Langley

Campus Information

Principal:
Leticia Ramirez
Vice Principal:
Rachel Delgado
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0150
Fax: (210) 645-3325
Year Open:
2009
School Mascot:
Lobos
School Colors:
Royal blue, Kelly green

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2007

Ralph Langley

14185 Bella Vista Place
San Antonio, TX 78253

Namesake

Known as the father of Texas school law, Ralph G. Langley was committed to public education, public service, and the legal profession.

Langley grew up in Dallas, and though he struggled financially, he ultimately earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his law career in 1937 at the San Antonio law firm where he had worked during the summers in law school. The firm eventually became Langley & Banack, the now-venerable San Antonio law firm.

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Known as the father of Texas school law, Ralph G. Langley was committed to public education, public service, and the legal profession.

Langley grew up in Dallas, and though he struggled financially, he ultimately earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his law career in 1937 at the San Antonio law firm where he had worked during the summers in law school. The firm eventually became Langley & Banack, the now-venerable San Antonio law firm.

Langley's law career was briefly interrupted during World War II, when he served five years in the U.S. Army. He married his wife, Doris in 1943, and shortly after was shipped to New Delhi, India. He returned home with a Bronze Star and the rank of lieutenant colonel.

Langley and his wife had two daughters, and in 1953, long before it was common for men to be involved with PTAs, Langley was the first male president of Maverick Elementary School in San Antonio ISD. Also during the 1950s, Langley was a founding member of the Good Government League, which worked to clean up corruption in San Antonio city government.

In 1970, Langley, already a school law expert, was one of eight attorneys who crafted the School Law section of the State Bar. It established a protocol for how all school districts should function, taking into account the rights of students, parents, staff members, board members, and taxpayers.

Soon after, he became one of Northside ISD's first district lawyers and was instrumental in helping the rural school system transition into a large, urban and suburban district. Those who worked with Langley say it is because of his influence that Northside has always had a reputation for following the law and treating people fairly.

Northside ISD wasn't just one of Langley's clients. He could always be counted on to speak at a school's Career Day, and he frequently visited high school fairs to encourage students to consider a career in law.

He was equally dedicated to the city of San Antonio, serving at various times as Chairman of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Public Library. He also served as President of the San Antonio Bar Association , and in 1999, Langley received the Joe Frazier Brown Senior Award for Excellence for his outstanding leadership and service to members of the legal community and citizens of Texas.

Langley continued practicing law until shortly before his death in 2003 at the age of 88. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, preparation, and loyalty - qualities he would want every student of Langley Elementary School to espouse.

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.

March 3, 2014

It’s official! The students have voted and the Dr. Joe Bernal Middle School mascot will be the Black Knights. The school colors will be Black and Gold.