INNOVATIVE, HIGH-QUALITY, DIVERSE LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
Our mission is to transform the learning experience for students.
WE'RE PROUD OF OUR RESULTS!
During the 2020-2021 school year, Northside ISD will offer two instructional options for families, virtual learning and in-person learning.
Full-day Pre-K is offered at 36 campus sites and half-day Pre-K at an additional 35 sites for qualifying students. A limited number of tuition-based Pre-K slots are also available.
Twenty-one elementary schools now have STEM Labs which serve as an enrichment option for students much like physical education, music, and art.
The district’s first middle school magnet program, Jones Magnet School, opened in August 2020 with a STEM-focused curriculum. Plans are also underway for the second middle school magnet school to open in 2021 and be located at Zachry Middle School. The focus would be global communication, information technology, and cybersecurity.
Students can apply to attend one of six specialized high school magnet programs: Communications Arts High School, Construction Careers Academy, Health Careers High School, Jay Science & Engineering Academy, Marshall Law & Medical Services Magnet School, and the Northside School of Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship (NSITE).
An Agricultural Magnet School, located at O’Connor High School, will open for the 2021-2022 school year.
ENRICHING ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
DR. BRIAN WOODS
Northside Independent School District is a family-friendly school district and the district of choice for hundreds of families each year. We are proud of the exemplary academic and co-curricular programs that attract families to NISD. With enrollment at over 106,000, Northside remains the fourth-largest public school district in Texas. We are committed to the fundamental principles that are the strength of traditional public schools: hiring the best and most experienced teachers who are highly trained, motivated, and credentialed in the subjects and grade levels they teach, providing a wide variety of extracurricular activities and clubs that allow students to discover their talents and explore their interests, offering a diversity in learning experiences and social interactions so students are exposed to the wondrous, multi-faceted/ethnic quilt that is American society, and encouraging a strong sense of community and partnership.
I urge you to support your public schools by getting involved, being informed about public education’s challenges and successes, and being a partner with the schools to benefit children. The education of our youth is truly the best investment we can make in San Antonio and America. And it all starts in your neighborhood school.
Carol Harle, Ph.D.
Karen B. Freeman
Joseph H. Medina
Gerald B. Lopez
M'Lissa M. Chumbley
Robert Blount, Jr.