Welcome to Effingham High School!

Welcome to Effingham High School

Effingham High School is a learning environment that differs from other high schools. We are engrossed every day in innovation, excitement, energy, and celebration. From the classroom to the theatre to the athletic fields, the staff and students are on fire for their school and community. Our teachers are recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for their innovative teaching practices.

Students at Effingham High School have the opportunity to take part in 23 different dual credit courses, produce award winning theatre shows, earn athletic scholarships to major universities, and are awarded over 1 million dollars in academic scholarships annually.

What's New?

Drivers Education
The Illinois State Board of Education has allowed for behind the wheel driver's education to start under specific guidelines.  Drivers education teachers are meeting on June 5th to set parameters for safety during behind the wheel driver's education.  They should start driving very soon.  They will start with the students who had already started behind the wheel instruction when remote learning began. and get student into the instruction based on birth dates of students. The instructors will contact parents directly when they are ready for their individual student to drive. Please be patient as they will not contact you until they are ready for your child to start  driving.  Only two students will be allowed in the car at a time and students must wear a face mask. Please bring your own mask.

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


For Effingham High School (9-12) determining a Pass/incomplete for 2nd Semester 2019-2020


Figuring a 4th quarter pass/incomplete


This is not a representation of mastery of skill, but student engagement, completion and participation.


PASS A student will be considered passing if they engage and complete assignments to a standard of 60% or higher.  


Incomplete: A student will be considered incomplete if they engage and complete assignments at 59% or lower.



Figuring final semester grade:


Each quarter will be given a 1 or a 0 and the quarters will be averaged.   .5 will round up


3rd quarter grades       Passing grade =1   Failing grade equals=0


4th quarter grades       Passing grade =1    Incomplete =0


                A semester average of .5 or higher will be considered passing.


Students who receive a semester grade of 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 receive passing credit for the second semester. This work must be completed by June 30, 2020.