Superintendent's Welcome

Welcome to the Longview Independent School District!

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 8,500 students and 1,500 staff members, 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. 
For our youngest students we recently built a $31-million state-of-the-art campus that houses the largest public Montessori program in the United States. This year 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 July 2018 our Board of Trustees approved a 3 percent raise and step increase for teachers, which makes more than ten-straight years such a measure has been passed. Our district also offer 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. 
The district website provides the most current information for our district. If at any point you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact our Community Relations department at (903) 381-2200


Dr. James Wilcox, Superintendent