According to the National Junior Honor Society, membership is based on students' outstanding performance in the areas of:
Scholarship: Students who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher meet the scholarship requirement for membership. These students are then eligible for consideration on the basis of service, leadership, character and citizenship.
Service: This quality is defined through the voluntary contributions made by a student to the school or community, is performed without compensation, and with a positive, courteous, and enthusiastic spirit.
Leadership: Student leaders are those who are resourceful, good problem solvers, promoters of school activities, idea-contributors, dependable, and persons who exemplify positive attitudes about life. Leadership experiences can be drawn from school or community activities while working with or for others.
Character: The student of good character upholds principles of morality and ethics, is cooperative, demonstrates high standards of honesty and reliability, shows courtesy, concern, and respect for others, and generally maintains a good and clean lifestyle.
Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship understands the importance of civic involvement, has a high regard for freedom, justice, and democracy, and demonstrates mature participation and responsibility through involvement with such activities as scouting, community organizations, and school clubs.
7th grade students are invited to apply for membership once grades have been reviewed after the first semester. Eligible students will receive information on the application process, which includes information on recommendations needed from teachers and community members, as well as deadlines. Once all paperwork has been submitted, the Faculty Council, composed of Warrenton Middle School faculty, will meet, review, and vote on membership. Induction of new NJHS members is typically held in May.