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Tyler County Education

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Education remains a significant aspect of life in Tyler County, which is home to five excellent public school districts.

Chester ISD has grades K-12 all located on its campus. Colmesneil ISD is comprised of one elementary school, one middle school and one high school. Warren ISD offers two elementary schools – one in Fred, which has pre-K-5, the other in Warren – one junior high school and one high school.


Spurger ISD teaches children pre-K through 12th grade. Woodville ISD is made up of one elementary school, one jr. high school, one intermediate school and one high school.

Students looking to pursue higher education have a number of options in the surrounding area. Angelina County Junior College in nearby Lufkin (about a 48-mile drive north of the area) offers students both day and evening classes for those in search of an associate degree in arts, science or applied science.


Lamar University, situated approximately 55 miles south of Tyler County in Beaumont, provides its nearly 15,000-student population with a number of undergraduate degrees within the colleges of arts and sciences, business, education, engineering, fine arts and communication, health and behavioral sciences, and technical arts, as well as graduate studies. They also have satellite classes in even closer towns.

Less than 70 miles away from the county is Stephen F. Austin State University. Hailing as the fourth largest college in Texas, the university provides 15 undergraduate degrees and affords graduate studies in the areas of arts, business, education, forestry, humanities and sciences.


Additional educational, learning facilities within 100 miles of Tyler County include Sam Houston State University in Huntsville; the University of Texas at Tyler; the University of Texas at Austin; Texas A&M University at College Station; Baylor University at Waco; Texas Southern University at Houston; and Rice University at Houston.

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