Powell

Campus Information

Principal:
Priscilla Paul
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hibshman
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0450
Fax: (210) 706-7361
Year Open:
1962
School Mascot:
Thunderbirds
School Colors:
Red, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1960

Lawrence Powell

6003 Thunder Dr
78238 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

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On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

Lawrence Powell is a native of Houston and was born on Nov. 7, 1927. He married Bobbie Erfurth in 1952 and had three children. In 1953, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Trinity University and his master of education degree in 1966 from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas. Powell served as Principal of Thunderbird Hills from 1974-1989.

Former Superintendent Jack Jordan recommended changing the name of Thunderbird Hills to the Board of Trustees. In his recommendation, Jordan described Powell as a "quiet, thoughtful, unassuming individual who cares about everyone and who has touched many lives. Mr. Powell has dedicated his life to promoting a healthy learning environment for children, and it is fitting that the school to which he dedicated his life is named for him."

Powell passed away in May 2013.

January 27, 2015

(11:30 a.m.) Scarborough ES is without phone service due to a construction issue in the neighborhood adjacent to the school. ATT is working on the problem. (Correction: The school also does NOT have email services. )

January 27, 2015

(11:00 a.m.) Scarborough ES is without phone service due to a construction issue in the neighborhood adjacent to the school. ATT is working on the problem. The school does have email services. If parents must get a message to the school, please email scarborough@nisd.net.

January 16, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and will reopen on Tuesday, Jan. 20.