School Information

Dan Lippy

Assistant Principal(s):
William Caulfield
Jennifer Clements
Kelli Green
Cindy Johnson

Facility Opened: 1966
Additions/Renovations: 2002

School Capacity: 2,091
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2018-2019 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 1,703

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 3.90%
Black/African American: 22.70%
Hispanic/Latino: 30.30%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 37%
2+ Races: 5.60%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 35.20%
English Language Learners: 12.90%
Special Education: 13.20%
Title I:

'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and one of two high schools in the City of Frederick, GOVERNOR THOMAS JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL educates students drawn from rural, suburban and urban communities. SAT and other test scores are consistently high, and 90% of our graduates continue their education following graduation.

In the late 1980s, TJ began offering a countywide visual and performing arts magnet program, now called the Arts and Communications Academy. In addition, TJ was one of the first public high schools in Maryland to pioneer the creative 4-period day scheduling model in the early 1990s. Beginning with school year 2012-13, TJ instituted a tutoring block during the school day to provide time for students to meet with teachers for tutoring and enrichment.

With the opening of the new Governor Thomas Johnson Middle School in 2000, the building began a transformation from a combined middle and high school serving grades 6-12 to a high school for grades 9-12. The school has gone through many physical changes in recent years, with the 2002-03 school year bringing the final phase to a major renovation and producing a state-of-the-art learning facility in which students and staff take enormous pride.

During school year 2006-2007, TJ celebrated its 40th anniversary with special activities recognizing 40 years of pride.

Beginning in August 2012, following a multi-year redistricting, the TJ community launched a celebration of who we are now. "Redefined---but the tradition stays the same!"

Schools in Governor Thomas Johnson's Feeder Area

Elementary Schools:
Butterfly Ridge
North Frederick
Spring Ridge
Yellow Springs

Middle Schools:
Governor Thomas Johnson
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