O'Connor

Campus Information

Principal:
Jacqueline Horras
Vice Principal:
Kenneth Vogel
Asst. Principal:
Jason Christian
Academic Dean:
Jennifer Bishop
School Hours:
8:50am - 4:05pm
Phone: (210) 397-4800
Fax: (210) 695-4804
Year Open:
1998
School Mascot:
Panthers
School Colors:
Navy Blue, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1995

Sandra Day O'Connor

12221 Leslie Rd
Helotes, TX 78023

Namesake

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. Her parents, Harry and Ada Mae, owned the Lazy-B-Cattle Ranch in southeastern Arizona, where O'Connor grew up. The isolated ranch made formal education difficult so O'Connor's parents sent her to live with her maternal grandmother in El Paso. After high school, O'Connor attended Stanford University where she majored in economics.

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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. Her parents, Harry and Ada Mae, owned the Lazy-B-Cattle Ranch in southeastern Arizona, where O'Connor grew up. The isolated ranch made formal education difficult so O'Connor's parents sent her to live with her maternal grandmother in El Paso. After high school, O'Connor attended Stanford University where she majored in economics. She chose economics originally with the intention of applying that knowledge towards the operation of a ranch of her own or even the Lazy-B Ranch. A legal dispute over her family's ranch, however, stirred her interest in law and O'Connor decided to enroll at Stanford Law School after receiving her baccalaureate degree magna cum laude in 1950.

O'Connor took only two years to complete law school and met her future husband, John Jay O'Connor, while in law school. O'Connor faced a difficult job market after leaving Stanford. No law firm in California wanted to hire her and only one offered her a position as a legal secretary. O'Connor turned to public service and accepted a job as the deputy county attorney for San Mateo, California. When O'Connor's husband graduated from Stanford a year later, the Army immediately drafted him into the Judge Advocate General Corps and stationed him in Frankfurt, Germany. While there, Sandra served as a civilian lawyer in the Quartermaster's Corps. When the O'Connors returned to the U.S. in 1957, they settled in Phoenix, Arizona and had their three sons in the six years that followed.

O'Connor again found it difficult to obtain a position with any law firm so she decided to start her own firm with a single partner. She practiced a wide variety of small cases in her early days as a lawyer since she lacked specialization and an established reputation. After she gave birth to her second son, O'Connor withdrew from work temporarily to care for her children and became involved in many volunteer activities. After five years as a full-time mother, O'Connor returned to work as an assistant state attorney general in Arizona. When a state senator resigned to take an appointment in Washington D.C., Arizona Gov. Jack Williams appointed O'Connor to occupy the vacant seat. O'Connor successfully defended her senate position for two more terms and eventually became the majority leader, a first for women anywhere in the U.S. In 1974, O'Connor decided to shift gears and run for a judgeship on the Maricopa County Superior Court. A year later, the newly elected Democratic governor nominated O'Connor to the Arizona Court of Appeals. Not quite two years later, President Reagan nominated her as the first woman to Supreme Court as a replacement for the retiring Justice Potter Stewart.

Early in her tenure on the Court, most observers identified O'Connor as part of the Court's conservative faction. However, after a few terms, O'Connor established her own unique position on the Court. Although she commonly sided with the conservatives, O'Connor would frequently author a concurrence that sought to narrow the scope of the majority's opinion. She approached each case with individual treatment and always sought to arrive at a practical conclusion. Her moderation has helped her role as the centrist coalition-builder, which consequently enhanced her influence on the Court. She retired from the Supreme Court in 2006.

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December 16, 2014

Northside Schools and Offices will be closed from Dec. 22 through Jan. 2 for Winter Break.  Classes will resume on Jan. 5, 2015.

November 18, 2014

Northside Schools & Offices are closed for the Thanksgiving Holidays and will reopen on Dec. 1.

November 14, 2014

Northside ISD is one of only two school districts in San Antonio to be named to the prestigious annual Advanced Placement District Honor Roll by The College Board. Students earn college credit while in the high school Advanced Placement Program.