LISD releases 'Snapshot Day' numbers for UIL

Longview High School has certified 2,192 students for the UIL's biennial "Snapshot Day" realignment report. As a district, Longview ISD is reporting 8,253 students overall — an increase from the 8,125 students reported this time last year.

LISD releases 'Snapshot Day' numbers for UIL

Fri Oct 29, 2021

Longview High School has certified 2,192 students for the UIL's biennial "Snapshot Day" realignment report.

The numbers are used by combining 2,086 full-time Longview High students, 212 part-time LHS students (which are calculated as 106 students). According to UIL policy, students attending school less than full-time, students receiving less than four hours of instruction per day, "shall be counted as a half (.5) student each."

While this year’s total of 2,192 students at Longview High is slightly up from the 2,186.5 students enrolled during the 2019-20 reporting period, as a district Longview ISD is reporting 8,253 students overall — an increase from the 8,125 students reported this time last year. 

However, LISD Superintendent Dr. James Wilcox said the administration "does not put much stock" in the changes.

"There's always some variation in these [enrollment numbers] from week-to-week and year-to-year, and even more volatility than usual due to COVID-19, but it's not something we're concerned about," he said. "Some years we're up, some years we're down."

Wilcox added that the greater Longview area itself "is continuing to grow as a community."

"Longview ISD will continue to grow with it, that much is certain," he said. "Our focus is on continuing to provide the best educational opportunities for all the students of Longview."

Districts are required to mark enrollment data on Snapshot Day — the last Friday of October — and report it to the TEA by December. The data is collected for several reasons, including to determine funding from the state, the biennial UIL realignment, and accountability ratings.

Current enrollment numbers for the rest of Longview ISD campuses are as follows:

  • East Texas Montessori Prep Academy: 1,041
  • Foster Middle: 794
  • Judson Middle: 603
  • Hudson PEP Elementary: 578
  • Forest Park Middle: 482
  • Everhart Elementary: 480
  • Ware Elementary: 456
  • Bramlette Elementary: 446
  • Johnston-McQueen Elementary: 423
  • Ned E. Williams Elementary: 386
  • Bailey Elementary: 261
  • JDC/Dade Center: 14