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December Student of the Month

December Student of the Month

6th Grade

Oakley Blackburn & Trace Enloe

7th Grade

Tatum McLaughlin & Lance Hawthorne

8th Grade

Catherine Inboden & Ethan Squier

Rodeo Art ShowDistrict Wide Rodeo Art ShowRodeo Art Show

Saturday, January 26rd from 2-4 pm

@ Tarkington High School Commons


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.


Student Council Officers 2018-2019

Mrs. Tooley and the TMS Staff would like to thank everyone that participated and voted in the 2018-2019 Student Council Officer Election.  It was a close race and all the officer candidates did an . . .

Posted Date: 10/17/2018

Yearbook Award of Excellence

We are so proud of our 2018 Yearbook staff for winning the National Yearbook Program of Excellence Award. Thank you AMY BOIE for leading our students towards earning such a prestigous . . .

Posted Date: 06/16/2018

Student Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

1.  Student drop-off and pick-up takes place on the Bus Barn side of the Middle School building.  If there are dry weather conditions, please drop-off and pick-up students at the sidewalk that leads to the front of the Middle School.

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

3.  Please remain in line with the other vehicles.  All students must be dropped off at the sidewalk.  For safety reasons, students will not be allowed to walk across the parking lot in front of traffic.


Principal – Michael Kelley

Assistant Principal – Michael McDonald

Counselor – James Harris

Principal’s Secretary – Barbie Braud

Attendance Clerk/Registrar – Monica Vaughan

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 ~ Cassie Carpenter

September ~ Brittany Ratliff

October ~ Jason Bowen

November ~ Lee Williams

Paraprofessional of the Month


August ~ Barbie Braud

September ~ Courtney Pavlat

October ~ Monica Vaughan

November ~ Sheila Horne