Football team running on the field with the Harlan banner in the background.


Cafeteria menus

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:

Bond Year:

School Mascot: Hawks

School Colors: Columbia blue, black, and silver

Mission Statement:
“Soaring Together, Achieving New Heights”

Portrait of Robert Harris with a black background.
Robert Harris - Principal
Mr. Harris began an education career in 1987. He served students throughout the state of Texas in Wichita Falls, Seguin, Somerville and Killeen before joining the Northside Independent School District as an Assistant Principal at John Jay HS in 2000. He was promoted to Vice Principal in 2003 and became Principal at John Jay in 2009. Mr. Harris was hired to open John M. Harlan High School in May of 2016.

Mr. Harris is a 1983 graduate of Seguin High School and holds a Bachelors's and Master’s degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Mr. Harris was the Innovator of the Year for the Northside Independent School District in 2010 and has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at both Seguin HS and Midwestern State University.
Portrait of Richard Yzaguirre with a grey background.
Richard Yzaguirre - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-398-2215.

As the Vice Principal of Harlan High School, he is responsible for the Master Schedule, Campus Facilities, and oversees any and all discipline at the campus.

Mr. Yzaguirre joined Northside ISD in July of 2013 as an Asst. Principal at John Jay High School. He started his educational career as a High School Coach / Math Teacher in the fall of 1997.

He started his Administrative Career in the fall of 2009. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Huston-Tillotson College, and a Master’s Degree from Texas A&M University – Kingsville.

Portrait of Cynthia Tapia.
Cynthia Tapia
Academic Dean

As the Academic Dean of Harlan High School, Mrs. Tapia is responsible for overseeing all of the academic programs for the campus.

Mrs. Tapia joined Northside ISD in 2007 as the Graduation Coach at John Jay High School. She was appointed Assistant Principal at Marshall High School in the Fall of 2012 where she served until she was appointed Academic Dean at Stevens High School in the Fall of 2015. Mrs. Tapia was appointed Academic Dean at Harlan High School and assisted in opening the campus in 2017.

Mrs. Tapia earned her Bachelor's degree from The University of the Incarnate Word and her Master's Degree from Lamar University. She has three children who have all attended Northside Schools.

Cafeteria Menus
Health & Vaccination Forms
Buses & Boundaries
District Programs