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Welcome to 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 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.


22-23 Back-to-School Info

22- 23 Class Schedules
Monday, August 1, 2022- Access the Infinite Campus Parent Portal

6th Grade and New Student Orientation
The goal of orientation is to acclimate students to a new building and ease any anxiety about the start of the school year (student schedules will be provided).

If you have questions or need further guidance, please call the school at (217) 540-1300

Groups: (Last name of student starts with)

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

  • A-H 4:30 –  5:30
  • I - P 5:15 – 6:15
  • Q – Z  (and anyone that cannot make earlier scheduled time) 6:00 – 7:00

Open House for ALL Students

Thursday, August 11, 2022

4:30 – 6:30

Schedules will be provided

Physical and Immunization Record Requirements:

Please upload online during the registration process.

6th Grade Students

  • Physical exam (A sports physical does not qualify)
  • Dental Exam
  • Up to date immunizations (TDap and Meningococcal 1st dose)


Sports Physicals
Students participating in a school sponsored sport, must have a current (within the last 390 days) physical on file prior to the first day of practice. (A 6th grade required physical counts as a sport physical.)

First Day and Week

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Thursday, August 18, 2022

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Friday, August 19, 2022

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

School Supplies

Student school supply recommendations can be found in the student supply list link found on the registration page on the Effingham Unit #40 website. Click "Parents" from the navigation bar and then click "Registration."

EJHS Cross Country

Effingham Junior High Cross Country

EJHS Cross Country is open to any 6th-8th grade girl or boy attending Effingham Junior High School. All ability levels are welcomed. Training starts in the summer with workouts on your own (will provide a running schedule if you want to follow or just do some running on your own), with occasional meet-ups to run as a group. Summer running isn’t mandatory but highly encouraged to be ready for when practices officially start. Practices officially start August 1st. You must have your sports physical on file in the office before you can start on August 1st.

Please join our Facebook group: EJHS Cross Country
*Information will be posted throughout the summer and
during the season.

Also, feel free to contact Nancy Ervin at EJHS at 217-540-1300 ext. 2139 or at [email protected] with any questions you may have.

I look forward to having you on the EJHS Cross Country team!!

Nancy Ervin
EJHS Cross Country Coach

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