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1589 Ga Highway 119 S
Springfield, GA 31329

(912) 754-6404
(912) 754-6893
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September 19, 2014
My family just moved to the area from another state and so far I love this school. Reading the reviews online before I got here made me a little worried but I have been pleasantly surprised. The teachers really seem to care about the kids and I love the parent portal. As a parent of a 9th grader I love how it's my responsibility to stay on top of my child's assignments and grades. I'm impressed by how the parent portal stays updated with grades, homework, class work, and it even sends you an email if your child makes a grade below 70. At 14-18 teens don't think they should keep their parent informed and this system allows you to do that. My daughter loves the school and enjoys her classes. After the first week she said she liked all of her teachers and that is rare at this age. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2014
There are a lot of reviews complaining about the dress code. They do enforce it strictly. This is to prevent distracting, immoral, or inappropriate attire out of the school. Furthermore, the dress code does not define the school. Every teacher I've had is supportive, knows their subject incredibly well and the frequently relate their subjects to real world topics and stories. The school's marching band program is at the very least in the top three for almost 100 miles. We have good sports teams. Our principal is very cooperative and is very helpful if problems arise. I have yet to see any evidence of favoritism that is out of the ordinary. I don't know how the school was in past years, but I've really enjoyed my time spent in this school. Some negative things are simply present in any high school and shouldn't be a reason to shoot down this particular school. This really is one of the better schools in Georgia.

- submitted by a student
June 25, 2014
Effingham County High School is a great place to work and to send your kids to school. The teachers and administrators all work as a unit to help kids succeed. The faculty is like family, not co-workers. The principal is very approachable and truly cares about the kids. He is always in the hall during class changes and visible in the lunchroom during lunch. There is a dress code and students are required to wear uniforms. If the parents would support the school in its decision to have the uniform policy and enforce it at home with their own children, then there would be much less time spent on enforcing it during the school day. I believe that high school is meant to prepare students for the real world, their next step upon graduation may be college or it may be a full-time job. Either way students will eventually have to wear some sort of uniform or abide by a dress code. It is past time for students to step up and take responsibility for their own actions and for their parents to institute discipline at home. When this finally takes place, the public school system will be a better place to work and for students to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
April 08, 2014
The teachers could care less about the students, unless they play sports or are related to someone who works in the school system. The teachers would rather send their students to the front office for mix matched or colored socks than let the student learn. I can't even count how many classes I missed because of stupid little things dealing with dress code.

- submitted by a community member
July 10, 2013
My oldest is in his 3rd year at ECHS, he is an A& B student with a 98 gpa he is also in band. His freshman year he took standard classes and then challenged himself by taking some college courses and honors classes as well. The students are challenged and pushed to work hard and apply themselves. Academics is stressed and good character is encouraged. Poor behavior is not tolerated and the dress code is taken serious. If you miss alot of days students can make the time up during Saturday school. (Illnesses happen) if my son misses school I get a call every time no matter what, every time I have emailed a teacher I get a reply. I must say every school has issues but if students don't care that's on them these teachers work hard to educate and some kids just don't care. I will say the career academy is awesome, and the band program is the best you will find! Every school comes with hiccups and I expect that. But I am happy with the school so far and I plan for all my children to graduate from ECHS!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
This school is horrible. If you are not one of the 5 inbred families of Effingham you will NOT be recieving a fair education. The "Good 'Ole Boy" system is alive and well within this school. If you are not a former graduate,work for the school or are related to someone who does,forget it. They only do for thier own. Most teachers and staff are horribly under educated . I am finally transferring my kids out. Chatham school district has SO much more to offer students and are willing to reach out to the parents and work with them to help achieve the best educational level for the students. Effingham could care less.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2012
This school is going down the drain. Our AYP hasn't been met in a few years and its sad that our principle cares more about AYP than backing up his words. I know several people that have missed 25+ days due to skipping and being "sick" and he is still allowing them to graduate even though he told all the seniors he didn't care why if you missed alot of days you WILL NOT WALK. AYP is more important than quality education and many kids who take AP classes and Honors classes don't get any special recognition from the kids who take support classes slept through them and the teacher allowed them to make stuff up. It should be if you don' do it you fail no third and fourth chance to make it up. Is it necessarily the school? Some may say yes but I believe its the school,administration, teachers, and the BOE for making our school system as poor as it is.

- submitted by a student
November 30, 2011
ECHS is a joke. There are good teachers here and there, but there are only a few. Coaches, football and baseball athletes, and popular rednecks are favorites with the administrators. The valedictorian or salutatorian of 2010 actually commented on this in his graduation speech along with the high attention to dress code rather than education. The counseling is 1.5/5 at best. Dual enrollment is rarely discussed though it is an excellent opportunity. Counselors also rarely get involved with their students on a personal level. Some parents will say this is a good school; that is only because the administrators act nice on the phone. Take it from a former student. If you are coming to Effingham, your best bet would be to go to SEHS.

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2010
Our child is new to the school this year. Yes, the dress code is strictly enforced. Much needed becasue some kids where their clothing below their waste and shirts untucked, posslibly concealin weapons. I agree w/strict dress code. The school and staff were very welcoming - We're not rednecks - stereotyping - a typical - we're giving the school & staff a chance. It's paid off so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2010
This school is horrible. They care more about "illegal" dress code, than they do education. My son got a detention the second he walked into 1st period on the first day... What for? because his shirt was untucked. The school discriminates against people who are not "rednecks." Do not believe these reviews below me. Effingham county high school needs some serious help.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2009
Our school has the greatest group of kids!! The teachers and staff are so wonderful and caring. Our parents are involved in their childrens' education and after school activities. We always have plenty of volunteers for fundraisers, chaperoning, etc. We have great school spirit!! Go Rebels!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We care about our students. We talk with parents and are envolved with the stdents in the community as well as during school.

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
I am the Attendance Office and I thing our Faculty, Staff, Students and Administrators are the tops in the county. We are bless to Yancy Ford as our Principal and leader.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
The teachers genuinely care for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It is very family orientated. The staff works like a team when trying to help students exceed in their education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
It's awesome! Great administration!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
Since I was a student here, I've thought this to be the best High School in America. Now that I teach at ECHS, I know that to be true.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 17, 2009
Loved it as a student-- oh, so many years ago. Great to now be here teaching. Administrators are fantastic, family atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
ECHS has a superior faculty and staff! Coach Ford, the principal, is an excellent leader. The department I work in has become my family since I live so far from home. I can't imagine working in a better school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
My school cares about it's kids! We are a family!

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2009
Hi everyone,i have a 9th grader at effingham county high school.The school is ok,but the focus on uniforms over learnig is getting out of hand,if kids have to wear them shouldn't teachers too,and set an example.I realy don't beleave how you are dressed has anything to do with learning! to me uniform rules and getting in constant trouble over a shirt untucked is crazy,cut the kids some slack,clothing does not make them smarter.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
this school has a very long list of rules against the wearing of ones own dress style. i think that giving a child the oppertunity to be him or her self is very important. it helps them understand what is or isn't acceptavle

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 27, 2008
I have been in Effingham all my life as well as my mother and grandmother. This is by far one of the best counties to live and and schools to attend in Southeast Georgia. My only problem is that I personally feel that they pay too much attention to the way the children are dressed moreso than the actual education they are recieving.Im not against uniforms, but I really don't believe the way you are dressed, as long as its decent, has anything to do with how and what you learn. We just need to put that energy more towards the learning instead of the appearance. Also, stop the teachers from telling the students that South is better than they are and smarter because it is so not true.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
We moved to Effingham 21/2 years ago from chatham county. We have really enjoyed effingham county middle school and our first year at Effingham High School. I feel like parents like to know what is going on in the kids lives here. My childrens teachers keep in touch and let me know if there is a problem. We are involved with sports and other activities and feel like they have a lot to offer. We have no more problems than any high school does.There are always kids that will break the rules,I feel like we needed to enforce the dress code we have instead of going to uniforms.This too will have to be enforced. Overall we could not be happier.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2006
I graduated from effingham county high school in 2004, and i miss it so much. the teachers here really try their hardest to help the students excell as best as possible.

- submitted by a former student
February 20, 2006
We have just moved into the area from New York, and I must say I am really excited about my daughter being educated here. We love the structure and quality of classes offered here. If you are looking for good quality education for your high school student, move to North Effingham County. My daughter has never excelled or enjoyed school as much as she has since starting here.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
' This is a great school to attend , I attended this school, Now my Son attends this school. He is the Coordinator of their dance team and he enjoys of having support from other teachers an espicially the principal....'

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Effingham County High School
1589 Ga Highway 119 S, Springfield, GA  31329
(912) 754-6404
Last modified Effingham County High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Effingham County High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top