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 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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  • 2017 Title I Statewide Parental Involvement Conference

    The Houston Independent School District is serving as the host school district for the 2017 Title I Statewide Parental Involvement Conference. Per the 2017-2018 Title I Family Engagement Compliance Calendar, all Title I campuses are requested to register for the Title I Statewide Parental Involvement Conference being held at the Crowne Plaza Houston near NRG Center, November 30-December 2, 2017.

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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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  • Homecoming Spirit Week Dress up

    Homecoming Spirit Week is October 16-October 20. Make sure you know the theme for each day so that you can accessorize your uniform to match the theme.

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  • Lamar's Tennis Team is the 6A District Champions

    Congratulations to the Lamar Tennis Team they are 2017-18 HISD 6A District Champions.The team defeated Westside and Bellaire to take the #1 seed for HISD.

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  • Chevy Spotlight on Lamar Football Team

    Lamar was awarded the Chevy Spotlight award at the pep rally on October 13, 2017. This award was given because of the long-standing success of Lamar Football team.

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  • Lamar was named a Family Friend School

    Lamar received a Gold Family Friendly Certification from the Family and Community Empowerment Department. This award is for campuses who worked diligently during this past school year to offer their families and communities research-based activities and strategies to expand and build relationships, link events to student learning, and build capacity and support efforts for family and community empowerment.

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  • ROTC Cadets Supports Retired Military

    Saturday, October 7, 2017, was the annual Retiree Activity Day was held at Joint Base Ellington Field. This is a day for local military veterans/retirees can get on the base and take advantage of the services offered.Our Cadets volunteered to help support our veterans by providing an array of support.

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