Tarkington High School

  • Tarkington High School serves 542 students in grades 9-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the TX average of 15:1.
  • 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.
  • Tarkington Independent School District's 72% graduation rate is lower than the TX state average of 83%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 542 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students542 students
Tarkington High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender %Tarkington High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers46 teachers
Tarkington High School Total Teachers (1987-2015)
Students by GradeTarkington High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

This School(TX) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio12:115:1
Tarkington High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2015)
Hispanic
9%
52%
Tarkington High School Black Students (1990-2014)
Black
n/a
13%
Tarkington High School Black Students (1990-2013)
White
91%
29%
Tarkington High School White Students (1990-2014)
Two or more races
n/a
2%
Tarkington High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
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.
0.170.63
Tarkington High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
30%
52%
Tarkington High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2015)
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.
8%
6%
Tarkington High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2015)

District Comparison

  • Tarkington Independent School District's student population of 1,873 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 85% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $9,309 in this district is less than the state average of $12,250. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $8,631 is less than the state average of $12,682. The district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
School District NameTarkington Independent School District
Number of Schools
Managed
4
3
Number of Students Managed1,873825
Tarkington Independent School District Students Managed (1990-2015)
Graduation Rate72%83%
Tarkington Independent School District Graduation Rate (2001-2015)
District Total Revenue$17 MM$9 MM
Tarkington Independent School District District Total Revenue (1996-2015)
District Spending$16 MM$10 MM
Tarkington Independent School District District Spending (1996-2015)
District Revenue / Student$9,309$12,250
Tarkington Independent School District District Revenue / Student (1995-2015)
District Spending / Student$8,631$12,682
Tarkington Independent School District District Spending / Student (1995-2015)
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

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