PTISD Superintendent 

Steve Clugston
Steve Clugston
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 903-295-5000 x 1701

Dear Pine Tree Community:

Welcome to a new school year at Pine Tree ISD!  Here at Pine Tree we are committed to providing a quality experience to every student.  We are very fortunate to be blessed with great students, quality staff members and a very supportive community.

The 2018-2019 school year was a huge success and has led to high expectations for the 2019-2020 school year.  Last year we worked very hard to instill a culture that was built on great relationships and mutual respect.  This year we want to build on this family culture by increasing our academic expectations and helping students reach new levels of academic success.  

Our students are served by eight campuses and just over 650 employees with an enrollment of 4,700 students. Pine Tree has a long history of excellence in both academics and extracurricular competitions. From the band and football team to the cheerleaders and drill team, our organizations take great pride in competing at the top of their game

To the Pine Tree parents, thank you for choosing to be a part of our team. To our community members, thank you for your continued support. To our students, we encourage you to give your very best in every facet of life. I look forward to a great 2019-2020 school year!  We are building something special at PTISD. GO PIRATES!


Steve Clugston                                                                                                                            Superintendent of Schools
Pine Tree ISD                                                                                             




Steve Clugston was named Superintendent of Schools for Pine Tree ISD on May 17, 2018.  With more than 28 years of experience in public education, Mr. Clugston started his career as a high school Physical Science/Biology teacher in the Crandall Independent School District.  His teaching experience includes high school, middle school and elementary Science and Physical Education.  
His administrative experiences includes Principalships at Simms ISD, Beckville ISD and Diboll ISD. 

He has served as an Assistant Superintendent at Needville ISD and Superintendent at Riesel ISD and Callisburg ISD. Mr. Clugston earned Bachelors and Masters degrees at Stephen F. Austin University and earned his Superintendent certification in 2000.  

Mr. Clugston has been married to his wife Amy for 27 years and they have four children:  Callie and son-in-law Taylor, Macie, Hollie and Nevaeh.