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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
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.
Address
1301 W Grove Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
Telephone
(217) 540-1527
Website

Effingham High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
42%
Percent Proficient - Math
20%
Average Graduation Rate
86%
Average SAT
1200
19 responses
Average ACT
26
50 responses
AP Enrollment
2%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,536
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$557
National
$949
Median Home Value
$123,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 18 responses
Report
  • Homecoming Game
    39%
  • Dances
    33%
  • AHA Film Festival
    11%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • Spirit Week
    6%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
740
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$52,878
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%
54%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,019/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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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.
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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.