Lamar High 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.


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 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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  • Road Closed at Lamar

    We have been informed by the Upper Kirby District and TxDot that the Eastside St. improvements will begin Monday, November 27, 2017.
    The City of Houston has approved a total road closure for Eastside St., from Westheimer Rd. to W. Alabama St., through 02/25/17.
    Access to this construction zone will be limited to Construction Traffic (TxDot, Gilbane, and associated contractors) or Emergency Vehicles only, there will be no public access, including pedestrian traffic and LHS traffic (bus staging).

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  • Football Playoff Game

    Come out to Delmar Stadium for the Lamar Vs CY Fall's playoff football game on Friday 11-17-17 @ 7 PM. Grab your friends and wear red. Go Texans!

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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. Due to the construction of the Lamar campus visitor parking is limited. Please plan on arriving early.

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  • IB Exam Registration is Underway

    IB Exam Registration is underway, Juniors and seniors enrolled in any IB diploma-level classes are required to sit for IB exams. Pay registration fees by November 12 in order to avoid late fees. See for details. Payment can be made via SchoolPay at

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  • Lamar DiscoBots qualified for State

    The Lamar DiscoBots veteran team 2587K have qualified for the State Championship in February 2018, at their very first VEX robotics tournament of the season Saturday, November 4,2017 at Cy-Fair High School.

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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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  • Join us for Grandparent's Day Lunch and Learn

    To all of our Lamar Parents and Grandparents!!! We would like you to join us as we honor our Grandparents and showcase some of the exciting things that our students are doing. The Lunch and Learn will be this Friday, November 10th from 12:30pm - 1:30pm in the Lamar Library. Some of the student groups we will introduce include the Lamar Cheerleaders, Rangerettes, a few members from our Lamar Band, and more!

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