Holmgreen Center

Campus Information

Principal:
Sharon Spencer
Vice Principal:
Yolanda Carlson
Phone: (210) 397-5460
Fax: (210) 617-5476
Year Open:
1987
School Mascot:
Dolphin
School Colors:
Teal

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2012

Holmgreen Center - Secondary

8580 Ewing Halsell
78229 San Antonio , TX

Namesake

Known as “Big John” to his family and friends, John C. Holmgreen was a successful businessman who was committed to improving education and his community.

Holmgreen was born in San Antonio and graduated from Southern Methodist University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded a Purple Heart.

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Known as “Big John” to his family and friends, John C. Holmgreen was a successful businessman who was committed to improving education and his community.

Holmgreen was born in San Antonio and graduated from Southern Methodist University. During World War II, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was awarded a Purple Heart.

He began his career in 1942 with Alamo Iron Works, an iron foundry owned by his family since 1877. Holmgreen was elected to Alamo Iron Works’ 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.

Holmgreen was active with both local and statewide business and civic organizations. He served as President of the San Antonio Medical Foundation, San Antonio Rotary Club, and Texas Association of Business, and in 1973, he served as Chairman of the Bexar County United Way Campaign,

A former trustee for Alamo Heights ISD, Holmgreen also served on the Board of Directors of several banks and insurance and manufacturing companies, including Texas Employers Insurance, Employers Casualty, American Industries Trust, Valero Energy Corp., and McCall Industries.

Holmgreen was a man of many interests including sailboat racing, hunting, tennis, golf, and classical music. But according to his family, which included his wife, three children and seven grandchildren, his real passion was promoting education at all levels.

In 1980, 40 years after earning his first college diploma, Holmgreen completed Trinity University's master’s of business administration (MBA) program. He taught undergraduate business management courses at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University, Trinity University, and Schreiner College in Kerrville.

In 1982, Holmgreen led the San Antonio Medical Foundation's outreach to the education community, which culminated in the donation of 13 acres of land in the South Texas Medical Center and seed money for creation of a health magnet school in Northside ISD. That land is now home to Health Careers High School, the Nellie Reddix Center, and the John C. Holmgreen Center.

Before his death at the age of 84 on March 9, 2003, Holmgreen frequently visited his namesake school to mentor students.

November 4, 2016
Election Day safety message from the Superintendent

Northside ISD Parents and Patrons: Like you, we have been monitoring this election cycle closely. As always, many NISD schools will serve, in compliance with the Texas Election Code, as polling sites on Election Day, Nov. 8.

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.