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Paris Junior College

Paris Junior College has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924. The college offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate of Arts in Teaching, and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.

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Texas A&M Commerce

Texas A&M University-Commerce offers 130 unique academic degrees and serves more than 11,000 students.

What makes TAMUC stand out?

  • Quality Academics Programs
  • Internships and Jobs Placement
  • Diverse and Exciting Campus Culture
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Convenient Learning Sites
  • Entrepreneurship Program
  • Hands-on Agriculture Program
  • Leader in Texas Education
  • Show-Stopping Music Program
  • Powerhouse NCAA Athletics Program

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Public Education

Lamar County has four public schools that service the area including Head Start and Pre-K through High School. Our award-winning schools offer a variety of extracurricular and CTE Programs.

Paris ISD

Serving Paris, Texas.
It is a UIL region 4A district and is the largest in Lamar County, with an enrollment of approximately 4,000 students.

North Lamar ISD

Serving northern portions of Paris, the cities of Reno and Sun Valley, and the communities of Arthur City, Chicota, Powderly, and Sumner in northern Lamar County.

Prairiland ISD

Based in Pattonville, Texas (Eastern Lamar County) with an average of enrollment of 1,000 students.

Chisum ISD

Based in South Paris, Texas, Chisum ISD has an average enrollment of 1,100 students.

Private Schools

In addition to our four public schools and PJC, Paris also has two private schools that offer K-12 education.
Trinity Christian Academy
Excel Christian Academy