General Johnnie Wilson Middle School

Welcome to General Johnnie Wilson Middle School

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

Middle School News

Corona notice

No Cases of Coronavirus in Lorain County

Since COVID-19 has become active in Ohio, rumors have begun to spread about possible cases in our area. The Health Department has confirmed there are NO CONFIRMED CASES of COVID-19 in Lorain County, nor in anyone connected with the Lorain City Schools. More +
Evan Palo

HSR Turnaround Principal Evan Palo Brings Continued Growth Mindset to New Position

Helen Steiner Rice Elementary’s Dean of Academic Outcomes, Evan Palo, will assume the role of turnaround principal for the pre-k through fifth grade school’s 2019-2020 school year. More +

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
Phone (440) 830-4240
Fax (440) 246-1016
Principal: Kejuana Jefferson
Dean of Academics: Teresa Brown-Sayles
Dean of Scholar and Family Engagement: Tamara Jones

Upcoming Events


TIME CHANGE: Southview Middle School Pantry Program 3-5 p.m.

Second Harvest Food Bank School Pantry distributions have moved to a drive-thru model. Please stay in your vehicles. For the safety of staff & the safety of The Ohio National Guard, Second Harvest would appreciate if you took the time to empty & COMPLETELY clean out your vehicle's trunk to make room for the loading of boxes and bags of food. Second Harvest will only place your groceries in the trunk of the vehicle, they will not put them inside your back seats. If the trunk of your vehicle is not clear during the distribution, Second Harvest will ask you to leave and only return once your trunk is empty.

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