Northside Independent School District

Northside Independent School District is a school district headquartered in Leon Valley, Texas.[1][2] It is the largest school district in the San Antonio area and the fourth largest[3] in the State of Texas (and is projected within the next 1-2 years to surpass the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District for the third place position). Northside serves 355 square miles (920 km2) of urban landscape, suburban growth and rural Texas hill country. Northside is roughly 50 percent built out with the center of the district's boundaries near Helotes, TX, just north of the Bandera Road and Loop 1604 intersection. Because of fast paced growth, the district envisions possibly another four high schools over the next few decades, including far west areas off Potranco Road and Hwy 211 (near the Medina County line), Culebra Road (FM 471) past Talley Road, I-10 near Boerne Stage Road (north of the Dominion) and far north Bandera Road (Hwy 16) near the Pipe Creek/Bandera County/Medina County areas.

Northside ISD serves a portion of the city of San Antonio as well as the cities of Grey Forest, Leon Valley, Shavano Park, Helotes and the unincorporated communities of Cross Mountain, Leon Springs, and Scenic Oaks. The district also serves some unincorporated portions of Bexar County, Bandera County, and Medina County.

In 2009, the school district was rated "recognized" by the Texas Education Agency.[4]



Northside ISD has over 110 campus locations:

Traditional High Schools

Northside has chosen a unique method of naming its traditional high schools; each school is named for a former or current United States Supreme Court justice. Under current district policy [5], eighth graders who will be part of a new high school's first graduating class are encouraged to research prior justices and submit nominations.

The justices so honored are Louis D. Brandeis, Tom C. Clark, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Jay, John Marshall (the oldest high school; originally named Northside Rural High School but later renamed to conform to the naming convention), Sandra Day O'Connor, John Paul Stevens (who attended the school's dedication), William Howard Taft, and Earl Warren. The district's 10th high school, which opened in 2010, honors justice William J. Brennan.

Career/Tech High Schools

Middle Schools

Elementary Schools

  • Adams Hill
  • Aue
  • Beard
  • Behlau (opens 2010)
  • Blattman
  • Boone
  • Brauchle
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 1998-99 [6]
  • Braun Station
  • Burke
  • Cable
  • Carlos Coon
  • Carnahan
  • Carson
  • Cody
  • Colonies North
  • Driggers
  • Elrod
  • Esparza
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 2000-01 [6]
  • Evers
  • Fernandez
  • Fisher
  • Forester
  • Galm
  • Glass
  • Glenn
  • Glenoaks
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 1998-99 [6]
  • Hatchett
  • Helotes
  • Henderson (opens 2010)
  • Hoffmann
  • Howsman
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 2000-01 [6]
  • Knowlton
  • Krueger
  • Kuentz
  • Lackland City
  • Langley
  • Leon Springs
  • Leon Valley
  • Lewis
  • Lieck (opens 2011)
  • Linton
  • Locke Hill
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 1998-99 [6]
  • Martin (opens 2010)
  • Mary Hull
    • National Blue Ribbon School in 1996-97 [6]
  • May
  • McDermott
  • Mead
  • Meadow Village
  • Michael
  • Murnin
  • Myers
  • Nichols
  • Northwest Crossing
  • Oak Hills Terrace
  • Ott
  • Passmore
  • Powell
  • Raba
  • Rhodes
  • Scarborough
  • Scobee
  • Steubing
  • Thornton
  • Timberwilde
  • Valley Hi
  • Villarreal
  • Wanke
  • Ward
  • Westwood Terrace

In addition, two unnamed schools will open in future years, one in the Westwinds area (2011) and one in the Bandera Road North area (2012).

Special Schools

  • Alternative Elementary School
  • Alternative High School
  • Alternative Middle School-North
  • Alternative Middle School-South
  • Children's Center
  • Evening High School
  • Excel Academy
  • Habilitation Program
  • Holmgreen Center
  • Northside Vocational Transition Program
  • Special Education Night School


The district was formed in 1949 via consolidation of several rural school districts, having a mere 823 students:

  • Clifton
  • Culebra
  • Helotes (including the former Los Reyes district which Helotes absorbed in 1939)
  • Hoffman
  • Leon Springs
  • Leon Valley (including the former Evers district which Leon Valley absorbed in 1924)
  • Locke Hill
  • Lockhart
  • Mackey
  • San Antonio Heights

See also

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  1. ^ "Contact Northside ISD." Northside Independent School District. March 12, 2011. "5900 Evers Rd. • San Antonio, TX 78238-1606"
  2. ^ "Leon Valley city, Texas." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on March 12, 2011.
  3. ^ Facts and Figures : Northside Independent School District - San Antonio, TX 78238
  4. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. 
  5. ^ Local District Policy for naming schools
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)

External links

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