Port Arthur Independent School District

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Port Arthur Independent School District is a public school district based in Port Arthur, Texas, United States.

The district serves most of Port Arthur and a portion of Groves.

In 2012, the school district was rated "academically acceptable" by the Texas Education Agency.[1]


The district is headed by the PAISD School Board, which is ultimately responsible for the well-being of the district. It hires a superintendent of schools who is chiefly responsible for overseeing the day-to-day affairs of the district. This superintendent accomplishes this with the aid of other individuals and groups that the administration comprises. The current superintendent is Dr. Mark Porterie.

Dress code[edit]

The Port Arthur Independent School District adopted a uniform dress code that was enforced district-wide during the 2007–2008 school year.[2]


High schools[edit]

Middle schools[edit]

  • Grades 6–8
  • Thomas Jefferson Middle School
  • Abraham Lincoln Middle School

Elementary schools[edit]

Alternative schools[edit]

  • Port Arthur Alternative Campus

Former schools[edit]

Former high schools[edit]

Former middle schools[edit]

  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School (Moved to ALMS)
  • Thomas A. Edison Middle School (Moved to TJMS)
  • Stephen F. Austin Middle School (Became MHS-9)

Former elementary schools[edit]

  • Franklin Elementary School (built in 1917. demolished in February 2012)[4]
  • Pease Elementary School (demolished)[4]


  1. ^ "2009 Accountability Rating System". Texas Education Agency. Archived from the original on 2015-10-25. 
  2. ^ "Buster Brown vs. Board of Education[permanent dead link]," Mid County Chronicle
  3. ^ DeQueen Elementary School Archived 2008-04-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ a b c d e Schools as of October 8, 2000, Port Arthur Independent School District

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