William C. Overfelt High School

William C. Overfelt High School
William C. Overfelt High School
Entrance to William C. Overfelt High School.
1835 Cunningham Avenue
San Jose, California, USA
Coordinates 37°19′52″N 121°49′47″W / 37.3312°N 121.8297°W / 37.3312; -121.8297Coordinates: 37°19′52″N 121°49′47″W / 37.3312°N 121.8297°W / 37.3312; -121.8297
Type Public high school
Established 1962
School district East Side Union High School District
Principal Mr. Vito Chiala
Faculty 100 (2009–2010)
Grades 9–12
Enrollment 2000 (2009–2010)
Color(s) White, Red & Blue             
Mascot The Royals

William C. Overfelt High School is a public high school in the East San Jose area of San Jose, California.

Overfelt High offers foreign language, arts, mathematic, and english classes. In addition, they also offer accelerated Advanced Placement and honors classes. Overfelt High also offer a broad range of sport teams. Its athletic teams are known as the Royals.



The campus was built in 1962, making it the third-oldest school in the district. William C. Overfelt High School has modernized sections of the campus and the landscaping, with the assistance of Measure A funds. Measure G funds will provide modernization of all classroom areas

In 2006, the school established the first AP European History class by Mr. Douglas Day. In 2007, the first AP Art History class taught by Ms. Daphne Miller was established. In 2008, AP Psychology was restarted by the class-of-2009 and taught by Mr. Douglas Day. By the end of 2007, part of the school — the "B Wing" — was torn down in order to construct new C100 classrooms, as well as at the side of the school where new C200 classrooms were constructed for mainly incoming freshmen. The school has an outstanding Wrestling team (a past State Champion), Men's Soccer team, and other sports teams. The Women's Tennis team has placed first in their league. The Women's tennis team advanced to the Santa Teresa Division "B leagues" in 2008 and dominated that season- placing second in their league. By the summer of 2008, the tennis courts were resurfaced and the ladies continued to play their best. Competing against tough opponents, they placed fourth in the B leagues in 2009. Their Women's Varsity Cross Country team also had a good season by making it to CCS by placing 11th in the league finals. They ran at Toro Park and placed 12th at CCS.

Overfelt has also had a history of producing award-winning yearbooks (there are no more yearbooks), and an up-and-coming marching band program directed by Mr. Steven Barnhill in the late 1980s and early '90s that won the first awards for the program during that time.

Notable alumni

  • Lee Evans : Olympic Gold medal winner.
  • Carl Monroe : NFL running back who scored a touchdown for the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XIX.
  • Andres Contreras : Professional Freestyle soccer player.
  • Jim Plunkett : NFL quarter back who won two Super Bowls.
  • Sergio Bernal : Hollywood film director/actor.
  • Javier Campos : (2010) Member of the San Jose Planning Commission and City Council representative for District 5.
  • Nora Campos : (2010) Serving on the San Jose City Council.
  • Kelly Clark : Worked for NASA's jet propulsion laboratories helping to put the Space Exploration Rover on Mars.
  • Stella Doa : Emergency Doctor who patented a breast milk collection system.
  • Esau Herrera : (2010) Sits on the board of the East Side Union High School District for the Alum Rock School District.
  • J. Manual Herrera : Served on the board of the East Side Union High School District.
  • Rose Herrera : (2010) Serving on the San Jose City Council.
  • Dora Lopez : Appointed to the bench as a Criminal Defense Lawyer in San Jose and serves as a judge for workmen compensation cases.
  • Patricia Martinez : (2010) Serving as a member of the East Side Union High School Board.

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