LANIER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lanier is located at 2600 Woodhead at Westheimer, three blocks east of Shepherd. The school’s main number is 713-942-1900 and the fax number is 713-942-1907.
1. HOW MANY MAGNET STUDENTS DOES LANIER ACCEPT?
The amount of magnet students we accept varies every year, depending on the number of zoned students attending Lanier.
2. IS BUS TRANSPORTATION PROVIDED?
All magnet and zoned students that live outside a two-mile radius from Lanier are eligible for transportation. When filling out the application, if you need transportation, please be sure to check the appropriate box.
3. HOW MANY CLASSES DOES A STUDENT TAKE?
Each student takes eight classes. Lanier is on a block schedule, with four 85 minute classes each day. Students also have a daily GSG class for 25 minutes and a daily study lab class for 30 minutes.
4. DOES LANIER HAVE A DRESS CODE?
Yes, our students are required to wear a uniform that consists of khaki bottoms with polo shirts in red, white, purple or black with LMS embroidered on the front. The polo shirts may only be purchased for our PTO school store. Only jackets and sweaters purchased from the PTO school store with the LMS logo may be worn in the school building. We do not require our students to tuck in their shirts.
5. HOW ARE STUDENTS GROUPED?
At Lanier, our G/T students participate in Vanguard IB MYP advanced curriculum core classes and our traditional students participate in our IB MYP core classes that follow an on grade level curriculum. Vanguard students are homogeneously grouped in their core classes; math, science, individuals and societies, and language and literature. All core courses are taught at an advanced pace through interdisciplinary units that emphasize higher-level thinking, problem solving, and creativity. All of our teachers are G/T certified and teach both Vanguard IB MYP courses and traditional IB MYP courses. Vanguard students and traditional students share the same teachers, but do not share the same core classes.
6. WHAT EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE FOR 6TH GRADERS?
We currently offer: Speech & Debate, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, Coding, Mariachi Band, Klezmer Band, Polka Band, Model United Nations, UIL Academics, Name That Book, Rugby, Softball, Baseball, and a Long Distance Running Club.
7. WHAT IS THE AVERAGE CLASS SIZE?
Our classes range from 25-32 students.
8. HOW MANY COUNSELORS AND ADMINISTRATORS ARE THERE?
There are five assistant principals, and one counselor.
9. HOW MANY STUDENTS ATTEND LANIER?
Currently we have around 1,365 students at Lanier- 984 are Vanguard students.