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Tarkington Independent School District

Be sure to check out the website for your child’s campus for activities and important events taking place 



The August Board Meeting originally scheduled for Monday, August 17 has been moved to August 31.



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TISD Back to School Plan

Back to school letter

Back to School Plan & Procedures (updated 7.30.20)


If you have specific questions regarding the Back to School Plan, please contact your campus. 




Registration is Now Open

 If you are needing to register a new student to Tarkington ISD, please contact your child's campus to schedule a registration appointment.


Tarkington Primary School (Grades PK-3) - (281) 592-7736

Tarkington Intermediate School (Grades 4-5) - (281) 592-6134

Tarkington Middle School (Grades 6-8) - (281) 592-7737

Tarkington High School (Grades 9-12) - (281) 592-7739



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2 020-2021 School Calendar Update


After reviewing calendar options and input from the TISD Planning Task Force, TISD Board of Trustees approved an updated calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at its June 29th meeting. The updated calendar follows the original calendar as closely as possible, changing some professional development days to instructional days and allowing for an earlier start date of August 12th for students.


The calendar also designates some professional development days and school holidays as potential make-up days should closures occur during the coming school year. In addition, TEA Guidance suggests that if schools are required to close, the year may need to be extended to accommodate lost instructional days. If these COVID-19 Make Up days are not needed, they will continue to be holidays and/or professional development days as indicated.


We know you have questions about TISD’s plans for the reopening and start of school in August. Guidance is changing almost daily and the Texas Education Agency has not yet finalized guidelines. Our Planning Task Force and staff are working on our plan as quickly as possible, depending on information from the state. We will communicate finalized plans as soon we can before the start of school.


We appreciate your patience and understanding as we continue to navigate the challenges ahead and work to provide for the safety of our students and staff while ensuring the quality instruction our students and parents expect and deserve.


2020-2021 TISD District Calendar


Substitute Training


Tarkington ISD will be holding a Substitute Teacher Training session on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. in the Administration Board Room. If you are interested in becoming a substitute teacher for TISD, please fill out the online application located under the Employment section of the website. If you have previously applied but have not attended a training and would like to, please contact DeAnna McKay at




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.





Tarkington Administration


Primary School

Intermediate School

Middle School

High School


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






Board Meeting Updates

TISD Board Meeting Information


All board meetings are held in the TISD Board Room at 6:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted

**Dates & Times are subject to change**

August 12, 2020 – Budget Workshop

August 31, 2020 (moved from Aug. 17)

September 21, 2020

October 12, 2020

November 16, 2020 (Nov/Dec meeting)

January 11, 2021

February 8, 2021

March 8, 2021

April 19, 2021

May 17, 2021

June 21, 2021

July 19, 2021





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