Lufkin ISD

Located in Lufkin, Texas, Lufkin ISD encompasses 15 campuses including, 7 primary, 5 elementary, and 3 secondary campuses. The student population of Lufkin ISD is around 8,490 children. The district is filled with students of different ethnicities including, Hispanic, White, African American, Asian, American Indian, Pacific Islander, and those who are of multiple cultural backgrounds. All schools within the district have met the accountability standards based on the standards place by the Texas Education Agency.

Extracurricular Activities and Organizations

The district offers students clubs and organizations that will continue to challenge them outside of the classrooms. An example of these organizations is the Lufkin High School online student newspaper, Panther Growls. The online newspaper allows students to grow and nurture their skills in using technology as an informational source, gaining journalism skills, and consistently improving their writing skills.

Career and Technology Education & College Preparation

Lufkin ISD’s career and technology program helps students explore their career paths and interests. While attending these classes, students are experiencing hands on learning which will help them develop skills and knowledge that will be useful in their collegiate and workforce endeavors. Some of the careers clusters the district has made available, but not limited to, include:

  • Culinary Arts
  • Photography
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture

Lufkin ISD offers students the opportunity to earn at least 12 college credit hours through their dual credit program and advanced placement courses. They also have established a “GO” center where students can use the center’s resources to prepare for college. Students are able to complete their college applications, research and apply for scholarships, complete their FAFSA, take career interest assessments and more.


For the 2014 – 2015 school year, teachers at Lufkin made $39,000 – $55,900, based on their experience and degree level. Out of their 1,291 staff members, 602 of the staff are teachers. The teachers within the district have an average teaching experience of 13.0 years. The district’s current student teacher ratio is about 14:1.

Community Involvement

Lufkin ISD believes that it takes more than just teachers, staff, and parents to fulfill the educational needs of their students. The district encourages volunteers from businesses in the community, college students, and other people within in the community to help students with their individual needs, realizing their goals, and to be a part of the support system that the students need.

Lufkin Education Foundation (LEF)

The LEF is another form of community involvement used to better the lives of student and teachers so they can better their community and the world outside of it. Through community events and donations, LEF is able to raise funds for teacher and students, and others in the LISD family that has gone above and beyond in academia.

The Lufkin ISD family consists of more than students, staff, and teachers. It also includes the students’ families and the community. If you want to be a part of the Lufkin ISD family, visit their website at to learn more.

Teacher Certification

Lufkin ISD is looking for teachers who will continue their efforts in educating and bettering the lives of their students. To become a teacher for LISD you can gain your Texas teacher’s certification through the Web Centric Alternative Certification Program. The online, fast paced program is perfect for those who need a flexible school schedule and want to quickly start their teaching career.

Eligibility requirements include a 2.50 overall/last 60 GPA and a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher learning. To learn more about the program and how it can help you start your teaching career, click the admission requirements page.