Welcome to Effingham Junior High School!

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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 areas: 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 cross country, 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, Science Club, Year Book, Drama and the Fall Musical.

Parents: if your child is ill or absent for any reason, you must call into the office.  We do not accept notes brought by your student.

What's New?

Effingham Unit #40 Guidelines for determining Pass or Incomplete grades 6-12

For Effingham Junior High School (6-8) determining a student Pass/Incomplete.


Students eligible for promotion at the end of the 3rd quarter will receive a pass in that class.


Students who were not eligible for promotion at the end of 3rd quarter will need to demonstrate engagement and completion to at least a 60% during the 4th quarter in order to receive a pass in that class. If they do not maintain this level they will receive an incomplete.


Students who receive an incomplete will be given the opportunity the complete 4th quarter work in order to raise their 4th quarter engagement/participation level in each class to a 60% in order to be promoted. This work must be completed by June 30, 2020.



Assignment final Due Dates:

Paper packets final day to turn in will be May 26th

All online assignments should be returned to teachers by May 26th as well.

8th Grade Shirts available online!
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Yearbook update
:  As of May 14, our yearbooks haven't been printed by Lifetouch due to periodic shut downs of their printing plants due to COVID-19. An announcement about yearbook distribution will be made as soon as we have them.

EJHS will have packet drop off and locker clean out the week of May 18th, 2020. Click here for pick up and drop off schedule.

The awards booklet is available online at https://bit.ly/EJHSawards.

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Order your student’s yearbook by Thursday, Feb. 6, before prices go up.  Yearbooks are on sale now through Feb. 6 for $16.  After that they will be $17 until the FINAL order is placed Monday, Feb. 17.  Order forms are being collected each morning in the rotunda.  Extra forms are available in the sorter by the office.

The easiest way to order now - and the only way to order from Feb. 7-17 – is online at ybpay.lifetouch.com and use Yearbook ID Code 4144920.