North East Independent School District

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North East Independent School District
8961 Tesoro Drive
San Antonio, TX 78217
United States
District information
TypePublic school district
Established1950 (1950)
SuperintendentDr. Sean Maika
Accreditation(s)Texas Education Agency
United States Department of Education
SchoolsChurchill High School
Johnson High School
Lee High School
MacArthur High School
Madison High School
Reagan High School
Roosevelt High School
14 middle schools
46 elementary schools
BudgetIncrease $555,859,217 [2]
NCES District ID4832940
Students and staff
Other information
2017 Accountability RatingMet Standard[3]

The North East Independent School District (commonly NEISD or North East ISD) is a school district located in San Antonio, Texas, United States. North East ISD serves the north central and northeast areas of Bexar County, covering approximately 144 square miles (370 km2).[citation needed] North East ISD serves the cities of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park, Windcrest, and portions of San Antonio, Balcones Heights, Terrell Hills, and Timberwood Park.[4] North East ISD is the second largest school district serving the San Antonio area by student attendance, following Northside.

Shanley v. North East ISD[edit]

North East ISD was the defendant in Shanley v. Northeast Independent School District, 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 then distributed 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 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 [sic] of the First Amendment.[5]

A North East administrative facility located in the same complex as the Academy of Creative Education bears the district logo.

Student information[edit]


Demographics 2017[1] 2015 2014
African-American 7.33% 7.0% 7%
Asian 3.82% 3.0% 4%
Hispanic 58.89% 57% 58%
Native American 0.24% 0% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.17% 0% 0%
Two or more races 3.32% 3% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 26.23% 27% 28%

Students by grade[edit]

Grade 2017 2015 2014
Early education 365 251 260
Pre-K – 5 30,397 31,242 31,538
6–8 15,053 15,337 15,544
9–12 21,716 21,141 20,864
Total 67,531 67,971 68,206


High schools[edit]

Chronological founding of high school campuses
1950 MacArthur High School
1958 LEE High School
1966 Churchill High School
1966 Roosevelt High School
1976 Madison High School
1999 Reagan High School
2008 Johnson High School
The Academy of Creative Education, an alternative school, was established in 1991.

The district's seven main high school campuses were named after nationally or internationally renowned persons until 2018, when Robert E. Lee High School was renamed Legacy of Educational Excellence High School (L.E.E. High School).[6]

School Established Namesake Mascot
Churchill High School 1966 Winston Churchill Chargers
Johnson High School 2008 Claudia Alta Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson Jaguars
Legacy of Educational Excellence High School (2018–present)
Robert E. Lee High School (1958–2018)
1958 Originally named for Robert E. Lee Volunteers
MacArthur High School (1958–present)
North East High School (1950–1958)
1950 Renamed for Douglas MacArthur Brahmas
Madison High School 1976 James Madison Mavericks
Reagan High School 1999 Ronald Reagan Rattlers
Roosevelt High School 1966 Theodore Roosevelt Rough Riders

Secondary campuses[edit]

Magnet programs[edit]

North East offers seven magnet programs housed at four main campuses, and an additional program at the Perrin Central complex. Each of these programs operates with various levels of autonomy and integration with its primary campus.

Campus Magnet program(s)
Lee High School International School of the Americas (ISA)
North East School of the Arts (NESA)
STEM Academy
MacArthur High School Electrical Systems Technology
Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP)
Roosevelt High School Design and Technology Academy (DATA)
Engineering & Technologies Academy (ETA)
Perrin Central Automotive Technology Academy (ATA)

Middle schools[edit]

Chronological founding of middle school campuses
1961 Garner Middle School
1961 Nimitz Middle School
1962 Krueger Middle School
1967 Eisenhower Middle School
1970 White Middle School
1981 Wood Middle School
1982 Bradley Middle School
1992 Driscoll Middle School
1998 Bush Middle School
2001 Tejeda Middle School
2006 Harris Middle School
2007 Lopez Middle School
2014 Hill Middle School

All of the district's middle schools are named after Texas-renowned persons.

Elementary schools[edit]

The district's elementary schools are named in coordination with the neighborhood or community name. The year the school opened is in parentheses.

  • Bulverde Creek (2005)
  • Camelot (1969)
  • Canyon Ridge (2005)
  • Cibolo Green (2010)
  • Clear Spring (1969)
  • Coker (1954)
  • Colonial Hills (1961)
  • Dellview (1957)
  • East Terrell Hills (1962)
  • El Dorado (1973)
  • Encino Park (1989)
  • Fox Run (1990)
  • Hardy Oak (2000)
  • Harmony Hills (1963)
  • Hidden Forest (1978)
  • Huebner (?)
  • Jackson-Keller (1962)
  • Larkspur (1964)
  • Las Lomas (2013)
  • Longs Creek (1997)
  • Montgomery (1974)
  • Northern Hills (1981)
  • Northwood (1957)
  • Oak Grove (1961)
  • Oak Meadow (1991)
  • Olmos (1956)
  • Redland Oaks (1989)
  • Regency Place (1969)
  • Ridgeview (1956)
  • Roan Forest (2002)
  • Royal Ridge (2002)
  • Serna (1953)
  • Stahl (1979)
  • Steubing Ranch (2005)
  • Stone Oak (1996)
  • Thousand Oaks (1979)
  • Tuscany Heights (2010)
  • Vineyard Ranch (2013)
  • Walzem (1960)
  • Pre-K Academy at West Avenue (Repurposed to Pre-K school in 2019, original elementary opened 1964)
  • Wetmore (2001)
  • Wilderness Oak (2005)
  • Wilshire (1957)
  • Windcrest (1963)
  • Woodstone (1978)
  • Castle Hills (1951)
  • Blanco Road (1949)

Athletic facilities[edit]

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. The district signed a 50-year rent-free lease to operate Time Warner Cable Park on Wetmore Road from the City of San Antonio in 2015.[10][11]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e NEISD Fact Sheet 2017-2018
  2. ^ NEISD Fact Sheet 2017-2018 - (PDF)
  3. ^ "2015 Accountability Summary NORTH EAST ISD (015910)" (PDF). Texas Education Agency.
  4. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Bexar County, TX." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on August 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "SPLC Report". Student Press Law Center. Archived from the original on November 24, 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Donaldson, Emily (3 April 2018). "With Name Change Looming, Lee High School Adopts New Mascot". The Rivard Report. Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d "Blue Ribbon Schools Program, Schools Recognized 1982-1983 Through 1999-2002 (PDF)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-26. Retrieved 2007-12-20.
  8. ^ Microsoft Word - 2007-schools.doc
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-01-06.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^

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