Mead

Campus Information

Principal:
Annette Lopez
Vice Principal:
Dr. Maricela Alarcon
School Hours:
7:45am - 2:45pm
Phone: (210) 397-1750
Fax: (210) 366-0770
Year Open:
2006
School Mascot:
Mountaineers
School Colors:
Dark Green, Khaki

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2001

Dr. Martha Mead

3803 Midhorizon Dr
San Antonio, TX 78229

Namesake

Dr. Martha Mead doesn't just believe in life-long learning. She preached it, promoted it and practiced it during her 31-year career at Northside.

Dr. Mead joined Northside in 1968 and spent the first half of her tenure with the District as a counselor at Jay High School. There, she had an open-door policy and was known for the great care she took with letters of recommendation so that students had every opportunity of getting a scholarship or into the university of their choice.

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Dr. Martha Mead doesn't just believe in life-long learning. She preached it, promoted it and practiced it during her 31-year career at Northside.

Dr. Mead joined Northside in 1968 and spent the first half of her tenure with the District as a counselor at Jay High School. There, she had an open-door policy and was known for the great care she took with letters of recommendation so that students had every opportunity of getting a scholarship or into the university of their choice.

She received a doctorate in Adult and Community Education from Texas A&M University in 1981, and two years later, she became Northside's first director of Adult and Community Education, then a fledging program that offered just a handful of classes.

As director, she established numerous programs that reached out to students and community members most in need of support. She started what is now the Excel Academy, a high school drop-out recovery program, in a shopping mall so that students could attend classes any time of the day. She also developed after-school, summer youth and family literacy programs, as well as services for pregnant teens and teen parents.

Under her leadership, Adult and Community Education grew to offer more than 500 classes in 25 categories. Northside now has one of the largest Adult and Community Education programs in the state and serves more than 25,000 people every year.

Just before Dr. Mead retired in 1999, she received the Berridge Award, one of the most prestigious honors given by the Texas Community Education Association. The award is given only occasionally when a person has developed and implemented innovative community education programs.

Even in retirement, Dr. Mead's community service hasn't ended. She tutors students, volunteers in the ESL/GED testing centers, and rocks babies for the School Age Parenting Program, which she once helped secure funds for.

Dr. Mead has been married to her husband, Donald, for more than 50 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

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.