Folks stands proudly under a blue sky with whispy white clouds overhead, while the warm sunrise washes over the promised land of Texas


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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: Stallions

School Colors: Navy Blue, Columbia Blue, White

Mission Statement:
As a unified community, Dr. John Folks Middle School will provide a safe
and nurturing experience built upon innovative, engaging instruction that
meets the needs of our diverse learners.

Shawn McKenzie, Principal of Folks Middle School, wearing a suit
Shawn McKenzie - Principal
Portrait of Vice Principal Yvette Lopez
Yvette Lopez - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-398-1615.

Yvette Lopez began her career in Northside ISD in 1999 as a special education teacher at William P. Hobby Middle School. In 2004 she moved to open Rawlinson Middle School as a collaborative special education teacher. In 2008 she took on the role of an NISD Behavior Specialist where she supported elementary and middle school campuses district-wide. In 2013 Mrs. Lopez was named Assistant Principal of the new NISD middle school, Dr. John Folks Middle School. In October of 2016, Mrs. Lopez was named the Vice Principal of Dr. Folks Middle School. As the Vice Principal, Mrs. Lopez consistently collaborates with parents, staff, and students to ensure a safe educational environment.

Mrs. Lopez received her Bachelor’s degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and her Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Lamar University.

In her free time, Mrs. Lopez loves spending time traveling with her husband, daughters and two Australian Shepherds.

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