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.

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.

Poison Pin Tournament: To attend the end of the end-of-the-semester tournament, students must have fewer than 5 absences (excused and unexcused) and 0 discipline points to participate.

Fun in the Sun Reward Day: To attend the end-of-the-year reward day, students must have fewer than 10 absences (excused and unexcused) and fewer than 10 discipline points to participate.

Yearbooks Available to Purchase

Good news for those who didn’t order a yearbook for their student this year! Lifetouch has sent us 4 softbound books and 15 hardbound books to try to sell. Softbound books are $16 and hardbound are $21.

If you are unsure whether or not your child has already purchased a book, please contact Mrs. Minor, yearbook sponsor, at 540-1307. A list of students who have purchased a yearbook is also posted on the bulletin board outside of the office.

If you want to purchase a yearbook, please send the money with your child to school as soon as possible. Remaining yearbooks will be sold on a first come, first serve basis.  Checks should be made payable to EJHS.

Yearbooks will be handed out in the afternoon on May 16.

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Technology Reservations
Refuse to Fail Program
Mrs. Baker

Contact Information

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