Work, Learn, Live Longview

Work, Learn, Live Longview 2017-09-29T14:07:21+00:00

Project Description

Prospective Employees

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.

Are you interested in joining our team? Check out current job openings.

Prospective Residents

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.

Visit our “Points of Pride” section to learn about the accomplishments of our students, alumni, and staff members.

Archived staff and student accomplishments

DateAward RecipientAward/Honor
3/25/2013Mark 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
3/25/2013Mark 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 JohnsonState Championship
6/10/2013Mitch 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
6/24/2013Jim GleesonHonored postumously by the district for his work on the Facility Advisory Committee
12/9/2013Ryan Chinchen, instructional coachRecognized as a math fellow for the State of Washington
12/9/2013Lori Larson, instructional coachRecognized as an English/LA Fellow for the State of Washington
12/9/2013Angela Allen, Monticello MS principalRecognized as St. Helens Region Principal of the Year
3/24/2014Travis Ruhter, Mark Morris HS teacherASB Advisor of the Year Award
3/24/2014Mark Morris HS boys basketball team WIAA State Academic Championship Award
4/14/2014Misty Woodrum, Robert Gray Elementary secretary2014 Regional Classified Person of the Year for the ESD112 Region
11/24/2014Amy Johnson, Cascade MS teacher Best of State Award at the National Social Studies Conference in Boston
3/23/2015Mark Morris HS girls basketball teamWon the State Championship
4/27/2015Mark Morris HS football coach Shawn Perkins and assistant coach Kim UlmanSelected to coach the Eastside All State Football Team for the East/West All State Game
4/27/2015R.A. Long HS athlete Matt Fugleberg and Mark Morris HS athlete Curtis King Selected to play the all-state game.
4/27/2015Kim Ulman, Mark Morris HS football coach Named Assistant Football Coach of the Year
4/27/2015Mark 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.
4/27/2015R.A. Long HSWashington 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.
4/27/2015Rich Reeves, R.A. Long HS principalGreater St. Helens 2A League Principal of the Year Award for 2014-15
5/11/2015Jodell Allinger, Mary Berryman, Jodeana Kruse, Kala Lougheed, Stephen Shepherd, Carla Sosanya, Dan Zorn, Bruce Haack,Honored by district for having doctorate degrees
6/8/2015Joey Weiler, R.A. Long HS studentWon the State 2A Champtionship in Pole Vaulting
6/8/2015R.A. Long HS varsity girls tennis team: Reagan Swier, Natalie Wallace, Keesha Page, Selam Swier, Bethany marlow, and Anna BrigdenNamed WIAA Academic State Champions in the Spring by earning a 3.9 GPA.
9/28/2015Brittany Thomas and Rally Wallace, R.A. Long HS teachers2015 Let's Move Active Schools National Award
2/8/2016R.A. Long HSSchool of Distrinction Award for Improved Graduation Rates
5/27/2016Mark Morris HS2016 Bronze National Healthy Schools Award
6/13/2016Joey Weiler and Abby Weiler, R.A. Long HS studentsState 2A Championship in Pole Vaulting
7/26/2016Ryan 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 - teachersNational Board Certified Teachers