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Sac Ballet comes to Hiram Johnson HS today to preview future school of the arts

Hiram Johnson High School dance students will learn what it takes to be a professional dancer and
the diversity of styles as the Sacramento Ballet Company completes a sample workout and performs in different dance genres for students in the schools’ dance studio located in the Johnson gymnasium.

The visit is scheduled for today from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the school, 6879 14th Ave.
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October 30, 2009 at 3:04 pm

Why St. Hope is so important?

Today’s Sacramento Bee editorial page features an opinion about Sacramento Charter High School and PS7’s astounding academic performance gains.

Some of the positions stated in the editorial have merit but one glaring omission makes the entire read irrelevant: the students that these charter schools reject for behavior and academic problems get shipped out to Hiram Johnson and other SCUSD public schools — the district has no special charter rules to impose on these students and the district is mandated by law to educate everyone. St. Hope is not bound by the same rules.

The handpicking and “old guard possessiveness” that the editorial decries of St. Hope leadership doesn’t just stop at the administrative level and it’s inexcusable that the Bee’s writers miss that point.
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June 3, 2009 at 12:27 pm

One in four high-schoolers fails to graduate

The Sacramento Bee reports today that according to the California Department of Education, one in four high-schoolers – 24.2 percent – failed to graduate or move into another program to continue their education. The estimates were derived from data from the 2006-07 school year.

Mary Shelton, associate superintendent at Sacramento City Unified, agreed too many students leave early. She cautioned, though, that the rates listed for individual high schools may overstate dropouts because of mobility factors.

Hiram Johnson High School, for example, had a 35.4 percent dropout rate. But the school also has a huge transfer rate because families move so much.

“It’s like a revolving door,” Shelton said. “Last year half the kids transferred in or out in the course of the year.”

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July 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Gun sighting report leads to Hiram Johnson High lockdown

Written by scusdobserver

June 12, 2008 at 6:51 pm

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Legal trouble at Hiram Johnson High School

From Today’s Bee

A San Francisco law firm focused on equality in schools has filed two legal complaints alleging that staffing issues and inappropriate class placements at Hiram Johnson High School have denied equal access for some of the school’s neediest teens.

The law firm is Public Advocates.

Here is a Bee Editorial from December 2007, Time for real solutions at Hiram Johnson High

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April 23, 2008 at 12:08 pm

Posted in Hiram Johnson