Robert Wood Johnson High School was built in 1972 by the Hall County Board of Education under the direction of Superintendent Dean Myers. The school is named after the Johnson & Johnson Corporation's founder, the corporation owned a large piece of land in South Hall County and gave a small piece to the Board of Education as long as they in turn would name the school Robert Wood Johnson High School. The School at one time was called Robert Wood Johnson Memorial Comprehensive High School. Johnson High School later added a Vocational Wing in 1973. And in 1982 the Frank J. Knight Center was dedicated. The Frank J. Knight Center today is home to many PE classes at the school, Basketball Games, Volleyball Games and school assemblies. Later in 1990 a stadium was built for football and soccer. Nicknamed "The Dungeon", the official name of the facility is "Billy Ellis Memorial Stadium", and is named after a former principal who died of cancer. In 1996, a Performing Arts Center was built between the main building and the Frank J. Knight Center. This building is home to Drama classes, Chorus and Band performances and is referred to as the PAC.