Rawlinson

Campus Information

Principal:
Mark Rustan
Vice Principal:
Ryan Richter
Academic Dean:
Kimberly Twedt
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-4900
Fax: (210) 697-4055
Year Open:
2003
School Mascot:
Patriots
School Colors:
Red, White, Blue

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 1998

Ed Rawlinson

14100 Vance Jackson
San Antonio, TX 78249

Namesake

Known as a quiet leader with a steady vision, Ed Rawlinson always focused on what was right for students. Soon after becoming Superintendent in 1995, Rawlinson said he wanted "people to think of Northside as a school district where all students reach their maximum potential and as the school district that builds the capacity in teachers and principals to accomplish that." In 2000-01, Northside became the largest school district in Texas to achieve Recognized District status, no small feat in a district as large and diverse as NISD.

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Known as a quiet leader with a steady vision, Ed Rawlinson always focused on what was right for students. Soon after becoming Superintendent in 1995, Rawlinson said he wanted "people to think of Northside as a school district where all students reach their maximum potential and as the school district that builds the capacity in teachers and principals to accomplish that." In 2000-01, Northside became the largest school district in Texas to achieve Recognized District status, no small feat in a district as large and diverse as NISD.

Ed Rawlinson devoted 39 years of his life working in education, 31 of those years at Northside ISD where he established the "Family Friendly Schools" concept that today permeates the culture in NISD.

Rawlinson, a respected state leader in education, has drawn praise from many people including Dr. Nancy McClaran Oelklaus, former executive director of the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (TASCD) of which Rawlinson was President in 1996. She says "he has earned tremendous respect because of his integrity, his even-temperedness, his attention to detail, and his drive to do what is right. He's a man who believes in seeking and speaking the truth."

Rawlinson was hired by Northside in 1971 to research and implement multi-track year-round schools as a possible solution for managing Northside's enrollment growth. Years later, with about 9,000 elementary students participating in ACE, or Alternate Calendar Education, Northside had one of the largest˜year-round' calendar programs in Texas. In addition to the ACE program, Rawlinson was instrumental in the development of four of Northside's magnet high schools "“ Health Careers, Business Careers, Communications Arts and Sunset (now Excel Academy). In addition to his extensive knowledge in school finance, Rawlinson is described as a visionary in curriculum and instruction

Rawlinson led Northside's march into the 21st century with the development of the District's Strategic Plan and two back-to-back successful bond issues that totaled more than $700 million to build new schools in what has become San Antonio's "destination district."

A native of Kingsville, Rawlinson received three degrees from Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M at Kingsville): a B.S. in secondary education (math/history) in 1963; a B.A. in history/English in 1967; and a M.A. in school administration/English in 1967. He has also completed all the course work toward a doctorate in School Administration from The University of Texas in Austin.

Rawlinson's career in Northside includes Associate Superintendent for Research and Planning, 1975-76; Associate Superintendent for Pupil Services, 1976-82; Associate Superintendent for Instruction, 1982-94; Deputy Superintendent for Instruction, 1994-95; and Superintendent from 1995 to 2002. In addition he was a teacher Kingsville ISD and an administrator in Tuloso Midway ISD and Corpus Christi ISD.

Rawlinson and his wife Bobbye have three children and two grandchildren.

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible

Texas Comptroller Calls NISD Debt Responsible (WOAI Article)

NISD voters head to the polls April 28-May 6

Early voting in the Northside ISD Bond Election runs from April 28 to May 6 and several early voting sites are  located in Northside ISD.
 
When can I vote?
  • Monday - Friday April 28 – May 2       8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 3                                         10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Monday - Tuesday May 5 – 6                 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Where can I vote?
 
Schools
  • Stevens HS, 600 Ellison N.
  • Luna MS, 200 Grosenbacher N.
Libraries
  • Cody Library, 11441 Vance Jackson
  • Great Northwest Library, 9050 Wellwood
  • Guerra Library, 7978 Military Drive West
  • Igo Library, 13330 Kyle Seale Parkway
  • Johnston Library, 6307 Sun Valley Drive
  • Maverick Library, 8700 Mystic Park
Other Locations
  • Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra
  • Helotes City Hall, 12951 Bandera Road
  • Leon Valley Conference Center, 6421 Evers Road
  • Shavano Park City Hall, Saddletree Court
  • Wonderland Mall of the Americas at Crossroads, 
  •  4522 Fredericksburg Road 
Dec. 2 - Graduation dates for 2014 announced

Graduation dates for 2014 announced: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53469

Aug. 28 - Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card

Senior citizens can stay connected with the Northside Gold Card: http://www.nisd.net/news/articles/53108

Feb. 28 - All elementary schools get surveillance cameras

All Northside elementary schools will have digital security surveillance cameras and access controls installed over the next 18 months. The $13.4 million project was approved by voters in the School Bond 2010 election. In the wake of the recent shootings at a Connecticut elementary school, this project takes on added urgency. [read more...]

Feb. 28 - Kinder Roundup, April 15-19, 2013

Kinder Roundup will be held in April. Click here for more information and locations.