The Malakoff Independent School District serves the communities of Tool, Malakoff, Star Harbor, Caney City, Payne Springs and Mankin. The district encompasses an area of approximately 120 square miles and is composed of five campuses: Malakoff Elementary, Tool Elementary, Malakoff Middle School, Malakoff High School and the Leo Orr Senior Education Center, which houses the district's DAEP. Each campus provides a safe and orderly learning environment, dedicated professional educators, a balance of academic, cultural and athletic experiences, individualized instruction and a variety of student services that contribute to student goal attainment and the development of productive and responsible citizens.
Malakoff ISD is located in Malakoff, Texas, in East Texas, 40 minutes from Tyler, Tx., to the east and just under two hours from the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex to the west. Malakoff is located at the intersection of two highways -- State Highway 31 and State Highway 198. Scenic Cedar Creek Lake, fourth largest lake in Texas, is located less than 5 minutes to the north of downtown Malakoff.
Malakoff has a population of just over 2,300, according to the U.S. Census The median listing price of a home in the district was $324,000.
The district benefits from a diverse student population. The student body is 12 percent African American, 18 percent Hispanic, 65 percent White. 3 percent of its population are classified as two or more races. 48 percent of the district’s students are female and 52 percent are male. The total number of students in Malakoff ISD at the beginning of the 2019-20 school year was 1,446.
Under the State of Texas Accountability System, Malakoff ISD is rated as an “A” during the 2018-2019 school year.
The district offers several bus routes covering every corner of the 120 square miles of the district.
Breakfast and lunch are provided at each campus. The district participates in the Federal Program which allows all students except at the high school to eat breakfast and lunch for free.