Tarkington High School

Tarkington High School serves 554 students in grades 9 - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the TX average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Tarkington High School operates within the Tarkington Independent School District.
The school district's 72% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

The student population of 554 students has declined by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 45 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 554 students
Tarkington High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Tarkington High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Tarkington High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Tarkington High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.17 is less than the state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1 16:1
Tarkington High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
Hispanic
8%
52%
Tarkington High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
91%
29%
Tarkington High School White Students (1988-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Tarkington High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Tarkington High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown TX All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.17 0.41
Tarkington High School Diversity Score (1988-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
31%
53%
Tarkington High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
7%
Tarkington High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,883 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 98% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,681 is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has grown by 11% over four years.
The district spending/student of $8,048 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District Name Tarkington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed 1,883 838
Tarkington Independent   School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
Graduation Rate 72% 83%
Tarkington Independent   School District Graduation Rate (2000-2010)
District Total Revenue $17 MM $9 MM
Tarkington Independent   School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $16 MM $10 MM
Tarkington Independent   School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,681 $12,250
Tarkington Independent   School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $8,048 $12,682
Tarkington Independent   School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Cleveland High School (6.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Tarkington Intermediate School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tarkington Primary (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • ClevelandTarkington Intermediate School
    0.2 miles | Grades: 4-5 | 291 students2770 Fm 163
    ClevelandTX 77327
    (281)592-6134
    0.24-5291
  • ClevelandTarkington Middle School
    0.2 miles | Grades: 6-8 | 453 students2770 Fm 163
    ClevelandTX 77327
    (281)592-7737
    0.26-8453
  • ClevelandTarkington Primary
    0.2 miles | Grades: PK-3 | 585 students2770 Fm 163
    ClevelandTX 77327
    (281)592-7736
    0.2PK-3585
  • ClevelandCleveland Middle School
    6.4 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 607 students2000 East Houston St
    ClevelandTX 77327
    (281)593-1148
    6.45-8607
  • ClevelandCleveland High School
    6.8 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 931 students1600 East Houston St
    ClevelandTX 77327
    (281)592-8752
    6.89-12931

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