Glass

Campus Information

Principal:
Patricia Lambert
Vice Principal:
Amber Gonzales
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-1950
Fax: (210) 431-5817
Year Open:
1956
School Mascot:
Lil' Huskies
School Colors:
Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1951

Colby Glass

519 Clearview Dr
San Antonio, TX 78228

Namesake

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. He entered college under the GI Bill, earning his bachelor's degree from Trinity University in 1953 and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1962. His master's degree thesis was on the history and development of Northside ISD. The document (covering 1911-1961) has proven an invaluable source to Northside researchers over the years.

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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. He entered college under the GI Bill, earning his bachelor's degree from Trinity University in 1953 and his master's degree from Southwest Texas State University in 1962. His master's degree thesis was on the history and development of Northside ISD. The document (covering 1911-1961) has proven an invaluable source to Northside researchers over the years.

Glass began his 31-year Northside ISD career as a teacher/Principal at Leon Springs Elementary in 1953. He taught grades five and six and doubled as the school's Principal for one year. He then transferred to Locke Hill Elementary School and served in the same capacities for three years, after which he became a full-time Principal at Locke Hill.

In 1960, Glass moved to Sunset Hills Elementary as Principal, where he served until his retirement from NISD in 1984. It was under his leadership that many programs began, such as "Men in Blue" (renamed later to "Officers in Blue"). He stood behind the school motto of "Catch 'Em Being Good" and always looked for opportunities to reward students for good citizenship.

Glass’ optimism and love for his children carried over into his policies at the school. He operated a happy school, contending that when the atmosphere was positive among staff, the feeling was passed down to the students and patrons of the community. He was much loved by staff, students and patrons.

Glass retired from NISD after serving Sunset Hills for 24 years. The school was renamed in his honor in 1988. Although Glass passed away on March 5, 2000, he will be remembered as a man who gave so much of his life to the students and patrons of Northside ISD, and especially those at Colby Glass Elementary.

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.