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Longview, TX
Students enrolled: 1,945

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P O Box 3268
Longview, TX 75606

(903) 663-1301
(903) 663-2439
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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

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

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

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

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.

- submitted by a community member

November 09, 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

March 02, 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

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!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
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
no rating
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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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 student
no rating
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

June 11, 2007
Bad school all around. No saftey, no disipline, the students control the school.

- submitted by a student

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

August 04, 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

May 25, 2006
I think the school's academics are satisfactory

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 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

February 01, 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

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

September 30, 2005
Parents not at all involved, although they have plenty of opportunity. My students were the worst prepared I have ever heard of. Most didn't understand basic Algebra or even the order of operations. Puts a teacher in a hard place - you have to cover everything in Geometry, which you can't do if you take the time to reteach basics. If you don't teach basics, they are lost. I wouldn't recommend the school district to anybody, although if you absolutely have to send your kid there, they can learn with your encouragement. Honestly, I would homeschool instead.

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2005
On the way up. Students in PAP classes recieve the best education. Great teachers that care about the students and want to take back control to the school.

- submitted by a teacher

September 10, 2004
Too ghetto. Many bad kids everywhere. Teachers are great but students are horrible and there is no disicipline at the school.

- submitted by a student

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Longview High School
P O Box 3268, Longview, TX  75606
(903) 663-1301
Last modified Longview High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Longview High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top