Namesakes

Elementary Schools

Adams Hill The so-called battle of Adams Hill occurred during the Civil War on May 9, 1861, between federal forces under Lt. Col. Isaac Van Duzer Reeve and Texas Confederate troops under Col. Earl Van Dorn. read more...
Allen Jerry D. Allen spent his entire 38-year career in education in Northside ISD. read more...
Aue Julia Newton Aue Elementary School pays homage to a dedicated, beloved educator as well as her pioneering family, which played a pivotal role in the birth and development of the Leon Springs commun read more...
Beard Bob Beard was one of the pioneers of Northside School District. read more...
Behlau The woman with a passion for preserving the past now has become part of history as a school namesake for Northside ISD. read more...
Blattman Patricia Blattman grew up in Denver, Colo. and began her career in education as an elementary school teacher there. read more...
Boldt The NISD Board of Trustees named the “Red Bird Ranch area” elementary school for a highly-respected community volunteer who made a great impact on children and young adults. Herbert G. read more...
Boone Murray E. Boone served as the first Superintendent of Northside Independent School District from 1953 to 1964. read more...
Brauchle Born in a log cabin in Guadalupe County, Texas to German-speaking parents, Henry Theodore Brauchle began school in Comal County. At age 9 he first learned to speak English. read more...
Braun Station Braun Station Elementary School, home of the Bobcats, opened its doors in 1982 as a K-5 elementary school. read more...
Burke W.Z. "Doc" Burke was an education pioneer who helped establish Northside Independent School District. read more...
Cable In the 1950s and 1960s, elementary schools in Northside typically were named for the subdivisions or the general area in which they were located. read more...
Carlos Coon Carlos Coon's interest in public education began when his sons enrolled at Locke Hill Elementary School. read more...
Carnahan Known as an innovative leader who thinks outside the box, Peggy Carnahan has spent more than 40 years improving science education for Texas public school children. read more...
Carson After growing up on a farm in Burnet County, Jim Carson went to college to obtain a degree in agriculture. However, his education was interrupted by a stint in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. read more...
Cody Edmund D. Cody was born on Feb. 13, 1926 in South Carolina and moved to San Antonio at the age of 6. read more...
Driggers As a Northside school librarian for 20 years, Rita Kay Driggers sparked a love of reading and a sense of adventure in hundreds of children. read more...
Ellison Bonnie Bigsby Ellison might be from a small town but her big ideas transformed Northside ISD and the field of school public relations. read more...
Elrod Elrod Elementary was named for Jimmy L. Elrod, a former member of the State Board of Education who was also active in San Antonio civic, business, and educational communities. read more...
Esparza Gregorio Esparza was one of 10 Texians of Mexican descent who fought and died defending the Alamo. read more...
Evers Evers School, the first in the Leon Valley area, was established in 1894 through the combined efforts of Sylvester Steubing, Fritz Borman, Henry Reininger, George Reininger, and Christian Evers, Sr read more...
Fernandez A native of Laredo, Raul B. Fernandez was born in 1937, the youngest of four children of Gus and Candelaria Fernandez. read more...
Fisher Mary Lou Fisher may be small of stature, but during her 40-year career as a guidance counselor at Northside, she made a huge impact in the lives of hundreds of students and colleagues. read more...
Forester An internationally-known reading expert, Nora Forester was committed to making sure every student in the District learned to read, no matter their challenges. read more...
Franklin Kay Franklin was born the middle child of Curtis and Grace Smith in San Angelo, Texas during a time when a woman’s choice of career was more limited than today. read more...
Galm Clarence Galm often is called the "Father of Northside ISD" because he was so instrumental in the consolidation of the tiny rural school districts in this area into what is now NISD. read more...
Glass Colby Glass, was born in Alabama on Sept. 21, 1921 and found his home in San Antonio after ending his Air Force assignment at Randolph Air Force Base in 1942. read more...
Glenn John H. Glenn, Jr., was born in Cambridge, Ohio, on July 18, 1921, the son of John Herschel and Clara Sproat Glenn. read more...
Hatchett Thomas L. Hatchett, Sr. was a giant of a man - both in stature and heart. Some people describe him as a big teddy bear of a man who always put children first. read more...
Henderson Nationally and internationally recognized as a trailblazer in the guidance and counseling field, Dr. Pat Henderson has had an impact on thousands of students and colleagues. read more...
Hoffmann John Hoffmann truly was a Northside pioneer. At the turn of the 20th century, the well-known rancher played an integral role in the education of children who lived in Northwest Bexar County. read more...
Howsman Howsman is named after outstanding educator Shirley J. Howsman, the Executive Director of Elementary Administration for Northside ISD. read more...
Knowlton Lloyd M. Knowlton was a prominent local citizen who was widely respected for his commitment to education and support of local community organizations. read more...
Krueger Dean H. Krueger has been a fixture in Northside ISD his entire life, and will forever be remembered through the school bearing his name. read more...
Kuentz Charles Kuentz was a beloved Northside band director who instilled in his students a passion for music and taught them about the importance of character, commitment, and work ethic. read more...
Langley Known as the father of Texas school law, Ralph G. Langley was committed to public education, public service, and the legal profession. read more...
Lewis The Northside Fine Arts department has been influenced and shaped by the teaching talents and administrative skills of many people over the years. read more...
Lieck Edmund Lieck was a true educational pioneer who helped establish the roots and traditions of Northside ISD long before the District was created. read more...
Linton Dolores B. Linton is known for her contributions to the black community in San Antonio. Linton was born on Feb. 21, 1910, in Seguin. read more...
Martin Jim Martin was never a classroom teacher, but he dedicated his career to public education. read more...
Mary Hull Mary Hull began her teaching career during World War II. She began teaching temporarily at Locke Hill Elementary School on De Zavala in San Antonio. read more...
May The oldest of three sons, Monroe May was born in Houston and attended elementary school in Yokum. In 1949 his family moved to San Antonio where he graduated from Jefferson High School. read more...
McAndrew The Scottish motto for the McAndrew family translates to “wisdom conquers fate.” However, for school namesake Dr. Sara B. read more...
McDermott Gen. Robert F. McDermott, known as McD to family, friends, and colleagues, had a profound impact on the business, education, and entertainment landscape of San Antonio. read more...
Mead Dr. Martha Mead doesn't just believe in life-long learning. She preached it, promoted it and practiced it during her 31-year career at Northside. read more...
Meadow Village Named for its neighborhood, Meadow Village Elementary School opened in the fall of 1968. read more...
Michael Born Oct. 4, 1933 in rural Georgia, Mary Burns Michael did not escape the countless harsh injustices placed upon African-Americans during this time. read more...
Mireles An advocate for children in the courtroom and the classroom, Judge Andy Mireles worked tirelessly to keep students on the right track. read more...
Murnin It's no accident that the students and staff at Dr. Winn Murnin Elementary selected a Mariner to be the school mascot. Dr. read more...
Myers The first woman to serve as President of the Northside Board of Trustees, Virginia Myers was dedicated to her children, her community, and her career. read more...
Nichols Born in Roswell, New Mexico, Anna Mae "Mas" Nichols came to San Antonio in 1925 where she attended Travis Elementary School, Mark Twain Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School, going on to read more...
Ott Paul Ott believed in Northside School District. He lived in Northside. His children went to Northside Schools. He served on the Board of Trustees of Northside for 12 years. read more...
Passmore J.B. Passmore Elementary, named after devoted Principal J.B. Passmore, opened its doors to the community in 1970. read more...
Powell 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. read more...
Raba Dr. Carl Raba graduated from Texas A&M University in 1968 with a doctoral degree in civil engineering. read more...
Rhodes Born in the East Central Texas town of Leona to a Baptist minister and music teacher, Frances (Fran) M. Lewis Rhodes knew that she wanted to work with children from an early age. read more...
Scarborough As a longtime special education counselor and coordinator, Evelyn Scarborough always had an open door and a warm heart waiting for students, teachers, and parents of Northside ISD. read more...
Scobee Scobee Elementary School was the first school named in honor of F. R. "Dick" Scobee, the commander of the Challenger Space Shuttle Crew. read more...
Steubing Henry Steubing, Jr. was born on May 27, 1872 in New Braunfels. He was born to German immigrants Henry Steubing and Katherine Margarethe Wetz. read more...
Thornton A native of Palestine, Texas, William J. Thornton was born on Aug. 17, 1923. When he graduated from high school, World War II was being fought in Europe. read more...
Villarreal Eduardo Villarreal Jr. contributed 38 years of his life to education, and 23 of those were with Northside ISD. read more...
Wanke From high school valedictorian and star athlete to teacher, coach and administrator, Carl Wanke has always been the leader of the pack. read more...
Ward Dr. Joe Ward's roots in education run deep. read more...

Middle Schools

Bernal Dr. Joe J. read more...
Briscoe As a descendent of a signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence and the son of a politically-connected rancher, Dolph Briscoe had the right pedigree to become governor. read more...
Connally John Bowden Connally was born Feb. 27, 1916 in Floresville, Texas, attended Texas schools, and earned a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. read more...
Folks Carter, Okla. had a population of 256. read more...
Hector Garcia A fierce civil rights pioneer, Dr. Hector P. Garcia dedicated his life to fighting for justice and equality for Mexican Americans. read more...
Hobby William Pettus Hobby, editor, publisher, and Governor of Texas, was born in Moscow, Texas, on March 26, 1878, the son of Eudora Adeline (Pettus) and Edwin E. Hobby. read more...
Jefferson Wallace B. Jefferson has a penchant for making his mark at an early age. read more...
Jones Anson Jones was born on Jan. 20, 1798 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. In 1820, Jones was licensed as a doctor by the Oneida, New York, Medical Society, and began medical practice in 1826. read more...
Jordan Jack C. read more...
Luna Northside's 14th middle school bears the name of a Champion of Texas Education, a man with strong roots in and love for the city of San Antonio and its people. read more...
Neff Pat Neff, Governor of Texas and President of Baylor University, was born in Coryell County, Texas, on Nov. 26, 1871, the son of Noah and Isabella (Shepherd) Neff. read more...
Pease E. M. Pease Middle School proudly bears the name of Elisha Marshall Pease, a former Texas Governor and an ardent supporter of public education. E. M. Pease was born in Connecticut in 1812. read more...
Rawlinson Known as a quiet leader with a steady vision, Ed Rawlinson always focused on what was right for students. read more...
Rayburn Sam T. Rayburn (1882-1961) was a lawyer from Bonham, Texas who served for 45 years as Representative (D) to the U.S. Congress. read more...
Ross Lawrence Sullivan "Sul" Ross (1838-1898), soldier, statesman, and university president, was born at Bentonsport, Iowa Territory, on Sept. 27, 1838. read more...
Rudder Earl Rudder Middle School, the eighth middle school in the Northside Independent School District, was named after the patriotic Texan, Earl Rudder. read more...
Stevenson Coke Robert Stevenson (1888-1975), Governor of Texas, named for Methodist bishop Thomas Coke, was born on March 20, 1888, in a log cabin in Mason County, Texas. read more...
Stinson Katherine Stinson (1891-1977), pilot, was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, on Feb. 14, 1891, 12 years before the Wright brothers made their first successful flight. read more...
Vale Former state Senator and Representative Robert "Bob" Vale always will be remembered as one of the infamous "Dirty Thirty" and "Killer Bees," but day in and day out, he was a family man who chann read more...
Zachry H. B. Zachry was born on Sept. 27, 1901, in Uvalde, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M in 1922 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering. read more...

High Schools

Brandeis "The most important political office is that of private citizen." Louis D. Brandeis read more...
Brennan One of the most influential justices of all time, William Joseph Brennan, Jr., engineered many read more...
Clark Tom C. Clark (1899-1977) was a native of Dallas, Texas. After attending Virginia Military Institute, Clark received his bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Texas. read more...
Holmes Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., son of Oliver Wendell Holmes, a noted poet, essayist and physician, and Amelia Jackson, a daughter of a Chief Justice of the Massachusetts Judicial Court, was born on Ma read more...
John Jay John Jay (Dec. 12, 1745 - May 17, 1829), American diplomat and politician, was the first Chief Justice of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1794. read more...
Marshall John Marshall was born in a log cabin on the Virginia frontier on Sept. 24, 1755, the first of 15 children. read more...
O'Connor Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to be appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, was born March 26, 1930, in El Paso, Texas. read more...
Stevens John Paul Stevens was born on April 20, 1920, in Chicago, Illinois, as the youngest of Ernest and Elizabeth Stevens' four sons. read more...
Taft Distinguished jurist, effective administrator, but poor politician, William Howard Taft spent four uncomfortable years in the White House from 1909 to 1913. read more...
Warren Earl Warren (1891 to 1974) was a California district attorney and 30th Governor of California, but is best known as the 14th Chief Justice of the United States from 1953-1969. read more...

Special Schools

Holmgreen Secondary Known as “Big John” to his family and friends, John C. Holmgreen was a successful businessman who was committed to improving education and his community. read more...
Irene L. Chavez Excel Academy The Northside Board of Trustees has renamed the Excel Academy in honor of the school’s longtime principal, Irene Chavez. read more...
Reddix Center When Nellie M. Reddix came to Northside ISD with her family, she became a model parent, volunteering to help the PTA at her children's school. read more...