Outside view of the front of Taft library


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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: Raiders

School Colors: Red, White

Mission Statement:
To support each student in their ability to develop into highly effective citizens by providing an engaging, dynamic and challenging learning environment.

Principal Martha Cortinas-Fernandez standing outside in front of red brick wall
Martha Cortinas-Fernandez - Principal
Martha Cortinas Fernandez is honored to be the Principal of William Howard Taft High School.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas State University and completed her Masters Degree at Wayland Baptist University in Educational Leadership.

Her work experience includes teaching for 16 years of her career. Mrs. Fernandez's administrative experience began at Taft High School. She has served as an assistant principal, a vice principal and now the principal for Taft High School.

Mrs. Fernandez has been married for 27 years and has two daughters, both of which have attended Northside schools.

Mrs. Fernandez recognizes the diversity of learning styles among our students and believes in providing a variety of strategies to make learning accessible to all students. Each student should have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and socially. As principal she strives to provide a safe environment where students are comfortable, challenged, and can reach their full potential. Teachers work in Professional Learning Communities and incorporate the Fundamental Five best teaching practices She knows every classroom has its own unique community and strongly believes in the school vision of : Every Student Every Day.
Jennifer Rios - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at jennifer.rios@nisd.net or by phone at 210-397-6015.

Michele Reynolds
Academic Dean
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