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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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  • IB Oral Examinations

    Lamar IB Oral Examinations start February 19, 2018, and continue until March 9, 2018. IB orals are a critical part of the assessment of the Diploma Program and Career-related Programme for our students. These exams are administered one-on-one and not in a traditional group testing setting. This year, we have 887 individual oral appointments.

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  • Cheerleading Information Meeting for the 2018-2019

    If you are wanting to do cheerleading as a 2018-2019 school year make sure that you are at the mandatory Parent's Meeting on February 28 at 6 PM in the cafeteria. Make sure you complete your cheerleading packet.

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  • Sprint Donates Over 650 Hotspots to Lamar Students

    In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Sprint presented the district with an opportunity to provide 10,000 WIFI hotspots to students free of charge. The Sprint donation includes a free hotspot device and the cellular service as part of the Sprint 1Million project to aid in helping bridge digital inequities for HISD students that do not have internet access or dial-up access at home.

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  • Laptop Backup and Laptop Return Dates

    Laptop collection is May 16-May 21 students will need to backup all important files on their computers before they are turned in. The Lamar Techsans have created a click sheet with step by step instructions on how to backup the computer.

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  • Samsung and Apple create Safety Emergency SOS Tool

    Your phone could save your life in a sticky situation. With the send, Emergency SOS Message feature activated. This feature is available with both Samsung and Apple device. The SOS turns your sleep/wake button into a panic button. Both companies once the emergency button is pushed, collect your GPS location and send it via text message to your emergency contacts. Samsung also takes pictures with both front and rear cameras and records an audio file.

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  • Khan Academy Test Prep

    Khan Academy is FREE and effective test prep for the School-Day SAT on Tuesday April 24th. HISD students who practice 20 HOURS raise their scores 115 points on average.

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  • National Signing Day

    February 7, 2018, was national signing day.Lamar is proud of the athletes who signed to play collegiate sports.

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