Longview Independent School District receives an honorable mention from a prestigious national education journal. The district has been recognized with a "Magna" award from the American School Board Journal. L.I.S.D. is honored for its math vertical team project, which is designed to improve math scores among minority students. The district is one of only fourteen nationwide to be given honorable mention; out of more than 400 applicants. It was the only Texas school to be honored.