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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
I am honored and privileged to serve as the Principal of the best middle school in Texas. I am a NISD product and began kindergarten at the first Leon Valley Elementary School. I am a graduate of Taft High School class of 1990...Go Big Red. I continued my education at Southwest Texas and UTSA. I began my career in NISD in 1996 and have over 20 years of experience as a teacher, coach and administrator. We opened Dr. John Folks Middle School in 2013.

It is my passion to help students achieve their potential and create an atmosphere where greatness happens. We grow leaders at Folks Middle School. Our teachers are community members and they take ownership in making our campus the best. Our teachers and students are continually recognized for their achievements in and out of the classroom. Together we create an environment and climate where students thrive. We believe that positive relationships are essential in creating a culture of learning where all students succeed.

I love God, my beautiful wife, 3 spectacular children, serving Folks Middle School, and fishing with family and friends. I enjoy fishing the flats in knee deep water when the sun is just beginning to rise with a Kwiggler or top water. My brother Dr. Scott McKenzie is my mentor and my father is my hero. If I had to pick one genre of music, it would be the 80’s.

It truly is a great day to be alive and be a Folks Stallion.
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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