Award Year: 2016

Tool Elementary School

1201 South Tool Drive
Tool, TX, 75143-1967

(903) 432-2637

Mrs. Christal Calhoun, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Malakoff ISD

School Website


To ignite within children a lifelong desire for academic success, while fostering a positive learning environment that enables them to reach their full potential with dignity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 87%
  • Hispanic: 9%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 3%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Tool Elementary School achieves success one student at a time.

Tool Elementary School achieves success one student at a time.

Tool Elementary School (TES) is a Pre K - 5th grade campus of approximately 213 students in the city of Tool, Texas. TES is a Title I campus with an 80% economically disadvantaged population and a mobility rate of 37%. These difficult challenges mean that meeting both the physical and emotional needs of our students is our number one priority. The staff at TES does an excellent job in recognizing our student's needs. Recognizing those needs, combined with excellent community support allow our students to come to school ready to learn. Our community food pantry delivers meals for our students to take home over the weekend. Our area churches partner with us to keep our campus clothes closet full of seasonal needs and we have many volunteers from our community who help make up our campus mentoring program. The daily schedule is built to accommodate students with learning gaps by providing all day content mastery and reading intervention. Students with learning gaps rise to become high achievers at Tool Elementary School. TES has a fall and spring after school tutoring program for students in 3rd - 5th grade. During tutoring, students are provided small group instruction and the teacher can interact one on one with each student. TES is well-known for guiding students with many challenges to the next level of learning by simply acknowledging a student must have their immediate needs met to have the freedom to learn.