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.
In light of the recent presidential election, many HISD families have questions about the possible impact a new administration may have on them personally. We strive to ensure that our schools are safe spaces where a student’s race, ethnicity, religion, or immigration status do not create any barriers to that child’s education. We have created this document to address some questions HISD families may have regarding their immigration status and our commitment to protect students from discrimination and harassment.
Lamar's JROTC competed the HISD Fall Classic. This is a two part competition where the Physical Training, Color Guard and Service Drill Team compete in many different stages to show how much and how fast they've learned the material. This years competition took place October 14 and October 22,2016. Lamar was well represented by all three teams.
Lamar's Speech and Debate team has earned a significant recognition from the National Speech and Debate Association, the 200 Club award. The speech and debate team is currently ranks in top 8% of schools nation wide for debate.
Five of Lamar's female Athletes signed to play college sports on November 10,2016. These athletes represent some of Lamar's most talented in their respective sports. Lamar is proud to have its students representing us on the collegiate level next year in volleyball, softball, track and cross country and Lacrosse.
Lamar's Marching Band competed in the Region 23 marching contest on October 25,2016. Receiving a division one rating. The band will be advancing to Area Competition based on the scores receives. This is the first time Marching Band has advanced to Area in Lamar's history.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Tour of Lamar
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM JV Boy's Basketball vs. Bellaire
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Freshman Boy's Basketball vs. Bellaire
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Freshman Girl's Basketball vs. Westbury
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM JV Girl's Basketball vs. Westbury
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Girl's Basketball vs. Chavez
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM Varsity Basketball vs. Terry High School
8:00 AM ACT @ Lamar
8:25 AM - 10:25 AM Period 2 Fall Semester Exam
10:35 AM - 12:35 PM Period 1 Fall Semester Exam
12:50 PM Buses Leave
PowerUp laptop checks are December 5 – 9. Students are expected to have their laptops with them every day.