The school has two gymnasiums, two playing fields, a basketball court, and a quarter mile gravel track, as well as a library, a lecture hall, and a Black Box theater. After-school activities at Longfellow include basketball, theater productions, Quiz Bowl, Debate, Rocketry Club, Rubik's Cube Club, LED Club, Technology Student Association, Homework Club, Red Cross Club, Math Counts, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, and Knowledge Masters/Quiz Bowl. The Longfellow Knowledge Masters team has been ranked as one of the top teams in the entire country and has received several first place awards. The Science Bowl and Quiz Bowl team both took second in 2012 at each respective national tournament, while its History Bowl team took home first place. In 2012, Tajin Rogers from Longfellow won the first ever National History Bee, which was televised. Its 2017 Science Olympiad team finished 6th in the country, the highest placing of any Virginia Science Olympiad team at the national competition. The school has won many awards in mathematics and science, and is nationally ranked for its math department. On March 13, 2008, Margaret Spellings , the United States Secretary of Education , visited the school to publish a review of the math education in the United States and to get rid of " fuzzy math ".