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Drug Testing Dates

To participate in extra-curricular activities, you MUST  be drug tested through our facility of choice.  Drug Testing will be held at

Porter Drug and Alcohol Screens

in Cleveland (281-761-6321).

The Drug Testing dates are as follows:

June 1-13, July 20-August 1 & August 10-28 from 9am – 4pm.

Please remember you must have a consent form signed by a parent to be able to complete the screening and that consent form is in your Athletic Packet.

***Summer Office Hours***

Monday – Thursday

7 am – 4 pm


Principal – Michael Kelley

Assistant Principal – Michael McDonald

Counselor – James Harris

Principal’s Secretary – Barbie Braud

Attendance Clerk/Registrar – Wendy Pafford

TMS Campus Calendar

Upcoming Events

School Hours

7:55 am – 3:39 pm

**Transportation Notice**

All Bus Changes must go through Transportation Department.  Please call Melanie Owens at


Changes to your student‘s transportation must be made before 2:30 pm. 


In case of inclement weather, drop-off and pick-up will be at the covered sidewalk by the Band Hall doors. 

TMS Bell Schedule

Tutorials – 7:30 – 7:50

1st period – 7:55 – 8:45

2nd period – 8:49 – 9:39

3rd period – 9:43 – 10:33

4th period – 10:37 – 11:27

5th period A – 11:27 – 11:57

5th period B – 11:57 – 12:27

5th period C – 12:27 – 12:57

6th period – 1:01 – 1:51

7th period – 1:55 – 2:45

8th period – 2:49 – 3:39

Contact Information

Tarkington Middle School
2770 FM 163
Cleveland, Texas 77327
Phone: 281-592-7737
Fax: 281-592-5241

Mission Statement

TMS Mission Statement

The mission of Tarkington Middle School is to provide opportunities to ensure each student achieves his or her greatest potential through support of these academic and citizenship elements:

Solutions to problems in preparation for the future
High standards of achievement; mastery beyond curricular basics
Opportunities for learning and growing in a holistic atmosphere
Responsible members of the community
Thoughtful actions, "think twice before you act"
Honesty in all situations
Organization skills to meet the needs of today's students
Respect for all, for yourself, and for what you do
Never losing sight of goals
Spirit to achieve and never give up

Teacher of the Month


August ~ Megan Weatherford

September ~ Karen Suggs

October ~ Cassie Carpenter

November ~ Joe Maines

December ~ Salina Shirley

January ~ Kathy Hayman

February ~ Shelby Stovall


Paraprofessional of the Month


August ~ Wendy Pafford

September ~ Courtney Pavlat

October ~ Amber Keith

November ~ Barbie Braud

December ~ Jennifer Laza

January ~ Sheila Horne

February ~ Becky Placker