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Beginning with the 2019-2020 academic school year, Longview Independent School District is making available several new and exciting educational options for its diverse student body through the “Yes, I Can – School of Choice” program.

This program is designed to eliminate previous location barriers and allow parents and students to pick their school based on educational and career aspirations.

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Types of Magnet Schools

  • Through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), Longview ISD students can become successful learners, innovators, educators, and leaders. STEAM helps students to explore different paths open to them – a traditional advanced education or the choice to enter the workforce following graduation with the skills and training he or she may require.
  • STEAM is an integrated, process-based education model that fosters children’s natural curiosity and excitement to explore the world around them. The five disciplines of STEAM are purposeful and provide crossover access points to guide students and their developing interests and affinities.
  • Through STEAM, students learn analysis and problem-solving skills, collaborate with each other, and work through the creative solution process, and applying that to hands-on, real-world experiences. Students also learn how to incorporate assessment and feedback as a growing experience.
International Baccalaureate® Programme
  • Students and families looking for a more challenging alternative to a traditional high school curriculum, Longview ISD’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program is available at no cost to students two years away from graduation and offers a unique educational opportunity that is respected globally.
  • More than 5,000 schools teach International Baccalaureate programs worldwide, and the acceptance rate of IB students into Ivy League schools is between 3% and 13% compared to the acceptance rate of the total population.
  • Regardless of whether students choose higher education or step into a career after graduation, IB students are likely to be more confident, knowledgeable, and caring; ready to build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.
  • To earn an IB diploma, students must devote their junior and senior years to the program, which requires English and a second language, math, science, social science, art, a theory of knowledge course, oral presentations.
  • Montessori is simply a different way of learning. Instead of a traditional model of students passively listening, memorizing, and being tested, Montessori lessons are individualized and child-centered, allowing the students to be hands-on, active learners.
  • The goal of a Montessori education is the natural development of students so they have the opportunity to become self-motivated and capable, lifelong learners with a strong sense of self and a natural desire for knowledge, understanding, and respect.
  • The transition to the Montessori education model in public school systems across the country is a growing national trend. In 2018, Longview ISD made the transition to Montessori, leading the way in public education for East Texas as one of the largest public Montessori schools in the nation.
  • Montessori was developed in 1907 by Maria Montessori, an Italian physician, educator, and innovator, and by 1913, there were already over 100 Montessori schools in the United States. Today, there are 5,000 Montessori schools across the country and an increasing number of them are public schools.
  • And just as traditional schools are mandated to administer standardized tests, public Montessori schools must also administer the same tests to their students. Overall, Montessori schools perform better, often exceeding state learning standards.
  • Considered by many as a quality education reserved for affluent preparatory school students, costing thousands of dollars in tuition, the public-based Montessori program at Longview ISD schools is free and makes its students feel welcomed, respected, valued, and empowered.
  • It’s not about where our students come from; its where we’re helping them to go in their educational journey and in life.
  • Magnet Schools draw a diversity of students from across the district due to its exceedingly high standards and unique learning opportunities. The classes are open to all, and students are selected through a lottery draw of all applicants.

LISD Schools

Elementary Schools

new Montessori Academy
Ware East Texas Montessori Academy
First Grade (with plans to expand)
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Montessori Academy
East Texas Montessori Prep Academy
Pre-K and Kindergarten
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Johnston-McQueen Elementary
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new S.T.E.A.M. Academy
Bramlette STEAM Academy
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new S.T.E.A.M. Academy
Ned E. Williams Elementary
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Baccalaureate Magnet
J.L. Everhart Elementary
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Gifted and Talented
Hudson PEP Elementary
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Two-Way Bilingual Language
The Bailey School
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Middle Schools

new S.T.E.A.M.
Judson STEAM Academy
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new S.T.E.A.M.
Forest Park Middle School
STEAM Integration
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new Gifted and Talented
Foster Middle School
Project-Based Learning and AP
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High Schools

new Baccalaureate
Longview High School
International Baccalaureate and Early College Charter
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new Early
Longview Early Graduation High School
Early College & Career Track
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Program Benefits
  1. Create critical, independent thinkers who will succeed academically and become productive members of society.
  2. Provide more access, opportunities, and options for parents and students to consider for the future.
  3. Meet the workforce needs of local, regional, and global markets.
  4. Promote diversity and provide equitable access to high-quality educational programs.
  5. Reduce minority group isolation and increase socio-economic integration.