6240 South Longview Drive (560 East)
Murray, UT 84107
Phone 801-264-7428; Fax 801-264-7452
- Enrollment: Approximately 425 students
- School promotion: Hillcrest Jr. High or Riverview Jr. High
(depending on address) & Murray High
- Mascot: Longview Lynx
- School Colors: Black & Yellow
- Built: 1962
A Brief History of LONGVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
With a passing of a bond in 1959, the Murray District moved forward to build a Longview Elementary in the midst of several new subdivisions in the city’s southeast corner. The estimated $400,000 cost was paid from local funds, and the ten-room school building was competed in 1961 to serve the new communities and help alleviate over-crowding in other schools.
By the 1980s, the school-age population of Murray had shifted primarily to the west, while east-side elementary schools, such as Longview, had room to spare. Longview became one of the first two Murray schools to be awarded Centennial School status in 1996. The school has an unusually high participation of staff and volunteer alumni, including Richard Tranter, a Longview teacher and K-6 alum who became Murray City School District superintendent from 1998 through 2011.
Longview is a school of traditions, including the popular Shakespeare Festival for sixth graders. Past and future patrons of Longview Elementary School find a welcoming environment with strong community ties and unmistakable optimism for a bright future!