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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.


Map of Port Arthur Independent School District, TX, USA

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.


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

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

High schools

  • Memorial High School (Port Arthur)
  • Stilwell Technical Center
  • Grade 9
  • Memorial 9th Grade Campus (Port Arthur)
  • Middle schools

  • Grades 6–8
  • Stephen F. Austin Middle School (Port Arthur)
  • Edison Middle School /Jefferson (Port Arthur) (old campus demolished in February 2012)
  • Wilson Technology Theme School / Lincoln (Port Arthur)
  • Elementary schools

  • Grades PK-5
  • DeQueen Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • Dowling Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • Sam Houston Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • Lee Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • William B. Travis Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • Tyrrell Elementary School (Port Arthur)
  • Washington Technology School (Port Arthur)
  • 1987-88 National Blue Ribbon School
  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Wheatley School of Early Childhood (Port Arthur)
  • Alternative schools

  • Port Arthur Alternative Center (Groves)
  • Grades 11–12
  • Stillwell Technical Center (Port Arthur) (open to PAISD residents and Sabine Pass Independent School District residents)
  • Former high schools

  • Stephen F. Austin High School (consolidated into Memorial High School)
  • Abraham Lincoln High School (consolidated into Memorial High School)
  • Thomas Jefferson High School (consolidated into Memorial High School)
  • Bishop-Byrne High School
  • Former middle schools

  • Woodrow Wilson Middle School
  • Former elementary schools

  • Franklin Elementary School (built in 1917. demolished in February 2012)
  • Pease Elementary School (demolished)
  • References

    Port Arthur Independent School District Wikipedia

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