Evans History
Artwork by Ron Mancil

Evans Middle School, built-in 1973, was originally named O.P. Evans Junior High School. At first, only grades seven and eight were served and in an open classroom setting. The building was designed to house this educational delivery model. The school followed a traditional junior high school curriculum. A gymnasium was added in May 1981 to house physical education and health classes.

In 1985, school attendance lines were changed and new grade alignments were made. Preparations were begun for the implementation of the middle school concept. In 1985, O.P Evans Junior High School was named a Georgia School of Excellence. With the junior high school concept, the curriculum was high school-oriented and the faculty had secondary school backgrounds.

In the fall of 1987, a seventh grade team was established to pilot the middle school concept. During the 1987 school year, a new building was constructed to house one of the middle school teams. The building contains four classrooms, a band room, conference room, and a teacher work room. In September 1988, after two years of preparation and restructuring, O.P. Evans Junior High School officially became Evans Middle School. Facility and staff changes were necessary to meet the requirements of the middle school learners. The most significant change was the addition of the sixth grade. In 1997 a ten-classroom addition was built on the campus. This addition helped to relieve overcrowding. The addition included a teacher workroom and storage space.

In 2015, Evans Middle School replaced the original building with a state of the art two story facilty that would be home to new classroom locations for 6th and 7th grade. The new building also included a new cafeteria, media center, several science and computer labs. North building, Fletcher hall, Bell hall and the gym would undergo major renovations to update the buildings to match the new facility.

Over time, Evans has served its community well and continues to do so as we have transitioned into the 21st century. Bringing technology into every classroom has been accomplished with the addition of the most up to date technological devices. Our curriculum, student expectations, structure and organization, and instructional practices continue to evolve as we work to meet the changing needs of our local community and society as a whole.