Jordan

Campus Information

Principal:
Jennifer Alvarez
Vice Principal:
Patrick Sizemore
Asst. Principal:
Aurelio Hernandez
Academic Dean:
Jessica Marcha
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-6150
Fax: (210) 523-4876
Year Open:
1993
School Mascot:
Jaguars
School Colors:
Forest Green, White

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1988

Jack C. Jordan

1725 Richland Hills Dr
78251 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

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Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

During his tenure as Superintendent from 1982 to 1993, NISD grew from 34,000 to 55,000 students. Jordan provided facilities to handle the phenomenal growth while keeping academic standards high and taxes low.

A man of extraordinary vision, he initiated programs such as AIM to provide well-trained administrators who would be needed during Northside's rapid growth. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, he established programs such as Business Careers and Health Careers high schools, Academic Decathlon, Reading Recovery, and ACE. Jordan pioneered the use of propane to fuel school buses to cut student transportation costs. He also authored the UIL two-division system in 5A, doubling the chance for student participation in championship level competition statewide.

Believing in teamwork as a lifetime skill, he teamed up often with parents and community members to improve the quality of life for young people. PTA Council awarded him two life memberships and endowed the Jack C. Jordan PTA Scholarship Fund.

Because of his innovations in education, the Texas Association of School Boards recognized Jordan as on of the top five superintendents in Texas in 1989 and 1991.

Jordan retired in 1993, but has remained committed to the Northside community as an active member of the Northside School Museum Association.

May 24, 2013

All NISD schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 25, 2015 for Memorial Day and will reopen Tuesday, May 26.

May 15, 2015

To comply with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulations, Northside ISD will once again offer free meals to children starting June 8. This year, free meals are available at 17 schools for children who are 18 years or younger.

April 23, 2015

NISD schools & offices will be closed Friday, April 24 for the Battle of Flowers Holiday.