Contact Information

Tarkington ISD Administration
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Tx 77327

281-592-8781 – phone
281-592-3969 – fax

Tarkington Primary School

Tarkington Intermediate School

Tarkington Middle School

Tarkington High School

Bus Barn/Maintenance

Tax Office






TISD Board Meeting Information

The next regular TISD Board meeting will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the TISD Administration building. 


Employees of the Month


Teacher – Billie Alexander
Para – Maleah Hallmark (pictured)


Teacher – Jackie Owens
Para – Kayla Parker

Middle School

Teacher – Stephanie Shirley
Para – Cassie Street

High School

Teacher – Dawn Angerstein
Para – Kelly Thompson

Support Staff

Allen Hollie




Welcome to 
Tarkington Independent School District






Congratulations to the Ladyhorn softball team on their 20-0 win over Scarborough.

The Ladyhorns now move on to round 2 of the playoffs!!

Tarkington vs Huntington

Friday, May 5th @ 7:00 p.m.

Livingston Texas Slam Facility
577 Westridge Park
Livingston, Tx 77351

Click here for directions


Tarkington ISD

Congratulations to our Tarkington ISD district award winners!

Elementary Teacher of the Year- Billie Alexander


Secondary Teacher of the Year- Rolando Leal


Paraprofessional of the Year- Velda Rice


Support Staff of the Year- Shonna Evans

Thank you for all that you do for all of Tarkington ISD!


Tarkington ISD

Congratulations to the following TISD Employees of the Year!! Your dedication to the district is greatly appreciated

                                          Velda Rice                                              Billie Alexander (no picture available)
                                   Primary Para of the Year                         Primary Teacher of the Year

         Sandra Rice                                          Susan Trahan
Intermediate Teacher of the Year             Intermediate Para of the Year

       Jessica Squier                                      Barbie Braud
Middle School Teacher of the Year          Middle School Para of the Year


    Rolando Leal                                     Jessica Herndon
High School Teacher of the Year         High School Para of the Year


      Robert Shepard                                 Shonna Evans
Maintenance Employee                     Food Services Employee
       of the Year                                         of the Year


    Laura Shew                                    Katrina Fowler
Transportation Employee                 Custodial Employee
       of the Year                                      of the Year





Tarkington ISD District of Innovation Plan

HB 1842, approved during the 84th Legislative session, provides the opportunity for Texas public school districts to pursue designation as a District of Innovation. An innovation plan allows a school district to have greater local control over district operations in specified areas


The plan was developed, reviewed and approved by the District of Innovation Planning Committee for Tarkington ISD. The plan was provided to the board of trustees at the April 17, 2017 school board meeting. The plan will be posted on the district website for 30 calendar days starting on April 19, 2017.


The proposed District of Innovation Plan for Tarkington ISD can be read in full at the link below


Proposed District of Innovation Plan


Local Committee

Board Resolution



Megan Meier Foundation

Thanks again to our Student Health Advisory Committee members for providing students with the opportunity to hear Tina Meier from the Megan Meier Foundation speak about the dangers of cyberbullying. For more information regarding the Megan Meier Foundation, please click here.


Pictured R to L: Sarah Goodrum, Kelly McCormick, Karen Blum, Tina Meier, Denise Johnson, Nicole Johnson, Tara Day


Tarkington ISD has once again been voted the Best School District in the Best of East Texas Awards. 












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....


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