John Jay

Campus Information

Principal:
Robert Harris
Vice Principal:
Vicki Guller
Academic Dean:
Dr. Leslie Kvapil
School Hours:
8:50am - 4:05pm
Phone: (210) 397-2700
Fax: (210) 678-2753
Year Open:
1967
School Mascot:
Mustangs
School Colors:
Reflex Blue, Silver

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John Jay

7611 Marbach Rd
San Antonio, TX 78227

Namesake

John Jay (Dec. 12, 1745 - May 17, 1829), American diplomat and politician, was the first Chief Justice of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1794.

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John Jay (Dec. 12, 1745 - May 17, 1829), American diplomat and politician, was the first Chief Justice of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1794.

In 1792 he was sent by George Washington to London to negotiate a new treaty with the British. The treaty he returned with, known as Jay's Treaty, deeply displeased many in the U.S. Jay became so unpopular that he once commented that he could travel from Boston to Philadelphia solely by the light of his burning effigies. When no alternative treaties could be negotiated, Jay's treaty was accepted as tolerable, and was signed by Washington. In 1794, Jay was sent on another diplomatic mission, this time to France. While in France, he was elected Governor of New York state. He resigned from the Court, and served as Governor of New York until 1800. President John Adams then renominated him to the court; the Senate quickly confirmed him, but he declined, citing his own poor health and the court's lack of "the energy, weight, and dignity which are essential to its affording due support to the national government." Jay was also the fifth President of the Continental Congress, and thus the leader of what was to become the United States, from Dec. 10, 1778, until Sept. 27, 1779. He was preceded in office by Henry Laurens and succeeded by Samuel Huntington. Jay did not attend the Constitutional Convention, but contributed five essays to what later became the Federalist Papers.

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Campus News

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.

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...]