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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


Picture Retake: Picture retakes will be on Thursday, October 13th.

Fundraiser Deliveries: The delivery date for our fundrasier items will be Thursday, September 29th. All money from the orders will be due October 6th. If your student's money is not in by this date and they qualify for the Bulls trip, they will not be able to participate.

Box Tops: Student Council will begin collecting box tops on Fridays throughout the school year. Please make sure to take them with you to your homeroom. 10 box tops = a piece of candy!

Mustang Outreach: Forms for Mustang Outreach are in the sorter across from the office. Please make sure to return them to the office by Friday, September 23rd.

Tech. Ninjas: Forms for Tech Ninjas are in the sorter across from the office and are due to the office by Friday, September 23rd. Anyone who was a Tech Ninja last year and is interested in participating again, please stop by the library and sign up by Wednesday, September 21st.

FCA: The first FCA meeting will be this Friday, September 23rd at 7:30 AM in the small gym.

Congratulations to the Lady Mustang Softball Team for their Sectional win over Mattoon! They will play this Friday as they continue into the State Tournament!

Pep Club Bus: To help cheer on our Lady Mustangs, Pep Club will be taking a bus up to the State Tournament on Saturday. Students need to sign up by and return their permission slip by Friday, September 23rd. The cost is $5.00. Students should bring money for meals and admission as well.