Longview has an excellent primary, secondary and higher education resource base. Longview ISD, Pine Tree ISD, Spring Hill ISD and White Oak ISD all boast a strong history of excellence in education, outstanding academic programs, and a wide range of extracurricular activities.
The Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education (GLOBE) is a nationally recognized program, initiated by Eastman Chemical company, to challenge students with more sophisticated courses in public school. This program includes higher levels of math, science, literature and geography, designed to provide quantitative and qualitative skills. It is an opportunity for students to take courses that will enable them to excel as they continue their higher education, and to think critically and effectively as they enter the work force.
Excellent private schools include Oak Forest Montessori Schools as well as Crisman Preparatory School. Parochial schools in Longview include Longview Christian Academy, St. Mary's Catholic School and The Trinity School of Texas.
Longview is home to LeTourneau University, a non-denominational Christian university recognized nationally and internationally for its quality programs in engineering, aviation, business and science. In addition, Kilgore College, located in nearby Kilgore, but with a second campus in Longview, is an out-standing comprehensive public junior college.