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Tarkington High School
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-7739
Fax: 281-592-0693

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Tarkington High School now has a Parent Support Group. The group is sponsored by Mrs. Laurie Williams and was formed to help with the climate and culture at THS. For more information or to join the group, please click here.




Please join us for Open House on Monday, March 2. from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmParents of incoming Freshmen for the 2015-2016 school year are encouraged to attend the Freshman Parent Meeting scheduled from 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm. Counselors will be discussing courses, graduation plans, etc. Members of the Longhorn Parent Support Group will also be on hand for registration if you would like to join this group.


THS Scholastic Book Fair

Join us for the THS book fair, Monday -Friday, February 23-27, from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Community members are welcome to shop in person; please check in at the front office before going to the book fair. Online shopping is also available beginning 2/14 through 3/6. You can find more information by clicking here 





(2015-16 school year)

On March 2, 2015, The THS Student Leadership Advisory Committee and the Counselors will host an Elective Fair for all current 8th graders from 1:30 - 2:30 in the THS commons. This Elective Fair will provide the 8th graders the opportunity to see all of the electives available to them at THS.

Beginning at 6:00 pm on March 2, the Counselors will be holding a Parent Night in the THS commons for the parents of 8th graders to discuss graduation plans, courses, etc. and answer any questions that the parents may have. 

On March 3, the Counselors will meet with the 8th grade students in the TMS auditorium to hand out course selections sheets and to discuss graduation plans, etc. The course requests will be due Friday, 3/6/15

If you have any questions, please contact the THS Counseling department at 281-592-7739

Graduation Invitations & Cap/Gown Pickup

Balfour will be at THS on March 18 from 11:30 - 1:00 to hand out graduation invitations and cap/gowns. These items must be paid in full in order for students to pick them up. Balfour will only be at THS for one day.


Seniors & Parents

Scholarship opportunities are added to the scholarship page (found under Parent/Student Resources, go to the Counseling page) as they come in. Make sure you check the page periodically for scholarship opportunities or you may go to the Counseling office. There is an advisor from Kingwood College at THS every Thursday to meet with students. If you are interested in meeting with him, go to the counseling office and fill out a request to see him. 


Congratulations to the THS Staff & Students on your Academic Achievements for the 2013-2014 school year!!!

Tarkington High School Administration


        Principal                     Assistant Principal                  Counselor (A-L)               Counselor (M-Z)

    Daniel Barton                  Denise Johnson                          Amy Hollie                      Renee Padgett




Student Hours

7:55 am - 3:39 pm

Tutorials are available every morning from 7:30 - 7:55 & afternoon from 3:39 - 4:00

Please see the Teacher Tutorial Time form located under the Student/Parent Resources tab for specific days and times.

THS Vision

Providing a premiere education that develops life-long learners who contribute positively to world-change through social and civic responsibility and are capable of leading in a global society.

THS Mission Statement

Empowering students with skills to compete in an ever-evolving global community within a safe, supportive, and diverse learning environment.

THS Values & Beliefs

* Exhibit school pride
* Fostering professional & personal growth
* Believe in all students
* Fairness, honesty and respect for all stakeholders
* Celebrate & support student success
* Promote rigorous and relevant instruction
* Expect high achievement for all
* Collaboration with all stakeholders
* Consistent & equitable classroom management
* Technological advancement and integration for all stakeholders
* Student-centric decision making
* Protection of instructional time


Teacher of the Month

September - Laurie Williams

October - Mark Newton

November - Cheryl Gilbert

December - David LaBar

January - Robbin Phelps

February - Jackie Flores


Paraprofessional of the Month

September - Andrea Georges

October - Dana Burt

November - Christy Sanford

December - Betty Robison

January - Mary Mizell

February - Karen Robertson