Welcome to Effingham Community Schools!


Our mission is to provide a quality education through shared responsibility in a safe supportive environment for all students to meet the challenges of a global society.

We are “Committed to Excellence”, and we work hard to make the site a primary source for timely information for all users, and a main gateway for improved communication between parents, teachers, students and other members of our community. Our goal and responsibility is to help each student develop an enthusiasm for learning, a respect for self and others, and the skills to become a creative independent thinker and problem solver.

What's New at Effingham Community Schools?

Our Story

Welcome to Effingham Unit #40.  We are excited to share the story of our students' journey towards academic excellence.  Every day, a team of dedicated teachers, administrators and support staff collaborate with one another in an effort to prepare our students for the global stage.  
Student Learns Engineering Principles
A student in the Multimedia class at EHS is engineering one of the first animated machines called a Zoetrope. The device was created in the 1830's and wowed audiences for decades. The student used cardboard, styrofoam and a small motor. When finished, the device will feature several interchangeable animations. From the project he has had the opportunity to learn how to design a machine, the fundamentals of electricity, optics and the principles of mechanics. Check out the first beta test of the device.

District Dashboard

For your convenience, we put together a District Dashboard that provides our stakeholders with the ability to view how the district uses its resources to ensure student growth is occurring.  [This site is best viewed in Chrome.]

The dashboard provides users with a unique view of how the district's learning environment and financial resources are used to ensure student success. 

Additional information, including the school report card, is available on the district's academic performance page.

In closing, we want to thank the community for its ongoing support and providing us with the ability to create an environment "where the search for excellence" occurs in classrooms across the district on a daily basis. 

U40 News Stories