Mrs. H.C. Reid is an author of the book "History of the Merkel School", classes were held in a box car that also served as the post office, the church, a railway ticket station & the telegraph station.
Locals will tell you the schools are a great feature to living in the wide area of Taylor County that the Merkel ISD services. There is an amazing elementary school, middle school & a high school that was completed for the 1996-97 school year. The high school mascot is the Badger.
The football team plays in District 5-3A, D2 with Early, Jacksboro, Millsap, Dublin, Eastland & Comanche.
Britt Hart is the Athletic Director & can be reached at 325-928-4667 ext 1528 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Another person you'd probably like to know is the Transportation Supervisor, Robert Whitehead 325-928-5127.