About Us

Mission Statement

Holmgreen Center provides exemplary opportunities for educational, physical, and emotional growth. Through these three goals we help our students meet their own potential.

Our core values are to be: supportive, set high expectations, be positive role models, have integrity, and appreciate diversity. 


As educators we do our best to create a successful and safe learning environment for all our students at Holmgreen Center. During their time with us our goal for each student is to become confident, productive members of society who interact, participate and contribute to their community.

John C. Holmgreen - Our Namesake

John C Holmgreen

John C. Holmgreen, a native of San Antonio, began his career with Alamo Iron Works in 1942, after graduation from Southern Methodist University.

 He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1958, became president in 1969, and Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 1977, a post he held until his retirement in 1987.

Mr. Holmgreen served on the Board of Directors of Texas Employers Insurance, Employers Casualty, American Industries Trust, Valero Energy Corp., McCall Industries and San Antonio Medical Foundation. In 1980, forty years after earning his first college diploma, John Holmgreen completed Trinity University's graduate degree program. He taught business courses at U.T. Austin, Trinity, UTSA, Texas A&M and Scheiner College in Kerrville.

In 1982, John Holmgreen led the San Antonio Medical Foundation's outreach to the education community, which culminated in the donation of the land in the Medical Center to Northside ISD, and seed money for creation of a health magnet school. On the site, NISD now operates Northside Health Careers High School, Northside Children's Center, Northside Opportunity Center, Nelli Reddix Center, and The John C. Holmgreen Center, formerly known as John C. Holmgreen Jr./Sr. High School.

Mr. Holmgreen passed away on March 9, 2003. He will be missed, but we are proud to have known Mr. Holmgreen as a great supporter of our school.

 To learn more about our school, please view our campus handbook.