Membership

PTA Membership/Join

PTA is a grassroots organization made up of parents, teachers and others around the state who have an interest in children, families and schools. PTA membership is as diverse as Texas is in cultures, education levels and parenting skills. By joining PTA, a member becomes part of the largest child advocacy organization in the state with over 500,000 members across Texas.

Join Us!

Membership is open to anyone concerned with the education, health and welfare of children and youth. Student members for a PTSA must be in the 9th grade or above.

Want to join your Local PTA but need assistance?  Complete the brief contact form and we will have a Local PTA representative contact you with information on how to join your PTA!

Get Involved

Get involved for your children and for your community. Studies have shown that membership in PTA provides your child and other children around you with a greater chance of achieving in school. As a PTA member, you are more likely to be an informed, involved parent. Learn ways to keep children safe and involved in school. PTA is the place to gain that knowledge.

Contact your Local PTA or Texas PTA at 800-TALK-PTA for more information.

Benefits

PTA provides opportunities to meet with others who have the same interests as you. By sharing common concerns, you will feel more empowered. Being part of PTA connects families and schools and results in parental support and makes school involvement easier. PTA also provides educational opportunities. From local-level parent education meetings to the Texas PTA Annual Convention, PTA encourages learning and the sharing of accomplishments, interests and concerns. Ultimately, PTA provides the opportunity to serve, to volunteer and to contribute to the welfare of all children, because children represent our future. PTA will introduce you to a great variety of new activities and opportunities to share your special talents. PTA will give you opportunity, not only to impact your local community, but to have input in major legislative and policy issues affecting children throughout the state. Membership gives you a voice. Exercise your right to vote. Get involved.

Member Benefits Flier   

Discounts may be accessed by members by using the login and password provided via email by Texas PTA after activating your membership card following the instructions on the card.

Membership Cards

Members receive a membership card directly from the PTA they join. Membership cards are used to access member benefits (login and password will be given upon activation) and to prove membership.

Voting

Individuals may participate in the business of the Local PTA upon remitting dues and membership information to the Local PTA. Members’ names and dues must be sent to Texas PTA by the Local PTA within 5 days.

Membership Dues

State and national dues total $4.50 - $2.25 for state and $2.25 for national. Local dues are determined by each PTA. Individuals wishing to join multiple PTAs, pay the state, national and local dues at each PTA.

Texas Life Members

Texas Life Members have been recognized for their contributions and are exempt from the state portion of dues at the PTA of their choice. Texas Life Membership can only be claimed through one PTA. Full membership dues must be paid for additional memberships.

National Life Members

National PTA does not exempt members from the national, state or local portion of dues.

Early Childhood

PTA understands that educating the child is critical from “cradle to career.”  Families can be a part of a PTA well before children enter Kindergarten.   Early Childhood PTAs provide the opportunity to learn and to contribute to the success of children before formal schooling. Early childhood PTAs connect parents, child-care providers, teachers, grandparents and other concerned individuals to each other and to the early childhood program in order to establish a strong and loving learning foundation.  And studies show that when parents are involved in their child's learning from birth through college, students are more successful and exhibit more positive attitudes and behavior. 

Join your local Early Childhood PTA.  If one doesn’t already exist locally, Texas PTA would be thrilled to help organize one.  Please contact Mary Jo Burgess, Director of Member Services at Texas PTA at 1-800-825-5782 for more information.

Star Spangled PTA

Star Spangled PTA is a unique PTA chartered by the Texas Parent Teacher Association. The PTA expands the access for PTA membership to those who may have little or no contact with a local PTA. It is not campus-based, but state-wide.  Membership is for everyone!