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Tarkington ISD
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-8781
Fax: 281-592-3969
District News
Called Board Meeting **CANCELLED**


The Tarkington ISD Board of Trustees will meet in a Called Meeting on Friday, December 19th at 12:00 pm. 

Click here for Notice and Agenda.



Teachers and Paraprofessionals of the Month for November


Primary School 


Lori McCormick and Rebecca Squier

Intermediate School


Megan Walker and Sandra Rice

Middle School School


Shari Gilmore and Heather Gore

High School School


Christina Sanford and Cheryl Gilbert


Sandy Abke





Welcome to 
Tarkington Independent School District

A Special Thanks to our Beta Club Students


Cheyenne Graham, Breanna Pickardt, Alexander Forbes, Madison Primeaux and Teacher Robin Phelps (not pictured)

Beta Students collected bears for "Hugs for Hospice" and they will be donated to TriCare Hospice to spread Chirstmas cheer!


2014 Texas Accountability Rating

The newly released 2014 Texas Accountability Rating System shows all Tarkington ISD campuses and the district exceeded all state standards for the 2014 Performance Index. All TISD campuses and the district achieved the highest accountability rating of Met Standard for 2014.Tarkington High School received distinction designations from TEA for Academic Achievement in Social Studies and Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps. Tarkington High School exceeded all districts in Liberty County in Top 25 Percent Closing Performance Gaps and EOC US History performance with 37% of students achieving Level III. Congratulations to all teachers, staff, students and administrators of Tarkington ISD! It’s another great day to be a Longhorn!



The Best of East Texas Awards - 2014

Voted Best School District

by Cleveland/Eastex Advocates and Dayton News Readers


Our Vision

Tarkington ISD will empower and inspire every student
to meet the 
challenges of our rapidly changing world with
academic preparedness, 
a passion for life-long learning,
and a sense of social responsibility. 



Mission Statement

In the belief that all children should be educated to the fullest extent of their individual abilities, the Tarkington Independent School District's mission is to provide the essential academic skills and the necessary knowledge base for the student's lifelong learning. All students will be taught a core curriculum of English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, fine arts, health, physical education, and technological literacy. All students will acquire a knowledge of citizenship and their economic responsibility, based on an appreciation of our American heritage and an understanding of the importance of its multicultural richness.

The Tarkington Independent School District will:

• provide the student with the opportunities to acquire communication and computational skills needed for functioning in a changing society.
• distribute with equity, for all students, all educational opportunities and resources.
• provide the student with adequate facilities and opportunities to apply his understanding of the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom.
• provide the student with knowledge and skills for economic and occupational competence.
• aid the student with acquiring attitudes and skills that will promote good personal health and physical fitness.
• provide the proper atmosphere and opportunity in which the student can demonstrate an ability to participate in the American social and governmental process.
• help the student attain a knowledge, and an awareness and concern for important environmental and conservation factors.
• help the student develop and use problem solving, creative and critical thinking, and reasoning skills.


A message from our Superintendent, Kevin Weldon....

Tarkington Administration


Primary School

Intermediate School

Middle School

High School


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Lids Day
Students who have not signed their behavior log for the 3rd six weeks may wear their Tarkington Cap to school.



Christmas Parties
K- 11:00
1st- 10:15
2nd- 9:30
3rd- 10:30
Class Parties
11:15 AM
This is an Early Release day for students. Class parties will kick off with a perfomace from our Intermedate Choir at 11:15.