Led by a strong Administration team and Board of Trustees, North East ISD is home to more than 67,000 students across 65 campuses, 12 magnet programs, eight alternative schools and close to 9,000 employees. (For more district statistics, view the District Fact Sheet.) North East is also home to its own Police Department to help ensure the safety of students and employees.
All campuses in North East are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency. NEISD has 16 campuses rated as Exemplary and 24 schools rated Recognized for the 2010-2011 school year. The district had 25 campuses rated Academically Acceptable, and none of its campuses received a rating of Academically Unacceptable.
The U.S. Department of Education bestowed the No Child Left Behind - Blue Ribbon Award to three North East high schools in 2000, three elementary schools in 2001, two elementary schools in 2007, one elementary school in 2008 and one middle school in 2009. In addition, North East boasts a National Exemplary Community Education Program.
North East spans approximately 140 square miles in the north central and northeast sectors of Bexar County, Texas. The majority of the district lies within the boundaries of the City of San Antonio, but several smaller communities are also encompassed within the district, including the cities of Castle Hills, Hill Country Village, Hollywood Park and Windcrest.
Due to the district's continued growth, several construction and bond projects are currently underway. In the fall of 2008, North East opened the largest high school in San Antonio—"Lady Bird" Johnson High School. Roosevelt High School also received a complete renovation, building it up to the same standards as Johnson.
In addition to building 21st century schools and facilities, North East also develops 21st century classrooms by providing the latest technology opportunities for students. In classrooms today, you will find teachers instructing with laptops, smartboards and more.
Financial Services teams work to ensure that the district manages all taxpayer funds responsibly, while the Internal Audit group promotes the improvement for the effective and efficient use of resources. The group also provides assurance that financial information is accurate and in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, and that controls are adequate in protecting the assets of the district.
The Human Resources department works to attract and maintain personnel who are committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment where our children can grow and be successful. The department’s Web site offers a variety of helpful tools, such as job listings and certification information.
North East encourages business and community groups to become Partners in Education, donating time and services for the benefit of students and staff. Individuals can also participate as volunteers or mentors at campuses—working one-on-one with students.
Research and planning teams at the district continually evaluate performance and strategize improvement efforts. Current reports, ratings and plans for the district and campuses are available and updated as needed. Current regulations and legal notices are also continually updated and available online.
North East facilities are available to rent for community events and activities. Information about facility rentals and policies are available online. Also, on the North East Web site, users have access to the district's e-auction site to bid on items for sale.