• Downtown Sour Lake

    Welcome to Hardin-Jefferson Independent School District. Hardin-Jefferson ISD serves four academically decorated campuses on the Hardin and Jefferson county line.  Historic Sour Lake is the epicenter of the district, features a quaint downtown with locally owned shops and restaurants, and is located just 18 miles west of Beaumont  This provides for a perfect combination of the small-town experience with city conveniences just down the road.  Known as the birthplace of Texaco, Hardin County’s oldest city has seen recent growth, for new communities and subdivisions are breaking ground. Though devastated by Harvey, homes are being put back together, and communities are experiencing rejuvenation.

    The Hardin-Jefferson ISD board, faculty, and staff understand that you have a choice in where to live and send your children to school. We sincerely believe that Hardin-Jefferson offers an excellent educational program to prepare your children for this rapidly changing world. Our goal is to become exemplary and to provide the best overall school district in Southeast Texas. We also understand that a successful education can only be accomplished through a cooperative effort of home, business, community, and school. Thus, we strive to combine community expectations and family values with proven curriculum strategies and programs. We not only need your support but your ideas as well.  Please know that you are welcome in Hardin-Jefferson and we truly appreciate all of you who share both your children and your time with us. We will be glad to provide you with any information regarding our school district and community.  Again, welcome to Hardin-Jefferson - - Home of the Hawks.