Education and Workforce Training

K-12 educational services are provided by Center ISD.  Other school districts in Shelby County are:  Excelsior ISD, Shelbyville ISD, Tenaha ISD, Timpson ISD and Joaquin ISD.


U.S. News & World Report - CENTER HIGH SCHOOL voted one of the Best High Schools in the country.


Panola College operates the Shelby Center, a satellite facility in Center which offers general academic courses.

Panola also operates the Shelby Regional Training Center, a facility which provides vocational training for students.  The staff of the SRTC can customize a workforce development curriculum for an employer.

There are a number of other colleges and universities in the region.  Click on the picture below for an enlarged map.

Panola College
Stephen F. Austin State University
University of Texas at Tyler
Kilgore College
Texas State Technical College - Marshall
East Texas Baptist University
LeTourneau University
Angelina College

Map of colleges and universities in the greater Shelby County area