Academic Performance

It is our hope that each child who attends a Unit 40 school will develop as much as they possibly can within the confines of their own ability. Our mission is to provide the best education possible using all of our available resources in the most efficient manner possible.

Effingham offers programs that focus on the student as a whole and that serve children from early childhood to young adulthood. We not only provide experiences in early childhood, regular education, and special education but we have developed partnerships with colleges and universities that give our students a start on their post-secondary education.

Illinois schools are implementing a number of changes to ensure all students are prepared to succeed in college and career.

Visit our Illinois Learning Standards  page to learn more about these new initiatives.

Illinois Learning Standards:  Illinois replaced the old 1997 Illinois English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Physical Development and Health Learning Standards with new learning standards in these content areas.

New Assessments:  Illinois began administering a new assessment called PARCC in Spring 2015 in place of the ISAT and PSAE. Public schools will continue to administer PARCC during the spring semester in grades 3-8.  AS of 2016-17 high school students will take the SAT.

New Information for Evaluating Processes: Illinois Districts and Schools are required to use relevant information for evaluating educational processes for effectiveness, such as curricular programs, professional development activities, school entities, personnel, and individual student needs. 


The district and school report cards are available online by going to the Illinois School Report Card website. You can learn more about the report card by reading ISBE's FAQ PDF Document

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