn how Johnson puts students on the track to college and careers through its Small Learning Communities, Linked Learning pathways, after-school programs and clubs.
Congresswoman Doris Matsui and Hiram Johnson High School student Lena Chao cut the ribbon to officially open Johnson’s new WellSpace Health Community Health Center on Thursday, March 12.
The Community Health Center – the first of its kind in the Sacramento City Unified School District – will serve students and the neighborhood. The space includes examination rooms for wellness checkups and dental exams to be provided by WellSpace Health staff.
The Health Center is funded through a $500,000 federal grant secured with the help of Congresswoman Matsui.
Join the Hiram Johnson High School community on Friday as they celebrate healthy living with the school’s annual Health Fair.
The Disney-themed celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the campus cafeteria and surrounding courtyard Friday. The fair will feature booths staffed by students and community partners with information about nutrition, fitness, health and mental resilience.
Highlights include health screenings provided by the school’s WellSpace Health clinic, therapy dogs, many fun fitness activities and food samples.
Hiram Johnson High School senior Adriana Herrera knew she wanted to work with children and “teach them something,” for her Senior Project, a graduation requirement.
After meeting with staff from the Student Support Center at Bret Harte Elementary School, Herrera realized that she wanted to use her senior project as a way to spark the next generation of helpers, all while learning new skills such as group planning and facilitation, and public speaking.
Cadets from Hiram Johnson High School’s Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) served color guard duty before thousands of football fans at the December 7 “Battle of the Bay” between the Oakland Raiders and the San Francisco 49ers.
December 7 was also on the 73rd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, which brought America into World War II. Pearl Harbor survivors participated with JROTC cadets in a commemorative ceremony before the playing of the National Anthem.
Five student journalists from C.K. McClatchy High School and a photographer from Hiram Johnson High School won awards at the Sacramento High School Journalism Network’s second annual awards dinner on May 30.
Monica Chan, Editor-in-Chief of CKM’s The Prospector, won first place in the Best Editorial Writing category for her editorial on college.Reporter Lizzie Robinson won first place in Best Column for her opinion piece on faux Christmas Trees.
Twenty-four SCUSD students from Luther Burbank, Hiram Johnson, John F. Kennedy and C.K. McClatchy high schools participated in the 16th annual Hmong National Development Conference in Fresno earlier this month.
Thousands of community leaders, business professionals, advocates and young people from across the country attended the three-day conference, themed “Journey Forward, The Next Chapter of the Hmong Americans.”
The Black Student Union (BSU) returned to Hiram Johnson this year with the goal of exposing African-American students and their families to more resources, supports and opportunities available to them in the community. In accordance with this goal, the BSU held its first annual Black Family Night at the school on February 27.
Urijah “The California Kid” Faber, one of the most popular MMA fighters in the world and current star of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), visited Hiram Johnson High School last Wednesday to encourage students to eat healthy foods and study hard.
Faber, who said he once lived near Johnson on 73rd Street, was invited to visit the campus by 106 students in teacher Peter Vidovich’s English classes. The students wrote Faber letters as part of a persuasive writing assignment.
Local professionals representing the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields joined Congresswoman Doris Matsui and teacher Vlastimil Krbecek at Hiram Johnson High School on November 5 for a discussion with students on the importance of continuing their education and the wide variety of careers available in STEM fields.
Congresswoman Matsui, co-chair of the Congressional High-Tech Caucus and a member of the Congressional STEM Education caucus, shared with the students the importance of the STEM fields to our nation’s future.
Three Hiram Johnson High School students were recognized with awards at the Crocker Art Museum High School Self Portrait Show. The exhibition includes self-portraits from more than 70 young artists working in diverse media. Deep study, self-expression and technical skill align to present images of self-discovery. Johnson’s winners are Alberto Villapudua (second place); Khang Xiong (Award of Excellence in Media) and Cha Thao (Honorable Mention). Kudos to art teacher Robert Diaz!
Emmy Award-winning talk show host Dr. Mehmet Oz and Anthem Blue Cross President Pam Kehaly visited Hiram Johnson High School on April 30 to judge a HealthCorps Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Others at the event included Oz’s wife, Lisa Oz; Sacramento Kings Assistant Coach Bobby Jackson; talk show host Montel Williams; Hiram Johnson Principal Felisberto Cedros; former New York State First Lady Michelle Paige Patterson; and HealthCorps President Michelle Bouchard.
SCUSD’s Child Development Department offers quality support services for expectant teens and their soon to be babies. Early Head Start, a federally funded program, provides both expectant and new parents weekly 90-minute home visits and twice monthly socialization experiences with a highly trained home visitor. Services provided include pre- and post-natal health screenings and follow-up, parenting education, social services referrals and expert support staff.
This year, Hiram Johnson High School was selected to be the recipient of the Mormon Helping Hands project. Each year, the charity drive chooses a school to beautify with a volunteer labor force. On Saturday, more than 700 people from Hiram Johnson, SCUSD, the local community and the LDS Church came together from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to scrape gum, paint curbs, dig up weeds, replant flowers and shrubs, trim and beautify hedges and wash and clean the halls and windows in the classroom areas. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the school and community!
The School of Engineering and Science’s robotics team (SEStematic Eliminators) won a Regional Finalist Award at the FIRST Robotics Sacramento Regional competition held at UC Davis. The SES team was SCUSD’s first ever to advance to the finals of this prestigious competition. The Eliminators also won the Industrial Safety Award given to the team that progresses beyond safety fundamentals by using innovative ways to protect against hazards. John F. Kennedy High School’s team made it to the semi-finals and won the Quality Award for “machine robustness in concept and fabrication.” The C.K. McClatchy Reavers and the Hiram Johnson Wire Freaks also competed in the program. Congratulations!
Advanced Placement (AP) college-level courses and exams offer high school students the opportunity to earn college credit, stand out in the competitive college admission process and prepare for the rigors of college through challenging classes.
During the course of any given year, the Child Development program provides early care and education to approximately 3,000 children ages 0-12. Children served include typically developing infants, toddlers and preschoolers and those with disabilities.
Parents are afforded a variety of program options and approaches, including center-based and home-based services, full-day/part-day preschool, infant/toddler playgroups and before/after school-age care.
Our students dream about their futures. They want to be engineers and nurses and chefs and video game designers and senators. They want to go to college. They want successful careers and lives filled with passion and purpose.
At SCUSD we are committed to helping all of our students achieve their dreams. Every school is focused on preparing students for college and careers through rigorous course work, positive relationships with caring adults and meaningful connections to the world at large.
Superintendent Raymond launched the Priority Schools program in the spring of 2010 to accelerate the rate of student learning in low-performing, high-poverty schools. Six schools were initially selected for participation: Oak Ridge, Father Keith B. Kenny and Leataata Floyd (formerly Jedediah Smith) elementary schools; Fern Bacon and Will C. Wood middle schools; and Hiram Johnson High School. Rosa Parks Middle School was added to the program in June 2011.
The Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (JROTC) is a federal program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces in high schools across the United States. The program was originally created as part of the National Defense Act of 1916 and later expanded under the 1964 ROTC Vitalization Act. The purpose of JROTC, according to federal code, is “to instill in students…the values of citizenship, service to the United States, and personal responsibility and a sense of accomplishment.” Additional objectives include: