Welcome to Effingham Community Schools!

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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.


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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. 


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Free Developmental Screenings for birth to 5 years old & Kindergarten Screenings
Each year, Unit #40 & the Department of Early Childhood offer parents the opportunity to discover how their child is developing in the areas of speech, language, concepts and motor skills. Vision & hearing screenings are also provide free of charge.

Monday, March 16th (9-3)
Tuesday, March 17th (9-1, 2:30-5:30)
Wednesday, March 18th (9-1, 2:30-5:30)
Thursday, March 19th (9-1, 2:30-5:30)
Friday, March 20th (8-12)

First Presbyterian Church
600 West Temple
Effingham, IL

For an appointment, please call Sharon Macklin @ 217.540.1400.
*If you child is already in the Unit #40 ECSE Preschool or Kindergarten program or Head Start, he/she will NOT need to go through the screening.
**Signed parent/guardian permission is required!

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. 

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