Our district is one of leadership and innovation. We don't follow the trends in education, we set them.
Longview ISD is home to more than 8,000 students and nearly 2,000 employees, with our richly diverse student population reflecting our wonderful city and the East Texas area in general. But our educational offerings are just as diverse as our people, including everything from magnet charter school STEAM campuses to project-based learning.
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD is among only 15 in the nation to win a 2021 Magna Award from the National School Boards Association (NSBA) that recognizes districts across the country for programs that advance equity and break down barriers for underserved students.
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD leads East Texas in state TEA distinctions and dual-credit college hours earned, and each year we graduate more students to more prestigious universities than any other district in the region.
DID YOU KNOW: Judson Middle School has earned recognition as a 'Texas School to Watch' by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform along with the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP).
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD's International Baccalaureate project partners with “We Help Two” and sells “funky socks” to help supply prosthetic legs and feet to amputees all over the world!
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD has the largest FREE public Montessori school (for 3-to-5 year-olds) in the Nation. Provided free of charge to Longview area children.
DID YOU KNOW: Our Johnston-McQueen program brings in a "Signing Santa" to assist our deaf education students in communicating with Santa during the holidays?
DID YOU KNOW: The Longview Lobos are the only football program in East Texas to have won a State Championship in Class 6A (the largest division in Texas).
DID YOU KNOW: Our elementary, middle school, and high school choir programs have consistently won awards for their exceptional performances?
DID YOU KNOW: The dropout rate at Longview High School is less than 2 percent, highlighting our commitment to student success and retention?
DID YOU KNOW: The U.S. News & World Report’s Best High Schools list ranks LHS among the top five campuses in the entire East Texas region.
DID YOU KNOW: Our students shine as State and National Technical Student Association winners, showcasing their technical expertise?
DID YOU KNOW: Over 100 incoming freshmen apply for dual credit courses, a testament to their eagerness for advanced learning?
DID YOU KNOW: We have a dedicated summer backpack program that ensures kids are fed year-round, even during the summer break?
DID YOU KNOW: LISD runs a farm-to-table program that partners with local farmers, providing fresh produce for our cafeteria?
DID YOU KNOW: The LHS Horticulture Program harvests its own bee hives to sell honey, wax, and wax products at FFA shows.
DID YOU KNOW: More than 500 LHS students engage in dual-credit courses each year, accelerating their academic journeys?
DID YOU KNOW: We offer orchestra programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, fostering musical talents?
DID YOU KNOW: US News and World Report School Rankings placed Hudson Pep as the #2 ranked Elementary School in Texas.
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD hosts the only free public K-12 International Baccalaureate program in the entire world?
DID YOU KNOW: Our Wall of Honor pays tribute to Veteran alumni and their families, recognizing their contributions?
DID YOU KNOW: Numerous LHS students graduate with Associates Degrees before receiving their high school diploma.
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD receives the Gold Standard Award annually for maintaining financial transparency?
DID YOU KNOW: Lobo Band has earned first-level honors at State Sweepstakes for over SEVEN STRAIGHT DECADES!
DID YOU KNOW: The Longview ISD Board of Trustees lowered the property tax rate for sixth straight year.
DID YOU KNOW: Longview ISD's School Board was named the 2021 School Board of the Year for Region VIII?
DID YOU KNOW: Our International Baccalaureate program is the only one situated east of Interstate 45?
DID YOU KNOW: Each year LHS graduating classes earn millions of dollars in college scholarships.
WE ARE LONGVIEW.
For our youngest students we built a state-of-the-art campus that houses the largest public Montessori program in the United States. Our Montessori program is expanding into the Ware Elementary campus, where it is expected to grow into the East Texas Montessori Academy for grades 1st through 5th. This is an elite, Montessori-style education free of charge to the entire community.
Our district is one of the few school in the United States that offers the esteemed International Baccalaureate Programme, with an increasing number of National Merit and GLOBE scholars. We lead East Texas in state TEA distinctions and dual-credit college hours earned, and each year we graduate more students to more prestigious universities than any other district in the region.
We are one of the largest employers in the city of Longview, and our staffers are among the highest-paid public school educators in the area. In Each year our Board of Trustees approve raises and step increases for teachers, which makes more than ten-straight years such measures have been passed. Our district also offers the LIFT bonus fund for high-achieving teachers and campuses.
Longview ISD believes in excellence for all, one child at a time! We have a high focus on academic achievement, as well as building partnerships with our community. We are truly working to provide a quality education which serves all students in the Longview area.
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