Denton ISD Our Impact In Your Community Magazine Winter 2017-18 - Page 8
Established: 2008 / Enrollment: 1,000 / Grades: 6th - 8th
Key Stat: The campus is named after Tom Harpool, a local businessman and Denton High graduate who consistently
gave back to the schools and community. Mr. Harpool, who also was a huge proponent of clean water and preserving
nature, also has a water treatment facility in Denton County named after him.
Harpool Middle School
Harpool Middle School is known for its inviting atmosphere and its
encouragement of student initiatives. Past Harpool students have led pajama drives
for sick children at a local hospital, worked on beautifying the school grounds and
even help implement a welcoming program (WEB) to acclimate sixth-graders to
middle school that is still used today.
Harpool is “the home of the Longhorns” and the family-like interaction between
students, parents and staff create an environment that feels like home. Students at
Harpool can enroll in gifted and talented courses, career and technology courses,
and take part in a variety of activities to find their niche on campus.
The school also offers band, choir, orchestra, art, cheerleading and a variety
of athletic options: football, volleyball, tennis, boys and girls basketball and boys
and girls track. In addition, Harpool has nationally recognized programs such
as National Junior Honor Society, Student Council and numerous community-
oriented clubs to help students adapt and socialize together.
Located in Argyle, Harpool is the southernmost middle school in the district.
It’s a hub for Denton ISD parents who live in the Lantana community.
9601 Stacee Lane • Lantana, TX 76226 • 940-369-1700 • www.dentonisd.org/harpoolms