Blattman

Campus Information

Principal:
Donna Gavegan
Vice Principal:
Valerie Rabadan
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-4600
Fax: (210) 408-6219
Year Open:
2003
School Mascot:
Black Bears
School Colors:
Cranberry, Khaki

Boundary Information

Patricia J. Blattman

3300 N Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78231

Namesake

Patricia Blattman grew up in Denver, Colo. and began her career in education as an elementary school teacher there. Her husband was in the Air Force and the Blattman family moved from Illinois, to Germany, to Oklahoma, and finally to San Antonio in 1970.

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Patricia Blattman grew up in Denver, Colo. and began her career in education as an elementary school teacher there. Her husband was in the Air Force and the Blattman family moved from Illinois, to Germany, to Oklahoma, and finally to San Antonio in 1970.

Blattman began her Northside career in 1974 as a teacher at Oak Hills Terrace Elementary School. After serving as the District's first Gifted and Talented Coordinator from 1983-84, Blattman was appointed Principal of Sunset Hills Elementary School (now Glass Elementary) and Colonies North Elementary School. In 1992, she moved to administration, serving as Executive Director for Elementary Administration, then Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Administration, and finally Deputy Superintendent of Instruction. Personal accolades include the Teacher of the Year Award by the Northside Independent Teachers Association, and the Northside Distinguished Achievement Award for Student Relations.

She retired at the end of the 2002 school year after a distinguished 34-year career in education, including 28 years at Northside. During her tenure as NISD's instructional leader, the District became the largest Recognized District in Texas, had major increases in the number of Recognized and Exemplary schools, and seven National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Major improvements that occurred under Blattman's leadership included the implementation of academic performance standards, the dual language immersion program, increased credit-taking opportunities for high school students, major expansion of the instructional technology program, and significant improvements in the Career and Technology Education program.

Blattman continues to remain active in the Northside community as a leader of the NISD School Museum 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.