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The Effingham Illinois area provides excellent educational opportunities for students of all ages. Effingham primary and secondary schools provide students with extensive course offerings enhanced by the use of the latest technology.

Unit #40 operates three elementary schools, a junior high, and a high school. Effingham is also home to two parochial grade schools, Sacred Heart Grade School and St. Anthony Grade School, and one parochial high school, St. Anthony High School. Personal attention at all grade levels is a hallmark of all Effingham area schools.

For advanced degrees and ongoing adult education, Effingham is home to Kluthe Center for Higher Education. This branch of Lake Land College offers local classes in a modern computer networked facility. Through the Kluthe Center, residents of the Effingham area find an accessible and affordable way to update their skills, and industry leaders find a well-trained workforce is readily available.

Nearby Eastern Illinois University and the University of Illinois, along with several other colleges and universities, complete the educational picture.

Effingham Educational Facilities: Public and Private Schools

Type Number Teachers Enrollment
Elementary (K-5) 3 88 1194
Junior High 1 35 59
High School 1 46 724
Private/Parochial 3 65 771

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