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

 Effingham Junior High School



Welcome to Effingham Junior High School! Here at our school we educate 6th, 7th and 8th graders, which gives us an estimated 600 students every year! Our students are enrolled in 5 core classes: reading, writing, math, social studies, and science with the opportunity to take elective classes such as computers, physical education, family and consumer sciences, health, technology, fine arts, band and chorus.

To help create and foster more well-rounded students, we offer a multitude of extracurricular activities. Students have the opportunity to join one of our sports teams which include baseball and softball, cross country, basketball, cheerleading, volleyball, and track. Or, if sports aren't their forte, then they can join one of our activities or clubs such as the fall musical, Student Council, Comic Book Club, Mustang Outreach, Science Club, Drama Club, Pep Club, Yearbook, or even our Ukelele Club! Our goal here at EJHS is to educate more than just our students' minds-- we want to educate their hearts and spirits as well to ensure that they become smart, respectable and caring citizens in our community.

Want to see some of the happenings at EJHS? Make sure to click the Slideshow link to right.  

Daily Announcements

General Information:

Parents: If your child is sick or absent for any reason, you MUST call into the office. We do not accept notes brought in by your student.

School Wide Poison Pin Tournament: To attend the end of the semester tournament, students must have fewer than 5 absences (excuses and unexcused) and no points at the end of the semester. To attend the Year End Tournament, students must have fewer than 10 absences (excused and unexcused) and fewer than 10 points to participate.

Spring Dance Information: For those families with 7th and 8th grade students, we have some information regarding the spring dance, which will be March 9th, to help you and your student plan accordingly. In previous years, this has been a semi-formal dance. However, with how successful our costume dance was for Friday the 13th, Student Council members voted to have another themed dance to replace the semi-formal dance. The theme decided upon by the students was a 70's and 80's theme with 7th graders dressing up in 70's attire and 8th graders dressing up in 80's attire. We are are excited for this change and look forward to seeing what the students come up with for their outfits!