Principal: Ms. Virginia Dean
Senior Army Instructor: Lieutenant Colonel Crossley became a JROTC instructor in August 2000 at North Side High School, Fort Worth, Texas. Prior to becoming an instructor, he served as the Deputy Inspector General, AAFES HQS, Dallas, TX. He is an Airborne DMG graduate from Army ROTC, AOBC, AOAC, C&GS College, Senior Officer Logistics Management Course and the Inspector General Course, FT Belvoir, VA.. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi and a Master in Public Service from Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY. His awards include Meritorious Service Medal w/4 OLC; Army Commendation Medal w/3 OLC; Army Achievement Medal and Parachutist Jump Wings.
Army Instructor: First Sergeant R. Lashley retired from the U.S. Army in September 1994 after 24 years of service. He became a JROTC instructor at Longview High School, Longview, TX, He later transferred to North Side High School in 1995. He is a graduate of the US Army First Sergeant Course, Drill Sergeant School, Advanced Military Police Course, Basic Military Course and Correction Course. His military awards include Meritorious Service Medal W/20LC, Army Achievement Medal W/OLC and the Drill Sergeant Badge.
Army Instructor: Sergeant First Class David L. Naterra retired from the U.S. Army in May 2000 after 22 years of service. He became a JROTC instructor at North Side High School in May 2000, having served his last 3 years of active service as an ROTC instructor at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. He has held various leadership positions at the company level and division staff level. His military education includes AirBorne Course, Air Assault School, Primary Leadership Development Course, Equal Opportunity School and Rappel Master School. His military awards include Meritorious Service Medal , Army Commendation Medal w/4 OLC; Army Achievement Medal w/4 OLC; Air Assault Badge.
JROTC Established: August 1983 as a cross enrollment to the Eastern Hills "Highlander" Battalion. Full unit status granted in 1991.
North Side High School is an urban school located in North Fort Worth, two miles from the Historic Stockyards. The school was founded in the early 1890s. In the 1930s, the present campus was built. Originally, the community was mostly anglo middle class. Through the years, the community demographics have changed and reflect a Hispanic majority. The majority of our greater school students are first generation high school graduates and a high percent of immigrants live in the community. The school population is 94% Hispanic, 2% Anglo, 3% African American and 1% Asian/Other . The economic standing of the population varies from each extreme of the socio-economic scale. The school composition is 83% Economic Disadvantaged, 58.6 % At Risk Students (dropping out of school) and 16% Limited English Proficient Students. There are many programs at North Side to accommodate all students. High School of Medical Professions, HSMP, a college preparatory program, provides a health/science pathway with a foundation in medical terminology, clinical skills, anatomy/physiology and hands-on experience in hospitals citywide. North Side is a versatile school that has a varied program that includes The Academies at NSHS. The program is focused on Rigor, Relevance and Relationships. There are a Freshman Academy and a Sophomore Academy comprised of 4 teams and a staff to support each Academy. Additionally, NSHS offers a Language Center, ESL Program, Hospitality, Auto Technology, and Mariachi.