National Junior Honor Society

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National Junior Honor Society
NJHS logo.jpg
Formation1929; 91 years ago (1929)
Founded atWebster Groves, Missouri
PurposeTo promote the values of scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship within a school
HeadquartersReston, Virginia
Membership (2020)
>1 million
Parent organization
National Association of Secondary School Principals

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is an international student organization that consists of chapters in middle schools (in the range of grades 6-9 depending on the school). The NJHS was founded by the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and today has chapters in the United States, other U.S. territories, and around the world.[1] To be considered for membership, applicants must reach the five standards which include leadership, citizenship, character, service, and scholarship. The National Junior Honor Society claims that they teach students leadership and citizenship, as well as provide educational opportunities. For the scholarship standard, the student scholar must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 from a scale of 4.0. This, however, can vary between schools.[2]


NJHS was founded in 1929 at Webster Groves High School in Missouri,[1] eight years after the National Honor Society (NHS).


  1. ^ a b "About Us". National Junior Honor Society. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  2. ^ "How to Become a Member". National Junior Honor Society. Retrieved October 13, 2020.

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