School Details

R A Long High School

2903 Nichols Blvd, Longview, WA 98632
(360) 575-7225
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 974 students 24 students/teacher (WA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

61%
62%
54%
98%
99%
93%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Longview School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
15%
22%
61%
67%
66%
56%
68%
72%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
75%
77%
84%
75%
81%
85%

High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)

In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Longview School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
12%
19%
18%
27%
35%

End-of-Course (EOC) Exam

In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Longview School District average
  • Washington state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

R A Long High School is a public high school in Longview. The principal of R A Long High School is Richard Reeves. 974 children attend R A Long High School and identify primarily as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 59% of the 974 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at R A Long High School is 24:1. Mark Morris High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 68% 69%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Hispanic 17% 18%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 58%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school dose some very wonderful work with students. They have worked with my daughter so much that now she is avraging around 3.5 gpa for the 3 years she has been there.

  • (5 years ago)

    All three of my kids have gone there and its been great. My last will graduate in a month and we couldn't be happier with how their educations gone. Keep up the good work and 'Go Jacks'!

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 son's at RA Long one of which is in the honors programs & one that is not. The son that is in the honors programs has & excellent math teacher one that really cares how he does in school. As for the other teachers I can not get them to communicate with me unless I tell the counselor or principal that they are not communicating with me & cc the emails to them as well to prove I am having commincation. My son's will be taking other avenues to finish their high school career as with this school they are going no where but down drains.

  • (9 years ago)

    Our daughters attended R.A. Long High School and were well prepared for university studies. Through a school cultural experience our older daughter spent 14 days with a family in Geneva Switzerland. Our younger daughter spent 12 days with a family outside of Nice France. Students must complete a research project on a topic they select at the beginning of their senior year. Community service related to their subject must be completed and an oral summation must be presented to a panel of judges in order to graduate. The senior project is conducted at a level that is what one would expect of first year university students. A great school with excellent results.

  • (10 years ago)

    I personally attended this school and I really liked it there. The teachers were great and there was a good variety of courses to take and sports to participate in. The school is a community landmark very historical and in a park setting across from the lake and it gives one a sense of pride to be a student there. My four years at this high school were some of the best times of my life.

  • (10 years ago)

    I graduated from R.A.Long High School and was excited when we moved to Longview so my daughter could also graduate from there. My daughter has been challenged academically which she needs as she is very smart. I think communication between teachers and students needs work and that means the teacher actually need to speak to these 'young adults' with the same respect that they themselves demand.

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