Led by a strong Administration team and Board of Trustees, North East ISD is home to approximately 67,500 students across 68 campuses, 13 magnet programs, eight alternative schools/programs and close to 9,300 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.
North East's "Tradition of Excellence," isn't just a motto - it is a promise to the surrounding community that the District has been striving to keep for the last 60 years. All campuses in North East are fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). School districts and their campuses no longer receive Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable ratings. Currently, TEA issues a "Met Standard" rating or "Improvement Required" rating. In the 2015-2016 school year, NEISD and all of its 68 schools earned a Met Standard rating. Met Standard is the highest available accountability rating given to districts and schools for meeting state performance targets for student achievement, student progress, closing performance gaps and postsecondary readiness. The state’s accountability system is primarily based on results from the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) exams in grades 3-8 and End-of-Course assessments. View more school ratings here.
Every year Newsweek ranks the best high schools in America. North East ISD high schools has made the list again. With more than 21,000 public high schools across the country and nearly 2000 in the state of Texas, it is no easy feat to even crack the top 200 statewide. Four NEISD high schools were able to earn that designation. The International School of the Americas (ISA) ranked second place in the city, 30th in the state and 180th in the nation. ISA earned the Gold Medal by Newsweek. Reagan High School ranked 5th in the city and 78th in the state, earning the Silver Medal. Johnson High School ranked 8th in the city and 107th in the state, earning the Silver Medal. Lee High School ranked 16th in the city and 178th in the state, earning the Silver Medal.
The District’s SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) earned the 2016 It’s Time Texas SHAC award. School districts all over the state submitted nominations for the award and the District is one out of the five awardees. After a panel of judges reviewed the nominations and all scores were tabulated, the winners came shining through. NEISD’s SHAC received $300 towards their organization’s efforts and were recognized at the It’s Time Texas Summit.
Two NEISD schools, Lopez and Tejeda middle schools earned the School to Watch National Award in 2013. The initiative launched by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, identifies schools across the United States that are well on their way to meeting its high performance standards.
North East spans approximately 144 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. Voters in North East ISD have approved the NEISD bond referendum, with 66 percent voting in favor of the $499.95 million bond. The package includes a total of 69 projects and will affect all campuses within the District.
The District will use the bond money to upgrade, renovate or replace older campuses and facilities over the next five years. The plan is divided into five categories: Safety and Security, Technology, Operations, Extracurricular and Facilities. Some of the projects include adding security check-in vestibules, expanding the wireless network for technology devices, replacing the 60-year-old bleachers at Comalander Stadium, and expanding or replacing band halls and fine arts facilities at several middle and high schools.
The largest portion of the bond, about $225 million, will go toward facility equity and additions. This portion includes a new fine arts facility at Lee High School, the Regency Place Elementary School Portable Replacement Project, and campus replacement projects for Jackson, Krueger and Garner middle schools. Learn more about the 2015 Bond here.
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, iPads, smartboards and smart projectors. Learn more about the district's Transforming the Future Initiative here.
A Tradition of Excellence
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 recruit 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 website 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.