The National Junior Honor Society gives recognition to middle school students grades six through nine who show outstanding characteristics in scholarship, leadership, service, and citizenship. In addition to recognizing students, the club helps members further develop traits in these key areas through active involvement in school activities and community service. New members are inducted into the organization during a ceremony held in the spring. Once accepted into the National Junior Honor Society, students must attend monthly meetings and then complete ten community service hours during the academic year. The club officers plan and enact service projects both inside school and in the community.
The National Junior Honor Society divides itself into grade levels for different community service projects. In the past few years, the seventh grade members of National Junior Honor Society have created ornaments and decorated the Patrick F. Taylor school tree in Celebration in the Oaks at City Park. The seventh and eighth graders of the National Junior Honor Society have coordinated a literacy project working with Martin Luther King Elementary School in the Lower Ninth Ward that included activities such as crafts, book readings, and a puppet show that encouraged healthy eating habits. The eigth grade and freshman members of the National Junior Honor Society also created a digital slide show on iPads and used it as a "Guide to the City of New Orleans" in a craft project and field trip that celebrated the arts and cultures of New Orleans with art students from Joshua Butler Elementary School. Members of the National Junior Honor Society also take part in the Patrick F. Taylor Open House, which is hosted for prospective students, and a new service activity involving fundraising and participating in the Anti-Bullying walk.