Linton

Campus Information

Principal:
J.J. Perez
Vice Principal:
Roxanne Gutierrez
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-0750
Fax: (210) 706-7186
Year Open:
1980
School Mascot:
Longhorns
School Colors:
Green, Gold

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1978

Dolores B. Linton

2103 Oakhill Rd
San Antonio, TX 78238

Namesake

Dolores B. Linton is known for her contributions to the black community in San Antonio. Linton was born on Feb. 21, 1910, in Seguin. She began teaching in Pleasanton until the needs of the poor, isolated black community of West San Antonio Heights came to her attention during a visit in 1931. On her visit, she learned the closest school for black children was miles away with no transportation.

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Dolores B. Linton is known for her contributions to the black community in San Antonio. Linton was born on Feb. 21, 1910, in Seguin. She began teaching in Pleasanton until the needs of the poor, isolated black community of West San Antonio Heights came to her attention during a visit in 1931. On her visit, she learned the closest school for black children was miles away with no transportation.

After gaining permission to use Paradise Cove, a former dance hall, for classes, she organized a parents' petition to request public funds for the school. Linton took on the responsibility of teaching all six grades herself. Three years, later the county built a one-room schoolhouse, without water, for her 30 students.

Dolores married Walter Linton in 1937. During World War II, she took a break from teaching to work briefly for the USO before returning to the West San Antonio Heights school. In 1946, a barracks building was moved onto the former site of the dance hall. This provided a two-room school facility. The building still had no water, electricity, or indoor plumbing. In 1952, because of Linton's persistence the school board finally constructed a modern four-room school.

Linton continued to teach multiple grades until a court order forced racial distribution of students in 1966. NISD had to transfer Linton and her students. Linton taught at Thunderbird Elementary School until retiring in 1971. A new school was named for her in 1980, in honor of her commitment to equal educational opportunities. She died on Nov. 19, 1980 at the age of 70 in San Antonio. She was honored posthumously in 1981 with the Human Relations Award from the Texas State Teachers Association.

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.