Believing in excellence for all, the District will guarantee the highest level of academic achievement and character development of each learner by providing challenging curriculum and exemplary instruction within a safe environment.


The District has identified the following beliefs underlying the values of its educational philosophy. The District believes: Every individual has intrinsic worth and is able to contribute to society. Every student has a right to a high-quality, equitable education. Every individual has the ability to learn and an innate desire to succeed. A safe, healthy, and orderly environment is critical for learning. A community holding high academic expectations will reap educational, economic, cultural, and societal benefits. High morals, strong character, and personal integrity are essential for the betterment of society. Honoring diversity and building on individual strengths contribute to growth. School-community partnerships are vital for success. Change is essential for continuous improvement. Every learner must be prepared to compete globally. Education immeasurably enriches quality of life. Learning is a life-long quest.


Longview ISD is the gold standard for education in East Texas. As a district of innovators, we set trends rather than follow them. Our over 8,000 students have access to a world-class education tailored to their needs and interests.

Our nationally-acclaimed Montessori program, one of the largest public programs nationwide, provides tuition-free access to this prestigious education model. We are expanding our Montessori offerings into Ware Elementary to create the East Texas Montessori Academy for grades 1-5.

Longview leads in accolades like National Merit Scholars, International Baccalaureate distinctions, and GLOBE awards. Our dual-credit program outpaces the region with more college hours earned. And each year, our graduates matriculate to top universities at a higher rate than any neighboring district.

Our teachers are among the highest paid in the region with Board-approved raises for over a decade. We invest in talent through programs like the LIFT bonus fund for standout teachers.

At Longview ISD, we empower each child to achieve excellence – academic, social and beyond. Our diverse community is our strength, and we leverage partnerships to provide quality education for all Longview students.

Don't just take our word for it. See for yourself the Longview difference. Contact us anytime to learn more about our gold standard district setting the pace for education in Texas.

Did you know?

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.


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