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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     

Library Books: All books will need to be returned to the library by Friday, May 5th. If your student has lost a book, it must be paid to be replaced. They will not be able to check out books again until this matter is resolved, including next school year.

Yearbooks: Lifetouch as sent 10 extra yearbooks in hopes that we will be able to sell them. Cost is $16.00. If your student would like one, put the payment in an envelope with his/her name and "yearbook" written on the outside. Please give the envelope to Mrs. Minor or to the office as soon as possible. Checks should be made out to EJHS.

EHS Red Regiment Percussion and Color Guard: Team auditions will be on Tuesday, May 16th and Thursday, May 18th from 6-8:00 PM. Please meet in the EHS band room.

Lunch Accounts: All lunch account balances must be paid before the last day of school.

Track: All uniforms need to be turned into the office ASAP. Please make sure the uniform is clean and placed in a bag with the athlete's name on it. 

Basketball Camp: All Area basketball camp forms  for boys and girls are in the sorter across from the office. If you have any questions, please see Mr. Wohltman.