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PROJECT (John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School)

The John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School is a renovated community school located in the Payne-Phalen neighborhood of Saint Paul, Minnesota. The 111,000 square foot school opened in 2000 and serves students in grades K-6. It is connected to a new YMCA facility which is used by students at the school for gymnasium space. The conjoined YMCA has a full size lap pool, pre-school, and aerobics studio available for student and resident use.

The lead developer for the Johnson School renovation was the Saint Paul Public school system. The primary partners for this project were the YMCA of Greater Saint Paul, the East Side Neighborhood Development Company, the Amherst Wilder Foundation, and Saint Paul city government and Ramsey County.

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