Tarkington ISD Summer hours are Monday – Thursday, 7:00 am – 4:00 pm. Administration building and schools are not open on Friday.



Welcome to 
Tarkington Independent School District


Survey regarding Student Assessment and School Accountability

The SBOE has released a survey to seek public input about the state’s student assessment and accountability programs. The survey, available in English and Spanish, is open online to all Texans through June 30.

The information gathered will become part of a report to legislative leaders and the Texas Commission on Next-Generation Assessments and Accountability. 

Please click on the link below to take the survey.


For information regarding the recent TEA announcement about summer school grades 5-8, click here.

Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Julia Hankins and Nan Kinnison! 

Mrs. Hankins, a 4th grade teacher at Tarkington Intermediate School, has been named the 2016 Tarkington ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. 

Mrs. Kinnison, a 7th grade English teacher at Tarkington Middle School, has been named the 2016 Tarkington ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year.

This is a well-deserved honor for two wonderful teachers.


District Recognition

Tarkington ISD received recognition at the annual CAS Luncheon held during the Mid-Winter conference January 24-26. Tarkington ISD was recognized for Lowest Loss Ratio, Most Improved Loss Ratio and received two Annie Ozella Jones Memorial Student Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each. 


Congratulations to Our High School!


The Best of East Texas Awards - 2015

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


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