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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: Mavericks

School Colors: Royal Blue, Black, Grey

Mission Statement:
Transform the Learning Experience for Students.

Our Vision:
Every day, every student grows in confidence, curiosity, and capability.

Our Belief:
• WE believe KIDS come first, and we make all decisions with that in mind!
• WE will establish a culture that supports Maverick Pride.
• WE will prioritize building character and integrity in our students.
• WE will acknowledge and celebrate the differences among us.
• WE will work collaboratively with one another to support our students.
• WE will uphold excellence in all we do!

Principal Mrs. Perry
Dana Gilbert-Perry - Principal
My name is Mrs. Gilbert-Perry and I am honored to be the principal of Joe Straus III Middle
School. My staff and I are excited to meet the needs of the students, parents and community
members of Straus.

I am a proud graduate of UTSA where I completed my master's degree and obtained my
leadership certification. I began my teaching career in NISD and have had the distinct privilege
and pleasure to work for NISD for the majority of my 20 years as an educator.

As the principal of Straus Middle School, my goal is to ensure excellence in all we do. We will
do this by always placing kids first; being transparent in our communication with our community;
and above all, providing the highest quality education possible for our students in a safe and
supportive learning environment. I desire to build strong relationships with parents, students,
staff and community members. It is my firm belief that with all of us working together, we will
make your child’s educational experience at Straus exceptional.

If you have any questions, concerns, and/or comments regarding your child's education, my
door is always open. I am here to support you and your child. Please feel free to contact me at
any time. I look forward to hearing from you.
Vice Principal Autumn Peralta
Wendi Autumn Peralta - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at (210) 398-2566.

As the vice principal at Straus Middle School, my goal is to create a nurturing environment by building strong relationships with each of our students. My educational background includes over 15 years in ELA as a General Education Teacher. I’ve also been a Reading Specialist, Department Coordinator in English Language Arts, and an Intervention Specialist. I received my Bachelors from the University of Incarnate Word and received my Masters in Reading and Literacy from UTSA. After being in the classroom for so long, I decided to work with all students on campus and went back to school to get my Principal Certification from Lamar University. I love my job and my students! You’ll find that I’m easy to work with and always empathetic to middle school behaviors.

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