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Lindale Independent School District

District Contact Information

LISD District Administration Office Physical Address:

LISD Administration Office
505 Pierce Street
Lindale, TX 75771

LISD District Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 370
Lindale, TX 75771

Superintendent: Stan Surratt   Website
Phone: 903-881-4001    

The Lindale Independent School District encompasses 184 square miles in the northern part of Smith County where it serves Lindale as well as the communities of Carroll, Mt. Sylvan, Swan, and Hide-A-Way Lake.

District Mission Statement: The District's overall goal is to educate students to their highest levels of potential in order to sucessfully meet the challenges of our constantly changing society.  Students will be provided opportunities to acquire essential academic knowledge and skills to equip them to be productive and responsible citizens.  All students will be taught the District-adopted "Traditional Moral Values and Ethics."  Within a safe environment, exemplary and up-to-date curriculum will be provided to all District students for their highest level of academic and character development.

General Campus Information:

Campus Name Grades Num. of Students Student / Teacher Ratio
Early Childhood Center Pre K & Kindergarten 399 15:1
College Street Elementary 1st & 2nd 429 15:1
Velma Penny Elementary 3rd & 4th 421 16:1
EJ Moss Intermediate 5th & 6th 842 17:1
Lindale Junior High 7th & 8th 593 14:1
Lindale High School 9th -12th 1132 12:1
Total Students in District   3816  

Lindale is known for its strong support of its schools which are rich in local heritage, tradition, and embody a strong value system. The citizens of Lindale wholeheartedly support the school system because they believe Lindale is a great place to live, to work and rear a family. The community makes every effort to keep all of the district’s six campuses up-to-date in technology, curriculum, facilities and educational services.

That commitment continues to bear fruit. Lindale students consistently receive high marks for academics, vocational programs, athletics, band and scholastic competitions.

Campus TEA Ratings:

School Name Grade Levels TEA Accountability Rating
Early Childhood Center Pre-K, Kindergarten Meets Standard
College Street Elementary    1st & 2nd Meets Standard
Velma Penny Elementary 3rd & 4th Meets Standard
EJ Moss Intermediate 5th & 6th Meets Standard
Lindale Junior High 7th & 8th Meets Standard
Lindale High School 9th through 12th Meets Standard
District Rating   Meets Standard


With LISD's continued academic success, more and more students enroll with the district each month.  To address the rapid growth in the student population, in 2009 the community voted for a $42 million bond that included the construction of a new junior high school campus, a new academic wing at the high school, a 1,200 seat performing arts center, new baseball and softball facilities, new tennis court facilities and improvements to the football field.  All facilities were opened for the 2011-2012 school year.

Lindale is Home to the 2015 Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year, Whitney Crews! Congratulations Whitney!

Private Schools and Day Care Facilities In the Lindale Area

School Name Grades/Ages Taught Number of Students Phone Number
St. Luke's Episcopal School 15m - Kindergarten 102 903-881-8733
Toy Town Preschool and After School Care 12m - 12 years 80 903-881-9404
Bright Beginnings Preschool and Learning Center (After School) 6w - 9 years 70 903-881-9049
Grace Early Education Center     903-882-8440
First Kids Day School (Tues & Thur Mother's Day Out) 6m - PreK 45 903-882-8626


Private Schools In Tyler

School Name Grades Taught Number of Students Student/Teacher Ratio Phone Number
All Saints Episcopal Pre K-12 676 15:1 903-579-6000
The Brook Hill School 4-12 520 11:1 903-894-5000
East Texas Christian Academy 4-12 293 14:1 903-561-8642
Good Shepherd 4-12 118 13:1 903-592-4045
Great Foundations (Learning Center and After School Care) 6w - 12 years 125   903-881-5754
King's Academy 4-12 107 10:1 903-534-9992
Oak Hill Montessori School 18m-6th 174 4:1 - 12:1 903-561-1002
St. Gregory Cathedral School 4-5 295 13:1 903-595-4109
Stepping Stone 6 wk-4 250 8:1 903-566-1851
Bishop T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School 6-12 416 11:1 903-561-2424


Colleges and Universities

Five post secondary colleges and universities are located within 40 miles of Lindale.

Name Location Years Enrollment
Tyler Junior College at Lindale Lindale 2  3,200
Tyler Junior College, Tyler Campus Tyler 2  12,000
University of Texas at Tyler Tyler 4  6,100
Texas College Tyler 4 735
Jarvis Christian College Hawkins 4  350

Tyler Junior College Lindale Campus

Phone: 903-510-3100
Campus Address:
TJC North at the Cannery
75 Miranda Lambert Way 
Lindale, Texas75771

 Residents of the Lindale area can benefit from TJC-Lindale, located at 2808 Main Street, Suites A and O in the Identity Center. The TJC-Lindale site is anchored by a vocational nurse education program that produces graduates from its 18-month program to serve in a growing career field. The TJC-Lindale VNE program is capped at 20 students per cohort. Core curriculum courses and continuing education classes are also offered there

Brochure of Programs available at the Lindale Campus

Tyler Junior College, Tyler Campuses - Main Campus

Phone: (903) 510-2200
Toll Free Phone: (800) 687-5680
Campus Address:
Tyler Junior College
1327 South Baxter Ave.
Tyler, Texas 75701

Tyler Junior College strives to be the “community’s college,” offering courses in varied locations and in a variety of formats to meet the needs of a diverse and growing East Texas population.  TJC is a two-year college accredited to award the associate in arts degree, the associate in applied science degree and certificates of proficiency. As such, TJC provides solid basics for freshman and sophomore students who plan to transfer to upper-level universities, along with technical degrees and certificate programs

Quick Facts About TJC:

  • Credit enrollment of more than 15,000 credit students each year with an additional 20,000 continuing education enrollments annually.
  • Located in the heart of the Piney Woods of East Texas, approximately 100 miles east of Dallas and 90 miles west of Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Average class size of 21 students
  • Faculty averages more than 20 years college instructor experience
  • Approximately 265 full-time faculty, with roughly 15% holding doctoral degrees or terminal degrees and more than 70% possessing an advanced degree
  • On-campus housing for more than 1,000 students in nine comfortable residence halls
  • More than 60 concentration options for an Associate in Applied Science Degree, an Associate in Arts Degree or a Certificate of Proficiency
  • More than 60 student organizations
  • Pre-professional offerings in allied health are the most comprehensive in the region, preparing students for careers as nurses, respiratory therapists, medical transcriptionists, radiologic technicians, sonographers, surgical technologists, and vision care technicians
  • 110 faculty have received NISOD awards in the past 10 years; faculty have also received Fullbright Awards and Eisenhower Awards
  • Nationally ranked intercollegiate academic and athletic programs
  • Home of the world renowned Apache Belles and Apache Band

West Campus

Phone: (903) 510-2900
Campus Address:
Tyler Junior College West Campus
1530 SSW Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701

TJC's West Campus is home to many technical and health degree programs - such as welding, auto technology, air conditioning, surgical technology and vision care – in addition to the School of Continuing Studies, which encompasses workforce development, business development and personal development courses and programs.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Tyler Area Business Incubator (TABI), and Continuing Education administrative offices are located there, as well as the Literacy Council of Tyler/Smith County

University of Texas at Tyler

Phone: 903-566-7203
Toll Free Phone: 800-UT TYLER
Campus Address:
The University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75799

The University of Texas at Tyler is part of the prestigious University of Texas System that includes nine university and six health institutions located throughout the state. Founded in 1971, UT Tyler today enrolls nearly 7,000 students and in 2010 awarded 1,509 degrees. The beautiful 210-acre Tyler campus is nestled along a lake, surrounded by thick pine and oak forests, providing a picturesque location for study and recreation. The University also maintains regional campuses in Palestine and Longview, Texas.

Most UT Tyler classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants, and average a highly favorable 16:1 student-to-professor ratio, a definite advantage over larger, less intimate campuses. With more than 80 bachelor’s and master’s degrees offered through the university’s five colleges, UT Tyler offers a wealth of learning opportunities and dynamic programs, including many online master’s programs and PhD degrees in nursing and human resource development.

UT Tyler's learning environment is truly student-centered: We offer private university quality at affordable public university prices. We encourage you to visit campus and see for yourself why UT Tyler is where you’ll feel at home—and find your best path.

  • In 2010 UT Tyler students benefited from $2.9 million in research spending.
  • UT Tyler’s students represent 32 states and 31 countries.
  • UT Tyler is a young, fast-growing university offering the latest facilities such as the renowned R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, a centerpiece of cultural entertainment in the East Texas region, and the Herrington Patriot Center, our state-of-the-art fitness center.
  • Three out of five of our graduates have job offers before they graduate.
  • Employers confirm that UT Tyler graduates are among the best-prepared graduates from any public university in Texas.

Texas College

Phone: 903-593-8311
Toll Free Phone: 800-306-6299
Campus Address:
Texas College
2404 N. Grand Avenue
Tyler, TX 75702

Texas College offers 16 baccalaureate degree programs within 4 divisions and has maintained a commitment to academic excellence for over 100 years. Texas College, a historically black college providing a liberal arts education since 1894, exists to help people succeed by assisting them in developing their skills and their self-confidence, as well as enlarging their perspectives on life. We are dedicated to providing citizens of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds with the opportunity for life-long learning

Jarvis Christian College

Phone: 903-730-4890
Campus Address:
Hwy 80 E 7631 Private Rd
Hawkins, Texas 75765

Jarvis Christian College, an accredited, private, co-educational, church-related college, is located one mile east of Hawkins, Texas, and four miles west of Big Sandy, Texas, on U.S. Highway 80. It is fourteen miles from U.S. Interstate 20. Accessible Texas cities within a radius of thirty miles are Lindale, 17-miles southwest, Mineola, eighteen miles west; Gladewater, fifteen miles east; Tyler, twenty miles south; and Longview, twenty-five miles east. Tyler and Longview have populations of approximately 96,000 and 75,500, respectively. Both cities have daily airline service to the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport.

Jarvis is free from the noise and smog of the big city and is conducive for study, but retains access to neighboring metropolitan areas. It is approximately 100 miles southeast of Dallas.

The campus is situated in an attractive wooded area of about 1,000 acres, providing adequate room for future expansion. The campus proper covers approximately 243 acres

Jarvis Christian College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate degree.