Lieck

Campus Information

Principal:
Jessica Palomares
Vice Principal:
Ryan Boyle
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 398-1450
Year Open:
2011
School Mascot:
Lions
School Colors:
Royal Blue, White, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2010

Edmund Lieck

12600 Reid Ranch
San Antonio, TX 78245

Namesake

Edmund Lieck was a true educational pioneer who helped establish the roots and traditions of Northside ISD long before the District was created.

Edmund Lieck was born in Heinsberg, Germany in 1845. He was one of 11 children of Gottfried and Sofia Lieck. He grew up in a house where education was valued, and he learned to speak three languages: English, German, and Spanish.

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Edmund Lieck was a true educational pioneer who helped establish the roots and traditions of Northside ISD long before the District was created.

Edmund Lieck was born in Heinsberg, Germany in 1845. He was one of 11 children of Gottfried and Sofia Lieck. He grew up in a house where education was valued, and he learned to speak three languages: English, German, and Spanish.

Edmund Lieck and his family immigrated to the United States when he was still a child. He and two younger brothers served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and all three survived and settled in San Antonio.

Lieck married San Antonio resident Catherine Gembler in 1874, and the couple had seven children. In 1880, Lieck purchased ranch land west of San Antonio, just south of what are now Potranco and Talley roads.

Wanting to educate his children, as well as the children who lived nearby, Lieck and his neighbors built a one-room school house on the ranch property. They called it the Lockhart School, named for a nearby spring. The school contained 25 home-made desks and a black potbelly stove to keep the students warm in the winter. Lanterns were used to light the inside of the school, and families took turns filling the water kegs and providing wood for the stove. The library had just five books.

Lieck was the first teacher at the school and was known as “the professor.” He welcomed all children to the school, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. Teachers from San Antonio would come to teach at the school, but they would frequently become homesick and leave, and Lieck would fill in until another teacher could be found.

The school also was a gathering place for the community and functioned as a dance hall on Saturday nights, a church on Sunday mornings, and a voting site on election day.

Lieck died in 1907 at the age of 62, but the school continued to be used through the 1940s, when it became one of the original 11 schools to form Northside ISD in 1949.

It’s been more than a century since Edmund Lieck built the Lockhart school, but his legacy - a commitment to education and to serve all children - continues to thrive in his namesake school.

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 - Kinder Roundup, April 15-19, 2013

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

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...]