Jerome I. Case High School was built in 1966 and named after Jerome Increase Case who was the inventor of the threshing machine and owner of The JI Case Tractor Company, which he based in Racine in 1843. When creating a trademark for his company, Case used the famous bald eagle "Old Abe" standing on a globe to represent his company.
In 1968, the J.I. Case company donated their statue of Old Abe on a globe to Case High School and retired their trademark logo in 1969. Case students gave the battered statue loving care and painted it our trademark green and gold colors. To this day it holds a place of honor in our school standing in our Case school library. (See the class of 1971 reunion page for more information.)
Our story as "The Eagles" is a special one because of the Jerome Increase Case legacy and the adoption of "Old Abe" as our mascot. We represent the honor and rich history of Wisconsin, which helps us to maintain our standards of quality and our motto "We are the eagles, up where we belong!"