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Rhonda Russell, Principal
Jena Junior High School
114 East Southern Avenue         P.O. Box 920
Jena, LA 71342
Phone:  318-992-5815
Fax:  318-992-6392

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From the Principal.....

Welcome to the new year at Jena Junior High School!   Although there will be many changes in education this year, our faculty and staff are committed to meeting the challenges  ahead. Our school offers many academic, extra-curricular, and athletic programs; as well as opportunities for community service. 

I want to take this time to wish our students, faculty, and staff a successful year.   I also want to encourage our parents and the community to get involved with our school. We have several projects in the works at JJHS, and we could use your help.  

Again, welcome to all of our students and we hope you have a terrific school year!  Our door is always open, so feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns.


Rhonda Russell, Principal

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School History

Jena Junior High School was built in 1959 to house the 7th and 8th grades. Additions and alterations were made in 1981, and again in 2010. In 2010, the sixth grade was moved to the school. The first principal was Mr. Milton Hudnall. Subsequent principals were Clayton Taylor, Jean Andrews, Cliff Wishum, Kip Wall, David Roark, Sylvia Norris, Gawan Burgess, and June Fowler. The current principal is Rhonda Russell.

Jena Junior High's mascot is the Giant, and school colors are black and gold. The school's current enrollment is 320 students in the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. 

Way to go, JJHS!

We are proud to announce that Jena Junior High School has achieved a School Performance Score for 2015-2016 of 103, which makes JJHS an "A" school!  The school performance score is student achievement data for that academic year.  Great job, students and teachers!

Yearbook orders

The last day to order a yearbook is Thursday, December 15!

You can order by clicking the link to the right, or by sending your order to the school.

JJHS Choir


Archery Team

The following students have made the competition archery team this year:


8th grade:

Rhett Fannin, Cade Andrews, Cayden Scott, JJ Pentecost, Kaleb Clark, Logan Brown, Timothy McKee, Hannah Aymond, Jedd Gibson, Bailey Johnson, Luke Smith, Jace Littleton


7th grade:

Mackenzie Atkins, Bryan Warwick, Tina Moss, Cailey Paul, Randi Creel, Kennedy Norris, *Brennan Deville, , *Rachael Greer, *Aarianna Faust, *Makenzie Morea


6th grade:

Lizzie Holland, Gus Phillips, Alex McGuffee, Chloe Kimball, Wil Brixey, Caden McCann, *Trevor Pentecost





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Great things happen here!

JJHS is off to a great start this school year!  Stay tuned for updates and notices about the exciting things that are taking place around campus!  One of our newest features is the 6th grade math class - Mr. Barker's class is a fully integrated digital classroom, with students attacking critical math concepts and applications in a variety of methods and platforms designed to foster success in this technology-rich society.  Kudos to Mr. Barker and Mrs. Russell for seeking ways to enrich learning above and beyond!Barker classroom 2016.jpeg

From our School Based Health Center:

For your child to be seen in the health center, we must have a completed and signed consent form with a copy of your insurance cards.


If your child is to be given prescription medicine at school, please remember you must have a written doctor's order and meet with Tammy Guin, LaSalle Parish School Board Nurse RN, to sign the medicine in.  Also, if your child has a change in dosage or in medicine, please contact the health center RN to inform of change.  No child may bring medication, including over the counter medications, to school.  Parents must bring the medication to sign it in.


If your health insurance changes during the school year, please call the health center and supply a copy of the new insurance card.


If you have any questions, please call the health center at (318) 992-2732.


JJHS Mission Statement

To provide a safe and enjoyable learning environment in a way that enhances student growth academically, socially, and emotionally, so that all students will become lifelong learners and productive members of society.


               P - Preparedness                                   
               R - Respect                                            
               I -Integrity                                              
               D - Determination                                   
               E - Excellence                                        



Yearbook order

To order a 2016-2017 yearbook online


You can also send your order to Mrs. Girlinghouse at JJHS with a student name attached to the order.  Yearbooks ordered online will be delivered to JJHS when they arrive.  If you have any questions, please call JJHS at 992-5815.

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Today: 12/5/16

JJHS Bell Schedule

 7:50 1st Period
 8:48 2nd Period
 9:50 3rd Period
10:46 1st Lunch-7th Grade
10:48 4th Period-6th & 8th Grades
11:16 4th Period-7th Grade
11:42 2nd Lunch-6th & 8th Grades
12:17 5th Period
 1:15 6th Period
 2:05 Canteen Recess
 2:25 7th Period
 3:24 School Ends

Congratulations, Bobby!

Congratulations, Bobby!

Student of the Year

Bobby K. was selected as Jena Junior High School Student of the Year for the 2016-2017 school year.  JJHS congratulates Bobby on his accomplishments and wishes him luck in his endeavors going forth!

Teacher of the Year 2016-17

Teacher of the Year 2016-17

Chantel Towell

Mrs. Chantel Towell has been selected as JJHS Teacher of the Year for 2016-17.  Congratulations, Mrs. Towell!

Homework Help!!!

Visit the link for the State Library of Louisiana after school tutoring program, HomeworkLouisiana. This program is available from 2:00 p.m. through 10:00 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and is free of charge.