Stephenville High School

Stephenville High School, or SHS, is a public high school located in Stephenville, Texas and classified as a 4A school by the University Interscholastic League. It is part of the Stephenville Independent School District located in central Erath County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.[2]

Stephenville High School
2650 W Overhill Dr.


United States
School typePublic high school
School districtStephenville Independent School District
PrincipalStephanie Traweek
Staff76.85 (FTE)[1]
Enrollment1,079 (2017-18)[1]
Student to teacher ratio14.04[1]
Athletics conferenceUIL Class AAAA
MascotYellow Jackets/Honeybees


The Stephenville Yellow Jackets compete in the following sports [3]

Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, Basketball, Powerlifting, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, Track, Softball & Baseball

SHS has been one of the most successful football programs in the state of Texas in recent years. Though it did not make the playoffs from 1952 to 1989, the arrival of Art Briles helped turn the program around. Under Briles, the Yellow Jackets advanced to the playoffs from 1989 until his departure after the 1999 season, winning four state titles (1993, 1994, 1998, 1999) along the way. The 1998 team posted a then national record 8,650 yards of total offense and still holds the third and fourth positions on the national all-time list.[citation needed] Since Briles left for the collegiate ranks, Stephenville has continued to make the playoffs (with the exception of 2003)[citation needed] Stephenville won their 5th state title in 2012 under head coach Joseph Gillespie (a former player and coach under Art Briles).

State titlesEdit

  • Girls Basketball - [4]
    • 1968(3A)
  • Football - [5]
    • 1993(4A), 1994(4A), 1998(4A/D2), 1999(4A/D2), 2012 (3A/D1)
  • Volleyball - [6]
    • 2003(4A)
  • Girls Soccer
    • 2017(4A), 2019 (4A)

Notable alumniEdit


  1. ^ a b c "STEPHENVILLE H S". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "2015 Accountability Rating System" (PDF). Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-09-10.
  3. ^ The Athletics Department
  4. ^ UIL Girls Basketball Archives
  5. ^ Lone Star Football Network
  6. ^ UIL Volleyball Archives Archived 2015-12-21 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ "Kevin Kolb, QB for the Arizona Cardinals at". Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  8. ^ "Jevan Snead - Yahoo! Sports". 2005-11-13. Retrieved 2011-08-04.

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