The History of Lyndon High School Wildcats
Lyndon (population 566) is located on the banks of the Rock River, along Il Route 78 and the former
Il. Route 2. This places it in the south central area of Whiteside County about 15 miles southwest of Rock Falls. The Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad ran through north of the community. The town's school system goes back to 1854.
Lyndon has a rich history of supporting its school system and did so very well.
A two-story building was built in 1873. Another school was built sometime around the turn of the century and
housed the high school until 1960, when the building above was built. This building is pictured to the right as well.
Sometime in the late 1960s a consolidation effort was initiated with nearby Prophetstown High School.
This effort became a reality in 1969. The gymnasium is still in use, as the home court for the Sterling Christian
(located in Galt) Basketball teams.
Former Prophetstown and Lyndon school students Harold Glazier and his son Kurt
added the following information on the Lyndon School history:
"The Lyndon High School shown on your site was built or opened in 1915. It closed when the new Lyndon
High School opened sometime in the 1960's. When Lyndon and Prophetstown consolidated, the Lyndon High School closed
after the 1968-69 school year. The Lyndon High School then became the Lyndon Junior High School housing the 7th and
8th grade classes. The original Lyndon High School housed just the 6th grade classes. Prophetstown-Lyndon and Tampico consolidated
beginning with the 1996-97 school year. The schools in Lyndon then closed up completely."
Lyndon High School Quick Facts:
Year school founded:
Year newer building opened:
School colors: Purple
School Fight Song: "We're
Loyal to You Lyndon High"
Sung to University of Illinois Fight Song Tune
loyal to you Lyndon High
We're purple and gold, Lyndon High
We'll back you to stand
'Gainst the best in the land
we know you have sand, Lyndon High
So crack out the ball, Lyndon High
We're backing you all, Lyndon High
team is our fame protector:
On! Boys for we expect a
Victory from you Lyndon High!