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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  • All School Musical - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

    If you are interested in joining the All-School Musical about a Twenty-seven-year-old New York window washer, J. Pierpont Finch, who believes he can be successful in the corporate world after he impulsively picks up the book "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying". The book promises its reader that he can climb the corporate ladder simply and quickly. Join us on Monday, October 23 at 4:00 PM in Room N319 to get more information and the audition packet. Auditions will be on Wednesday, October 25.

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  • Come on Come All To the Greatest Homecoming of All!

    Join us for Greatest Homecoming dance of all October 21, 2017, from 7 PM to 11 PM.
    Pre-Sale Tickets are 1 for $20 or 2 for $30. No cash will be accepted at the door.

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  • Senior Panoramic Picture and Senior Breakfast

    Senior mark your calendars November 1, 2017, for your senior panoramic picture and senior breakfast. The senior class will meet on the front lawn at 9 AM.

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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.

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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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  • Yearbook Photos Days

    Make sure you are camera ready. Yearbook photos are right around the corner. Lifetouch will be on campus October 30 and October 31 to take 9th-grade through 11th-grade photos.

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