Jordan

Campus Information

Principal:
Jennifer Alvarez
Vice Principal:
Patrick Sizemore
Asst. Principal:
Aurelio Hernandez
Academic Dean:
Jessica Sutton
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-6150
Fax: (210) 523-4876
Year Open:
1993
School Mascot:
Jaguars
School Colors:
Forest Green, White

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1988

Jack C. Jordan

1725 Richland Hills Dr
San Antonio, TX 78251

Namesake

Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

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Jack C. Jordan's career in education spanned 43 years, and during his 35 years in Northside ISD, he served as teacher, coach, Vice Principal, Principal, and Deputy Superintendent before becoming Superintendent in 1982.

His was hired for his first public school teaching job in 1955 at Harris Junior High School in San Antonio ISD. He then became a teacher, coach and then Vice Principal at Northside High School (now Marshall High School). In 1964, Jordan became the first Principal of Holmes High School, and in 1967 he came to central office as Deputy Superintendent.

During his tenure as Superintendent from 1982 to 1993, NISD grew from 34,000 to 55,000 students. Jordan provided facilities to handle the phenomenal growth while keeping academic standards high and taxes low.

A man of extraordinary vision, he initiated programs such as AIM to provide well-trained administrators who would be needed during Northside's rapid growth. To meet the needs of a diverse student population, he established programs such as Business Careers and Health Careers high schools, Academic Decathlon, Reading Recovery, and ACE. Jordan pioneered the use of propane to fuel school buses to cut student transportation costs. He also authored the UIL two-division system in 5A, doubling the chance for student participation in championship level competition statewide.

Believing in teamwork as a lifetime skill, he teamed up often with parents and community members to improve the quality of life for young people. PTA Council awarded him two life memberships and endowed the Jack C. Jordan PTA Scholarship Fund.

Because of his innovations in education, the Texas Association of School Boards recognized Jordan as on of the top five superintendents in Texas in 1989 and 1991.

Jordan retired in 1993, but has remained committed to the Northside community as an active member of the Northside School Museum Association.

July 28, 2014 - Stay informed about your Northside schools

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.

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July 28, 2014 - 5,000 NISD children could miss out on first day of school because of missing shots

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.

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March 3, 2014 - We are the Bernal Black Knights!

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.

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