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


 District calendars are listed and approved two years in advance. For individual schools, only campuses with Google Calendars are featured here.


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: Cougars

School Colors: Blue, Silver

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April Mata-Tausch - Principal
Welcome to Brauchle Elementary, home of the amazing Cougars! I truly love Northside ISD and everything it has to offer our students and families. I’m a proud graduate of Taft High School- Go Raiders! I received my Bachelors degree from The University of the Incarnate Word (go Crusaders!) and my Masters degree from UTSA (go Road Runners!) I’m beginning my 20th year as an educator and truly enjoy every minute of being a teacher, learner, and administrator.

I’m the proud Principal of this phenomenal campus filled with endless opportunities! As a campus, we strive each and every day to build experiences for our students that will last a lifetime. We want to create learning experiences for our students that will help prepare each of them for all the places they dream of going in the future. When our students walk into our campus, we want their hearts to be overfilled with love, excitement, and a sense of family! We truly believe that through our partnership, together as one, school and home, there will be no limits for our Cougars!

Together we will Start Strong, Stay Strong and Finish Strong.

I'm looking forward to working with all of you! It’s going to be a fabulous year!
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Patric Rivas - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-1515.

Brauchle Elementary is the place to be! From the second your child steps foot on our campus, they will build their educational skills and social experiences that will help aid them as they move along in life. I take profound pride in being a full Northside product myself and know the endless possibilities your child will engage by being in our school! I’m a proud John Marshall High School graduate (GO RAMS!). I received my Bachelor's in Political Science and my Master degree in Public Administration from UTSA. I am entering my 8th year in education and am passionately learning everyday.

I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve as Associate Principal of Henry T. Brauchle Elementary. I will help uphold our school's mission that transforms learning experiences by building meaningful relationships and learner centered instruction. This will allow our students to take ownership of their learning and educational experience in a way that will better prepare them for the ever changing world we live in.

I cannot wait to help your child alongside you in their educational journey!

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