Wanke

Campus Information

Principal:
Claudia Lizcano
Vice Principal:
Scott Sheldon
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-6700
Fax: (210) 257-4340
Year Open:
2006
School Mascot:
Wolves
School Colors:
Navy Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2004

Carl Wanke

10419 Old Prue Rd
San Antonio, TX 78249

Namesake

From high school valedictorian and star athlete to teacher, coach and administrator, Carl Wanke has always been the leader of the pack.

Now as namesake of Carl Wanke Elementary School, he'll serve as a role model for the Wanke Wolves for years to come.

Wanke graduated from Edgewood High School in 1955, and went on to St. Mary's University, where he played both basketball and baseball and earned his bachelor'8s degree. He later was inducted into the St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and baseball.

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From high school valedictorian and star athlete to teacher, coach and administrator, Carl Wanke has always been the leader of the pack.

Now as namesake of Carl Wanke Elementary School, he'll serve as a role model for the Wanke Wolves for years to come.

Wanke graduated from Edgewood High School in 1955, and went on to St. Mary's University, where he played both basketball and baseball and earned his bachelor'8s degree. He later was inducted into the St. Mary's Athletic Hall of Fame for both basketball and baseball.

Wanke began his 30-year career in education 1959 as a teacher and coach at Northside High School, later renamed Marshall High School. After teaching social studies at Rayburn Middle School and earning a master's degree in education from Our Lady of the Lake University, Wanke went on to serve as assistant principal at Jay and Holmes high schools and as principal at Jones Middle School and Marshall High School.

During this time, Wanke also belonged to the Southwest Basketball Officials Association and served as an executive board member from 1967-1975.

His fairness, straightforward nature and ability to push students to reach their full potential propelled him to central office where he became Northside's first director of pupil personnel in 1979, and then executive director for secondary administration in 1990.

As a central office administrator, Wanke worked tirelessly to ensure all campuses were safe for students and staff. He developed anti-vandalism programs as well as "Positively Northside" a curriculum to teach students about the District's discipline policies. He also implemented Northside's "No Nonsense" discipline policy to rid schools and campus activities of weapons, fights, drugs and alcohol.

Wanke retired in 1993 but continues to sponsor youth activities and maintains membership in the National Congress of Parent-Teacher Association, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Fraternity and St. Mary's University Booster Club. He and his wife Jane have a combined family of five children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

October 24, 2014

Huge community support! Tonight's Brandeis vs O'Connor football game sold out.
No more tickets available. Listen to game on KONO-AM 860.

July 28, 2014

While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.

July 28, 2014

More than 5,000 students still need updated immunizations before the start of the school year. Northside ISD is enforcing its “No Shots, No School” policy, which means students who are not up-to-date on immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes when the 2014-15 school year begins on Aug. 25.