Lamar High School

AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE WORLD SCHOOL

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Welcome to Lamar High School

IB World School James A. McSwainPrincipal 
Phone: 713-522-5960

 Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate school whose goal it is to provide the best opportunity for a diverse group of students to receive a rigorous, internationally accredited education, with a broad range of extracurricular activities, in a safe and nurturing environment.The goal of the IB is for students to be challenged academically, while also finding creative and physical fitness outlets, getting involved in the community around them, and developing a global view that takes the student beyond their immediate environment.

Mission Statement

M. B. Lamar High School encourages ALL students to be inquiring and knowledgeable individuals who can achieve their highest potential within an atmosphere of shared responsibility, academic challenge, intercultural understanding and mutual respect.

Vision

The vision of Lamar High School is to provide a quality education in a safe, student-centered learning environment that facilitates high quality educational opportunities for every student. Both faculty and staff will generate teaching and learning that supports critical thinking, high achievement, ethical behavior, and respect for intercultural diversity. Leadership, service and positive character traits will be nurtured by and for all. Teachers, administrators, staff, students, and parents alike are charged with preparing each student to be productive citizens in a technological and global society.

 

School News

  • Lamar Ranked in the National Top 1% for Most Challenging High Schools.

    In its latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2017, The Washington Post lists Lamar High School at rank 152.
    This ranking places Lamar not only in the top 1% of all high schools nationally, but also as one of the highest ranking comprehensive
    high schools in Texas.

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  • The Lamar Marching Band was Named Grand Champions

    Under the direction of the Head Drum Major Jonathan Salinas, The Lamar Band was named Grand Champions on Saturday, October 22, 2017, at the PVA&M Contest. Along with being named Grand Champion, the Band was also awarded three other individual awards.

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  • Freshman Round Up

    Prospective students and parents, join us for the Freshman Round-Up. There are two events each year one for academics and one for clubs and organizations. Round-Up part one is December 6, 2017, and is about academics and part two is January 30, 2018, it is about clubs and organizations.

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  • All School Musical - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    If you are interested in joining the All-School Musical about a Twenty-seven-year-old New York window washer, J. Pierpont Finch, who believes he can be successful in the corporate world after he impulsively picks up the book "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". The book promises its reader that he can climb the corporate ladder simply and quickly. Join us on Monday, October 23 at 4:00 PM in Room N319 to get more information and the audition packet. Auditions will be on Wednesday, October 25.

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  • Come on Come All To the Greatest Homecoming of All!

    Join us for Greatest Homecoming dance of all October 21, 2017, from 7 PM to 11 PM.
    Pre-Sale Tickets are 1 for $20 or 2 for $30. No cash will be accepted at the door.

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  • Senior Panoramic Picture and Senior Breakfast

    Senior mark your calendars November 1, 2017, for your senior panoramic picture and senior breakfast. The senior class will meet on the front lawn at 9 AM.

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  • Magnet Tours

    Magnet tours are offered each Thursday beginning October 5th and ending December 7th. All Thursday tours will begin at 1 pm in the Lamar Library.

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  • Homecoming Tailgate Party

    Join the HS Band, Cheerleaders, Rangerettes, and Rangers plus Lamar HS students, parents, alumni, staff, and teachers Cheer on the Lamar Football Team to Victory over the Heights Bulldogs. The Tailgate starts at 11:00 AM at Delmar Stadium.

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