Morningside Elementary was one of two new BISD campuses to open in the Fall of
1986. Located in southeast Brownsville, Morningside takes its name from the street it calls home. Oscar Cantu, Sr. opened the new school as Morningside’s first principal. The construction of the school was unique at the time because of the use of building quadrants which would allow for flexibe future expansion. The school was also built with computer controlled air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and interior and exterior windows to create the most effective cross ventilation.