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2770 Farm to Market 163
Cleveland, TX 77327

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(281) 592-7739
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December 18, 2014
i am currently attending Tarkington Highschool and i agree with those that say the dress code is rediculous. i think its a great school education wise but they just simply care too much about how we dress and have our hair cut the way it is. honestly i would probably do better in school if i wasn't so dissapointed about what i am allowed to look like. i try to be different but it is kind of hard when we arent allowed to express it.

- submitted by a student

September 30, 2014
I am starting to wonder about this district. Yes it is true if u dnt kiss butt or u r not in tier click then u better b ready to deal with the discrimination of this school disteict. My kids were here for over 3 yrs made good friends and liked their teachers. They even started tasking about graduating. Then boom the isd here booted them out. Yes they allow kids from all over to attend but u better be in their click for them to stay. It is sad tht now my kids are being home schooled because they refuse to go to any other school here. What does tht say about this district. Lord for bid u fall into a hardship and hv to move even dwn the Rd and take ur kids back and forth they dnt care. Do not put ur kids in this district or cleveland. They discriminate and get away with it. Some one frm the Austin board of educations needs to investigate Tarkington Isd.

- submitted by a community member

November 03, 2013
Top notch high school and the new administration is proactive and keeps student success at the forefront of decisions. Refreshing and exciting day to be a longhorn.

- submitted by a parent

March 23, 2012
I am beginning to experience the bullying issue with my children; however, the school administration is telling me that they are not seeing the same issues my child is bringing to my attention. So maybe he s just trying to get my attention. In every incident that my child has told me about, not once has the teacher witnessed the problem; instead the bully is running to the teacher telling on my child and my child feels defeated so he doesn t try to tell his side of the story. He has told me that the teachers are huddled in one corner (on the playground) or in the classrooms so they wouldn t see the issues. I m just curious, if bullying/favoritism are such a real problem in Tarkington, why haven t formal complaints been made? I ve spoken to at least 3 other parents who say they are experiencing very similar issues with their children. I ve heard of bullying issues in our schools before, I just assumed they were being addressed; but instead it seems the trend is to just pull your child out of this school and relocate them or home school them. Why are formal complaints not being made and why are we not fighting/demanding that our school system addresses this issue?

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2012
Good school if you play football or cheerlead. But if y(ur gay or dont fit the "norm" theyll rip you apart from inside out, both students and staff.

- submitted by a community member
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August 05, 2009
Well, all of your issues are common, but at least Tarkington High School isn't filled with gangs and drugs. Other schools like in Houston are far worse and i think everyone should appreciate the effort everyone is putting forth. The education is great and everybody seems to know everybody.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2009
I attended this school as a kid and gladly send my children here. The dress code is not ridicoulous, and is what young gentlement and lady's should be wearing. Now I'm sorry if I offend anyone but other school districts in the liberty county fail in comparison to tarkington ISD. As far as people getting unfair treatment - I think these claims are bogus. Children will tell their parents what they want to hear and some parents dont have the common sence to know when they are lying!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2005
The people are very nice. However the school lacks diversity and good leadership. While the lack of diversity is a result of the location, the leadership is not. From what I have heard from my student, teachers often play favorites. Also the dress code is ridiculously strict. My major disappointment it's the lack of a good college counseling program, the school does not seem to motivate students to continue their education the way the school I attended in Houston did. The academics and administration may be sub par, but at least the students are not 'clicky' or mean-spirited.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2005
my name is jenifer. I think this school is great but the dress codeis ridiculus. im a single parent so buying 4 children what they need to be appropriate at school is difficult. the administrators do not provide my children with clothing so why should they tell me what I need to buy?! but other than that its cool. l8r!!

- submitted by a parent

February 12, 2005
I was an instructor there for over 7 years and watched the administration take this good school to a poor school. Playing favorites with students is not fair, working deals to get fake passing grades and punish some students and not others for the same offence is outright a pathetic. My program was cut as soon as B. Ellington was assigned principal. I ended up quiting and removing my children from that school. When my son gets beat up 5 times by 3 students and witnesses say what happened, and nothing is done about that, that is pathetic administration. Then new school being built is a waste of tax payers money, they should just add on to the older school.

- submitted by a teacher
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Tarkington High School
2770 Farm to Market 163, Cleveland, TX  77327
(281) 592-7739
Last modified Tarkington High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tarkington High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top