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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.

Campus Information

Year Open:

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School Mascot: Bulldogs

School Colors: Gold, Black

Mission Statement:

Speak love by teaching with courage, commitment, and compassion.


Our students will believe they are capable and important.

Learners will be:
Creators, Leaders, Collaborators, Learners, Communicators, Innovators, Critical Thinkers, Solution-Finders

Core Beliefs

Each student deserves a quality education which honors their voice and prepares them to engage, contribute, and succeed.
Students' levels of health, safety, engagement, challenge, and support are directly linked to their academic achievement and future success.
Meaningful relationships among students, families, educators, and the community are vital to student success.
Fernandez Elementary is essential to fostering community and developing engaged citizens.

Principal Portrait
Frank Johnson - Principal
Dear Fernandez parents and guardians,

I am very excited to introduce myself to you as the principal of Fernandez Elementary School. It is truly an honor to be a member of a community with such a great reputation for meeting the needs of its students!

Education is a second career for me. I was an Active Duty Army medic for eight years when I realized I wanted to become a teacher. The military brought me to Texas, and I began my career as a Special Education teacher in Northside ISD. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work as a 4th grade teacher and a behavior coach. After earning my administrator’s certificate, I also worked at our district’s central office in the Curriculum and Instruction department. I have had the privilege of serving as the Vice Principal of two NISD elementary schools: Valley Hi ES and Galm ES.

There is power in education. I believe that all students can achieve greatness when provided the love, knowledge, and the skills they need to succeed. I am honored to be part of the team that will provide the love, knowledge, and tools I just described.

Our goal at Fernandez is to ensure every child becomes an independent thinker and lifelong learner. By working with our campus community, we will continue to make this goal a reality.

Yours in service,

Frank Johnson
Fernandez ES
Associate Principal Portrait
Rebecca Zamora-Barraza - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-1915.

My name is Rebecca Zamora-Barraza and I am honored to serve as the Associate Principal of Fernandez Elementary!
I am a proud UTSA Roadrunner! After earning my Bachelor’s degree from UTSA, I decided to continue my educational journey back at UTSA to earn my Masters in Educational Leadership.
Education is my passion and I have had the privilege to work with elementary and middle school students for the past 12 years. My experiences as an educator have greatly influenced my personal and professional growth as a leader, where I now have the opportunity to support students and teachers.
My belief is that every student deserves to have the best educational experience in every classroom, every day! I look forward to working with our faculty and staff to serve our Fernandez students, parents, and community.

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