George S. Parker High School

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George S. Parker High School
3125 Mineral Point
Janesville, Wisconsin, Rock County 53548
United States
Coordinates 42°41′08″N 89°03′52″W / 42.68555°N 89.06432°W / 42.68555; -89.06432Coordinates: 42°41′08″N 89°03′52″W / 42.68555°N 89.06432°W / 42.68555; -89.06432
Type public secondary
Motto Everybody's Somebody at Parker
Opened 1968
School district School District of Janesville
Superintendent Karen Schulte
Principal Christopher Laue[1]
Staff 188
Grades 9-12
Gender coed
Enrollment 1,785
School color(s)           green & gold
Athletics conference WIAA Big Eight Conference
Nickname Cow Pie High[2]
Team name Vikings
Rival Joseph A. Craig High School
Newspaper The Odin
Yearbook Valhalla

George S. Parker High School is a comprehensive public high school located on the west side of the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. The school, named for George S. Parker, founder of the Parker Pen Company, was constructed in 1967. The rival east side school is Joseph A. Craig High School.

In Nov 2006, a referendum passed that provided nearly $71 million for updates and renovation to both Parker and Craig High Schools.[3] Construction began in October 2007 and lasted two years.[4]


The school sports teams compete in the Big Eight Conference. State level competition is governed by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA).


  • 1977 State champion; beat Middleton, 6-2

Basketball (boys)[edit]

  • 1971 State champion; beat Milwaukee King, 79-68

Basketball (girls)[edit]

  • 1993 State champion; beat Middleton, 58-40
  • 2000 State champion; beat Hudson, 57-56
  • 2001 State champion; beat Stevens Point 51-44

The championships listed below were won by Janesville High School before there were two schools in the city.

Cross Country (boys)[edit]

  • 1950 State champion; beat Milwaukee Bay View, 82-94
  • 1961 State champion; beat Milwaukee Custer, 60-70
  • 1962 State champion; beat Milwaukee Washington, 44-70

Golf (boys)[edit]

  • 1951 State champion; beat Racine Horlick, 317-323 (shortened to 18 holes due to weather)
  • 1953 State champion; beat Madison West, 638-668
  • 1963 State champion; beat Jefferson, 608-617

Swimming & diving (boys)[edit]

  • 1955 State champion; beat Whitefish Bay, 49-36
  • 1961 State champion; beat Waukesha, 66.5-62


  • 1955 State champion; tied Madison East, 17-17

Notable alumni[edit]


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