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About Texarkana ISD



The proud history and rich traditions of Texarkana Independent School District (TISD) began with the first graduating class of Texas High School in 1889. In a report to the Board of Education in 1919, the TISD Superintendent of Schools echoed a philosophy that is as appropriate now as it was then:

"Whatever the community is to be in the next decade, the school must make it. The Texarkana of today must determine what the Texarkana of tomorrow is to be by declaring what kind of school it will have. A broadly conceived system of education is a good investment for any community, no matter what it costs, and for Texarkana the investment in good schools will pay a hundredfold."  

Over a century later, TISD continues its legacy of excellence in education with strong leadership and high student achievement, which showcases the ever present Tiger Pride.

Currently featuring twelve campuses, along with a digital school academy, TISD provides a quality education for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Additionally, the District offers career & technology and special education opportunities for pre-school and school-age children and operates Tiger Learning Centers that provide childcare services for children ages three and up.

District Profile

Texarkana ISD is a dynamic urban school district located in the Northeast corner of Texas. The district encompasses an area of 34 square miles and shares a border with Texarkana, Arkansas public schools. The majority of the city of Texarkana, Texas lies within the TISD boundaries, along with the cities of Wake Village and Nash, Texas. The community is classified by the Texas Education Agency as an "independent town". Texarkana ISD has grown to become the largest district in Bowie County and the largest district served by the Region VIII Education Service Center.

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Mission of TISD

The mission of Texarkana ISD, a culturally diverse and premier learning community, is to develop and empower every individual by providing innovative and varied opportunities to lead and excel in a global society through strong family, community, and staff partnerships.


We Believe That:

1. Every student will have access to the resources available to help them develop the knowledge and skills necessary to become productive members of society.

2. Education is a shared responsibility of the entire community.

3. Communication and parental involvement is critical.

4. Diversity gives value and strength to all individuals, contributing to the success of the whole.

5. Mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health are essential for success.

6. All will have positive relationships in a nurturing and compassionate environment.

7. High expectations will be the standard to yield success and growth.

8. Expectations are inclusive of all stakeholders.

9. All will be inspired and successful.

10. All successes will be celebrated.

Contact Information

4241 Summerhill Road  |  Texarkana, Texas 75503
Phone: 903.794.3651  |  Fax: 903.792.2632