Welcome to Kosciusko Junior High School

Welcome to the online home of Kosciusko Junior High School! We’re located in the city of Kosciusko, Mississippi, and we serve as the educational headquarters for approximately 520 outstanding 6th through 8th graders.

We have an excellent group of administrators, teachers, and staff members whose top priority is the success of your children. We understand that junior high is an important time in the life of every child, and we believe that the life skills they learn here will be instrumental in helping them become wise, responsible, young adults. We are extremely proud of the disciplined, learning-centered environment that we’ve created for the students here at Kosciusko Jr. High School.

Please feel free to browse our website and find out what KJHS can offer you and your child. Find out more about us, check out upcoming events on our calendar, learn about our awesome clubs and teams, and contact us with questions and feedback. We’d love to hear from you. Whatever it is you’re looking for, we know you’ll find it here at the home of the Whippets!

A Message from Our Principal

Hello! After more than 30 years with the Kosciusko School District, I am honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve Kosciusko Junior High School as the principal. I am a graduate of Mississippi State and the University of Mississippi. My husband and I have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a precious granddaughter.

As the instructional leader my top priority is to provide a safe environment where all students are given the opportunity to develop socially, intellectually, emotionally, and physically. High expectation for student achievement, rigorous academic programs, extracurricular activities, and positive character values are what I believe is needed to develop well-rounded students. Both parent and community communication are important as we work together to meet the needs of our students. 

At Kosciusko Junior High School my goal is to inspire our students to be their best, do their best, and to act their best.


Jackie McElwain

Jackie McElwain, Principal