Rawlinson

Campus Information

Principal:
Mark Rustan
Vice Principal:
Ryan Richter
Asst. Principal:
Patti Vlieger
Academic Dean:
Kimberly Twedt
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-4900
Fax: (210) 697-4055
Year Open:
2003
School Mascot:
Patriots
School Colors:
Red, White, Blue

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1998

Ed Rawlinson

14100 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78249

Namesake

Known as a quiet leader with a steady vision, Ed Rawlinson always focused on what was right for students. Soon after becoming Superintendent in 1995, Rawlinson said he wanted "people to think of Northside as a school district where all students reach their maximum potential and as the school district that builds the capacity in teachers and principals to accomplish that." In 2000-01, Northside became the largest school district in Texas to achieve Recognized District status, no small feat in a district as large and diverse as NISD.

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Known as a quiet leader with a steady vision, Ed Rawlinson always focused on what was right for students. Soon after becoming Superintendent in 1995, Rawlinson said he wanted "people to think of Northside as a school district where all students reach their maximum potential and as the school district that builds the capacity in teachers and principals to accomplish that." In 2000-01, Northside became the largest school district in Texas to achieve Recognized District status, no small feat in a district as large and diverse as NISD.

Ed Rawlinson devoted 39 years of his life working in education, 31 of those years at Northside ISD where he established the "Family Friendly Schools" concept that today permeates the culture in NISD.

Rawlinson, a respected state leader in education, has drawn praise from many people including Dr. Nancy McClaran Oelklaus, former executive director of the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (TASCD) of which Rawlinson was President in 1996. She says "he has earned tremendous respect because of his integrity, his even-temperedness, his attention to detail, and his drive to do what is right. He's a man who believes in seeking and speaking the truth."

Rawlinson was hired by Northside in 1971 to research and implement multi-track year-round schools as a possible solution for managing Northside's enrollment growth. Years later, with about 9,000 elementary students participating in ACE, or Alternate Calendar Education, Northside had one of the largest˜year-round' calendar programs in Texas. In addition to the ACE program, Rawlinson was instrumental in the development of four of Northside's magnet high schools "“ Health Careers, Business Careers, Communications Arts and Sunset (now Excel Academy). In addition to his extensive knowledge in school finance, Rawlinson is described as a visionary in curriculum and instruction

Rawlinson led Northside's march into the 21st century with the development of the District's Strategic Plan and two back-to-back successful bond issues that totaled more than $700 million to build new schools in what has become San Antonio's "destination district."

A native of Kingsville, Rawlinson received three degrees from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M at Kingsville): a B.S. in secondary education (math/history) in 1963; a B.A. in history/English in 1967; and a M.A. in school administration/English in 1967. He has also completed all the course work toward a doctorate in School Administration from The University of Texas in Austin.

Rawlinson's career in Northside includes Associate Superintendent for Research and Planning, 1975-76; Associate Superintendent for Pupil Services, 1976-82; Associate Superintendent for Instruction, 1982-94; Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, 1994-95; and Superintendent from 1995 to 2002. In addition he was a teacher Kingsville ISD and an administrator in Tuloso Midway ISD and Corpus Christi ISD.

Rawlinson and his wife Bobbye have three children and two grandchildren.

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.