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

  • Dr. McSwain's New Role in HISD

    The Houston Independent School District is announcing new area superintendents for the 2018-2019 school year to lead three areas of the district. In HISD, area superintendents lead key areas covering all schools in the district, which are being modified from seven to six areas for 2018-2019: Achieve 180 Schools, and the North, Northwest, South, East, and West areas of the district.

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  • Coach Tom Nolen Retires after 33 Years at Lamar

    Coach Nolen has been an important part of Lamar High School, he has spent the last 33 years coaching and investing in Football players. Nolen has won countless awards and has helped even more students go on to play football in college and even the NFL.

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  • 2018-2019 Laptop Deployment

    HISD PowerUp program is back underway for the fourth year at Lamar High School. Make sure you are ready to pick up your laptop on your designated day. You will need your two forms signed by a guardian and you must pay your twenty-five dollars. Your twenty-five dollars can be paid online at School Pay or you can pay with cash in the Bussiness Office Monday - Friday 8 AM to 4 PM before picking up your laptop. You must have a printed payment receipt before you can get in line to pick up your laptop.

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  • 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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  • Senior Yearbook Photos

    Class of 2019 please make an appointment with Prestige Portraits to have your yearbook senior pictures taken before August 1 by calling 281-277-3900.

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  • Summer of Fun METRO Pass offers students free rides all summer long

    The Summer of Fun pass is a unique fare card offering K-12 (and college) students free rides on all METRO light-rail, local bus, and Park & Ride service June 1 through Sept. 1, 2018.

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  • Report Cards and STARR results Pickup

    Please be advised that report cards, STARR results, and senior-related items will be distributed starting Monday, June 18th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in room N109.

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  • Lamar's Summer Hours

    Lamar's HS Summer hours are different than the normal school year. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 AM until 4 PM. Lamar is closed on Friday.

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  • Summer School and Freshman Academy Uniforms

    Summer School and Freshman Academy are underway. To attend either of these programs on campus students must be in the appropriate uniforms.

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  • Congratulations to the Choir who Competed at UIL State Solo and Ensemble

    UIL State Solo and Ensemble is the highest level of contest at the high school level. Lamar is thrilled to have five students who advanced to this level, Kody Aitch, Briana Hubbard,Paiton Seals,Ke’Aisha Brown, and Georgia Elgohary. All five had an extremely successful weekend of competition.

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