Luna

Campus Information

Principal:
Lynn Pierson
Vice Principal:
Brock Horton
Academic Dean:
Dennis Maggio
School Hours:
8:30am - 3:40pm
Phone: (210) 397-5300
Fax: (210) 645-5246
Year Open:
2004
School Mascot:
Longhorns
School Colors:
Orange, Blue

Boundary Information

Bond Information

Construction funded by Bond 2001

TAKS Scores

Gregory Luna

200 N Grosenbacher Rd
San Antonio, TX 78253

Namesake

Northside's 14th middle school bears the name of a Champion of Texas Education, a man with strong roots in and love for the city of San Antonio and its people.

Born the youngest of 17 children, Gregory Luna attended Brackenridge Elementary School, Lanier Junior High School, and Lanier High School. After high school graduation and attending classes at San Antonio College, Luna enlisted in the U.S. Army. He later joined the San Antonio Police Department and attended night classes to earn a bachelor's degree in math and his law degree from St. Mary's University.

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Northside's 14th middle school bears the name of a Champion of Texas Education, a man with strong roots in and love for the city of San Antonio and its people.

Born the youngest of 17 children, Gregory Luna attended Brackenridge Elementary School, Lanier Junior High School, and Lanier High School. After high school graduation and attending classes at San Antonio College, Luna enlisted in the U.S. Army. He later joined the San Antonio Police Department and attended night classes to earn a bachelor's degree in math and his law degree from St. Mary's University.

He began his law career as a San Antonio city prosecutor and then went into private practice in 1968. He got his start in politics by campaigning for Pete Torres in his run for City Councilman in 1967. Luna ran for several positions before becoming a State Representative in 1984. He remained in that position until 1992 when he became a State Senator.

Luna made his mark on education from the first day that he walked into the State Capitol. He became known as a Champion of Texas Education because he was so focused on providing legislative support for Texas public schools and Texas school children of all ages.

During his first term in the Senate, he won authorization for $20 million in construction bonds for the University of Texas at San Antonio's long-sought Downtown Campus. He served on the Senate standing committees on Education, State Affairs, and Jurisprudence. He also served on the Conference Committee on SB7 dealing with education finance and the Select Committee on Judicial Reform. In 1997, Luna chaired the Senate Hispanic Caucus, led the opposition to private school vouchers paid for with public tax money, and served on the conference committee on HB 4 dealing with school property taxation.

He is one of the founders of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF). Over the years, he has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Matt Garcia Public Service Award for his "outstanding leadership and service to the community" by MALDEF, the Lifetime Achievement Award from UTSA Hispanic Research Center, the 1987 Mexican-American Bar Association award for outstanding legal contributions, the 1991 MABA Outstanding Legislator Award, and the 1998 ERNIE Award from the Avenida Guadalupe Association. In 2004, he received the Henry B. Gonzalez award from the St. Mary's Hispanic Alumni Association and the Champion of Civil Rights award from AARP and the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights.

He married Helen Garcia in 1955, and they had four children: Leticia Ann, Delores, Gerard, and Gregory Val, and five grandchildren. All four Luna children attended Northside schools and graduated from Holmes High School.

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

May. 23 - Graduation DVD Purchases

High school graduation ceremonies are available on DVD. Visit the DVD Sales page to purchase online, or click here to download a form and pay by check or money order.

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...]