The Longview School District is focused on improving the rigor and relevance to make sure all of our students are well-prepared for success in college and career. That focus is outlined in the district’s 5-year strategic plan which is called “Design for Excellence.”
Our Design for Excellence involves actions taken at the districtwide level, and specific actions at each school. The actions focus on increasing student achievement and strengthening the traits that are typically found in schools that are highly successful.
Here you’ll find both comprehensive and summarized information about the Design for Excellence including the school-level actions planned for this school year contained in individual “School Improvement Plans.”
The mission of the Longview Public Schools is to ensure that every student learns the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to become a responsible citizen in a rapidly changing society.
Our Vision Statement
Ready to Learn, Ready for Life. Together We Aspire and Achieve.
Longview Public Schools: The district of choice for families, educators and support staff!
Our Primary Goal: Increase Student Achievement
- through a partnership of students, staff, parents, and community;
- in a supportive, caring, innovative environment;
- with a commitment to challenge each learner to reach their potential.
- As measured by the state summative assessment:
- District student achievement levels will exceed state average achievement levels in all grades and content areas.
- The district’s overall improvement of its achievement levels will exceed the state’s average levels of improvement.
- In grades 2-8, as measured by the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessment, 75% of students will experience at least one year of academic growth for every year of instruction.
- In grades K-1, as measured by the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment, 75% of students will be reading at expected levels.
- Four year and five year graduation rates will exceed state average graduation levels.
- High school, end of year, course failure rates will decrease each year and not exceed 5% by the end of the 2021 school year.
- Enrollment in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Advanced Placement (AP), Running Start, and Honors courses will increase each year.
- The number of AP exams taken by our students will increase each year.
- The percentage of students scoring a 3 or above on AP exams will exceed national averages by the end of the 2021 school year.
Our Secondary Goal: Improve the Culture and Climate of our Schools
- As Measured by the Center for Educational Effectiveness (CEE) annual survey:
- District average staff ratings for the 11 Characteristics of High Performing Schools will exceed that of High Performing Schools.
- The percentage of staff members rating each of the 11 Characteristics as being almost always true or often true will reach 75%.
- District average parent ratings for the 8 Characteristics of High Performing Schools will exceed that of High Performing Schools.
- The percentage of parents rating each of the 8 Characteristics as being almost always true or often true will reach 75%.
- District average student ratings for the 7 Characteristics of High Performing Schools will exceed that of High Performing Schools.
- The percentage of students rating each of the 7 Characteristics as being almost always true or often true will reach 85%.