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 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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  • Final Exam Schedule

    Final exams will be December 18th through December 21st. There will be two exams per day.

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  • Band Students Advance to All City

    Congratulations to the Lamar Band students for making All City. Of the 16 students who made All City Band 5 of the students are 1st chair positions

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  • Students to Represent Lamar at the National Thespian Competition

    Lamar had many students auditioned at Texas thespian Convention in Dallas for college scholarships. Four Lamar students will be representing Lamar at the National Thespian Competition this summer in Lincoln Nebraska.

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  • Lamar's DiscoBots where "In the Zone" with another win

    The Lamar DiscoBots continued their success on Saturday, December 2 at the HCC South event, “In the Zone”. The veteran team 2587K won another Tournament Championship with a final score of 98 to 42.

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  • Parent Volunteers Needed

    We are in need of parent volunteers for our Group 4 Science Project at the University of Houston during the week of Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - Friday, January 12, 2018. Please sign up to volunteer as the students complete this exciting lab-based project.

    The Group 4 Project is held at the University of Houston, and emphasizes collaboration through interdisciplinary work involving all of the experimental sciences. This exercise will provide the opportunity for students to explore scientific solutions to specific global questions.

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  • JROTC Takes part in the Fall Classic Military Drill Completion

    On November 4, 2017 the Lamar JROTC battalion participated in the Annual HISD Fall Classic Military Drill Competition.Lamar H.S. JROTC male PT team won 3rd place overall and for the drill portion of the competition, the Secondary Color Guard Team won 2nd place overall.

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  • 3D Models helps the DiscoBots

    Lamar's Robotics Team the DiscoBots have been using 3D models to help them build better robots for competitions. Lamar's Robotics team is working with Fusion 360. This technology allows students to build 3D designs and then print them using a 3D printer.

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