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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. 


District Facebook

Community Support

Dec 5
EHS Teachers Receive Grant

We are excited to announce that Mr. Huber & Mr. Fatheree received a grant from ICE. The funds will provide them with the ability to provide advanced programming for robotics as part of the curriculum in the Multimedia program.

Student Success Stories

Dec 5
Mustang Outreach Collects Food

Mustang Outreach and EJHS students collected over 500 food items to donate to local food pantries. We are so proud of the generosity of our students!


Nov 19
EHS Presents: A Disney Princess Party & Show

‘Tis the Season to have some fun with your little ones at EHS for this exciting, interactive event—one day only, two event times! There will be 11 Princesses and some Princes here to kick off the Festivities. Tickets are now available through Dec. 3rd in the high school office or from any Drama Club Member.

Quick Links

District Calendar

December 5
1/2 Day - School Improvement Day - No Lunch Served
7:30 AM
1/2 Day - School Improvement Day - No Lunch Served
Dec 5
7:30 AM to 11:45 AM
District Calendar
December 17
Board of Education Meeting
6:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
Board of Education Meeting
Dec 17
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
2803 S. Banker St., Effingham
District Calendar
December 19 - December 20
Semester Exams
Semester Exams
Dec 19 - Dec 20
District Calendar
December 21
End of 2nd Quarter
End of 2nd Quarter
Dec 21
District Calendar
December 24 - December 28
Christmas Break
Christmas Break
Dec 24 - Dec 28
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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