Harpool Middle School was established in 2008 and 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 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.
Established: 2008 Mascot: Longhorns Colors: Burnt Orange and White