From what I understand of your request, this should work:

<script>
//  var status  = document.getElementsByID("uniqueID"); // this works too
var status  = document.getElementsByName("status")[0];
var jsonArr = [];

for (var i = 0; i < status.options.length; i++) {
    jsonArr.push({
        id: status.options[i].text,
        optionValue: status.options[i].value
    });
}
</script>