Katherine Tarver School History 

Katherine F. Tarver Elementary " Because she lived the life she taught, it is fitting that we dedicate this building to the memory of Miss Katherine Tarver." Elmore Borchers, County Superintendent May, 1945 Katherine Tarver Elementary is named after Katherine Tarver. " Miss Kate", as she was called by many, was the first principal of Laredo High School in 1887. She served as the school's principal until 1926. In that year, she accepted a position on the faculty of Southwestern University at Georgetown. She remained there until 1933, when she accepted the office of the Superintendent of Webb County Schools. During her tenure, the schools of Webb County underwent many needed renovations. She helped the rural schools in our county become equal to the best in Texas. Miss Kate left behind a legacy of love and many fond memories