A gymnasium and addition of a tunnel connecting the school to the gym was completed in 1927. You can
view the high school building, tunnel, and gymnasium in the photo at the top of the page. As you can see on the ticket
below, the first game that was played in the new John Greer High School gymnasium took place on December 28, 1927.
The participants were John Greer HS and Hoopeston High School.
John Greer High School served the town until its closure in 1956. The building served as
a grade school for the Hoopeston School District until it was replaced in 1969 by a newer building. The original John
Greer High School building was subsequently torn down,
Hoopeston John Greer High School Quick Facts
Year gym added:
Year closed: 1956
Year building razed: 1969
JGHS team nickname: the "Cornjerkers"
Blue & White
School Fight Song: John
Washington & Lee Swing
Lyrics provided by Steve Marlatt & Bob Gatrell
Here’s to John Greer High School , Cheer her varsity
To all her players, pledge fidelity,
There is no other better in the land
Fight for her victory, better every man.
Here’s to John Greer High School
Here’s to blue and white
Here’s to the honor she always homeward brings
Here’s to the players who are all so true
They will bring defeat to all they meet
They’re from John Greer High.
We will pledge to them where-er they be
For dear old John Greer High
Oski Wawa Skini Wawa for John Greer High
Skini Wawa Skini Wawa for John Greer High
Here’s to you, here’s to you
Here’s to John Greer High