General Johnnie Wilson Middle School

Welcome to General Johnnie Wilson Middle School

Upcoming Events


GJW Middle School 2nd Quarter Virtual Awards Assembly

Join us, as we celebrate & congratulate all of our General Johnnie Wilson Middle School Students For Their Dedication To #CREATING A LEGACY OF GREATNESS!

Join Us, On Zoom! 


GJW Middle School Virtual Parent Q&A Session

Join GJW Principal Nikole Davis as she answers your questions about attendance, PowerSchool access, 2nd quarter grading, report cards & student engagement in online and hybrid learning. 

Log on to Zoom and Join The Discussion! 

Meeting ID: 827 2776 3648
Passcode: 059347


¡PADRES QUE PUEDEN! Information about LCCC Programs, Certificates & Services

Join us, on Thursday, January 28th, for the second installment of ¡PADRES QUE PUEDEN!

English Learner Supervisor Susanne Silva, Lorain City Schools Family Office Bilingual Support Waleska Soto and Bilingual Paraprofessional Omayra Martinez will be joined by Lorain County Community College Adult Outreach Associate Lizette Torres who will discuss and answer questions regarding LCCC's programs, certificates and services offered to Lorain County's Hispanic community. 

Join us, for this partnership with LCCC, as Lorain City Schools continues its focus on creating and sustaining partnerships that establish initiatives to better serve the parents and students in our Hispanic and Latino communities. 

Come Join Us ~ Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 816 0040 8477      
Passcode: 0526
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Time: Enter zoom at 3:15pm
Meeting will start promptly at 3:30pm

If you have any questions, please feel free to email them before the meeting to [email protected].

Second Harvest Food Bank Drive-Thru Mobile Pantry | General Johnnie Wilson Middle School

Second Harvest will be distributing FREE assorted boxes of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, frozen meat, milk, and more!

This is a drive-thru distribution, for everyone's safety please follow the below guidelines:

•Please remain in your vehicle.
•Food will only be placed in the trunk of your vehicle. 
•Food cannot be placed in the front or back seat area.
•Please ensure trunk space is clean and clear of other items.

Register NOW -- save time and stay safe! Pre-register for all upcoming distributions on 

Be sure to save and tape your confirmation code to the window of your vehicle during the event for fast and safe no touch registration!

Text FOOD and your ZIP CODE to (440) 363-3002 to receive text alerts for future food distributions in your area.


NO STUDENTS-Grade Level Teacher Planning

There will be no school for students on Wednesday, February 3rd, as staff will be conducting grade level teacher planning. 

School Profile

At General Johnnie Wilson Middle School (GJW), we inspire, challenge, and empower students through the love of learning through the transition from concrete to more abstract thought. Serving students in grades 6–8, we promote high expectations while working together with parents and the community to develop students to their full potential.
GJW Highlights:
  • Comprehensive services for students who are identified as gifted
  • Special education services for students across all disabilities
  • Visual Arts, Music, Foreign Language and Physical Education
  • Free shuttle to Mercy School Based Health Clinic
  • AVID College Preparation Programming
  • Extracurriculars to engage and develop “Titan” leaders
  • Free breakfast and lunch for all students
  • Basketball, Football, Track, Volleyball, and Wresting
  • Titan College - earn credits towards a 2-Year Associate’s Degree
  • Young Scholars Program
  • Student Council
Enrollment: 461

What's in a Name?

Official photo of Gen. Wilson
General Johnnie Wilson Middle School is named in honor of Lorain's own retired United States Army four-star general. Johnnie E. Wilson grew up in Lorain with his 11 brothers and sisters and his father worked for the local steel mill. General Wilson entered the Army in 1961 as an enlisted soldier and rose to the rank of Staff Sergeant; he then attended Officer Candidate School (OCS). General Wilson served with distinction at every level of command.  Wilson spent a year in South Vietnam where he served as Commander of Company C, 173rd Support Battalion (Airborne).  General Wilson held a wide variety of important command and staff positions culminating in his assignment as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Materiel Command (1996-99). He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a Master of Science degree in Logistics Management from the Florida Institute of Technology.  
General Wilson's award and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army  Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Special Forces Tab, and a Master Parachutist Badge.  
General Wilson visits the school often to offer support and inspiration to our scholars.  


General Johnnie Wilson Middle School
2700 Washington Avenue
Lorain, Ohio 44052
Assistant Principal
Assistant Principal

Special Education Supervisor

Social Worker

Health Professional

School Guidance Counselor

School Hours
Main Office 
Phone (440) 830-4240*
Ext. 50000
Fax (440) 246-1016
Español Linea
(440) 830-4088

Technology Hotline
(440) 830-HELP (4357)

Mercy School Based Health Clinic
Schedule a virtual visit: (440) 370-5446
Certified Nurse Practitioner: Katie Malear, CNP

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