School spirit & history
School Mascot: Eagles
School Colors: Maroon and White
Our school is unique due to its commitment to prepare its diverse student population for the 21st century challenges through an enriched curriculum that offers differentiated instruction. We engage our students to develop critical-thinking skills through the use of application, synthesis, and evaluation. We offer after-school programs that complement this philosophy in preparing the students for the STAAR test. We also provide educational programs that strengthen parenting skills and furnish support to parents.
Our library received a “Readesign” from organization “Heart of America” and financial institution Capital One in 2007. It included new wall colors, artwork, chairs, tables and a donation of 1000 books. There were many people involved during the reconstruction period. The final phase included a kickoff party for the new library that saw many of Northlake’s families, staff and numerous Garland ISD administrators enjoying the festivities throughout our school.
Northlake was classified an exemplary campus for the 2008-2009 school year. This is the third time we have received this recognition. We were classified a recognized campus for the 2004-2006 school years. In 2019 we received an Accountability Rating "B" for Academic Achievement in English Language Arts/Reading and Academic Achievement in Science.
Northlake elementary was constructed in 1975. It was not fully constructed for student use for the 1975-1976 school year, so students were temporarily placed at Webb Middle School until the beginning of the second semester. The name “Northlake” is derived from the geographical position of this community, north of Lake Ray Hubbard. The first principal of the school was Mr. Herman Salter. Dr. Kathy Metzinger was our principal for 24 years and now Mr. Jake Shirley is our current principal. The initial mascot was “the knight”; we are now proudly known as Northlake Eagles.