Glass Timeline

1949-
  • 11 rural school districts combine to form Northside Consolidated School District #1.
  • There are 823 students enrolled.
1950's-
  • Northside Consolidated School District #1 changes to Northside Rural High School District #1 on August 12, 1950.
1955-
  • Northside Rural High School District #1 becomes Northside Independent School District
  • A $75,000 bond issue is passed to build a junior high school, an elementary school (now Colby Glass Elementary), and a gym and band room on the high school campus.
  • The year also marks the beginning of integration when African American students are allowed to enroll in Northside High School .
1956-
  • Northside Elementary School (now Colby Glass Elementary opens. Cost is approximately $180,000.
  • The building providesten classrooms (the current "G" wing), a cafetorium, and office facilities.
  • Mr. Vernon G. Zunker is named Principal, serving until 1957.
1957-
  • Construction of additional classrooms are completed on the original campus of Colby Glass Elementary, forming the now called "E" wing.
  • Northside Elementary School (now Colby Glass Elementary) changes its name to Sunset Hills Elementary.
  • Mr. William C. Helton is named Principal, serving until 1960.
  • Northside Junior High School opens (now Sul Ross Middle School ).
1960-
Mr. Colby Glass is named Principal of Sunset Hills Elementary (now Colby Glass Elementary). He serves as Principal from 1960-1984.
1961-
  • District enrollment is 5,545 students.
  • Pat Neff Jr. High School opens.
1962-
The kitchen at Colby Glass Elementary is renovated.
1964-
  • The second high school (Holmes) is added when district enrollment reaches 9,333 students.
1960's-
  • District enrollment reaches 19,092 students.
1970's-
  • Computers and TVs are brought aboard at the district level to issue paychecks and perform various business procedures.
  • District enrollment reaches 29,223 students by the mid-1970's.
  • Air conditioning is added to Colby Glass Elementary!

1976-

  • Construction occurs for a new building containing 2 Kindergarten classrooms, a resource and teacher workroom at Colby Glass Elementary (now called the "F" wing).
  • In addition, construction includes a music classroom and an expansion of the Library.
  • Current enrollment in NISD reaches 30,109.
1978-
  • The gym is completed at Colby Glass Elementary.
1980's-
  • District enrollment reaches 42,167 students on 42 campuses.
  • Northside is named the fastest growing district in Texas.
1980-
  • Sunset Hills (now Colby Glass) Elementary School's motto is "Catch 'em Being Good."
  • Judy Sezech (Bales) initiates Officers in Blue with the help of SAPD Officer, Andy Gorman, our bike rodeo officer.
  • The original motto is "Men in Blue, We Love You."
1982-
  • All 2,300 of Northside teachers receive pay raises, making beginning teachers with Bachelor's degrees the highest paid in San Antonio.
  • As a result, Personnel receives 19 applications for each available teaching position.
1984-
  • Mr. Colby Glass retires from NISD after spending the last 24 years at Sunset Hills (now Colby Glass) Elementary.
  • Mrs. Patricia Blattman is named Principal, serving until 1986.
1985-
  • The office is expanded at Colby Glass Elementary.
  • Mayor Cisneros presents Sunset Hills (now Colby Glass) Elementary with a proclamation for "Men in Blue" day.
1986-
  • Mr. William Bechtol is named Principal, serving until 1991.
1987-
  • The office is renovated at Colby Glass Elementary.
1988-
  • Sunset Hills Elementary (originally Northside Elementary School) changes its name to Colby Glass Elementary.
  • The mascot is also changed from the Shining Stars to the Li'l Huskies.
  • Students in this area will now grow up to become the Holmes High School Huskies.
1989-
  • Construction begins at Colby Glass Elementary to add administrative offices, a stage, the "H" wing classrooms, and expand the kitchen.
1990's-
  • During the 90's, Northside grows to become the sixth largest district in the state.
  • By the end of the 90's, district enrollment reaches 61,315 students, and college enrollment for Northside graduates is at 80%.
  • Colby Glass is a state Recognized Campus in 1998-99. 
1991-
  • Mrs. Barbara McClung is named Principal, serving until 1994.
1994-
  • Mrs. Patricia Lambert is named Principal and is still currently serving our campus today.
  • Mayor Nelson Wolff presents Sunset Hills (now Colby Glass) Elementary with another proclamation of "Men in Blue Day."
March 5, 2000-
  • NISD mourns the loss of Mr. Colby Glass who passes on at the age of 78
2001-
  • Colby Glass Elementary undergoes a boundary change.
  • Enrollment at Colby Glass Elementary is at 488 students.
  • District enrollment reaches 65,717 students.
  • Colby Glass is a T.E.A. Recognized School in 2000-2001, 2001-2002 and 2002-2003.
2005-
  • Enrollment at Colby Glass Elementary is at 575 students.
2006-
  • Campus enrollment is at 604 students.
  • Colby Glass Elementary celebrates 50 years of educating children since 1956!
  • Colby Glass is a RECOGNIZED school in 2006-2007!
2009-
  • Colby Glass is a T.E.A. EXEMPLARY Campus.
2010-
  • Colby Glass is a T.E.A. EXEMPLARY Campus for the second year in a row!!!
    Way to go Lil' Huskies!
2011-
  • Colby Glass is a T.E.A. EXEMPLARY Campus. Threepeat!!
  • Colby Glass Elementary has been recognized by TEA's Division of NCLB Program Coordination for outstanding academic progress.  The criteria used for the selection as a Distinguished School were: 
    --Title 1, Part A Campus 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11
    --40% or more low-income in 2010-11
    --Met AYP in 2009 and 2010
    --Spring 2010 Exemplary
    --Spring 2009 Exemplary or Recognized
    --Spring 2008 Academically Unacceptable or Academically Acceptable


 

2012-
  • Northside  is South Texas' largest school system, with 112 schools an enrollment of 99,372.
  • Construction occurs for an updated cafeteria.
  • Colby Glass is a T.E.A. EXEMPLARY school. Four years and continuing to excel!
  • TEA Awarded Colby Glass with the 2012-2013 State Distinguished School Award in the Performance Catergory.  The criteria used for the selection as a Distinguished School were: 
    --40% or more low-income 
    --Met AYP in 2009-10 and 2010-11
    --Exemplary or Recognized in 2009-10, 2010-11, and 2011-12

    In 2011-12 there were 1000 schools in Texas who recieved the award and in 2012-13 there were 500 in Texas.  Region 20 had 25 elementary schools that recieved this honor of which 10 were in NISD.  They are : Adams Hill, Fisher, Colby Glass, Hatchett, Knowlton, Lackland City, Linton, Mysers, Passmore and Powell. 


Spring 2013- 
  • Colby Glass Elementary has been awarded the Title 1, Part A Distinguished Performance Award. The criteria used for the selection as a Distinguished School were: 

    --Title 1, Part A Campus 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11, and 2012-13
    --40% or more low-income in 2010-11
    --Met AYP in 2009, 2010 and 2011
    --Spring 2012 Exemplary 
    --Spring 2011 Exemplary 
    --Spring 2010 Exemplary 
    --Spring 2009 Exemplary or Recognized

 
Many facts and photos werecompiled from NISD's historical timeline available at http://www.nisd.net/community/history/index.php and Colby Glass PTA scrapbooks.