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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 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.

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Aurelio Hernandez - Principal
Mr. Hernandez became the 5th Principal in the history of Taft High School in the Summer of 2023. Mr. Hernandez began his career at Southwest High School as a Social Studies teacher before coming to Northside in 2012 to serve as a Social Studies Coordinator at John Jay High School. He then served as an Assistant Principal at Jordan Middle School and Harlan High School before serving as Vice/Associate Principal at Warren High School.

Mr. Hernandez earned his Bachelors Degree from UTSA and his Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Mr. Hernandez believes in creating a safe and positive campus culture that fosters student growth and achievement.
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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.

Jennifer Rios has been at Taft HS as the Associate Principal since September 2022. Prior to being the Associate Principal she served as an Assistant Principal at Taft HS for six years. She began her teaching career 15 years ago at Harlandale HS. She then moved over to NISD in 2012 and taught CTE courses and coached at Brennan HS before moving into administration in 2015.

Mrs. Rios attended the University of The Incarnate Word, earning her Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Management. She then obtained her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from Lamar University.

Mrs. Rios believes in building positive relationships and creating a safe environment for all students and staff.

Michele Reynolds
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