Ashdown Junior High

Dear AJHS Parents:

Welcome to AJHS for the 2018-2019 school year.  For our returning students and parents, we are glad to have you back.  For our students new to AJHS, we are certainly glad you’re here and we hope to all have a great school year.  We have some new changes and info to share with you:

  • The school day will begin with a tardy bell at 7:55 and the start of school will be at 8:00 am.  If you are a car rider, you may be dropped off at the gym as early as 7:10 am.  Check the district website for bus schedules.
  • Our school day will dismiss at 3:16 this year which is a few minutes earlier from last year, with pep rallies starting at 2:50 this year.  We will continue to use two lines for drop off, as well as pick up, but please watch out for kids crossing traffic going to the parking lot to be picked up.  Also, stay off your phones while driving and picking kids up.  We will continue to monitor this as will our school resource officer (SRO).
  • Parents can continue to have access to student grades, attendance, etc. through e-school.  Information about this will be in your paperwork.
  • Last year’s ACT Aspire tests results are back and a copy of your child’s report is attached to this letter.  The four levels of scores for the test are as follows:
  • Exceeding
  • Ready
  • Close
  • In need of support

There will be much more information to follow about these reports, how we rank against other schools, state averages, etc.  For other information, please like us on Facebook (Ashdown JR High), follow us on twitter (@AjhsPanthers), and find the AJHS  page on the district website (

We are looking forward to a great school year.  Please see us in the office if you have any additional questions.  


James K. Jones, Principal

Mission Statement 

We will be a school that will create an environment of excellence in which students will be successful academically.


600 S. Ellen Drive

Ashdown, AR 71822



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