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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
R.A. Long High School is an above average, public school located in Longview, WA. It has 941 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.

R.A. Long High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1090
92 responses
Average ACT
21
21 responses
AP Enrollment
20%

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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$38,689
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$789
National
$949
Median Home Value
$165,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Civil War
    28%
  • Football games
    24%
  • Basketball games
    12%
  • Baseball games
    8%
  • Pep rally
    6%
  • Sports send outs
    6%
  • Annual dodgeball
    4%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
941
Free or Reduced Lunch
56%
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,260
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.3%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.29 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.29 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$11,107/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
22%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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R.A. Long High School Reviews

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I moved to RA Long just before my sophomore year, and it was easily the best change that could of happened to me. The culture, the staff, the coaches, the people really made me come out of my shell and changed me for the better good. Being at this school pushed me beyond my limits and I reached new levels from encourage of the staff and the students. Every staff member really does truly care about the students and helps them do better. The principles makes sure to greet each and every student in the mornings and sees how they're doing. Coaches are always there to help their athletes improve physically and as a leader. The only downside is the fact some students like to vandalize the restrooms.
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I enjoy how every single teacher in the building cares for their students. All the teachers go above and beyond to help their students in any way that will benefit their success. With the vast variety of clubs and sports offered, any student it bound to find something that they are passionate and want to get involved in. Staff at R.A.Long highly encourage student involvement towards the school in any way. Unlike any other school I have attended, the administration is constantly walking around classes and checking up on students.
Robert A Long has taught me a great many things, my school taught me how to be responsible and confident in my choices, which is personally very important to me. RAL taught me the importance of my future which was always a struggle for me, mostly because of my living situation and the people around me. In the middle of 10th grade I joined AVID which is a Advancement Via Individual Determination, this class gave me the opportunity to make friends and focus on college and to make sure I have everything I need to graduate and get into the college of my choice and it was the greatest choice I ever made, something that I would never regret choosing.