Wallace B. Jefferson has a penchant for making his mark early. At only 44, Jefferson is the youngest school name in Northside history and the first Northside Alumnus to serve as a middle school name, a distinction reserved for famous Texas politicians. The 1981 graduate of John Jay High School began making a statewide–and global–effect shortly after graduating from the University of Texas Law School. With two of his partners, Jefferson founded one of the first law firms in Texas in 1991, and the San Antonio legal eagle soon gained a nationally respected reputation.
Jefferson successfully argued two cases before the Supreme Court of the United States in the mid-thirties, something that most attorneys do not do once in a lifetime. To Northside, Jefferson is practically considered a Pillar of Character. In 1999, he was selected as the first Pillar of Fairness for the City, now presented annually to outstanding Northside graduates with exceptional character traits. As a school name, Jefferson will continue to make his mark, this time as a role model for thousands of young children who will walk through the doors of Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School.
Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School was the 15th middle school to be built in Northside ISD. It opened in the fall of 2007 with approximately 1,200 students, but it was built to accommodate 1,400 students in 66 normal and special classrooms. The school was built for $32.1 million and is the first of two middle schools built with funds from the 2004 voter-approved bond issue. Dedication took place at 2:00 p.m. on October 27, 2007. The latest technology was installed at Jefferson Middle School when it was constructed, including computers, printers, projectors, audio visual equipment and supplies, software and phones. This state-of – the-art facility not only has digital projectors in every classroom, but also has a video distribution network with display monitors mounted in common areas.
Jefferson is a 186,595 square-foot facility situated on a 45-acre site shared with Ward Elementary School. The school was built to provide children and teachers with the most efficient and attractive educational environment. This neighborhood school was designed by Marmon Mok Architects, and Joeris, Inc. was the contractor.
This amazing school is located in beautiful Helotes, Texas, along with these other must-see schools for you to check out:
- Charles L. Kuentz, Jr. Elementary School (Helotes)
- Helotes Elementary School (Helotes)
- Los Reyes Elementary School (Helotes)
- Randall H. Fields Elementary School (San Antonio)
- Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School (San Antonio)
- Wallace B. Jefferson Middle School (San Antonio)
- Dr. John Folks Middle School (San Antonio)
- Sandra Day O’Connor High School (Helotes)
- Louis Dembitz Brandeis High School (San Antonio)
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