Welcome to John F. Long

John F. Long is a K-5 elementary school located in west Phoenix in the Cartwright School District. Our 48 teachers provide classes for approximately 800 students. We believe strongly that every child will go to college. At Long, we have high expectations for our students and strive to help them be successful academically while creating well-rounded individuals.

Letter from Our Principal
Brian Johnson

Longhorn Families,

I would like to welcome you to John F. Long School and the 2016-2017 school year. I am Brian Johnson, the new Principal at John F. Long. Prior to this position, I was the Assistant Principal at Cartwright Elementary School for four years. I also have several years of teaching experience, ranging from second to sixth grade.

If you are new to John F. Long I’d like to tell you a bit about our school. We are a K-5 school located off of Campbell and 55th Avenue. Our school was named after a man named John Frederick Long. He was a visionary, a businessman, and a philanthropist. His life was mapped by his hard work, his innovative ideas, and his vision. He once stated, “I certainly do not see myself as anything out of the ordinary”. He was certainly not ordinary and he has certainly left an impression in the west valley.

At John F. Long school we strive to work towards his vision by ensuring that we also strive for innovation. We work hard to ensure that we create an environment where our students can have a successful and rewarding school experience. We work to prepare our students so that they may be successful in the future so that they can be learners and leaders. We believe that our students are capable of success in adulthood and that we are a part of that journey. We provide opportunities for your child to develop their full potential in a safe environment. We have a wonderful school and our staff is dedicated, motivated, talented, and willing to go that extra mile for your child.

Again, welcome to John F. Long School and if there is anything that I may help you with please feel free contact us.

Sincerely,
Mr. Brian E. Johnson

A Message from the Superintendent's Office about Prop 206

The Minimum Wage and Paid Time Off Initiative, also known as Proposition 206, was approved on November 8, 2016.

Proposition 206 is designed to increase the minimum wage to $10 in 2017, $10.50 in 2018, $11.00 in 2019, and $12 in 2020. Starting in 2021, the measure will increase the minimum wage based on the cost of living index for Arizona. Effective July 1st, the initiative also guarantees 40 hours of annual paid sick time to employees of businesses with 15 or more employees and 24 hours to those of businesses with less than 15 employees. The measure entitles employees to accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked. The measure permits earned paid sick time to be utilized for an employee’s medical care, an employee’s need to care for a family member, a public health emergency or addressing domestic violence.

For Cartwright School District, more than 700 employees will be impacted, with a recurring annual cost in excess of $650,000.

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