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Longview High School

Public | 9-12 | 1945 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 18, 2013

My School is Longview High School which is known for its stellar IB program, STEM school within a school, CATE Program, and excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2013

The best high school east of I-45. Longview High School has set transfer records into the school for 4 straight years. Why? Robotics (Tech Bowl) national champs 3 consecutive years; 64 consecutive 'superior' ratings for marching band; Established International Baccalaureate program; More dual credit offerings than any other district in the area; Multi-million dollar CTE expansion, including a culinary arts facility used by a local college; outstanding athletics program (just Google Longview Lobos); and the highest paid teachers in all of east Texas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Longview High School is a wonderful place to learn. There are programs for all types of learners, from those who plan to attend major colleges to those who wish to go directly into the workforce with a well-paying job.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2013

Longview ISD has the best educational offerings in East Texas. I choose to send my three children to the district, and there are many choices in the area. I recommend the school district to anyone moving to the area or looking for a challenging curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2013

Super school! Only school in East Texas I am aware of to have won a National Championship in Robotics at the National Technical Students Associations Championships. LHS is World Class at everything. Education, Sports, Band, Orchestra, and diversity. Give your child a complete education and start in life.


Posted November 9, 2013

GREAT SCHOOL! I am a parent who has had two children graduate from LHS. Both the AP and IB programs are excellent. Our daughter did the AP program and is a recent graduate of Baylor Law School. Other LHS friends are in Dental school and in Med school. They are all finding academic success. Our son just finished LHS through the IB program. What an impressive program! Where else can you take Latin and Baseball? I strongly recommend that you consider Longview. You won't be sorry!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2011

Longview High is the probably the best school all around and this includes the entire state of Texas. This school is ALWAYS competing in the top STATE and NATIONAL academic competitions and that speaks volumes about our staff in training these young students. I see parents on here that have either moved from L.I.S.D. when the atmosphere was rocky back in the early 90's and received the reputation that we deserved at THAT time, of course.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

I graduated from LHS and I would never recommend it to anyone. My freshman class had 900 students. We graduated around 400. The students who didn't graduate, never were intending too, and good luck to the teachers trying to get a parent on the phone. The AP classes were great, the regular classes....how in the world could someone not pass them. RUN!!


Posted April 17, 2010

Have you been to LHS lately? The new principal has done a great job in maintaining a safe and open learning environment. This is not the old LHS. My two daughters graduated from LHS and graduated from UT AUSTIN and U OF H. They were prepared very well for college. LHS has great teachers, facilities, and course selections. I would send my kids there again with no reservations. Please visit and talk to he new principal and see for yourself. Also, please note that most of the negative comments were prior to 2008.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

The teacher's and staff are wonderfully accessible to the kids, and dedicated to their success. Longview High has the most diverse and enriching curriculum of any other high school in this area. I was homeschooling, and was hesitant about putting my daughter in the public system, but I'm well pleased with her placement in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 12, 2007

This school has lots of problems, but Longview does have lots of great students and teachers that are trying to give the school a good name. The AP classes at Longview are awesome and never get recognized by the community. Longview has an awesome band and a great football team that go to the school.


Posted August 22, 2007

I went through the Longview Public Schools back in the 60's & 70's. Nothing having gone to school there prepared me for college or the 'real world'. I have heard that today there are people moving out of the city limits in order to get there kids in to the better surrounding school districts. Longview has always emphasized athletics over academics and still do to this day. Thus the reason for their overall poor rating.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 15, 2007

Regardless of what alot of people think or have assumed from the news about Longview High school, it is not as bad as any other highly populated school. The surrounding schools aren't half the size of Longview, so they are not going to have as many problems. I feel very fortunate to go to Longview, because unlike surrounding schools, I am able to take dual-credit courses and a wide variety of AP classes. I love Longview High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2007

Bad school all around. No saftey, no disipline, the students control the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2007

We just located to Longview from Desoto, which I add is an exploratory school district. We moved here and LHS is the worst school on this side of the MS. I am looking to move my children from this school due to the lack of displine and curriculum of this district. The kids are out of control and the teachers and administrators can care less. Football seems to be only good thing about Longview High School. If they would put the academics on a high standard as they do the football team it would be a great school. A very concerned and displeased Parent who will let the school know of my concerns, since I pay a very large school tax to LISD.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2006

Run if your in LISD .Your child will not learn anything ,they will fall behind .The kids are scarey,unfriendly and disruptive .The teachers can't teach in this environment,so they adopt a uncaring attitude ,just collecting a pay check.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2006

I think the school's academics are satisfactory
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2006

longview high school isnt a very good school for anyone wanting a new school i wouldnt recomend LHS. the students there are not disciplined like they should be and completly disrupt class making it very hard to learn
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2006

As a parent of an upcoming high school students, I'm very concerned about the lack of control and discipline on this campus. Acadmecially, they are leading the area, but if your child is not safe, how much are they really going to learn?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2006

Quality of academic programs and curricula are without peer in the region. Parental involvement is nil. Discipline is nonexistent; no one is clearly in control, other than the students. Superintendent and school board are largely to blame for these latter problems. Teacher turnover rate is high due to critical discipline problems. I am qualified to say this, as I am a current teacher at the high school. In fact, I am selling my home so that my family and I live in a different district, so as not to subject my kids to the chaos that rules. This is not uncommon. Neighboring districts have seen their numbers increase due to flight from LHS. This used to be a great school and could be again. However, it needs visible leadership that is not afraid to do what needs to be done in order to restore order.
—Submitted by a teacher


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

526 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

527 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
52%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

497 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
82%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

487 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

484 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
59%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

482 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American91%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students92%
Female92%
Male92%
Black or African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
Black or African American89%
Asiann/a
Hispanic94%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Special education69%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students97%
Female98%
Male97%
Black or African American95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic99%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged97%
Special education77%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Academically Unacceptable".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Academically Acceptable".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

387 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

534 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

617 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
46%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

426 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
29%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

5 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

9 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

571 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

423 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
22%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students57%
Female61%
Male52%
Black or African American53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracial54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Special education16%
Not special education59%
Limited English proficient (LEP)23%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant57%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted57%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Students95%
Female97%
Male92%
Black or African American98%
Asian83%
Hispanic87%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant95%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Black or African American64%
Asian100%
Hispanic62%
Multiracial83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Special education41%
Not special education72%
Limited English proficient (LEP)27%
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant71%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Black or African American64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special education11%
Not special education71%
Limited English proficient (LEP)25%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted66%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male50%
Black or African American38%
Asian80%
Hispanic45%
Multiracial76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education9%
Not special education55%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English54%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted49%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students35%
Female40%
Male29%
Black or African American21%
Asian80%
Hispanic22%
Multiracial33%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Special education5%
Not special education36%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted30%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Black or African American67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Special education11%
Not special education73%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant72%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted69%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students44%
Female50%
Male38%
Black or African American36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracial22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Special education0%
Not special education45%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant44%
Gifted/talented98%
Not Gifted38%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Students20%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English20%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant20%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted20%

Geometry

All Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Black or African American82%
Asiann/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Special education36%
Not special education85%
Limited English proficient (LEP)58%
Proficient in English85%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant84%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted83%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Students89%
Female83%
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education89%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant89%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted83%

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Black or African American42%
Asian89%
Hispanic54%
Multiracial58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Special education17%
Not special education58%
Limited English proficient (LEP)13%
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted53%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students55%
Female52%
Male59%
Black or African American46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Special education0%
Not special education57%
Limited English proficient (LEP)0%
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant55%
Gifted/talented96%
Not Gifted50%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 42% 13%
Hispanic 31% 52%
White 23% 29%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Pacific Islander 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient (LEP) 3%N/A17%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 2%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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P O Box 3268
Longview, TX 75606
Phone: (903) 663-1301

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