2019-2020 School Year Information & 2019 STAAR Scores

Student Registration: Important registration information can be found on NISD's Guide to Registering Your Children. You are encouraged to register your student(s) online.

STAAR Scores: STAAR scores are now available. Please reference the guide here to access your student's STAAR scores

Summer Reading & Projects 2019-2020: Summer reading and project information has been posted for our next school year. Please see the resources at the following link.

School Supply List 2019-2020: https://nisd.net/garcia/school-supplies

Startup Dates:

  • Market Day: August 14 from 8am-5pm
  • 6th Grade Open House (A-L): August 23 from 2:30pm-4pm
  • 6th Grade Open House (M-Z): August 23 from 5pm-6:30pm
  • First Day of School: August 26
  • 7th Grade Open House: September 4 from 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • 8th Grade Open House: September 4 from 6pm-7pm

School Start Time Change - Beginning August 2019:

Our school hours for the 2019-2020 school year are as follows. Please reference the letter below from our superintendent, Dr. Brian T. Woods.

  • School hours are from 8:36a to 3:50p
  • First bell: 8:36a
  • Tardy bell: 8:40a
  • Last bell at 3:50p

Dear Northside families,

For years we have had a staggered start time for elementary, middle, and high schools.  This gap in time between grade levels has helped our departments run efficiently as well as allowed for families to get multiple children to school in a timely manner.

The current start times have been in existence for a number of years.  However, the number of students and the expansion of neighborhoods throughout our District has increased dramatically in recent years.  This has led to increased traffic in and around our schools.  Traffic, coupled with continued construction in many of our communities, has sometimes caused both District buses and commuting families to arrive late to school.

In an effort to alleviate the compressed time between elementary and secondary schools, we will delay the start time by ten minutes at all middle and high schools.  Therefore, middle school start time will be at 8:40 a.m. instead of the current 8:30 a.m. and high school start time will be 9:00 a.m. instead of 8:50 a.m.

This change will go into effect in August 2019 and in no way will affect instructional time.  Dismissal will be 3: 50 p.m. for middle school and high school will end at 4:15 p.m. 

We hope this minor change will provide added time for families and buses to get to school on time.  Expect more information and a reminder from your campus principal as the new school year begins in August of 2019.  If you have any questions, feel free to call your campus principal.  Thank you for your support of your children and Northside schools.


Brian T. Woods