SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – With more than 106-thousand students, the Northside Independent School District is the largest in the San Antonio area and the fourth largest in Texas.

It’s comprised of more than a hundred schools , including six specialized magnet high schools. The newest is the John Marshall Law and Medical Services Magnet School, which opens today.

The innovative program offers courses in the areas of medical services; police, law and legal services; and legal governance and public administration. It prepares students for careers in the legal and medical fields. Students also can take Dual Credit and Advanced Placement courses.

They’ll also be able to participate in Marshall High School activities including fine arts, athletics, spirit, and Navy ROTC.

Established in 1949 by the consolidation of 12 rural school districts, NISD covers 355 square miles of urban landscape, suburban communities and rural Texas Hill Country in Northwest Bexar County

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