Eastern Hills High School

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Coordinates: 32°44′52″N 97°13′57″W / 32.7477°N 97.2326°W / 32.7477; -97.2326

Eastern Hills High School
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Eastern Hills High School 2010
5701 Shelton
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
TypePublic high school
School districtFort Worth Independent School District
PrincipalKatrina Smith
Faculty96.2 (on FTE basis)[1]
Enrollment1,171 (as of 2015-16)[1]
Student to teacher ratio12.7:1[1]
Color(s)Royal Blue, Gray, and White               

Eastern Hills High School is a four-year public high school in Fort Worth, Texas, United States. The school is educating students in grades 9–12, as part of the Fort Worth Independent School District.[2] In an historical footnote, the band from the school played "Hail to the Chief" during President John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas–Fort Worth in November 1963. EHHS is also the only school in the world with two Pulitizer Prize-winning photographers as alums -- "Skeeter" Hagler and Michael Ainsworth. The school has been recognized by the National Football League as part of its 50th Anniversary Super Bowl High School Honor Roll for serving as the home school for two former Super Bowl Players - Uwe von Schamann and Byron Chamberlain - as well as for Doug Hart, who played for the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowls I and II following graduation from EHHS's predecessor, Handley High School.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 1,215 students and 96.2 classroom teachers (on a FTE basis, for a student-teacher ratio of 12.6:1.[1]


  • EHHS offers three Gold Seal Program of Choice. EHHS is the site of Fire Science Technology, Law Enforcement and Legal Services. Under these new programs it is possible for a student to graduate high school with College credits, have EMT certification, and be able to receive up to a $50,000 salary in those respective careers.[3]
  • Technology Department recognized as High School Program of the Year by ATTE (Assoc. of Texas Technology Education)[citation needed][when?]
  • 1998, 1999, and 2000 Texas Successful School award recipient[citation needed]


The school's award winning band was headed by Kathy Bernal, through 2013, when she retired. Ms. Bernal was selected as a Who's Who Among American Teachers for six consecutive years and received the Bayard H. Friedman for Teacher Excellence in Performing Arts for 2004-2005.[4] The Jazz Band and Symphonic band regularly make tours abroad.[5] Prior bands under Ms. Bernal's leadership took 1st place in the Nationals over a nine-year period.[citation needed]


  • Eastern Hills JROTC Rifle Team has won the City Championship for 36 consecutive years.[citation needed]
  • Unarmed Female Drill Team consistently wins first place in major competitions throughout the south-west.[citation needed]
  • Eastern Hills has held the Gold Star — the highest achievement a school can get — for many years and continues to excel each year.[citation needed]


In September 1991, a 16-year-old student was stabbed and seriously injured in an incident related to gang rivalry between the students of Eastern Hills and Arlington Lamar High School.[6] Officials of the school were accused of concealing evidence during the murder trial of one of the students in May 1996.[7]


  • Enrollment — 1,200 Students
  • Daily Attendance — 92.4%
  • Dropout — 14%
  • Mascot — Highlanders
  • School colors — Royal Blue, Gray, and White

SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)[edit]

  • Verbal 
  • Math 
  • Combined — 0
  • Number tested — 970

Class of 2015[edit]

  • Number of graduates — 215
  • Number receiving scholarships — 100
  • Amount offered — $1,306,800


  • Tracy Simien, former NFL linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, is the head football coach heading into the 2018-19 season.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d School data for Eastern Hills High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Eastern Hills High School", Great Schools
  4. ^ "EHHS MUSIC" Archived 2010-10-08 at the Wayback Machine, BAND
  5. ^ "High school bands pack up their tunes to travel around the World", Martha Deller, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 December 1991.
  6. ^ "Eastern Hills student shot waiting for fight", Richard Dotson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 10 September 1991
  7. ^ "Teacher says chemical hidden from police - Testifying in a former student's murder trial, she says the Eastern Hills High School principal and a district official told her to keep it from investigators", Laura Vozzella, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, May 9, 1996
  8. ^ Mitchell Benson, The Pro Football Archives. Accessed March 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Broncos Report", Clarence E. Hill, Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, January 21, 1998
  10. ^ Graham, Jack (2016). Angels: Who They Are, What They Do, and Why It Matters. Bethany House. p. 19. ISBN 9780764213564.
  11. ^ "Kay Granger" Archived 2011-07-17 at the Wayback Machine, USA Centers for Global Commercial & Investment Relations. Accessed October 25, 2007.
  12. ^ Uwe Von schamann Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine, database Football. Accessed October 25, 2007.
  13. ^ Swartz, Mimi. "The Dark Knight." Texas Monthly. May 2009. Volume 37, Issue 5. 211.
  14. ^ Jean, Sheryl. "Accused billionaire and financier left Mexia with lofty goals." The Dallas Morning News. Thursday February 19, 2009. Accessed June 22, 2009.
  15. ^ "Q&A: Fast N' Loud's Richard Rawlings - D Magazine". dmagazine.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  16. ^ "Richard Rawlings on Taking Back the Gumball Record and Hanging With Motley Crue". maxim.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  17. ^ "Why Richard Rawlings' biker bar is one of Dallas' hottest concert venues". dallasnews.com. Retrieved 1 March 2015.

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