Alexandria Junior High School was opened in September 1957, as the first junior high school in Rapides Parish. It is located on 22.7 acres of land and has six buildings: CBT building, auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria, administration building, and classroom building. In 1957 AJH was the only junior high school in Rapides Parish and included 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. Beginning with the 2001-2002 school year, the name was changed to Alexandria Middle Magnet School. It now serves students from all over the parish in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. The focus of the magnet program is on math, science, and law and public policy. We offer high school credits in Algebra I, Physical Science, Civics and Journeys to Careers. The school mascot is the Jaguar and the colors are red, white, and royal blue.