Lamar High School met standards for the 2013-2014 school year by earning the highest possible rating of Distinction in all eligible indices—Student Achievement, Closing the Performance Gap, and Postsecondary Readiness—according to the Texas Education Agency’s Accountability Rating System. Student performance on the five tested core areas of Algebra I, Biology, English I, English II, and U.S. History was used to determine the rating. The Distinction rating is awarded to schools that perform in the top 25% of all comprehensive high schools in the State of Texas. See article for graphics.
August 1, 2014Dear Lamar Student,The 2014-2015 school year is almost here and we look forward to seeing you the first day of school on August 25. We hope that your summer has been restful, as well as productive, and we hope that you are equally enthusiastic about the start of the new school year. In anticipation of the opening of school on August 25, please note two important items: fall semester schedule change dates and textbook pickup dates.
Find out the latest information compiled in the "2013-2014 State of the School" publication reporting on Lamar High School's outstanding test scores, academics, business administration magnet, culinary, agricultural, athletics, and fine arts programs, as well as the alumni and PTO, special services, and awards.
Lamar High School is proud to be in the top 1% of American high schools as rated by The Washington Post. There are approximately 22,000 high schools in this country and Lamar moved up in the rankings to number 180 nationwide, with a Challenge Index ratio of 4.482. This the second year that Lamar has been ranked in the top 1%. Lamar ranks number 37 among all Texas high schools.
An article has appeared in TakePart by a noted author of two books and an assistant professor of an undergraduate Roman Catholic, Jesuit liberal arts college. In his article, he states that most people believe the misconception that private and charter schools are better than public schools. To draw your own conclusion and read his article, please click on the link below: http://www.takepart.com/article/2014/03/28/public-vs-private-schools-charters-branding
After counting up the hours the PTO volunteers spent doing various jobs at Lamar during the 2013-14 year, the total is over 4,000 hours. Lamar thanks you for all your hard work—this is one reason Lamar is so unique.
The National Speech and Debate Association held the national debate conference in June in Kansas City, Kansas. The Lamar Team received a School of Excellence in Debate for overall school performance. Final Results are as follow: 4th Place Public Forum team (15 rounds of competition and the last Texas team in competition in the event) - Dylan Berens and Gavin Martin, just completed junior year (left to right) with Eloise Blair in the middle of the picture holding the school/excellence trophy.
Lamar’s End-of-Course Exam scores are in and we were very successful. At Lamar’s End-of-Year celebration on Friday, May 30, Dr. James McSwain named all of the “Super Teachers” and recognized them with an official “Superman” and “Superwoman” cape. Our performance increased in all areas. Lamar students, with the help of our Super STAAR hard-working teachers, tested extremely well on the recent state STAAR End-of-Course exams.Lamar’s performance increased in all EOC subjects, most notably Algebra 1, which had a 19-percentage point increase of students meeting the standard.Students and teachers worked extremely hard all year to get ready for STAAR.
Prestige Photography will be on campus in the Library on the following dates for seniors only: September 25 & 26 (8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) October 23 & 24 ( 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.) Underclassmen pictures (Lifetouch) will be taken in the library. Dates: 9/15, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18 Make up day: 11/4
The mission of the Student Service Center (SSC) is to remove any obstacle that is impeding the progress of any Lamar High School student. The center’s ultimate goal is to assist students with getting back on track academically and/or emotionally. By providing flexible scheduling and a multitude of services, the SSC assists students so they may be academically successful and personally empowered.
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2 a days Freshmen, JV and Varsity
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Textbook pickup for all grades
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Freshman GAME vs Kempner
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM JV GAME vs Kempner
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Varsity GAME vs Kempner
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM JV/F Tournament @ Willis
4:15 PM - 7:15 PM Band After School Rehearsal
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Freshman & JV GAME vs Cinco Ranch
5:30 PM Varsity GAME vs Cinco Ranch