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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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Portrait of Mr. Bledsoe
Justin Bledsoe - Principal
Since 2014, it has been a privilege to serve as the Principal of William J. Thornton Elementary. It is truly a blessing to work collaboratively with our parents, community, and staff to inspire, empower, and positively impact our children. Our commitment as a learning community is to build a positive environment where students’ social and emotional needs are met while providing high-quality instruction.

Students grow and achieve more when they are surrounded by involved and compassionate adults both within and outside the walls of a school. We greatly look forward to partnering with you to give our students what each and everyone deserves, a top-quality, rigorous education that will prepare them well for success in college and life.
Portrait of Mrs. Hobizal
Kelly Hobizal - Associate Principal

The Associate Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at or by phone at 210-397-3965.

It has been my pleasure to serve as the Vice Principal of William J Thornton Elementary. We work very hard to ensure all students are provided the best possible learning opportunity every day. As we strive to provide a rigorous academic structure for students, we also provide social emotional components to help students regulate their behavior. This in turn helps students learn to cope with their emotions.

What a great opportunity it has been to get to know the families, students and staff this year. I am so appreciative of the kind words and warm welcome I have been given this school year. Thank you for all you do with your student at home to help support your student in reaching their full potential.

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