Southside ISD seeks to be the choice when it comes to providing quality education by upholding the highest standards of our core value.


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117 Cardinals graduated with Industry Certifications
Southside Seniors earned nearly 5 million in scholarships
SISD offers more than 70 industry certifications in its CTE and Career Pathways programs for students
The class of 2019 boasted 32 students who graduated with Associate Degrees from Palo Alto
17 Seniors enlisted in the United States Armed forces
Thanks to Southside voters SISD passed a bond in 2017. Several facilities funded by the Bond approval are now online or ready to open this 2019 – 2020 school year.
Menchaca Early Childhood Center opened in 2018 as a stand-alone pre-k and kinder facility with the capacity to hold more than 840 students. It is currently at about 650 students and growing.
SISD opened a state-of-the-art Ag Science building at the SHS and its second middle school, Losoya in August 2019. Coming up, SISD will open the SHS Fine Arts Facility and a Community Clinic on the main campus that will be available for students, staff, and community members.
122 Industry-based certifications earned in 2020.
93 Associates Degrees earned since the start of the program in 2018.

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Southside Independent School District Superintendent of Schools Mr. Rolando Ramirez believes Southside ISD can become an A-rated district under the Texas Education Agency A through F accountability rating system. “Our district rating at the end of the year will measure how effective we were. We will work harder, smarter, and as a team to make Southside ISD an A-rated school district,” said Mr. Ramirez.

New Superintendent Mr. Ramirez also believes Southside campuses can become national U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Schools and also earn National Distinguished Performance Awards. He knows it can happen at Southside ISD because it happened during his tenure in the Valley View ISD; a school district just a little smaller than Southside ISD and located along the U.S.-Mexico border. Valley View’s students are 92 percent economically disadvantaged and 62 percent limited English proficient; similar demographics to Southside’s.

Superintendent Ramirez says the coronavirus pandemic has given families greater awareness and appreciation for the work of teachers. He said, “In my opinion teachers should be paid in gold. The public is now experiencing the value of the teaching profession. Teaching is not easy and it takes very special individuals to practice this profession. Therefore, they should be compensated accordingly.”

Superintendent Ramirez and his wife, Graciela, are the parents of two boys; Josh, 16, and Santiago, 7. Their home is in the Southside ISD.

Dolores Sendejo

Board President

Lonna W. Clinch

Vice President

Velia Minjarez


Bruce Brannon

Board Member

Katie Farias

Board Member

Jesse Hernandez

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Margarita Morales

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