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Our Story

Welcome to Effingham Unit #40.  We are excited to share the story of our students' journey towards academic exellence.  Every day, a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff collaborate with one another in an effort to prepare our students for the global stage.  

Student Stories
We hope you enjoy listening to our students as they share how they apply what they learn at school in order to bring their ideas to life.  

Second grade student J. Larsen shares a few thoughts as to how Unit #40 School District is helping students prepare for the future.  Check out the District Dashboard for more information regarding student growth. [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

Feature Story
Listen to how a student in the Multimedia program at Effingham High School brought her big idea to life.  B. Baez explains, I wanted to know how the laws of design apply in regards to function & aesthetics when going from prototype to scale."

District Dashboard

For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occuring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's the learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongonig support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classroms across the district on a daily basis. 


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Community Support

Nov 9
Broom & CO shares story of Cold War Shelter with students

EHS History Club recently visited W.S. Broom & Co. Furniture to learn about the history of the building in particular and the business history of downtown. Students were treated to a subterranean look under Jefferson Ave, and saw where a Cold War-era fallout shelter was located. Thank you to Jim Miller and the staff at W.S. Broom for taking the time to teach students about local history!

Nov 1
Unit #40 Mentoring Program Recognized

The Unit 40 Mentoring Program was awarded the Gold Star Standard for mentoring programs by the Illinois State Mentoring Partnership. With over 400 mentoring programs throughout the state of Illinois, only 27 are recognized by Mentor Illinois as meeting Gold Star standards.

Student Success Stories

Nov 9
6TH graders learn how to harness solar energy

EJHS 6th graders have been cookin' up something special in science this week! For their unit on thermal energy, the students got to design their own solar ovens and then test their models by cooking some s'mores! Yummo!

Nov 1
EHS Names Students of the Month

The Effingham High School Student of the Month program honors a group of students each month for each curricular area at Effingham High School. The faculty members in each department observe their students each month to make their selection. While grades are an important part of this selection, they are not the sole determination. Students are also evaluated on their sense of classroom citizenship, helpful nature to others, and whether they are giving their best effort. Congratulations to the November students of the month.

Quick Links

District Calendar

November 12
Veteran's Day Observed - No School
Veteran's Day Observed - No School
Nov 12
District Calendar
November 16
Progress Reports Issued
Progress Reports Issued
Nov 16
District Calendar
November 19
Board Meeting
6:00 PM
Board Meeting
Nov 19
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
District Calendar
November 21
Early Dismissal - 2:00 p.m.
Early Dismissal - 2:00 p.m.
Nov 21
District Calendar
November 22 - November 23
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Thanksgiving Break - No School
Nov 22 - Nov 23
District Calendar

Click #Unit 40 Calendar to access a complete listing of all events happening in the district. 

Phone Numbers

  • Board:  217.540.1500
  • High School: 217.540.1100
  • Junior High:  217.540.1300
  • Central:  217.540.1400
  • South:  217.540.1530
  • ELC:  217.540.1460

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