Linton

Campus Information

Principal:
J.J. Perez
Vice Principal:
Roxanne Gutierrez
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:50pm
Phone: (210) 397-0750
Fax: (210) 706-7186
Year Open:
1980
School Mascot:
Longhorns
School Colors:
Green, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1978

Dolores B. Linton

2103 Oakhill Rd
78238 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Dolores B. Linton is known for her contributions to the black community in San Antonio. Linton was born on Feb. 21, 1910, in Seguin. She began teaching in Pleasanton until the needs of the poor, isolated black community of West San Antonio Heights came to her attention during a visit in 1931. On her visit, she learned the closest school for black children was miles away with no transportation.

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Dolores B. Linton is known for her contributions to the black community in San Antonio. Linton was born on Feb. 21, 1910, in Seguin. She began teaching in Pleasanton until the needs of the poor, isolated black community of West San Antonio Heights came to her attention during a visit in 1931. On her visit, she learned the closest school for black children was miles away with no transportation.

After gaining permission to use Paradise Cove, a former dance hall, for classes, she organized a parents' petition to request public funds for the school. Linton took on the responsibility of teaching all six grades herself. Three years, later the county built a one-room schoolhouse, without water, for her 30 students.

Dolores married Walter Linton in 1937. During World War II, she took a break from teaching to work briefly for the USO before returning to the West San Antonio Heights school. In 1946, a barracks building was moved onto the former site of the dance hall. This provided a two-room school facility. The building still had no water, electricity, or indoor plumbing. In 1952, because of Linton's persistence the school board finally constructed a modern four-room school.

Linton continued to teach multiple grades until a court order forced racial distribution of students in 1966. NISD had to transfer Linton and her students. Linton taught at Thunderbird Elementary School until retiring in 1971. A new school was named for her in 1980, in honor of her commitment to equal educational opportunities. She died on Nov. 19, 1980 at the age of 70 in San Antonio. She was honored posthumously in 1981 with the Human Relations Award from the Texas State Teachers Association.

August 29, 2016
Cisneros, Quiñones to speak at free family engagement conference
Two well-known figures will be keynote speakers at the second annual Family Engagement Conference to be held Friday, Sept. 30 at Northside Activity Center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

July 21, 2016
NISD offers free & reduced-price meals for qualifying students
Northside Independent School District (NISD) announced its policy today for providing free and reduced-price meals for children served under the attached current income eligibility guidelines. Each school/site or the central office has a copy of the policy, which may be reviewed by anyone on request.

 

March 31, 2016
More than 7,500 kindergarten children expected to register
Once again, Northside is expecting a large kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year, making it all the more critical that parents register their children during Kinder Roundup in order to secure a seat at their neighborhood school. More than 7,500 kindergarten students are expected to enroll for the 2016-17 school year.