Name a School

The naming of all new Northside Independent School District schools and facilities is governed by Northside ISD Board Policy CW (Local): NEW FACILITIES.

New schools and facilities will be named by a vote of the Board of Trustees, which will consider namesake nominations from community members. After the vote, the names will be publicly announced.

Individuals may submit a nomination online. The online form must be filled out in its entirety. Please print your nomination form after submission.

Nominations will remain on file for one year following the date of submission.

For more information, call (210) 397-8770.

Elementary school naming criteria

  • Elementary schools are named after the area or subdivision in which they are located or after individuals who have made significant contributions to the educational program of the District or the community.
  • The Board shall consider various criteria for the selection of an elementary school name, such as the following:
    • Length of education service or support
    • Type of education service or support
    • Impact or influence on education
    • Level of responsibilities
    • Length and nature of community service in Northside
    • Residence in the District
    • Reputation within education community
    • Innovativeness
    • Outstanding character trait

Middle school naming criteria

  • Middle schools are named after prominent Texas leaders or those who have made significant statewide contributions to education.
  • The Board shall consider various criteria for the selection of a middle school name, such as the following:
    • Length and type of state service or support
    • Length and type of education service or support
    • Impact or influence on the state or on education
    • Reputation within the state or education community
    • Innovativeness
    • Outstanding character trait

High school naming process

  • Consideration shall be given to naming high schools after noted justices of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • Eighth grade students who will be the first graduates of a new high school shall be provided the opportunity to conduct research in their social studies class on Supreme Court justices and to recommend names for the school. A report summarizing these recommendations shall be provided to the Board for consideration in selecting a school name.

Special facilities naming process

  • Classroom buildings that are part of a campus shall not be assigned separate names.
  • Requests to name special facilities (e.g., libraries, band halls) on a campus shall be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Names previously assigned to such facilities shall remain in use.
  • The online form must be used to submit a nomination.