Everman Joe C. Bean High School
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|Everman Joe C. Bean High School|
|Everman High School, EHS
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|School type||Public High School|
|School district||Everman Independent School District|
|Principal||Mrs. Nita Page|
|Color(s)||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics conference||4A Region I District 8|
Everman Joe C. Bean High School (commonly referred to as Everman, Everman High School, and EHS) is a public secondary school located in Everman, Texas (A country-suburb southeast of Fort Worth, Texas). The school is a part of the Everman Independent School District (commonly referred to as Everman ISD) and serves students in grades 10–12. The school mascot is the Bulldog and schools colors are officially purple and gold although black has recently been added as an accent color.
Everman High School houses students in grades 9-12. Most of the grade 9 classes are taught in the Jefferson Davis, Jr. Ninth Grade Center, which opened to the west of the existing campus in January 2008. The Jefferson Ninth grade center has the highest number of freshmen in 2014 they have a total of 421 freshmen.
Everman High School started out as part of the Everman School in the 1900s. It was a grade school, middle school, and high school for the children of Everman, Texas (then known as the community of Enon). The Everman School building is now Hommel Elementary School.
Everman High School was built in the 1950s and is still in use today. In the 1990s, Everman High School was renamed Everman Joe C. Bean High School after Dr. Joe C. Bean (former Everman Independent School District principal and superintendent).
Everman High School offers a variety of sports programs and dance ensembles. Current sports offered are Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Powerlifting, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track, and Volleyball.
Everman is home of the 2003 Texas 3A State Boys Basketball champions. The team defeated Aransas Pass High School (86-58) in the semi-finals and Tatum High School (72-44) in the finals. In 1997-1998 Everman's boys basketball team became the first non Class 5A school to be rated in the USA Today National Top 25 Poll starting out the season at 25-0. Everman's boys basketball team has also notched a State Tournament in the 1950s and has advanced to the Regional Finals a total of four times and the Regional Semi-Finals seven times in school history. The girl's teams at EHS have not had the same level of success as the boys teams as they have not won a playoff game since the 1980s.
Everman High School won the UIL 3A Girls Track & Field Team Champions Championship under Head Coach Steve Beggs in 2001. The girls track team beat out competing high schools with 50 points. In 1995 Everman won the UIL 4A Boys Track and Field Championship beating out Dallas Lincoln and Brenham with 38 points.
Everman has produced two players who have spent time in the professional ranks and they've made one appearance in the state tournament in 1984 losing to Austin Westlake in the State Semi-Finals.
The Everman High School football team has won two Class 3A state football championships [2002 and 2003]. In 2007, the football team was named Class 4A district champions after going undefeated in the regular season and going 14-1, but eventually losing in the semi-finals, where they played Highland Park High School and lost 13-42. (Highland Park High School later lost to Lake Travis High School).
In 2008, the Bulldogs went 14-1 again but on Saturday December 13, 2008, Everman lost 47-34 to Sulphur Springs High School at Texas Stadium. Sulphur Springs High School was behind in the first quarter but began to take over in the last three quarters. Sulphur Springs would win the Class 4A State Championship the next week.
Dale Keeling Field House
Construction for the Dale Keeling Field House was completed in 2009. The new field house is named after Dale Keeling, Everman ISD's Director of Athletics and Everman High School's head football coach. The estimated construction cost of the site is $5,275,000. The site sits on the northern end zone of J.E. Marr Stadium (Located behind Everman High School). This field house was dedicated to Dale Keeling.
- Alan Knight – Guitarist and Vocalist, 1976 Everman graduate who is the guitarist and vocalist for local Blues Rock Fort Worth band Alan Knight and Company.
- Dr. George Race – Physician, Surgeon, and Pathologist, 1942 Everman graduate who is responsible for building laboratories at Baylor University Medical Center. He has attended Texas Wesleyan College (Now known as Texas Wesleyan University), Baylor University, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Duke University, and Harvard Medical School. He was also a member of the US Air Force. He has worked for Peter Bent Brigham Hospital (Now known as Brigham and Women's Hospital), University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, and Baylor University Medical Center. His work, research, and articles have been published extensively. He has an M.D., PhD, and MSPH. The street which the high school is located on was formerly named Race Street in his honor and was changed to Bulldog Dr. in 1996. A portion of Race Street still runs through the heart of the city.
- Ellis Burks - A 1982 graduate of Everman High School, Burks spent 18 seasons in the Major Leagues hitting .291 and hitting 352 career home runs.
- Barron Wortham - A 1989 graduate of Everman High School, Wortham played college football at UTEP and was named WAC defensive player of the year in 1993. Wortham spent 7 seasons in the NFL with the Houston Oilers, Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys.
- Randy Burnett - A 1978 graduate of EHS, has become one of the top Circulation Management Professional in the great state of Texas
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