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Effingham High School

Public | 9-12 | 827 students

 
 

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Posted November 25, 2013

Effingham High School is the worst school that I have every encountered. I have a child that has severe anxiety caused by that school and is now having panic attacs and even though his Medical Doctor has recommended that he either be placed in the alternative school and be tutored at home until this can be done, it was refused by all staff. I took it all the way through the chain of command to the State Level and still no help from anyone. Now, the Medical Doctor has stated that his condition has gotten worse over the past year and that she is very concerned with his condition. My husband and I have begged for them to place him in the alternative school before something bad happens, but they ignore. He is now failing every class that he has and We have now tied their hands and forced them to but it will be another 2 months before he can be placed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

EFFINGHAM SCHOOLS ARE THE WORST IN THE COUNTRY THEY BELIEVE THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT AND THE SCHOOL BOARD DOES WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM AND NOT THE COMMUNITY THE CHILDREN SUFFER AND NO ONE IN THE COMMUNITY WILL EVER STAND UP AGAINST THEM AND WHEN SOMEONE DOES THEIR CHILDREN GET TREATED LIKE DIRT
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

Out-dated, & just plain don't care, tenured teachers hamper the learning of the students. As well as Administration personnel that have their own agendas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

Effingaham High School is an amazing school. The administration and teachers want their students to succeed. The band is avarage but good. The sports programs are starting to pick up. The football team is doing much better by going to the playoffs. Also, the volleyball team, tennis (boys and girls), golf (boys and girls), soccer, and other programs have winning records. I am a former student and athlet. The school is amazing for wanting its students to get a good education.


Posted August 17, 2005

I totally disagree with what the last parent said. The administration is pretty good. The band is average. The sports over the past two years were outstanding. In 03 and 04 the football teams went to the playoffs and in 04 and 05 the basketball teams had winning records. The curriculum at the school is also very strong. Over all EHS is a good school. Listen to me, I'm a former student.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2005

This is a good school. The principal is excellent and they work very hard to create a strong school learning environment. They have a strong band program, and good teachers. The sports at EHS are not very successful, however, they place a lot of empahasis on athletics.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

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Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2013.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2013.

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60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female50%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Low income36%
Non-low income62%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Low income44%
Non-low income59%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students45%
Female38%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Low income26%
Non-low income50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Prairie State Achievement Examination (PSAE) to test students in grade 11 in reading, math and science. The PSAE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

26%
of schools in the state are Below average
46%
of schools in the state are Average
28%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

91.1%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2012-13.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 24%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 4%
Black 1% 18%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1301 West Grove Avenue
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: (217) 540-1100

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