About Us

NISD Student/Parent Handbook

Mascot - Dolphin
Colors - blue and silver
Motto - Riding the Wave to Success!

Song - sung to the tune of "You're a Grand Old Flag".
"We're a grand old school
We're a number one school
We're the best in the west
We all know
Where the kids are smart
They do their part
The teachers and counselors too
We have Dolphin Pride
And we stand side by side
With Patrols and our PTA
Every Heart is true to the silver and blue
Keep your eye on our Dolphin Pride"

     Galm Elementary opened its doors on September 1, 1987. It was the thirtieth elementary school to be built in the Northside Independent School District. In 1987, when Galm Elementary opened its doors, we had an enrollment of 367 students. In 1996, a twenty classroom addition was completed. Our enrollment for the 2005-2006 school year exceeded 740 students.  In October 2007, Galm Elementary celebrated its 20-year anniversary and had an enrollment of over 1000 students. 

About Clarence Galm
Smiling portrait of Clarence Galm in a suit and cowboy hat

     The school was named by the Board of Trustees in honor of a hardworking, compassionate man who devoted his career to bettering the education of children. In 1942, Clarence M. Galm was selected as Trustee to the Helotes District. In 1948, he helped begin the crusade of merging existing schools into one common district. His goal was to provide as many educational opportunities as possible for all children, but especially those in the rural areas. His vision became a reality in 1950 when the Northside School District was consolidated.