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Clarendon ISD



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About Us

Located in the southwest corner of Donley County of the Texas Panhandle, Clarendon has a rich history of education. Established in 1878, Clarendon is one of the three oldest communities in the panhandle. Operating since 1898, Clarendon College is the oldest center of higher learning in this part of Texas.

Clarendon is a small district with almost 500 students in grades PK-12. There are three campuses, Clarendon Elementary, Clarendon Junior High, and Clarendon High School.

Offering many programs from pre-kindergarten to Dual Credit classes to CTE classes in Business/Computers, Agriculture, and Family and Consumer Sciences, the school district works hard to meet the needs of their students.

Clarendon ISD believes that technology is an integral part of preparing students for the future. Every student has access to Chromebooks in the elementary classrooms and students in 4th and 5th grade have 1:1 Chromebooks that they can take home. Students in grades 6-12 are also provided a MacBook in a 1:1 situation.

To support and encourage their success, Clarendon students compete in UIL academics and sports. While some years are better than others, Clarendon students consistently advance beyond district in academics and sports and many times go on to compete at the state level.

And as students leave the school system, one thing remains true…

“Once a Broncho, always a Bronco.”


Clarendon CISD Mission Statement

All Clarendon students will become the best they can be while learning through the team efforts of caring staff working with exciting programs while concerned parents and community members become involved in the educational process.

Belief Statements

The following belief statements represent the fundamental convictions, values, and character of Clarendon C.I.S.D. and will be reflected through our behaviors and district improvement efforts.

  • We believe that every student can learn regardless of gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.

  • We believe that schools should provide a safe, secure, and well-disciplined learning environment.

  • We believe that educators hold the key to student success and thus are committed to having high expectations for ourselves in providing leadership and support to realize the vision.

  • We believe in promoting community service, individual worth, and respect for  the cultural diversities and contributions of others.

  • We believe that students must be taught "how to learn," and challenged to think logically, independently, and creatively so that they can live and work in a world that is rapidly changing.

  • We believe in promoting partnerships that will increase community support and parental participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children.

  • We believe that communication is a vital part of student success.

  • We believe our actions should be visionary and proactive in purpose through personnel, parents, pupils, and programs.

  • We believe in managing our resources in a manner that will foster equity, quality, and accountability.

So that...Student Performance will be enhanced!