Armstrong Junior High School offers students an 8th grade experience rich in academics, arts, athletics and extra-curricular activities. While students continue rigorous instruction in core subjects, they can also engage in elective courses including band, choir, photography, theatre, Spanish, art, and more. Ambassadors, Student Council and a variety of extra-curricular clubs, sports and exploratory blocks offer leadaership opportunities and help students discover their passion, purpose and potential.


At AJHS, 8th grade students also begin preparing for their individualized high school experience through the district's innovative curriculum. All students participate in Keystone class where they learn skills necessary to be successful in high school. During this course, students explore college and career options through experiential project-based learning to help them determine their interests and skills. At the end of the course, students choose to participate in one of the 17 career pathways available through the Academic Houses at Starkville High School. School counselors work with students and parents to begin a flexible individual student success plan to help them identify a desired diploma option, map out coursework strategy and track credits for graduation goals.


In 2023, the Starkville Oktibbeha School District completed a renovation of Armstrong Junior High School, creating a dynamic physical learning environment poised for student excellence. The renovation included new lighting, ceilings, paint, doors, restrooms and HVAC system. Modernized science labs support collaboration and encourage exploration, and a new gym floor provides an additional court for the Yellow Jackets to call home. A renovated AJHS Library and MakerSpace offers students creative space for robotics, audio and video production.

AJH News

Jacket Softball Tryouts

Starkville High School Head Softball Coach, Tyler McKinley, has scheduled both high sch...

Jacket Baseball Tryouts

Starkville High School Head Baseball Coach, Mark Monaghan, has scheduled both high scho...

Miss Yellow Jacket

The 2024 Miss Yellow Jacket (9th-12th grade), Miss Armstrong and Miss Partnership&...

AJH Calendar


Jacket Softball Tryouts (for rising 7th-12th graders) Junior High (rising 7th-8th): May 17 4:30pm - 6:30pm May 18 10:00am - 11:30am Yellow Jacket Softball Field High School (rising 9th-12th) May 18 2:00pm - 5:00pm Yellow Jacket Softball Field


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Jacket Cross Country Interest Meeting (for rising 7th-12th graders) Monday, May 20 5:30pm Partnership Middle School Cafeteria