About R.A. Long

About R.A. Long2018-11-15T16:46:27-07:00

Meet your Principals

Rich Reeves
Rich ReevesPrincipal
AVID District Director
Lacey Griffiths
Lacey GriffithsAssistant Principal
AVID Site Coordinator
Special Education Administrator
Trevor PersonAssistant PrincipalAthletic Director

Principal update

Welcome Back, 2019-2020

Dear R.A.Long Students, Parents, and Guardians:

I hope this letter finds you well, rested, and looking forward to embarking on a new school year. Hard to believe it is just around the corner. (August 28)

As we head into a new school year I am always filled with such optimism. We have such a fantastic group of teachers and students and I relish the first days when students are getting back together with friends and getting acquainted with their new teachers.

High school is such a great time in a student’s life. I encourage students to get involved in as many activities as possible in the next four years. Athletics, band, drama, service clubs and leadership to name just a few. These are instant ways to make new connections, especially with those that share common interests.

The importance of a high school diploma has never been so great. A diploma helps you to access college, trade school and now the military. The high school diploma is significant in opening doors of opportunity.

High school does not have to be a barrier for you becoming what you want to be. However, in order to be successful in high school there are things you can do to help facilitate that success. Here are a few:

  • Show up everyday as a learner. You can’t learn if you are not here.
  • Complete your learning tasks. (Assignments)
  • Prepare for tests and quizzes.
  • Seek help when you need it. Ask questions that clarify for you.

Ultimately, students have to take responsibility for their learning. RA Long staff will be here to facilitate, guide, and coach students along the journey.

There really isn’t a greater rush for staff than to watch young adults graduate and receive their diplomas. It is the reward for the work well done.

Finally, we welcome our new 227 future graduates to the RA Long family! Class of 2023!! Jack Camp is scheduled for August 20 and 21. Be looking for details in the mail. It is going to be a fantastic year!


With Respect,

Rich Reeves, Principal

August 15th, 2018|
R. A. Long High School was erected in 1927, three years after the city of Longview was RAL school buildingincorporated. The school is named for the city’s founder Robert A. Long, a wealthy timber baron from Missouri. Our mascot, the Lumberjack, was so named due to the area’s reliance on the timber industry. The school is on the city Historical Register.
The mission of R.A. Long High School is to empower all students to envision and achieve extraordinary lives.
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