Top 10 Best Effingham County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 5,135 students in Effingham County, IL (there are 4 private schools, serving 1,107 private students). 82% of all K-12 students in Effingham County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
The top ranked public schools in Effingham County, IL are Teutopolis Grade School, Teutopolis Junior High School and Tristar Safe Sch Program. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Effingham County, IL public schools have an average math proficiency score of 32% (versus the Illinois public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 36% (versus the 31% statewide average). Schools in Effingham County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 10% of Illinois public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public school average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Effingham County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Teutopolis Grade School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
309 E Main St
Teutopolis, IL 62467
(217) 857-3232
Grades: PK-6
| 580 students
Rank: #22.
Teutopolis Junior High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
904 W Water St
Teutopolis, IL 62467
(217) 857-6678
Grades: 7-8
| 161 students
Rank: #33.
Tristar Safe Sch Program
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
900 W Edgar Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-2865
Grades: 6-9
| n/a students
Rank: #44.
Dieterich Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Po Box 187
Dieterich, IL 62424
(217) 925-5248
Grades: PK-6
| 337 students
Rank: #55.
Beecher City Grade School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
306 E Vine
Beecher City, IL 62414
(618) 487-5100
Grades: PK-5
| 180 students
Rank: #66.
Teutopolis High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
801 W Main St
Teutopolis, IL 62467
(217) 857-3139
Grades: 9-12
| 333 students
Rank: #77.
Dieterich Jr/sr High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Po Box 187
Dieterich, IL 62424
(217) 925-5247
Grades: 7-12
| 238 students
Rank: #88.
Altamont Grade School
(Math: 25% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
407 S Edwards St
Altamont, IL 62411
(618) 483-5171
Grades: PK-8
| 473 students
Rank: #99.
Effingham High School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1301 W Grove Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1100
Grades: 9-12
| 799 students
Rank: #1010.
Altamont High School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7 S Ewing St
Altamont, IL 62411
(618) 483-6194
Grades: 9-12
| 251 students
Rank: #1111.
Central Grade School
(Math: 18% | Reading: 27%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3901 S Banker St.
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1400
Grades: 2-6
| 503 students
Rank: #1212.
Effingham Junior High School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
600 S Henrietta St
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1300
Grades: 6-9
| 561 students
Rank: #1313.
Beecher City Jr-sr High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 10-14%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
438 E State Highway 33
Beecher City, IL 62414
(618) 487-5100
Grades: 6-12
| 175 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Aspire Alternative High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
900 W Edgar Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-2865
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Fresh Start Treatment & Learning
Special Education School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
215 N 1st St
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 342-6161
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Learning Center
3224 S Banker St
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1460
Grades: K
| 150 students
Rank: n/an/a
215 N 1st St
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1380
Grades: PK
| 109 students
Rank: n/an/a
211 W Douglas Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1530
Grades: 1-3
| 285 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Effingham County, IL

Effingham County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
19970 E 1000th Ave
Dieterich, IL 62424
(217) 925-5569
Grades: 1-6
| 72 students
710 Indiana St
Edgewood, IL 62426
(217) 540-1527
Grades: K-4
| 60 students
20117 N 1525th St
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 844-3343
Grades: 3-6
| 66 students
5251 East 1800th Ave
Montrose, IL 62445
(217) 683-2622
Grades: K-6
| 143 students
304 South West St
Shumway, IL 62461
(217) 868-2788
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
900 W Edgar Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1570
Grades: 1-2
| 121 students
900 West Edgar Ave
Effingham, IL 62401
(217) 540-1380
Grades: PK
| 23 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Effingham County, IL?
The top ranked public schools in Effingham County, IL include Teutopolis Grade School, Teutopolis Junior High School and Tristar Safe Sch Program.
How many public schools are located in Effingham County, IL?
18 public schools are located in Effingham County, IL.
What percentage of students in Effingham County, IL go to public school?
82% of all K-12 students in Effingham County, IL are educated in public schools (compared to the IL state average of 88%).
What is the racial composition of students in Effingham County, IL?
Effingham County, IL public schools minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Illinois public schools average of 53% (majority Hispanic).

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