Effingham High School is a public school located in Effingham, IL. It has 740 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 20% of students are at least proficient in math and 42% in reading.
Effingham High School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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Effingham High School Reviews
After attending Effingham High School for 4 years, I have learned its flaws. The curriculum does not teach us students anything useful for our future. Most of the teachers only truly cared about what the principal and school board thought of them rather than caring about what we learned. There were still some teachers that truly cared about the students and made sure they had the education they needed and a person to talk to. Our education is more of a competition against local schools than actually being knowledge based. I made plenty of friends and had a lot of fun during my 4 years, but I wish I had received a better education.
My experience at Effingham High School was overall a time of challenges yet times of accomplishes. I moved from a high school in Florida to a high school here in Illinois. The teaching techniques were different and not only the educational part but, the environment was different as well. Students that roamed the halls were not as diverse as they used to be. As I am finishing high school, I have came across many helpful people throughout Effingham High School that have helped me become educated in the knowledge I know now. If one thing needed to be changed at Effingham it would be, preparing you more on college. The School itself is great but I feel as if I would be more prepared for college if I was taught more useful knowledge or other helpful tips for college.
The staff are very caring and love to get to know their students. Many of them sincerely care about their students and enjoy helping them with not only school work, but with everyday problems as well. There are some things that could be changed for the better, but you will find that any school you look at.