Hoffmann

Campus Information

Principal:
Carrie Squyres
Vice Principal:
David Halbert
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-8350
Year Open:
2009
School Mascot:
Hawks
School Colors:
Navy blue, Silver

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2007

John Hoffmann

12118 Volunteer Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78253

Namesake

John Hoffmann truly was a Northside pioneer. At the turn of the 20th century, the well-known rancher played an integral role in the education of children who lived in Northwest Bexar County.

Hoffmann was born in 1855, grew up near Castroville, Texas, and attended the French Settlement School on the Medina Lake. He married his wife Julia in 1878, and they began raising their family ( which would eventually include 10 children ) on the Medina Lake ranch owned by Hoffmann's late father.

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John Hoffmann truly was a Northside pioneer. At the turn of the 20th century, the well-known rancher played an integral role in the education of children who lived in Northwest Bexar County.

Hoffmann was born in 1855, grew up near Castroville, Texas, and attended the French Settlement School on the Medina Lake. He married his wife Julia in 1878, and they began raising their family ( which would eventually include 10 children ) on the Medina Lake ranch owned by Hoffmann's late father.

In the late 1800s, Hoffmann purchased a 1,700-acre ranch on Culebra Road for about $6 an acre. Hoffmann and his wife moved there in part because they wanted their children to receive an education, and fortunately, the ranch already was home to an established one-room school. Hoffmann donated four acres to the school and later helped the school expand to two rooms.

The school, called Culebra, would eventually become one of the original 11 schools that consolidated in 1949 to create what is now the Northside Independent School District.

Hoffmann and his wife were major benefactors for the school, providing water, wood to heat the school, and room and board for the teacher. Many of the students walked long distances to the school, and at the end of the day, they stopped by at the Hoffmann home for a snack before their long journey home. If a student became ill, he or she was sent to the Hoffmann home to recuperate. And, at holiday time, Hoffmann chopped down a large cedar tree for the school Christmas party.

Hoffmann was an avid rancher who opened his home and land to anyone who needed a place to stay on their way to the livestock market in San Antonio. Ranchers came from miles around to use Hoffmann's dipping vat, which eradicated ticks and flies that preyed on cattle. When Hoffmann died in 1919 at the age of 63, his funeral was one of the largest ever held in Bexar County.

The ranch was eventually sold in 1960 but the land maintains a strong connection to education and Northside ISD. Taft High School, which opened in 1985, and Briscoe Middle School, which will open in 2010, both are located on the former ranch. And now, the Hoffmann name will be forever linked to the land with the opening of John Hoffmann Elementary School on what was once one of the ranch's pastures

John Hoffmann leaves a legacy of generosity and commitment to education that will be instilled in students for generations to come.

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible (WOAI Article)

NISD voters head to the polls April 28-May 6

Early voting in the Northside ISD Bond Election runs from April 28 to May 6 and several early voting sites are  located in Northside ISD.
 
When can I vote?
  • Monday - Friday April 28 – May 2       8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 3                                         10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday May 5 – 6                 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where can I vote?
 
Schools
  • Stevens HS, 600 Ellison N.
  • Luna MS, 200 Grosenbacher N.
Libraries
  • Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood
  • Guerra Library, 7978 Military Drive West
  • Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
  • Johnston Library, 6307 Sun Valley Drive
  • Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park
Other Locations
  • Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra
  • Helotes City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road
  • Leon Valley Conference Center, 6421 Evers Road
  • Shavano Park City Hall, Saddletree Court
  • Wonderland Mall of the Americas at Crossroads, 
  •  4522 Fredericksburg Road 
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

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...]

Feb. 28 - Kinder Roundup, April 15-19, 2013

Kinder Roundup will be held in April. Click here for more information and locations.