Beginning in the 2011-12 school year, the state’s standardized testing program, now called the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills, will be replaced by the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, or STAAR (pronounced "star").
Dozens of schools across the District held patriotic ceremonies Tuesday morning to honor veterans and to thank them for their service to this nation.
The NISD Board of Trustees has approved the design of the Northside Swim Center, effectively giving the green light on a project that will make NISD a nationally-renowned destination for swimming competitions and provide desperately needed 'water space' for Northside athletes.
The percentage of students failing core courses in math, science, social studies, and English has dropped dramatically-double digits in many cases-from the 2005-06 school year compared to 2009-10.
Northside ISD teachers and students were featured prominently at the Texas Foreign Language Association conference, held in San Antonio last weekend.
The performance is being called "Thrill for a Mill" with donations of canned goods being solicited for the San Antonio Food Bank.
Representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities from across the nation will meet with thousands of NISD students.
The D.A.T.E. program rewards teachers in schools that enroll high numbers of economically disadvantaged students who perform well on standardized tests.
Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza Elementary School, is the 2011 Texas Teacher of the Year!
This family-oriented event includes an art show and sale with more than 2,500 pieces of high quality student artwork by NISD students.
Northside ISD will observe the week of Oct. 4-8 with several initiatives that will educate middle and high school students about the importance of higher education.
The ExCEL Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers in the greater San Antonio area, also comes with a $1,000 check from the San Antonio Federal Credit Union.
Northside ISD has launched a new online system for parents to make prepayments for their child's school cafeteria meals.
Two educators, an engineer, a governor, and a U.S. Supreme Court Justice will be honored as the namesakes for Northside ISD's five newest schools.
It was a total surprise for Robert Harris when his name was announced as the recipient of the 2010 Innovator of the Year award.
He was first selected as Region 20's Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, and then advanced to the state-level competition with other selected Region nominees.
The roster of 2010 Pillars include a fairly recent graduate who started his own successful business at the age of 17, a Special Olympian, a recent Olympic Gold Medalist, a police commander, a federal prosecutor, and a lifestyle trainer/radio-TV show host.
NISD is the fourth largest in Texas. Only Houston ISD, Dallas ISD and Cypress-Fairbanks ISD (Houston area) are larger.
Tax rate to support the budget is 1.7 cents lower than projected
In addition to funding the operations of over 100 schools and 13,000 employees, the $1.234 billion budget will fund the opening of five new schools and 494 new staff positions.
Once again Northside ISD is enforcing its "No Shots, No School" policy.
Over 70 local and state agencies will participating in this resource fair.
Daniel Leija, a fifth grade teacher at Esparza Elementary School, was recently selected as Region 20's Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year.
He also now advances as a candidate for the national-level Presidential Award.
Parents must provide good phone number
Northside ISD is launching a new notification system called School Messenger this month that will communicate directly with its 94,000+ students and their parents as well as 13,000 employees quickly via a phone call.
Northside School District will again participate in the National School Lunch Program which provides free and reduced-price meals for students from households with qualifying incomes. Households must apply every school year for the meal program.