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NISD adopts tax rate


Proposed attendance zone for new high school

Northside ISD will open its 12th comprehensive high school, Sonia Sotomayor High School, in August 2022. The campus is located across from Government Canyon off Galm Road at 12801 Tall Timber Lane.  Sotomayor HS will primarily relieve Harlan, as well as O’Connor, and Taft high schools....

Board votes to implement temporary facemask mandate

In the interest of student and staff health and safety, the Northside ISD Board of Trustees voted to implement a temporary facemask mandate for all students, staff, and visitors while indoors at district facilities and on school buses. This mandate goes into effect Monday, Aug. 23. ...

Back to school Information

“We are excited to see students in our hallways when school opens on Aug. 23,” says Dr. Brian Woods, superintendent....

Reunited Safely

Northside ISD will begin the 2021-2022 school year with students returning to in-person instruction on Monday, Aug. 23....

Update your child’s immunizations

It is time for families to start updating their children’s immunizations in order to be prepared for the first day of school on August 23. Some students may not have the requisite number of shots and not know it due to the state increasing the number of shots required at various grade levels....

Three Innovator of the Year winners announced

An application to streamline parental choice in learning location; a 30-minute television show for young learners; and a program to get at-risk middle school students back on track.What do they all have in common? They’re being recognized as the 2021 Innovators of the Year....

Jay HS teacher finalist for national award

For the second year in a row, Jay High School automotive technology teacher John Gunderson is a national finalist for the 2021 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence....

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