Powell

Campus Information

Principal:
Priscilla Paul
Vice Principal:
Lisa Hibshman
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0450
Fax: (210) 706-7361
Year Open:
1962
School Mascot:
Thunderbirds
School Colors:
Red, Black

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1960

Lawrence Powell

6003 Thunder Dr
San Antonio, TX 78238

Namesake

On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

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On May 3, 1992, Thunderbird Hills Elementary was renamed Lawrence Powell Elementary. This renaming was in honor of the 36 years that Lawrence Powell dedicated to educating children. Twenty-six of those years were spent in Northside School District.

Lawrence Powell is a native of Houston and was born on Nov. 7, 1927. He married Bobbie Erfurth in 1952 and had three children. In 1953, he earned his bachelor of science degree from Trinity University and his master of education degree in 1966 from Sul Ross State College in Alpine, Texas. Powell served as Principal of Thunderbird Hills from 1974-1989.

Former Superintendent Jack Jordan recommended changing the name of Thunderbird Hills to the Board of Trustees. In his recommendation, Jordan described Powell as a "quiet, thoughtful, unassuming individual who cares about everyone and who has touched many lives. Mr. Powell has dedicated his life to promoting a healthy learning environment for children, and it is fitting that the school to which he dedicated his life is named for him."

Powell passed away in May 2013.

July 28, 2014

While one-on-one communication is the best, in a District as large as Northside ISD it is sometimes difficult. Because we want our parents to stay informed, NISD has several ways that parents and other interested citizens can stay informed about the successes and challenges of San Antonio’s premier school district, as well as news about their children’s schools.

July 28, 2014

More than 5,000 students still need updated immunizations before the start of the school year. Northside ISD is enforcing its “No Shots, No School” policy, which means students who are not up-to-date on immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes when the 2014-15 school year begins on Aug. 25.

March 3, 2014

It’s official! The students have voted and the Dr. Joe Bernal Middle School mascot will be the Black Knights. The school colors will be Black and Gold.