The History of Lumberton ISD
In 1957, the Loeb Common School District and Chance Common School District consolidated to form Chance-Loeb School District, to serve area students in the first through eighth grades. High school students attended either Silsbee or Kountze High School with tuition. The Chance-Loeb School District became Lumberton ISD in 1967.
Lumberton Early Childhood School was built in 1960, and served as the only school facility until 1967, when a new high school was built. In 1973 the facility became known as the Intermediate School with grades 4 through 6. Later, grades Kindergarten, 4, and 5 were housed in the facility, until 1994, when it became the Early Childhood School and served Pre-K, Kindergarten, and first grade students. A cafeteria and office area was added to the campus in 1995 and a new classroom complex was built in 2003.
Primary School (1st,2nd, & 3rd)
Lumberton Primary School was built in 1973, for grades K, 1, 2 & 3. Kindergarten was eventually moved because enrollment exceeded the building capacity. In 2000, a new 80,000 square foot Lumberton Primary School was built and housed grades 2 and 3. The 1973 building was extensively remodeled and first grade had a new home beginning in 2001.
Lumberton Intermediate School was completed in 1994 for students in grades 4, 5 & 6. It relieved overcrowding at three campuses by taking one grade level from each. A gym was added in 1997, and in 2002, fourteen additional classrooms were added to the campus. In 2012 the cafeteria was renovated.
Lumberton Middle School was built in 1967 and served as the high school until 1979, when the present high school was built. The Middle School provides instruction for students in grades 7-8. The Choir Room was added in 1990 and the facility received extensive remodeling in 2002. Fourteen new classrooms and the Band Hall/Gym facilities were added in 2003.In 2012 electrical changes were made.
High School (9th, 10th, 11th, 12th)
Lumberton High School was built in 1979 for students in grades 9-12. The original facility consisted of the main building with classrooms, vocational building, field house, and athletic fields. During the last ten years, several construction projects have added additional facilities to the high school complex; C-Hall in 1995, Girls’ Field House in 1997, Stadium expansion in 1998, and the Band, Choir, D-Wing, and Food Court areas were completed in 1999. The Science Lab addition to D-wing was completed in 2002. In 2012 electrical changes were made, new science lab added, renovated field house/weight room/trainers area and stadium.
The original Administration Building was located on the Early Childhood campus and was a portable building. Our current location at 121 South Main was built in 1978 and a new addition to the location was built in 1996.
2007-Purchase of 155 acres on Hwy. 421