About Us


The NISD School Board named Northside's newest elementary school for John Hoffmann who donated the land on which the Culebra School was built in 1927.

Hoffmann personally helped maintain the school and also donated water and wood to offset operating costs. In addition, he offered his home to room and board the school’s teaching staff. Culebra School ultimately consolidated with 10 other small districts in 1949 to form Northside ISD.

John Hoffmann Elementary School, formerly referred to as "Alamo Ranch area" Elementary School, is located at 12118 Volunteer Parkway. The school opened in August 2009 and has a capacity of 880 students.


With mutual respect for all, we will strive to cultivate life-long learners where students will reach their highest potential both socially and intellectually.

We will foster a nurturing environment where all children can learn when provided with positive reinforcement, differentiated instruction, and collaborative opportunities to be independent thinkers.

We will consistently reflect upon the needs of our students and with persistence and dedication, respond to each child’s needs.

We will provide a foundation from which students can be successful by building a unified partnership among students, parents, teachers, and community to achieve excellence.

Established August 11, 2009


As a Hoffmann Hawk, I will at all times:

Have a positive attitude.

Always display respect.

Work to do my best every day.

Keep myself and others safe.

Show pride in my school.