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Working together for student academic success by providing nutritious meals in a cost effective and pleasant environment.


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NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.


Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.

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School Mascot: Eagles

School Colors: Purple, Teal

Mission Statement:
"We want our children to have ROOTS - the academic foundation, self-concept, and positive attitudes on which success in school depends."

"We want our children to have WINGS - the thinking skills, creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and broad world view to soar beyond the commonplace."

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Erika Zagala - Principal
My name is Erika Zagala, and I am the proud principal of Jerry D. Allen Elementary. I have been at Allen Elementary since 2012, I served as vice principal here for three years and in 2015 was appointed principal. I am currently in my 17th year of education which have all been spent in Northside Independent School District. I have had the privilege of teaching in different campuses all across this district but I truly believe that Allen Elementary is the most special campus I have had the opportunity of working on. I love the commitment of the staff, the amazing families and of course the phenomenal students of this community. As an educator and principal, I strive to create a learning community with high expectations where all students are learning at high levels. Additionally, I want to provide all of our students with positive experiences that they will carry with them for a lifetime. I thank you for entrusting me and our staff with your child's safety and education and I look forward to meeting all of our families.
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Sara Ramirez - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-0815.

My name is Sara Ramirez and I am proud to be the Associate Principal of Jerry D. Allen Elementary School. This is my fifth year as a Associate Principal here at Allen and have taught for a total of nineteen years here in Northside. I taught first grade for eight years at Cable Elementary, five years at Paul W. Ott Elementary. and six years at Ralph Langley Elementary. I received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a specialization in Early Childhood Education. I also hold a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Specialization in Educational Technology from Houston Baptist University and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio. I believe every child is unique and has the ability to achieve. If I can assist you in any way, please feel free to contact me.

"You Must Believe to Achieve!"

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