Longview’s public schools are at the heart of our community, and the district is among the city’s largest employers.
Our school district’s mission is to ensure that every student attains the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors to become a responsible citizen in a rapidly changing society. We offer students safe and supportive learning environments, where they can explore their strengths, address their weaknesses and achieve their potential.
Longview Public Schools recruits, retains and develops effective, well-trained, passionate and student-centered staff, and offers competitive compensation packages and professional development opportunities.
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Nestled in the beautiful Maritime Northwest at the confluence of the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers, Longview, Washington, was named one of American’s Prettiest Towns by Forbes magazine.
Our historic, family-oriented community of approximately 37,000 is located along the Interstate 5 corridor. Longview boasts a variety of cultural and recreational offerings, including a community theater, a symphony, arts exhibits and festivals. We are 145 miles south of Seattle and 50 miles north of Portland, within 90 minutes of ocean beaches to the west and the Cascade Range to the east.
Local opportunities for higher education include Lower Columbia College, which offers career training certificates, associate’s degrees and options for bachelor’s degrees. Forty minutes away, the Vancouver campus of Washington State University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees.
Home to a deep-water port with expanding international trade, Longview and the adjacent city of Kelso serve approximately 75,000 residents in a 45-mile trading area.
Learn more about our community here.
Recent staff and student accomplishments
|3/25/2013||Mark Morris HS girls varsity bowling team: Coach Al Rigdon, athletes Caitlin Heltemes, Megan Schulz, Rachel Kreis, Janaye Kilgore, Brittney Schlauch, Rebeka Peters and Amanda Eubanks.||State Championship|
|3/25/2013||Mark Morris HS girls basketball team: Coach Steve Rooklidge and athletes Tayler Teeters, Emmylee Holt, Kourtney Eaton, Karley Eaton, Breanna DuBois, Ashley Coons, Renee Pond, Raimee Sluder, Marjerle Reeves, Elaina Flores and Saige Johnson||State Championship|
|6/10/2013||Mitch Moe, R.A. Long HS Junior||State Champion in the discus event with a throw of 169'6", placed 2nd in the shot put|
|6/10/2013||Amy Johnson, Cascade MS teacher||Washington State American History Teach of the Year, nominated for the National History Teacher of the Year|
|6/24/2013||Jim Gleeson||Honored postumously by the district for his work on the Facility Advisory Committee|
|12/9/2013||Ryan Chinchen, instructional coach||Recognized as a math fellow for the State of Washington|
|12/9/2013||Lori Larson, instructional coach||Recognized as an English/LA Fellow for the State of Washington|
|12/9/2013||Angela Allen, Monticello MS principal||Recognized as St. Helens Region Principal of the Year|
|3/24/2014||Travis Ruhter, Mark Morris HS teacher||ASB Advisor of the Year Award|
|3/24/2014||Mark Morris HS boys basketball team||WIAA State Academic Championship Award|
|4/14/2014||Misty Woodrum, Robert Gray Elementary secretary||2014 Regional Classified Person of the Year for the ESD112 Region|
|11/24/2014||Amy Johnson, Cascade MS teacher||Best of State Award at the National Social Studies Conference in Boston|
|3/23/2015||Mark Morris HS girls basketball team||Won the State Championship|
|4/27/2015||Mark Morris HS football coach Shawn Perkins and assistant coach Kim Ulman||Selected to coach the Eastside All State Football Team for the East/West All State Game|
|4/27/2015||R.A. Long HS athlete Matt Fugleberg and Mark Morris HS athlete Curtis King||Selected to play the all-state game.|
|4/27/2015||Kim Ulman, Mark Morris HS football coach||Named Assistant Football Coach of the Year|
|4/27/2015||Mark Morris HS||Washington Academic Achievement Award for being in the top 401 schools in the state, recognized for mathematics, ranking in the top 5% in the state for high median growth in math. MM also received an award for math growth in 2013, an award for extended graduation rate in 2012, and one for improvement in 2011.|
|4/27/2015||R.A. Long HS||Washington Academic Achievement Award for being in the top 401 schools in the state, ranked in the top 10% of schools in the state for high achievement in both Reading and Mathematics.|
|4/27/2015||Rich Reeves, R.A. Long HS principal||Greater St. Helens 2A League Principal of the Year Award for 2014-15|
|5/11/2015||Jodell Allinger, Mary Berryman, Jodeana Kruse, Kala Lougheed, Stephen Shepherd, Carla Sosanya, Dan Zorn, Bruce Haack,||Honored by district for having doctorate degrees|
|6/8/2015||Joey Weiler, R.A. Long HS student||Won the State 2A Champtionship in Pole Vaulting|
|6/8/2015||R.A. Long HS varsity girls tennis team: Reagan Swier, Natalie Wallace, Keesha Page, Selam Swier, Bethany marlow, and Anna Brigden||Named WIAA Academic State Champions in the Spring by earning a 3.9 GPA.|
|9/28/2015||Brittany Thomas and Rally Wallace, R.A. Long HS teachers||2015 Let's Move Active Schools National Award|
|2/8/2016||R.A. Long HS||School of Distrinction Award for Improved Graduation Rates|
|5/27/2016||Mark Morris HS||2016 Bronze National Healthy Schools Award|
|6/13/2016||Joey Weiler and Abby Weiler, R.A. Long HS students||State 2A Championship in Pole Vaulting|
|7/26/2016||Ryan Chinchen, Susan Christophersen, Chris Coffee, Lori Degraaff, Erik Edmundson, Scott Firth, Jessica Jones, Anna Langenbach, Susan Langlois, Linda Miles, Constance Noakes, Thomas Olason, Jayne Poole, Daniel Reed, Brice Richards, Travis Ruhter, Lanette Shepherd, Kelley Smith, Gail Wells, Ellen Winn - teachers||National Board Certified Teachers|