Burke

Campus Information

Principal:
Misty Knapp
Vice Principal:
Paul Brusewitz
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:50pm
Phone: (210) 397-1300
Fax: (210) 257-1305
Year Open:
2000
School Mascot:
Bears
School Colors:
Green, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1998

W. Z. Burke

10111 Terra Oak
78250 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

W.Z. "Doc" Burke was an education pioneer who helped establish Northside Independent School District.

"Doc" Burke was the momentum behind the effort to join rural Bexar county school districts in 1949 to become Northside Consolidated School District #1. This consolidated school district eventually became Northside Rural High School District #1. In 1955, the name was changed to Northside Independent School District.

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W.Z. "Doc" Burke was an education pioneer who helped establish Northside Independent School District.

"Doc" Burke was the momentum behind the effort to join rural Bexar county school districts in 1949 to become Northside Consolidated School District #1. This consolidated school district eventually became Northside Rural High School District #1. In 1955, the name was changed to Northside Independent School District.

W. Z. "Doc" Burke was one of two original rural district trustees who led the consolidation move that ultimately built what is now known as Marshall High School.

Burke, a veterinarian from Leon Valley, and Clarence Galm (another NISD elementary school namesake) from Helotes worked with trustees from the Locke Hill and Leon Springs districts to successfully pass an election calling for consolidation of the four rural school districts. Other rural school districts which joined the original four include Los Reyes, West San Antonio Heights, Lockhart, Mackey, Clifton, Hoffman and Culebra. Burke was one of seven trustees named to the first Board of the newly formed school district. He served two years.

Burke graduated from Port Arthur High School and Texas A&M University where he earned his veterinary medicine degree. He worked for the U.S. Bureau of Animal Industry and then joined the U.S. Army where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He spent part of his military career at Fort Sam Houston teaching at Brooks General Hospital.

After his military service, he settled into the rural northwest Bexar County farming communities and set up his veterinary practice. It was here that "Doc" would eventually make his mark on Northside ISD. He and his wife, Hazel (Menefee), raised their children and became leaders in their community and schools. Burke passed away in 2006.

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.