Led by a strong Administration team and Board of Trustees, North East ISD is home to approximately 68,000 students across 68 campuses, 12 magnet programs, eight alternative schools/programs 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.
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 2013-2014 school year, NEISD recieved a "Met Standard" rating and 97.1% of campuses received a "Met Standard" rating.
In 2014, content ranking website, Niche, ranked 14,431 high schools based on dozens of key statistics and 4.6 million opinions from 280,000 students and parents. With 8,000 public high schools calling Texas home and 80 area high schools in San Antonio, North East schools were well within the top 40 locally and had three high schools within the top 100 in the state. College Board announced North East as District of the Year in 2013, out of nearly 15,000 school districts in the United States, for being a national leader in growing its Advanced Placement courses while improving exam scores. In the 2012-2013 school year, North East received two prestigious health wellness awards including, the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) 2013 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management and a recognition award by the San Antonio Business Group on Health (SABGH) and the Mayor's Fitness Council for its Healthy Workplace Recognition program. In addition, North East boasts a National Exemplary Community Education Program.
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. Las Lomas and Vineyard Ranch, NEISD's two newest elementary schools, opened their doors to students in January 2013. To relieve overcrowding in the ever-growing Bulverde area, North East held a ground-turning ceremony to celebrate its 14th middle school in June 2012. The NEISD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to name the new campus after World War II fighter pilot and combat ace David Lee "Tex" Hill in June 2013. Tex Hill Middle School opened its doors on August 26, 2014.
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.
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 website, users have access to the district's e-auction site to bid on items for sale.