Board-Superintendent Goals

  • Continue to foster and develop the Northside culture.

  • Improve participation and achievement in the broad variety of academic and co- and extra-curricular programs offered in Northside ISD.

    • Improve student performance on STAAR for all tests at all grade levels and for all student groups.
    • For students who are ready, improve access to individualized, accelerated course work in the grades prior to high school.
    • Improve students’ access to, participation and achievement in advanced academics including dual credit/enrollment, Advanced Placement and industry recognized certifications.
    • Improve achievement on measures of college, career and military readiness to include SAT, ACT, TSI, military enlistment and successful completion of coherent sequence.
    • Improve access to, participation in and the variety of co- and extra-curricular activities to include: fine arts, JROTC, CTE, athletics, service learning organizations and clubs.
  • Improve the perception of the Northside ISD school experience.

    • Measure areas of satisfaction and opportunities for improvement at NISD schools.
    • Improve transition services offered to those moving into Pre-K or Kindergarten.
    • Improve the transition services offered to students and families rising to middle and high school.
    • Improve the marketing of NISD schools to those in feeder patterns as well as to the general public.
  • Improve programming around the notion of educating the “whole child” to include healthy lifestyles, safety and security, engaged learning and supports for students and families.

    • Encourage participation in a variety of school-based health and wellness activities to include environmental awareness and conservation.
    • Create a Department of Social and Emotional Learning led by a dedicated individual who will align all functions related to the development of the ‘whole child’ within this department.
    • Adopt a Northside ISD Social and Emotional Learning Framework.
    • Using the program evaluation results, determine which programs to continue or discontinue and determine new programming needed to meet students’ needs.
    • Develop an implementation and communication plan regarding the ‘whole child’ focus in Northside.