Contact Information
Tarkington ISD
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-8781
Fax: 281-592-3969
District Announcements
TMS/THS Book Fair

Join us for the TMS/THS book fair(s), Monday - Friday, February 23-27, from 8 am - 4 pm.   Community members are welcome to shop in person; please check in at the campus office, first.  Online shopping is also available beginning February 14 and ending March 6th.  Click the book fair link for more info. 

TMS Book Fair

THS Book Fair

Teachers and Paraprofessionals of the Month of January


Primary - Velda Rice and Jessica Moore 


Intermediate - Lori Jamail and Cassie Carpenter


Middle School - Doak Parker and Dannell McDougald 


High School - Karen Robertson and Jackie Flores

Administration Employee of the Month - Linda Whitmire







Welcome to 
Tarkington Independent School District

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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Upcoming Events


Elective Fair for incoming Freshmen
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Event will be held in the THS commons to show incoming freshmen the elective opportunities that they will have for the 2015-16 school year.
Parent Night for incoming freshmen
6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Counselors will cover graduation plans, courses, etc for incoming freshmen.



Muffins with Mom
Come eat muffins with your child, starting at 7:15.
Your muffin and milk will be free.
Course selection for incoming freshmen
09:45 AM to 10:30 AM
Counselors will meet with 8th grade students in the TMS auditorium to handout course selection sheets and discuss graduation plans, etc. Course requests will be due Friday, 3/6/15



Donuts with Dad
Come have a donut with your child, starting at 7:15.
Your donut and milk will be free.