Newest NISD high school will bear the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor

Newest NISD high school will bear the name of Justice Sonia Sotomayor

The 12th comprehensive high school in Northside ISD will be named after United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

The NISD Board of Trustees voted on the name Sotomayor High School at a Called Board meeting Tuesday evening. Per the District’s policy, the high school was named after a United States Supreme Court Justice.

Eighth graders in the potential attendance areas wrote essays to name the new school, which will open in 2022. The naming process began in May 2019. The new school is located across from Government Canyon off Galm Road at 12801 Tall Timber Lane. It is anticipated to help relieve Harlan and O’Connor high schools.

Justice Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and only third female to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. During her tenure, she has been identified with concern for the rights of defendants, calls for reform of the criminal justice system, and making impassioned dissents on issues of race, gender, and ethnic identity.

“We are excited to name our next high school for someone who can serve as a wonderful role model to our students and staff,” says Board President Dr. Carol Harle.

NISD’s 11th high school, Harlan High School, opened in 2017.