McEvans Warriors K-12 School
Address
601 Hwy 61 North

Shaw
,
Mississippi
38773

United States
CoordinatesCoordinates: 33°36′39″N 90°45′59″W / 33.61073°N 90.76625°W / 33.61073; -90.76625
Information
TypePublic high school
School districtWest Bolivar Consolidated School District (2014-)
Shaw School District (-2014)
PrincipalDaphne Young
Enrollment146 (2016-17)[1]
Websitehttps://www.wbcsdk12.org/mcevans-warriors-k-12-school/

McEvans Warriors K-12 School, formerly Shaw High School, is a senior high school in Shaw, Mississippi. It is a part of the West Bolivar Consolidated School District. Until 2014 it was in the Shaw School District, which served Shaw and Skene.[2]

History

The former Shaw High School building was first built in 1923. As of 2017 it had 158 students. Leland School District offers vocational training to Shaw High School students.[3]

McEvans Negro High School formerly existed.[4] In 1958 the school had almost 1,000 students. The building was destroyed in a fire in 1958, causing about $115,000 in damages.[5]

Both Shaw High and McEvans Elementary were in the Shaw School District until July 1, 2014, when that district was consolidated into West Bolivar Consolidated.[6]

At one point the condition of the Shaw High building, at 214 Dean Boulevard,[7] deteriorated to the point where the high school moved in with McEvans Elementary School. In 2020 the facility was renamed the McEvans School and became K-12. Shaw High had green and gold as its colors with a hawk mascot while McEvans Elementary had gold, maroon, and white as colors with a hawk mascot. The school board normally would have asked for more student participation but the COVID-19 pandemic in Mississippi dampened this. The board chose gold, maroon, and white as colors and a warrior mascot.[8]

References

  1. ^ "SHAW HIGH SCHOOL". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  2. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-06-09. - Skene is not indicated directly on this map but it may be compared to the 2020 map: "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-06-09. which shows the location of Skene.
  3. ^ "Shaw High School." West Bolivar Consolidated School District. Retrieved on July 2, 2017.
  4. ^ "3 Teeners Arrested". The Miami News. Associated Press. 1958-03-01. p. 8A. - Article date is March 1 and newspaper date is March 2, 1958. Clipping from Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Little Evidence Revealed: Asks Hearing For Shaw Negro Principal In School Arson Case". The Delta Democrat-Times. Greenville, Mississippi. United Press International. 1958-03-21. p. 2. - Clipping from Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "School District Consolidation in Mississippi." Mississippi Professional Educators. December 2016. Retrieved on July 2, 2017. Page 2 (PDF p. 3/6).
  7. ^ "Shaw High School". West Bolivar Consolidated School District. 2019-09-07. Archived from the original on 2019-09-07. Retrieved 2021-05-23. Shaw High School P.O. Box 510, 214 Dean Blvd. Shaw, MS 38773
  8. ^ "Shaw Renamed McEvans High School". Bolivar Bullet. 2020-05-20. Retrieved 2021-05-23.