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For those students that are signed up to do Athletics, Band, Cheer or other UIL activities in the 2021-2022 school year, make sure you take the time this summer to get your drug test completed.  Porter Drug & Alcohol located in the Sears Shopping Center in Cleveland @ 618 E. Houston St. (281-761-6323) is offering free testing from June 1 - August 10 so take advantage of this free opportunity.


1st Day of School Wednesday, August 21st!               

School Starts Wednesday, August 11th We look forward to seeing you soon!



Principal – Sean McCabe

Assistant Principal – Michael McDonald

Counselor – James Harris

Principal’s Secretary – Barbie Braud

Attendance Clerk/Registrar – Shari Gilmore

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    6th grade lunch

5th period B  – 11:57 – 12:27  8th grade lunch

5th period C  – 12:27 – 12:57  7th grade lunch

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 ~ Amber Keith

September ~ Ronald Martin

October ~ Cassie Carpenter

November ~ Jessica Squier

December ~ Karen Suggs

January ~ Lauren Tooley

February ~ Brittany Ratliff

March ~ Bryce Morgan




Paraprofessional of the Month


August ~ Cassie Street

September ~ Kristen Scott

October ~ Megan Capps

November ~ Megan Molina

December ~ Shari Gilmore

January ~ Becky Placker

February ~ Barbie Braud

March ~ Sheila Horne