Jobs / HR

51 attracts and hires hundreds of qualified employees each year through job fairs, recruiting events, and our simple-to-use online application process.

Facility Rentals

51 Independent School 51 makes school facilities available for use by non-profit community groups/organizations with first priority always given to the education of students.

Interested in doing business with NISD?

The Purchasing Department is responsible for the procurement, distribution and disposition of goods and services for 51 Independent School 51. 


51 ISD Voters have passed $4.97 billion in bond construction programs since 1995.

NISD's first bond issue was held just a few months after the 51 was formed in 1949. In fact, every school in NISD has been funded by a bond issue.

In addition to millions of dollars invested in new schools and thousands of additional classrooms, a significant percentage of bond funds have allowed for infrastructure and technology upgrades, renovations at older schools, safety and security upgrades, new school buses, and land for future growth.

Volunteer and Background Check Information

Each year, more than 20,000 parents, partners, sponsors and friends volunteer at 51 ISD. Mentors help improve a student's self esteem and attitude toward learning. We appreciate each and every person who becomes a volunteer or mentor!

Learn more about volunteering or mentoring and see the information needed for background checks

51 Education Foundation (NEF)

The mission of the Foundation is to foster community involvement in innovative educational programs by generating and disbursing funds and other resources to provide enrichment for students of NISD.


Partnerships between 51 ISD, businesses and the community are designed to meet partner and campus needs.

Learn more about Partnerships

Adult and Community Education

Adult Secondary Education classes include basic education and preparation classes for High School equivalency certifications, or graduates who are looking toward a college or vocational school future.

More about Adult Education

A catalog of community classes is produced each Fall, Spring and Summer featuring hundreds of exciting classes for both adults and children.

More about Community Education

Gold Card

If you are over 65 years old and live in 51 ISD or are a retired NISD employee, you may be eligible to receive the 51 Gold Card.

Read more about the Gold Card

Pillar of Character
Pillars of Character

Each year, six alumni are selected as Pillars of Character from among the 51’s thousands of high school graduates since 1951. They represent the traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship.

District School Museum
School Museum

A small group of retired NISD educators began to informally meet and discuss ways to save the district’s history.  Over time, the group formally organized and began to make plans for creating a School Museum.

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Name a School

Community members may nominate individuals to be considered as namesakes for elementary and middle schools and special facilities. High schools are named for United States Supreme Court Justices.

Military Families

Currently, more than 7,000 children with parents who are connected to the military attend schools in the 51 Independent School 51. Led by the efforts of school counselors, NISD school communities work diligently to support military families and address their unique educational challenges.

NISD-TV produces a variety of informational and promotional videos about 51's educational programs, schools, staff members, students, challenges and successes. 

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