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Contact Information

600 S. Henrietta
Effingham, IL 62401
PH: 217/540-1300
Fax: 217/540-1362

 Effingham Junior High School



Welcome to Effingham Junior High School. We are a 6th, 7th, and 8th grade building which typically educates 600 students per year. Academics is our foundation. We teach 5 core classes -Reading, Writing, Math, Social Studies, and Science. We have elective classes by grade level in computers, Family and Consumer Sciences, Physical Education, Health, Chorus, Band, Fine Arts, Art, and Computer Technologies.

We are proud of our sports teams such as baseball, softball, boys and girls Basketball, volleyball and track. Our students also have the opportunity to join many clubs and extracurricular activities such as Mustang Outreach, Student Council, Tech Ninjas, Drama and the Fall Musical.


Daily Announcements

Mustang Minutes: The Mustang Minute is a recap of upcoming events at Effingham Junior High School. Link: Mustang Minute

Art Show: Students that are interested in entering artwork in the EAG Children's Art Show may pick up an entry form in the Makerspace or Mrs. Zerrusen's classroom. Entry forms are due March 1st

Winter Dance: The EJHS winter dance will be on Friday, February 24th from 7:00-9:00 PM in the big gym. If one chooses to wear a dress, there must be straps and it must be of appropriate length. No heels will be allowed on the gym floor. This dance is for 7th and 8th graders only.

Online Book Fair: Our Online Book Fair has started! Get a jump start on your book purchasing by checking out our online fair. Just click on this link to get started: Online Book Fair. All of your purchases still benefit our school AND you will get FREE shipping to the school once our fair is over. Our online fair is available until Friday, February 24th.

Cheerleading Try-outs: EJHS Cheer Squad try-outs will be on Friday, March 17th. Sign up in the office by Friday, March 10th. Mandatory meeting will be held on Monday, March 13th

8th Grade Information:

It’s time to start preparing 8th graders for high school. 

    On Tuesday, Feb. 28th, the high school counselors will come to our school to schedule 8th graders for their high school classes.  Parent signature is needed on your child’s proposed high school scheule in order for the counselors to schedule your child’s classes that day.  This will take place during health classes.

   If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Mrs. Minor (540-1307) for students whose last name begins with the letters A-K or Mrs. Fruchtl (540-1306) for students whose last name begins with the letters L-Z.