A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School in Augusta, GA - Niche

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A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School is a public school in Augusta, Georgia. It has 565 students in grades 7-12. According to state standards, 98% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 178 reviews written and they have been mixed.

1324 Lny Walker Blvd
Augusta, GA 30901
(706) 823-6933

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3.4 from 178 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are numerous clubs available at the school, yet it can be difficult for some students because there is fee to join the more popular clubs such as Student Council, HOSA, TSA, and FBLA. Overall, the clubs are decent and give students the opportunity to go on trips, sometimes even overnight.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: One of the best things about this school is the people. You become like a family and gain potential lifelong friends (and enemies) no matter what.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Teachers: Like most schools, you will have teachers who could honestly care less and teachers who give their all and genuinely love teaching. At A. R. Johnson, some teachers can tend to lack in knowledge, some have knowledge, but their teaching style is not effective, and others never update grades so you won't know you're failing until it's too late.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: The school is okay. The only reason why I would choose it again is for the hands-on experience with my Certified Nursing Assistant class. It helped opened my eyes and guide me to want to be a part of the medical field. I know that I wouldn't have gotten the same experience anywhere else.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Teachers: These teachers are over all a collectively a good bunch . They do prepare us for college definitely and that's what some students don't understand. A college professor isn't going to baby you and tell you the answers. He or she is going to present you with the information and whether you learn it or not is up to you. I do have to say the way some teachers present the information is pretty traditional and not attention-grabbing at all. I suggest they add videos, music and color in their presentations. Those type of things help us learn the most because they captivate our attention. Most or all the teachers are easy to communicate with. A few may be a little bit more scary to talk to but that just may be a self fear.

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Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
2.66 Laney High School Public
3.33 Walker Traditional Elementary School Public
4.33 Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Public
2.66 Collins Elementary School Public
Curtis Bapist School Private, Religious
Immaculate Conception Catholic School Private, Religious
2.66 Craig-Houghton Elementary School Public
2.66 Lamar-Milledge Elementary School Public
1.66 Josey High School Public
2.00 Academy of Richmond County High School Public
Heritage Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Jenkins-White Elementary Charter School Public, Charter
3.33 North Augusta Elementary School Public
3.00 Monte Sano Elementary School Public
2.66 Wilkinson Gardens Elementary School Public
Episcopal Day School Private, Religious
Charles Henry Terrell Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Murphey Middle School Public
3.33 Hammond Hill Elementary School Public
2.66 W.S. Hornsby School Public
3.00 North Augusta Middle School Public
St. Mary on the Hill School Private, Religious
Our Lady of Peace School Private, Religious
Victory Christian School Private, Religious
3.00 Garrett Elementary School Public
Aquinas High School Private, Religious
1.66 Butler High School Public
3.00 National Hills Elementary School Public
2.66 Alleluia Community School Private, Religious
3.00 Tutt Middle School Public
2.66 Hains Elementary School Public
3.00 Langford Middle School Public
2.66 Paul Knox Middle School Public
3.00 Merry Elementary School Public
2.66 North Augusta High School Public
2.66 Wheeless Road Elementary School Public
2.66 Southside Elementary School Public
3.33 Lake Forest Hills Elementary School Public
2.66 Bayvale Elementary School Public
3.33 Belvedere Elementary School Public
Hillcrest Baptist School Private, Religious
Richmond County Technical Career Magnet School Public
3.00 Mossy Creek Elementary School Public
Augusta Youth Development Campus Public, Alternative, All-Boys
2.66 Sego Middle School Public
2.66 Terrace Manor Elementary School Public
3.00 Rollins Elementary School Public
2.66 Westside High School Public
2.66 Copeland Elementary School Public
2.66 Glenn Hills Elementary School Public
3.00 Warren Road Elementary School Public
New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious
3.00 Clearwater Elementary School Public
1.33 Glenn Hills High School Public
2.66 Glenn Hills Middle School Public
3.00 Gracewood Elementary School Public
2.66 Windsor Spring Road Elementary School Public
Lighthouse Care Center of Augusta Public
2.66 Meadowbrook Elementary School Public
2.66 Barton Chapel Elementary School Public
The First Academy Private, Religious
2.33 Augusta Christian Schools Private, Religious
2.00 Cross Creek High School Public
3.33 Merriwether Elementary School Public
3.00 Merriwether Middle School Public
2.66 Tobacco Road Elementary School Public
Midland Valley Christian Academy Private, Religious
2.66 Langley-Bath-Clearwater Middle School Public
3.00 Jefferson Elementary School Public
3.00 Sue Reynolds Elementary School Public
4.00 Stevens Creek Elementary School Public
3.00 Goshen Elementary School Public
2.66 Midland Valley High School Public
3.66 Augusta Preparatory Day School Private
Columbia County Christian Academy Private, Religious
4.00 Martinez Elementary School Public
2.66 Morgan Road Middle School Public
4.00 Stallings Island Middle School Public
2.66 Jamestown Elementary School Public
4.00 South Columbia Elementary School Public
3.00 Diamond Lakes Elementary School Public
3.66 Lakeside High School Public
3.66 Blue Ridge Elementary School Public
4.00 Lakeside Middle School Public
Augusta Seventh-day Adventist School Private, Religious
3.00 Deer Chase Elementary School Public
2.33 Midland Valley Preparatory School Public, Charter
Greater Augusta Christian Academy Private, Religious
New Hope Christian School Private, Religious
3.33 Freedom Park Elementary School Public
2.66 Gloverville Elementary School Public
4.00 Westmont Elementary School Public

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Laney High School 0 mi. 672
4.33 Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School 1 mi. 791
1.66 Josey High School 1 mi. 706
1.66 Butler High School 4 mi. 795
1.33 Glenn Hills High School 6 mi. 801

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 55%
Male 44%

Student Diversity

A.R. Johnson Health Science & Engineering Magnet School United States Butler High School Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School Glenn Hills High School Josey High School Laney High School
African American 70.0% 15.0% 86.0% 42.0% 90.0% 91.0% 94.0%
White 20.0% 51.0% 9.0% 44.0% 2.0% 4.0% 0%
Hispanic 4.0% 25.0% 1.0% 3.0% 1.0% 1.0% 0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 4.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
Asian 1.0% 4.8% 0% 4.0% 0% 0% 0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 2.0% 0% 2.0% 1.0% 2.0%


Grade 7 16.8%
Grade 8 20.7%
Grade 9 19.1%
Grade 10 16.3%
Grade 11 12.2%
Grade 12 14.9%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 29 responses

  • 69% Yes
  • 17% Not sure.
  • 14% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 25% Emphasis on college readiness
  • 19% Magnet School
  • 14% Spirit Week
  • 14% Spirit
  • 14% CTAE classes
  • 8% Club Day
  • 6% Mr and Miss ARJ Pageant

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 24% Teachers aren't as good as they should be.
  • 24% Transportaion to and from school
  • 17% Food
  • 17% Projects
  • 7% Excessive Homework
  • 7% Crowded Hallways
  • 3% Safety

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 21 responses

  • 100% The healthcare science/ engineering tracks

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 85% Difficult but rewarding
  • 10% Nothing special
  • 5% Difficult

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 16 responses

  • 44% You must be mentally prepared to WORK!
  • 38% There will be alot of work
  • 19% Be prepared for changes and work.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 14 responses

  • 7% I love everything about this school.
  • 79% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 14% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.