School Details

Effingham County High School

1589 Ga Highway 119 S, Springfield, GA 31329
(912) 754-6404
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1791 students 15 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

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Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT)

In 2010-2011 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) in English language arts, math, science and social studies to students in grade 11. The GHSGT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass all parts of the GHSGT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered the Georgia High School Writing Test (GHSWT) to students in grade 11. The GHSWT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. Students must pass the GHSWT in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
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  • Effingham County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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End-of-Course-Tests (EOCT)

In 2011-2012 Georgia administered End-of-Course Tests (EOCT) in 9th grade math levels 1 and 2, biology, United States history, physical science, American literature and economics. The EOCT is a standards-based assessment, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Georgia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Effingham County Public Schools average
  • Georgia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Effingham County High School is a public high school in Springfield. The principal of Effingham County High School is Yancy Jason Ford, who can be contacted at yford@effingham.k12.ga.us. 1,791 children attend Effingham County High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 1% of the Effingham County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 1,791 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 39% have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Effingham County High School is 15:1. South Effingham High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 68% 78%
Multiracial 4% %
Hispanic 4% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 23% 16%
Asian 0.7% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.05% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 39% 36%
Limited English proficiency 1% 1%
Economically disadvantaged 33% 31%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    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.

  • (1 year ago)

    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!

  • (1 year ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (2 years ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (4 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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!!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers genuinely care for the students.

  • (5 years ago)

    We care about our students. We talk with parents and are envolved with the stdents in the community as well as during school.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's awesome! Great administration!

  • (5 years ago)

    Loved it as a student-- oh so many years ago. Great to now be here teaching. Administrators are fantastic family atmosphere.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    My school cares about it's kids! We are a family!

  • (5 years ago)

    It is very family orientated. The staff works like a team when trying to help students exceed in their education.

  • (5 years ago)

    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.

  • (5 years ago)

    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

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

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