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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: Explorers

School Colors: Purple, Gold

Mission Statement:
Our Cole family has an unwavering commitment to cultivate a nurturing learning environment that embraces diversity, strengthens and empowers innovative lifelong learners, in preparation for an ever changing global community.

Portrait of principal Tod Kuenning
Tod Kuenning - Principal
Portrait of associate principal Kimberly Contreras-Tamez
Kimberly Contreras-Tamez - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-398-2115.

Hello Explorers!
I am so happy to be part of the Cole family. It is my honor and privilege to serve as your Associate Principal.
This is my twenty third year in education and my twentieth year in Northside. I have been a Physical Education teacher, a 2nd grade teacher at Villarreal Elementary, an Academic Support Teacher for Reading and an Administrative Intern at Westwood Terrace. I had the wonderful opportunity to serve as Vice Principal at Scobee Elementary.
I believe that if we work together to support our students academically and emotionally we are setting them up for success.
I look forward to assisting Mr.Kuenning lead this amazing campus! #thecoleway #thecolewaysel

Portrait of Administrator intern Melissa Alvarez
Mellissa Alvarez
Administrator Intern

Hello Explorers! I am SUPER excited to be a part of the Cole family. This is my ninth year in Northside and I have taught 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and my Master’s Degree in Leadership Policies and Administration from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Go Roadrunners! I look forward to making a difference in our school and community with each and every one of our students, families, and members of our community.

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