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Tarkington Independent School District

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2019 Forever Changed


Welcome Coach Bass!!!

New Athletic Director/HFC


Tarkington ISD is pleased to announce the hiring of Athletic Director/Head Football Coach Zach Bass. Coach Bass’s service as an educator and coach, experience in lead positions and effective and positive communication style, are what set him apart as the finalist. We are extremely excited for Coach Bass to join the Longhorns as AD and Head Football coach. Coach Bass believes in all programs and that coaching is about teaching kids with a positive and nurturing environment. He has experience coaching at the High School and Middle School level. He has coached football, soccer, powerlifting, as well as track and field. We received excellent recommendations from past districts and feel fortunate to welcome a leader eager to become not only a part of our school family, but also a part of our community.

Mr. Bass has served in LaPorte, Port Neche-Groves, and Port Arthur. He has most recently served in Port Arthur ISD as Offensive Coordinator, ending the year 9-2  as 5A-D1 District 9 runner up and Bi-District finalist.

Coach Bass’s philosophy and mission statement includes:

“As the Athletic Director and Head Football Coach of Tarkington, I believe that it is my responsibility to be a positive role model for the students and student-athletes that I will have the privilege to teach and coach. I believe it is my purpose to guide our student-athletes toward a lifetime of success. Through relentless effort, we will pursue perfection. We will approach each day with a dynamic zeal and purpose to compete on the field and in the classroom, while improving as individuals. Through our program, our young men and women will become equipped to be diligent students, loving family men and women, and dutiful citizens.”

Mr. Bass has a Texas Teacher Certification in Social Studies for grades 8-12 and Masters certification in Educational Leadership. We at Tarkington ISD look forward to Mr. Zach Bass, wife Lindsey, and their young daughter Kinley joining the Longhorn family as they transition to the Prairie.



You can now make a donation to the Tarkington Student Foundation via Paypal!!! Simply click on TSF Donation Page below to be directed directly to the donation page.

As always, the Tarkington Student Foundation greatly appreciates your support!!

TSF Donation Page

The Tarkington Student Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that provides scholarships to any graduating senior that pursues post-secondary education (Junior College, University, Trade School). Students will need to fill out the application and return it to Sandy Abke in the Administration office. Applications can be found here


2019-2020 School Calendar

The calendar for the 2019-20 school year has been approved and posted. You can find the calendar under the Quick Links section on the left hand side of the website. 



2018 9-4A Tarkington All District Football Team

Congratulations to the following football players on making the 2018 9-4A All District Football Team.    Offense: 1st Team Christian Howard- Receiver 2nd Team: Micah Hare- Offensive . . .

Posted Date: 12/03/2018

THS Ladyhorn Volleyball

The Tarkington Ladyhorn volleyball season came to an end on Monday, November 5 with a loss to Livingston in 5 games. Although the Ladyhorns did not get to advance to the next round of playoffs, they . . .

Posted Date: 11/09/2018

Tarkington FFA has a successful 2018 TVE

The Tarkington FFA was very successful at the 2018 TVE. Many of the students came home with buckles, banners and ribbons. Tarkington ISD is very proud of the students and their accomplishments. With . . .

Posted Date: 10/25/2018

THS Thundering Horns Band Advances to Area Competition

The THS Thundering Horns band received a Superior Rating at the marching contest held on October 20, 2018. The band will now move on to compete at the Area competion on Saturday, October 27 in . . .

Posted Date: 10/25/2018

Tarkington Student Foundation Round Up

The Tarkington Student Foundation held its annual Round Up on Saturday, October 6 at Tarkington Middle School. Mollie Lamber, TSF President said that this was a record breaking year for the . . .

Posted Date: 10/25/2018

Vaping Notice


Parents of Tarkington HS and MS Students,

Vaping has become an alarming trend within our district. It is not only harmful to our student’s health, but devices and components are also illegal for students to possess or use at school. The consequences at school include ISS, DAEP, required 12 hour awareness course, minor in possession ticket, and loss of driver’s license.

Please make sure your student makes the right choice for their health and their future.

Everyone at Tarkington ISD wants what is best for every student and will continue to be diligent in this matter through education and adherence to the TISD Code of Conduct.

Thank you for your support and assistance in this matter.

Additional information may be found at the link below.



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


Last Day of 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






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**

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting – Monday, May 20, 2019

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting – Monday, June 17, 2019

Regular Scheduled Board Meeting – Monday, July 15, 2019




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