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W.E. Greiner Junior High School

October 4th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

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postcard courtesy Terry Houchins

Located at 501 S. Edgefield, the establishment now known as Greiner Middle School began literally on the south edge of a field as a group of plank buildings around 1910. This is the building conceived in 1915 and built sometime after 1932. Only a small part of this building remains today.

More about Greiner’s history.

  1. Jon
    December 13th, 2009 at 04:21 | #1

    I was there around 70,71,72 when it was a Jr. High. Clifford C. Breeding was the Principal if I remember correctly.

  2. Sandy Granger
    December 15th, 2009 at 06:43 | #2


    I was at Greiner Jr. High in 1968. I don’t remember who was Principal at that time. Mr. Breeding was my Principal at L.O. Donald Elementary 1962-1965. I got sick at school one day and he drove me home. I was in awe.

  3. James Oldham
    February 22nd, 2010 at 21:24 | #3

    I went to Greiner 1972-73 and played Tuba for Mr. Hyde. Does anyone know how to reach him? Any former Yellow Jacket band members from 72-74 are welcome to call me at 214-808-4081

  4. Ralph W. Morgan (current director)
    June 28th, 2010 at 20:00 | #4


    I would be glad to send you Michael Hyde’s email info. Please email me at raffmorgantcu@yahoo.com

    fyi- Mr. Hyde retired from Greiner in the Spring of 2005 (started there in 1967). I followed Mr. Hyde in 2005 until the present. From 1992 until 2010, the yellow jacket band has had 14 UIL sweepstakes awards (earning superior ratings on stage and in sightreading), 1 uil sight reading trophy, 1 uil concert trophy, and only 2 years of not winning anything (one was the year Mike had cancer, the other was my first year at Greiner).
    Best wishes,

    Ralph Morgan
    Band Director
    Greiner Middle School Academy for the Exploratory Arts

  5. Brad H
    October 25th, 2012 at 02:31 | #5

    Michael Hyde started at Greiner in 1969, Bill Lively was there before that. I had Bill for for 1 1/2 year and Mike for for 1 year. Bill went to Sunset and then to Bryne Adams, and then to SMU. I played the trumpet at Greiner, Adamson, and Kimball class of 1973.

  6. Jake
    May 4th, 2013 at 10:12 | #6

    My last name is Greiner yeaaa!!!!

  7. Cynthia Orta
    June 30th, 2013 at 22:32 | #7

    @Ralph W. Morgan (current director)
    I was at Greiner from 02-04. I played clarinet under Mr. Hyde. I was saddened when I learned of his passing. With his help and Mr. Waites’, I was 2nd chair in the All City Band. He was truly a great director. My love for music was inspired by him.

  8. Dan Flake
    July 21st, 2013 at 23:36 | #8

    @Cynthia Orta

    That is certainly bad news. I was in the band the first year he came (1968) and when I moved back into this area, I remember reading an article that he was still the band director. I kept putting off going out to the school to meet him. When did he pass away?

  9. August 13th, 2013 at 18:35 | #9

    I was at Greiner in 65 to 67 then went to WH Adamson…was on pep squad. Then to WH Adamson and was on the Drill Team there graduated in 1970.

  10. October 9th, 2013 at 18:36 | #10

    captain of the first jr high football teams in dallas..undefeated in 1947,played in the cotton bowl, these team members later-1950- led sunset high to its first football state championship

  11. Mary Murillo Brooks
    March 18th, 2014 at 22:17 | #11

    I was at W.E. Griener Middles school from 1970 – 1973. I played volleyball, soccer, and basketball. Mrs Taylor was our coach.

  12. Mary Murillo Brooks
    March 18th, 2014 at 22:22 | #12

    @james old ham
    I was in band as well and I remember Mr. Hyde.
    I played the alto saxophone.

  13. Lisa
    April 17th, 2014 at 06:29 | #13

    I was at Greiner, 70-73, Jacketeer. I wasnt in Band but i remember Mr. Hyde, he was a good man. I have been looking for David Pearson for about 15 yrs now . he was there the same time i was and played drums. if anyone has any info email me. djljmom@yahoo.com. I love this picture of the school, it doesnt look like this now. sadly. it was a beautiful building. My mom worked in the cafeteria, she made those wonderful yeast rolls, that we all loved so much