A diverse and award-winning public school system, Longview Independent School District is the largest and most comprehensive school district in the area, serving more than 8,400 students and employing about 1,400 staffers.
Located deep in the beautiful Piney Woods region of East Texas, our award-winning school district offers unparalleled academic and extracurricular opportunities for students from Kindergarten through 12th and is one of the few school districts in the country to offer the esteemed International Baccalaureate Programme. LISD also offers the Montessori program for some of our younger students, and dual college credit courses for our high school students. We are an academically acceptable school district, with one campus, Hudson PEP, receiving Exemplary status for more than 10 consecutive years. In addition to this, Texas Monthly magazine named Hudson PEP as one of the best elementary schools in Texas.
Offering the most extensive course selection opportunities in East Texas, Longview High School is the leader in advanced courses. LHS offers more Pre-AP and Advanced Placement courses than any other school in the area, the large number of students earning college credit attests to the courses' rigor. An increasing number of National Merit scholars, GLOBE scholars, and Advanced Placement Scholars, and a long-term winning tradition in University Interscholastic League competition offer further evidence of quality curriculum and instruction at LHS. In addition, the successful Academic Decathlon Team confirms the school's emphasis on academics.