Ott

Campus Information

Principal:
Madeline Rodriguez
Vice Principal:
Rebecca Carmona
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-5550
Fax: (210) 645-5235
Year Open:
2004
School Mascot:
Trailblazers
School Colors:
Red, Navy Blue

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2001

TAKS Scores

Paul W. Ott

100 N Grosenbacher Rd
San Antonio, TX 78253

Namesake

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.

He worked as an employee of Northside for 13 years.

Ott’s association with Northside actually began before the District was formed, when his children attended the Old Mackey School on Hunt Lane. Mackey is one of 11 schools that united to become the Northside Consolidated School District in 1949.

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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.

He worked as an employee of Northside for 13 years.

Ott’s association with Northside actually began before the District was formed, when his children attended the Old Mackey School on Hunt Lane. Mackey is one of 11 schools that united to become the Northside Consolidated School District in 1949.

Ott was married to his wife, Ethel Galm, for 55 years. They have two children, Mata Nell Ott Orth and Paul C. Ott, who attended the Mackey School, Northside Junior High and Northside High School (now known as Marshall High School.) Ott was elected to the Board of Trustees in 1951, and served with other school namesakes Clarence Galm and Dr. W.Z. Burke. Many tough decisions were made in those early formative years on the Board such as setting up the boundary lines for this new district, building new schools, and improving the existing schools of Northside Junior High and Northside High School.

Northside was a growing district in Ott’s time. Nine elementary schools and two middle schools were opened during his tenure on the Board. In addition, the District grew from a University Interscholastic League 1A District to a 3A District. Today Northside is a 5A District.

After leaving the School Board, Ott was hired to establish the maintenance department for the District. He served as the first Director of the Northside Maintenance and Groundkeepers Department from 1963 until his retirement in 1976. Ott was the driving force in building a quality Maintenance Department by hiring the craftsmen necessary to do the jobs: carpenters, electricians, painters, and plumbers. He bought the first trucks necessary for these individuals to use while traveling throughout the District. He hired the grounds keepers for all the schools. He oversaw ordering all materials and janitorial supplies.

Ott’s belief that well-maintained schools result in students who are proud of their schools and who will take care of them. He knew that high quality environments would help students be successful. He knew that efficient and clean schools would help build community pride. And he knew that employees would be better workers if their physical surroundings were conducive to teaching and learning.

“Those were the earlier days at Northside when our budget was “lean,” and when the words “job description” didn’t mean much,” says Mary Ellen Burke, Superintendent’s secretary at the time. “One simply did what one needed to do to get the job done. Paul Ott was the person we all called on when there was a problem. He was our “go to” man.”

Paul Ott passed away in 1992.

Dec. 2 - Graduation dates for 2014 announced

Graduation dates for 2014 announced: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53469

Aug. 28 - Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card

Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53108

May. 23 - Graduation DVD Purchases

High school graduation ceremonies are available on DVD. Visit the DVD Sales page to purchase online, or click here to download a form and pay by check or money order.

Feb. 28 - All elementary schools get surveillance cameras

All Northside elementary schools will have digital security surveillance cameras and access controls installed over the next 18 months. The $13.4 million project was approved by voters in the School Bond 2010 election. In the wake of the recent shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, this project takes on added urgency. [read more...]