In their latest list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools for 2016, The Washington Post listed Lamar High School at rank 277, once again placing it within the top 1% nationally. The ranking was based on a ratio called the Challenge Index, created by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The Challenge Index is calculated by adding the total number of International Baccalaureate (IB), Advanced Placement (AP), and Cambridge exams given at a school in a given year divided by the number of seniors who graduated in May or June of that year. This year’s Challenge Index scores were based on the data collected from Spring 2015.
Over Spring Break Lamar's Band and Orchestra traveled to Orlando Florida to attend a musical clinical.
On Tuesday March 7,2017 Lamar named the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year and New Teacher of the Year. Ms. Kamla was named Teacher of the Year and Mr. Crayton was named New Teacher of the Year. Both teachers go above the normal calls of classroom duty.
Are you looking for something to get your younger kids out of the house and active over the summer? The Lamar Summer Sports and Enrichment Camp might be what you are looking for. The summer camp is for kids aged 6-12. Children will enjoy arts & Crafts, Bowling, Computer Exploration, movie Camp, Soccer, Basketball. In the huddle (Dialogue with Lamar athletes) Softball, Swimming, Free drinks at lunch and snack time, meeting new friends, indoor/outdoor activities, free t-shirt, summer fun, great facilities and a counselor to camper ratio of 10-1.
Four of Lamar's Cadets competed for the Superior Instructor Ribbon competition. These leaders who competed were Cadet Major Phuong Tran, Cadet Major Larry Sorto, Cadet Command Sergeant Major Frank Valdez and Cadet First Lieutenant Sophia Beskid.