• National Junior Honor Society

    National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a national organization that consists of many chapters in middle schools (grades 6-9). The National Junior Honor Society was founded in 1929 in the hopes of creating an organization that would recognize and encourage academic achievement while also developing other characteristics essential to citizens in a democracy. The ideals of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, Character, and Citizenship remain as relevant today as they were in 1929.

     Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and community service.

    The de Zavala Middle School chapter of NJHS is committed to promoting these qualities in our members and providing true services to our community.


    Students are evaluated on various criteria.  This includes a student’s cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of a 3.0 or higher as well as a rubric filled out by all teachers. Students are evaluated in the areas of Character, Leadership and Service. Students that meet minimum criteria will be invited to participate in the official Induction Ceremony and become an acting member.

    Student must maintain a GPA of 3.0 (85%) to be in good standing with the organization as well as completing the required service hours described below. Meetings and campus projects will be held throughout the year.


    Members are required to complete a minimum of 21 service hours each school year.
    Service activities must be documented on the Service Log and signed by a supervising adult who is NOT A FAMILY MEMBER.

    Service activities must benefit the community (school, neighborhood, city, etc.).

    Examples of activities that are NOT acceptable service activities:
    *Activities in which the student is compensated in ANY way (i.e. money, gifts, objects, rewards, favors, etc.)
    *Assisting family members (i.e. babysitting a sibling)
    *Household chores
    *Activities performed during school hours
    *Activities that are required for a group or club (i.e. performing in a school concert, student ambassador, etc.)
    activities that directly benefit a club or for-profit organization (i.e. fund-raising for a club)


    Additional Information

    Please contact Tracey Bennett, NJHS Staff Sponsor for additional questions.