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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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Kristen Johnson-Montellano - 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.

Welcome to Brauchle Elementary!!

I am so blessed to be Brauchle Elementary's Associate Principal. As the proud Associate Principal, my job is to ensure all of our Cougars LOVE to come to school and feel safe. As a campus, we communicate to our families that we are a team for each of our students. We all work together to ensure each student's hearts and minds are full of love and learning each day.

A little about me:

I am a proud product of NISD and graduated from Marshall High School. Go RAMS!!! I then completed my undergraduate at UTSA followed by my Master's degree in Literacy and a Master's degree in Administration. I began my career in NISD as a 3rd grade teacher in 2005 followed by a Reading Specialist and worked in our district ELAR department. I am now so very proud and blessed to be at Brauchle Elementary. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have 3 energetic children. In our spare time we enjoy time outdoors with family and friends!!!

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