North East Independent School District
|North East Independent School District|
|Type and location|
|Type||Public school district|
|Grades||Pre-K - 12|
|Region||Bexar County, TX|
|Country||United States of America|
|Location||8961 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
|Superintendent||Dr. Brian Gottardy|
|Accreditation(s)||Texas Education Agency
United States Department of Education
|Schools||Churchill High School
Johnson High School
Lee High School
MacArthur High School
Madison High School
Reagan High School
Roosevelt High School
13 middle schools
42 elementary schools
|NCES District ID||4832940|
|Students and staff|
|Athletic Conference||District 26-5A|
|2011 TEA Rating||Recognized|
The North East Independent School District (commonly NEISD or North East ISD) is a school district located in Bexar County, Texas, (USA). North East ISD serves the north central and northeast areas of Bexar County, covering approximately 144 square miles (370 km2). North East ISD serves the cities of San Antonio, Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Windcrest, and portions of Balcones Heights and Terrell Hills. North East ISD is the second largest school district serving the San Antonio area by student attendance, following Northside.
Shanley v. North East ISD
North East ISD was the defendant in Shanley v. NEISD, a Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which declared that North East ISD had an overly broad policy and the district's suspension of five students had interfered with their rights to free speech under the United States Constitution. North East had suspended five high school students for publishing an unapproved newsletter and distributing it to students near campus before and after school hours. The NEISD school board declared the content, which included information about birth control and advocated for the review of marijuana laws, to be inappropriate and controversial. The Court found that public schools can limit the expression of its students when it materially and substantially interferes with school activities, or with the rights of teachers and other students, but not at non-school-sponsored events, and the district has cannot exceed its authority to forbid or punish on-campus activity when punishing off-campus activity.
It should come as a shock to the parents of five high school seniors that their elected school board had assumed [control] over their children before and after school, off school grounds, and with regard to their children’s rights [of] expressing their thoughts ... We trust that it will come as no shock to the school board that their assumption of authority is an unconstitutional usurption of the First Amendment.
Based on 02/2012 Enrollment
|Two or more races||2.7%|
Students by Grade
|Grade||Number of Students|
|Pre-K - 5||31,345|
All of the district's high schools are named after nationally or internationally renowned persons.
- Academy of Creative Education (ACE)
- Churchill High School (1966)
- Johnson High School (2008)
- Lee High School (1958)
- International School of the Americas (ISA)
- North East School of the Arts (NESA),
- Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Academy (STEM)
- MacArthur High School (1958; 1950 as North East High School)
- Electrical Systems Technology Technical Apprenticeship Program
- Madison High School (1976)
- Reagan High School (1999)
- Roosevelt High School (1966)
All of the district's middle schools are named after Texas-renowned persons. The year the school opened is in parentheses.
- Bradley Middle School (1982)
- Bush Middle School (1998)
- Driscoll Middle School (1992)
- Eisenhower Middle School (1962)
- Garner Middle School (1961)
- Harris Middle School (2006)
- Jackson Middle School (Will W. Jackson, 1970)
- Krueger Middle School (1962)
- Lopez Middle School (2007)
- Nimitz Middle School (1961)
- Tejeda Middle School (2001)
- White Middle School (1970)
- Wood Middle School (1981)
The district's elementary schools are named in coordination with the neighborhood or community name. The year the school opened is in parentheses.
In addition to on-campus facilities, the district owns and operates a number of sports venues. Among these are two 11,000-seat football stadiums, Heroes Stadium and Comalander Stadium, the Josh Davis Natatorium, and baseball, soccer, and tennis facilities at the Blossom Athletic Center.
- NEISD Factsheet - (PDF). Retrieved on 19 Feb 2012.
- "2011 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency.
- "SPLC Report". Student Press Law Center. Retrieved 21 February 2012.
- Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)
- Microsoft Word - 2007-schools.doc