About Our Local Community
Lumberton, located in Hardin County, has a population of 9,000 and another 15-16,000 or more residents live in the surrounding area included in the 59 square-mile Lumberton Independent School District. According to the 1990 census, Lumberton is the largest city in Hardin County.
Lumberton was settled due to the abundance of timber. Many tons of lumber have been shipped from this area. It borders on the Pine Island Bayou and Village Creek where boating and fishing are common attractions. Village Creek State Park, one of the State's newest State Parks, is located on Village Creek in Lumberton.
A large number of civic clubs and organizations are active in the city, including a very active Chamber of Commerce. There are churches representing most major denominations. Lumberton has an active City Government. Law enforcement is maintained by the City Police, with fire and ambulance services provided by active volunteer groups. The City has recently constructed a new public library for area residents. Lumberton Municipal Utility District provides water and sewer services for residents within the boundaries of the school district.
Lumberton Independent School District has the best of two worlds. The conveniences of a large urban area located only a short drive away, while Lumberton retains the atmosphere of a small, close-knit community. Lumberton I.S.D. provides educational services to the city of Lumberton and the surrounding area of southeast Hardin County. Lumberton I.S.D. is fully accredited by Texas Education Agency. Currently there are five campuses located within the city limits of Lumberton, Texas. Pre-K and kindergarten are located at the Lumberton Early Childhood School, 1st through 3rd grades are located at the Lumberton Primary School, 4th through 6th grades are housed at Lumberton Intermediate School, 7th and 8th grades are at Lumberton Middle School, and 9th through 12th graders attend Lumberton High School.
Lumberton takes pride in its excellent educational system and is committed to providing the best possible education to its students. School buildings are well designed and classrooms are completely air conditioned. In recent years several of Lumberton's graduates have done well in National Merit Scholarship competition. Lumberton has made a commitment to be number one in technology. With an enrollment of over 3400 students, the Lumberton School District operates a comprehensive school program for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students. A fleet of buses transport students on each of the five campuses. Specially equipped buses transport Special Education students. Transportation is available for all students.
Lumberton schools present students with the opportunity to grow academically and to participate in a variety of extracurricular activities. Each year Lumberton students take part in UIL activities including music at all schools, UIL academic events, athletic programs, performing arts, choir, dance and drill teams, academic decathlon. Lumberton High School also offers students programs in cosmetology, micro-computer, Tech Prep, Agriculture and other vocational programs.
Silsbee, 10 minutes to the north and Beaumont 10 minutes to the south provide services to residents. From their home, Lumberton residents find it an easy drive to Beaumont via Eastex Freeway. For residents in search of college or university degrees, Lamar University is a short 30 minute commute. Several physicians are in private practice in Lumberton.
Living is friendly, informal, and comfortable in Lumberton. During the last two decades Lumberton has been recognized as one of the fastest growing communities in Southeast Texas. Its growth in the future is expected to continue as city-dwellers seek refuge from the towered confusion of the metropolis.