History Memorabilia Honoring Dr. Joe Bernal


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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: Black Knights

School Colors: Black and Gold

Mission Statement:
The mission of Bernal Middle School is to provide a safe, student-centered learning experience with an emphasis on building positive relationships of mutual respect. Bernal Middle School strives to engage and inspire all students to become a community of strong leaders and life-long learners.

Principal Jose Mendez in front of black knight
Jose Mendez - Principal
My name is Jose Mendez and I am the proud principal of Dr. Joe J. Bernal Middle School. I graduated from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. I have a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from St.Mary's University. This is my 14th year in education and 11th year in Northside. Prior to being named principal of Bernal, I served as the Academic Dean of Bernal MS for six and a half years. I was fortunate to be a part of the original administrative group that opened Bernal Middle School in 2014. I look forward to serving the Bernal Middle School community for years to come.
Karen Avila - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator.

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