Thomas Johnson Elementary / Middle School

An active parent group propels Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School to success.

At a Glance
100 E Heath Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 396-1575
Pre-k to 8
Bell Times
7:45 AM / 2:25 PM
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About Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle School

Thomas Johnson Elementary/Middle (TJ) offers a rigorous and enriching curriculum to students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grades, with MCAP reading and math test scores ranked amongst the highest in Baltimore City. Recent renovations to the school included the addition of a state-of-the-art middle school science lab and two state-of-the-art computer labs. In addition to technology, students attend art, physical education, library, Spanish, and instrumental music classes weekly. TJ also provides two days of elective instruction for students in grades 5-8, with choices ranging from advanced technology, band, choice-based art, dance, drama, yearbook, makerspace, Spanish, and strings. Thomas Johnson was named an "Opportunity School" by MarylandCAN, signifying that it affords students from both low-income and higher-income households outstanding opportunities to succeed.

Student Demographics

  • 24% African-American
  • 57% White
  • 11% Hispanic
  • 8% Other


  • Gifted and Advance Learning Site
  • Honors courses
  • Intensive restorative practice site
  • ESOL Site

Meet the Principal

Gailyn Laird
I have been with BCPS since 2012, working in various capacities where I have led & supported many students, families, and communities over the years. Through these diverse roles, I have implemented equity-focused and interpersonal leadership initiatives that have fostered positive school climate and culture. I remain committed to safety, education, and equity for all students. I am proud that TJ is one of the highest performing schools in the district and my plan is to continue this upward trajectory towards greatness over the next school year.

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