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School Mascot: Rattlers

School Colors: Maroon, White

Mission Statement:
Raba Elementary School Mission
At Raba, We Are Committed to Transforming the Learning Experience for ALL Students.

Raba Elementary School Vision
Every day, every student grows in confidence, curiosity, and capability in a diverse and multicultural society.

Francesca Neal, School Principal
Francesca Neal - Principal
Hello, my name is Francesca L. Neal and I am the principal of Raba Elementary School. It is an honor and privilege to serve your student as well as the entire Raba community. I have been working in education for over 20 years. Before working as an administrator, I served in the United States Air Force, worked as an accountant/auditor for Lockheed Martin, taught elementary in California, then continued my career in NISD as a middle school math teacher, math coordinator and math specialist after my family was stationed in San Antonio.

Here at Raba, we want to develop each child’s individual problem solving and critical thinking skills to turn them into lifelong learners. I strive to create a school culture where ALL staff members truly believe that ALL students can and will succeed. We use data to drive instruction and focus on the individual needs of each and every child. The data drives a RTI (Response to Intervention) class period where teachers differentiate their Math or Reading instruction in order to meet an individual students' needs who may excel or have difficulties in any core content. I am truly blessed to work with the best students, parents and staff.

At Raba we are:

Learning Today and Leading Tomorrow!!!
Cole Bader, Associate Principal
Cole Bader - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-1365.

Welcome to Raba Elementary!

My name is Cole Bader and I am the proud Associate Principal at Raba.

I have a bachelor’s degree in All Level Special Education from Texas State University at San Marcos and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

This will be my ninth year in Northside. Prior to joining the Raba family, I was a Special Education Coordinator and Collaborative Teacher at Mary Hull Elementary.

Our students at Raba are my top priority, and I believe in the ability and potential of every student to learn. It is my belief that our children of today are our leaders of tomorrow. I will strive daily to ensure academic achievement while providing a safe and supportive learning environment for all students. I am here to support and serve the students, teachers, and the school community.

Parents and community volunteers, we welcome and encourage your involvement and participation in our school. As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Go Rattlers!

Mr. Bader

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