Jordan

Campus Information

Principal:
Jennifer Alvarez
Vice Principal:
Vaughan Rehfeld
Academic Dean:
Jessica Sutton
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-6150
Fax: (210) 523-4876
Year Open:
1993
School Mascot:
Jaguars
School Colors:
Forest Green, White

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1988

TAKS Scores

Jack C. Jordan

1725 Richland Hills Dr
San Antonio, TX 78251

Namesake

Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

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Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

During his tenure as Superintendent from 1982 to 1993, NISD grew from 34,000 to 55,000 students. Jordan provided facilities to handle the phenomenal growth while keeping academic standards high and taxes low.

A man of extraordinary vision, he initiated programs such as AIM to provide well-trained administrators who would be needed during Northside's rapid growth. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, he established programs such as Business Careers and Health Careers high schools, Academic Decathlon, Reading Recovery, and ACE. Jordan pioneered the use of propane to fuel school buses to cut student transportation costs. He also authored the UIL two-division system in 5A, doubling the chance for student participation in championship level competition statewide.

Believing in teamwork as a lifetime skill, he teamed up often with parents and community members to improve the quality of life for young people. PTA Council awarded him two life memberships and endowed the Jack C. Jordan PTA Scholarship Fund.

Because of his innovations in education, the Texas Association of School Boards recognized Jordan as on of the top five superintendents in Texas in 1989 and 1991.

Jordan retired in 1993, but has remained committed to the Northside community as an active member of the Northside School Museum Association.

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...]