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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        

Soccer: Any junior high boy or girl interested in playing soccer may get information from Mr. Althoff or the sorter across from the office. 

JFL: There is information in the sorter across from the office interested in going out for JFL. 

High School Football: There is information in the sorter across from the office for a high school weight lifting camp for all 8th graders interested in going out for high school football. 

2017-18 EJHS Cheerleading Squad: 7th Grade: G. Kreke, H. Lewis, M. Rieman, G. Kroenlein, M. Papa, S. Traxler, A. Hirtzel, and M. Gelsinger. 8th Grade: E. Shuler, K. Thompson, L. Flowers, L. Nuebling, T. Coburn, A. King, Z. Schaefer, and A. Crainick. Congratulations girls!

Comic Book Club: The Comic Book club will meet in the rec. room on Wednesday, March 22nd before school at 7:30 AM

PARCC Testing Information:

All 6th and 8th grade EJHS students will be taking the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) tests in reading and math on March 14-21.  Make-up testing will take place those days as well as March 22-24. All 7th grade EJHS students will be taking two PARCC tests daily from March 22-24 with make-up testing March 27-29.

It is important that your child attend school during testing unless he/she is too ill to attend.  Making certain that your child is well rested and has eaten a nutritious breakfast will set your child on the best path possible for testing.

PARCC is a standardized test, and no electronic devices including cell phones are allowed in the room while students are testing.  Leaving cell phones at home during testing or turned off and in a locker are two options.  Please discuss with your child how to handle this requirement.