Joseph A. Craig High School

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Joseph A. Craig High School

United States
Coordinates42°40′53″N 89°00′03″W / 42.68152°N 89.00074°W / 42.68152; -89.00074Coordinates: 42°40′53″N 89°00′03″W / 42.68152°N 89.00074°W / 42.68152; -89.00074
OversightJanesville School District
PrincipalDr. Alison Bjoin
Number of students1,678 (2016-17)[1]
Color(s)          Blue & White
Athletics conferenceWIAA Big Eight Conference
NicknameBig Blue
Team nameCougars
RivalGeorge S. Parker High School
NewspaperThe Criterion
YearbookThe Phoenix
Girls' basketball game with crosstown rival Parker during the 2004–2005 season

Joseph A. Craig High School is a public high school located in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin. Constructed in 1954 as Janesville Senior High School, it was renamed Craig High School in 1967 when George S. Parker High School was built on the west side of the city. Craig has a student enrollment of approximately 1,800. Located on the east side of Janesville, it is named after Joseph A. Craig, who was instrumental in attracting the General Motors Janesville Assembly Plant to the city.


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

State championships[edit]

Janesville Senior High School, 1955
  • Baseball: 1983, 1984, 1998, 2015
  • Cross country (girls): 1991

as Janesville High School[edit]

  • Cross country (boys): 1950, 1961, 1962
  • Golf (boys): 1951, 1953, 1963
  • Swimming & diving (boys): 1955, 1961
  • Wrestling: 1955 (co-state champion with Madison East)

Performing arts[edit]

Craig has two competitive show choirs, the varsity-level "Spotlighters" and the jayvee-level "Illuminations". The choirs also host their own competition, the Spotlight Spectacular.[2] Spotlighters have a history of placing well at competitions, even winning some championships.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Craig High". National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
  2. ^ "Show choirs compete at Craig High School". GazetteXtra. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  3. ^ Rindfleisch, Terry. "Viterbo 101 features top high school show choirs". La Crosse Tribune. Retrieved 18 June 2019.

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